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USCC Point Standings
2014 After Road America
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Joao Barbosa 285
1 Christian Fittipaldi 285
2 Jordan Taylor 269
2 Ricky Taylor 269
3 Michael Valiante 267
3 Richard Westbrook 267
4 Gustavo Yacaman 253
5 Scott Pruett 250
6 Ed Brown 233
6 Johannes van Overbeek 233
7 Ryan Dalziel 228
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 228
7 John Pew 228
7 Scott Sharp 228
8 Memo Rojas 218
9 Joel Miller 198
10 Olivier Pla 172
11 Tristan Nunez 164
12 Sylvain Tremblay 133
13 Brian Frisselle
14 Eric Curran 124
15 Boris Said 117
16 Alex Brundle 113
17 Tom Long 18
18 Sage Karam 104
19 Katherine Legge 102
120 Max Angelelli 85
21 Brian Frisselle 84
22 Andy Meyrick 82
23 Sebastien Bourdais 67
24 Marino Franchitti 60
25 Tristan Vautier 19 58
26 HoPin Tung 57
27 Jon Fogarty 1 54
28 Gabby Chaves 16 53
29 Simon Pagenaud 52
30 Mike Rockenfeller 51
31 David Brabham 50
31 Scott Dixon 50
31 Tony Kanaan 50
32 Guy Cosmo 46
32 Klaus Graf 46
32 Anthony Lazzaro 46
32 Lucas Luhr 46
33 Justin Wilson 43
34 Byron DeFoor 41
34 David Hinton 41
34 Jim Pace 41
35 Wayne Taylor 33
36 Fabien Giroix 31
36 John Martin 31
37 Alex Popow 30
38 Roman Rusinov 26
38 Oliver Webb 26
39 Kyle Larson 24
40 Frank Beck 23
41 Ben Devlin 22
41 Max Papis 22
41 Bradley Smith 22
42 Jamie McMurray 21
43 AJ Allmendinger 20
44 James Hinchcliffe 19
44 Jann Mardenborough 19
45 Alexander Rossi 16
45 Sebastian Saavedra 16
46 Brendon Hartley 15
46 E.J. Viso 15
47 Memo Gidley 14
47 Alex Gurney 14
48 Scott Mayer 1 3
49 Pierre Kaffer 1
49 Darren Law 1
Grand-Am honors Fogarty and Gurney

2009 Champions
Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Jon Fogarty, team owner Bob Stallings and Alex Gurney with their Rolex Watches given to the champions
Top competitors in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge were honored Monday evening at the Rolex Champions Banquet presented by SunTrust at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty, Leh Keen, Dirk Werner, Ken Wilden and Christian Miller were recognized as the 2009 driving champions, while Mark Patterson, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Josh Hurley were among the winners of other major awards.

The banquet marked the first time champions in both the Rolex Series and KONI Challenge were recognized at the same function. Racing legends Derek Bell and five-time Rolex 24 winner Hurley Haywood were among the surprise award presenters at the affair.

Jon Fogarty, team owner Bob Stallings, Stallings wife Linda, and Alex Gurney
"It is just amazing to look out and see 500 members of our Grand-Am family here, and I look out and realize it's been 10 years," said Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson. "This is the first time we've had the awards for both of our series at the same time. I've said it before, but it seems truer every year - this is the best road racing on the planet, and we're going to take it to heights no one imagined back in the dark ages."

The driving champions in both Rolex Series classes received Rolex Daytona Chronograph watches, presented by Chuck Kalb on behalf of Rolex Watch USA. GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing earned a $10,000 championship award from Bosch, while Farnbacher Loles Racing earned $5,000 from Bosch.

Gurney and Fogarty shared their second Daytona Prototype championship with seven podium finishes in 12 races for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing. They also won the 2007 title for the team.

"Winning one race in this series is a lifetime achievement award," GAINSCO team owner Bob Stallings said. "It's very difficult running against owners like Wayne Taylor, Roger Penske, Chip Ganassi, Mike Shank and Brumos. I'm humbled to be up here for the second time as team champion."

The championship came down to the last race of the season, Saturday's Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with only 10 points separating Gurney and Fogarty from 2008 co-champions Scott Pruett and Rojas. Max Angelelli - the 2005 champion - and Brian Frisselle entered the finale only eight points out of the lead.

"As I savor the championship, it's pretty sweet," Fogarty said. "But without the hard work and effort of the competition, I would have no appetite for this."

