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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Patron team gets applause all around

ALMS
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Patron Highcroft Acura at Mosport this year
Patr¢n Highcroft Racing's championship-winning season in the American Le Mans Series has drawn applause from motorsport legends, industry leaders and key media representatives.

The Danbury, CT-based squad scored the LMP1 championship with second-place in class at the final round of the Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The victory capped off a third season of key milestones for the Duncan Dayton-led squad which has recorded Acura's first LMP2 class victory, first overall victory, first LMP1 class victory and now, Acura’s first American Le Mans Series championship.

The team’s 2009 season included three victories, two poles, championship points scored in all 10 rounds and a dramatic fight back at the penultimate round of the Series when the team had to build a completely new car in less than 24 hours at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans following a dramatic practice crash.

David Brabham and Scott Sharp scored the driver's championship crown while the team's championship and the IMSA Cup trophy for best performing independent entry were collected by the team at the season-end banquet last week.

The championship-winning weekend was also highly successful for endurance driver Dario Franchitti. The Scot, who competed for the team at Sebring and Petit Le Mans, wrapped up the 2009 IndyCar Championship on the same day in Miami.

SIR JACK BRABHAM
- Three-time Formula 1 World Champion
- Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his First World Title This Year
- David Brabham's Father
“The great news of the championship and David’s fantastic win at Le Mans has made my 50th anniversary year really special. Congratulations to the team - wonderful news after a lot of hard work and very well deserved.”

BOB SHARP
- Six-time SCCA Champion
- Scott Sharp’s Father
“Congratulations to the entire Highcroft Team. Brabs and Scott did a great job and the team overcame incredible circumstances to deservedly win the championship. Having been a Connecticut-based racing team for years, I am thrilled to see this trophy come to Connecticut. Duncan and group have done a great job - congratulations.”

SCOTT ATHERTON
- American Le Mans Series President & CEO
“It is hard to imagine a more fitting champion in our premier class than Patr¢n Highcroft Racing. The entire operation, from Duncan Dayton to every member of the team, exudes all the characteristics that define the word ‘champion’. This year's fight was as difficult as we have seen, and it truly takes a special team to beat the caliber of a team such as de Ferran Motorsports. And that is exactly what Duncan has at Patr¢n Highcroft - a special group that sets lofty goals and then goes about its business accomplishing them. However, it is their ability to recover from hardship that also sets them apart. Everyone will remember the Herculean effort of the team to recover from unbelievable adversity and then not just make the grid at Petit Le Mans, but run competitively. Performances like that are what make them champions. Congratulations to Duncan, Bryan, Robin and the entire Patr¢n Highcroft Racing team.”

ED BROWN
- Patr¢n Spirits President
“I am really delighted for the guys. Everyone involved in this program has put in an incredible amount of effort and have been wonderful ambassadors for our brand.
“The performance the team pulled out in Atlanta in particular was nothing short of incredible. 
“Efforts like that is why this team is the most popular in the paddock.
“On behalf of the Patr¢n Spirits company, I’d like to offer our congratulations and thanks to Duncan, Scott, David and every member of the team. It has been a wonderful experience for everyone at Patr¢n to see our colors drive to championship success at the highest level.”

JOHN MENDEL
- Honda, Executive Vice President, Auto Operations
“Acura recorded American Le Mans Series history this year by becoming the first manufacturer to win the LMP1 and LMP2 engine and constructors manufacturers’ championships as well as the team and driver titles in the same season. We want to congratulate the Patr¢n Highcroft Racing team for their tremendous 2009 season as they brought Acura its first LMP1 championships. David Brabham and Scott Sharp and their Patr¢n Highcroft team put together a great season against a very strong de Ferran Motorsports effort to capture the coveted titles. The team’s effort to build a new car from the ground up at Petit and come back to score valuable points showed that the Patr¢n Highcroft organization is one of the best sports car operations in the world. Congratulations on a great campaign!”

ERIK BERKMAN
- President, Honda Performance Development
“This year has been a tremendous season for Acura Motorsports. Acura and HPD introduced a unique vehicle in the LMP1 category that opened many eyes with some of the most advance technological designs in sports car racing history. The new Acura ARX-02a prototype led Acura to eight overall victories and the American Le Mans Series manufacturer, team and driver championships. We would like to thank and salute Patr¢n Highcroft Racing and its drivers David Brabham and Scott Sharp for their sensational efforts this year. Having such a professional organization behind the Acura brand has given us world-class racing credentials and established Acura Motorsports as a racing leader.”

Scott Case
- CEO of Malaria No More
“Members of the Patr¢n Highcroft team were champions before they ever stepped on the track through their commitment to the Miles To End Malaria program. By the end of the season, the team and its fans sent more than 6,400 life-saving mosquito nets to help families in Africa protect themselves from malaria-showing how champions like Patr¢n Highcroft make every mile count in the race to save lives.”

BRIAN TILL
- Commentator, SPEED TV
“When you think about championships (both team and driver) you think about dedication, hard work and passion. And no team and no two drivers have ever worked harder to achieve their goals than Patr¢n Highcroft Racing and drivers David Brabham and Scott Sharp. Their 2009 championship will forever be remembered by heroic drives and more importantly, heroic teamwork. To the entire Patr¢n Highcroft organization: well done!”

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