Gurney echoed his teammate.

"I would like to thank the competition for making it so hard for us," Gurney said. "We didn't believe at times we would win this championship, but Bob Stallings had no doubts that we would come out on top - and he was right."

Ford won the Daytona Prototype Manufacturer Championship, scoring podium finishes in 11 of 12 races, and Jamie Allison accepted on behalf of the company. Riley Technologies repeated as winners of the Daytona Prototype Constructor Championship, winning eight times. Bill Riley accepted the trophy for the sixth straight year.

The No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley and co-drivers Pruett and Rojas took second in the standings with eight podium finishes. Finishing third was the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara team of Angelelli and Frisselle.

Patterson became the first two-time winner of the Jim Trueman Award as the top sportsman driver in the Daytona Prototype class. Making the presentation was Haywood.

The Daytona Prototype SunTrust Improve Your Position was accepted by Haywood and Joao Barbosa for the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley. Haywood stepped in at the last minute to co-drive with Barbosa for the Grand Prix of Miami, and the duo went on to win the two-and-a-half hour race.

Penske Racing drivers Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas shared the MESCO Building for the Future Rookie of the Year Award. They scored eight top-10 finishes in the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley and finished fourth in the championship.

The Acxiom GT championship was awarded to Farnbacher Loles Racing teammates Werner and Keen. The pair had four victories and finished third in Saturday's finale. The No. 87 Porsche GT3 also won the team championship, with team co-owner Greg Loles accepting the award on behalf of the team. Porsche won the GT Class Manufacturer Award, with President and CEO Paul Ritchey accepting on behalf of Porsche Motorsports North America.

"The cornerstone for us and for any team is execution and preparation," Loles said. "At the end of the day, the key is execution. The banquet was extra special to us, with so much recognition for our drivers and team."

Keen was also presented with the Bob Akin Award by Bell as the top sportsman driver in the GT class.

"It was really special to see Leh step up and become a big-time driver," Loles said. "That validated everyone's work. This year, he and Dirk - along with the rest of the team - did a phenomenal job."

Finishing second was 2008 champion Kelly Collins, driver of the No. 07 Team Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R. Collins and regular co-driver Paul Edwards scored their only victory of 2009 in Saturday's race. Taking third was Andrew Davis, driver of the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports/BryanMark Financial Pontiac GXP.R, who shared three victories this year with Robin Liddell.

The 2009 Pirelli P-Zero Club award is a season-long competition for teams to earn points for not only on-track performance but promotional and publicity activity to support the series. AIM Autosport was the winner in the Daytona Prototype class and was awarded $50,000, while TRG won in the GT Class, receiving a $25,000 bonus for its No. 66 Porsche GT3.

TRG's No. 65 TRG/Riegel Autosport Porsche GT3 earned the $10,000 SunTrust Improve Your Position Award, accepted by TRG owner Kevin Buckler.

The No. 58 Brumos Porsche team was voted the winner of the 2009 Rolex Moment of the Year in fan balloting for winning the Rolex 24 At Daytona, which was the closest contested finish of a major international 24-hour race ever.

In the KONI Challenge, Wilden, driver of the No. 59 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang GT, was recognized as the Grand Sport (GS) champion, while Miller, driver of the Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si, received top accolades in the Street Tuner (ST) class. The season finale for the series was held Oct. 4 at Virginia International Raceway.

James Gue and Bret Seafuse of No. 37 JBS Motorsports Ford Mustang GT were second in the GS points standings, while Matt Bell - driver of the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 - placed third. Kristian Skavnes and Andrew Aquilante in the No. 111 Subaru Road Racing Team Subaru Legacy were second in ST, with Compass360's Randy Pobst third.

The SunTrust Improve Your Position awards were received by Will Turner of Turner Motorsport (GS) and Andrew Carbonell of Freedom Autosport (ST). Ford garnered the manufacturer award for the GS class, while Honda topped the ST class.

Josh Hurley, driver of the No. 171 APR Motorsport Volkswagen GTI, received the MESCO Building for the Future Rookie of the Year Award.

The 2010 Rolex Series schedule was announced Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while the 2010 KONI Challenge schedule will be announced in the near future.

The next activity for the Rolex Series will be testing in December at Daytona International Speedway. The 2010 season officially gets underway with Jan. 8-10 "Roar Before the Rolex 24" Test Days at Daytona, leading up to the 48th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Jan. 30-31.

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