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Pos Drivers Total
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1 Joao Barbosa 349
1 Christian Fittipaldi 349
2 Jordan Taylor 330
2 Ricky Taylor 330
3 Michael Valiante 318
3 Richard Westbrook 318
4 Scott Pruett 317
5 Gustavo Yacaman 287
6 Memo Rojas 285
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 281
7 John Pew 281
8 Ed Brown 262
8 Johannes van Overbeek 262
9 Ryan Dalziel 228
9 Scott Sharp 228
10 Joel Miller 222
11 Tristan Nunez 208
12 Sylvain Tremblay 179
13 Eric Curran 175
14 Olivier Pla 172
15 Alex Brundle 169
16 Boris Said 168
17 Burt Frisselle 154
18 Tom Long 137
19 Katherine Legge 131
20 Max Angelelli 121
21 Andy Meyrick 111
22 Brian Frisselle 106
23 Sage Karam 104
24 Sebastien Bourdais 100
25 Gabby Chaves 82
26 Scott Dixon 81
27 HoPin Tung 80
28 Mike Rockenfeller 76
29 Marino Franchitti 24 8 36 1 60
30 Tristan Vautier 59
31 Jon Fogarty 55
32 Simon Pagenaud 52
33 David Brabham 50
34 Tony Kanaan 50
35 Max Papis 49
36 Klaus Graf 46
36 Lucas Luhr 46
37 Guy Cosmo 46
38 Anthony Lazzaro 46
39 Ben Devlin 46
40 Justin Wilson 43
41 Byron DeFoor 41
41 David Hinton 41
41 Jim Pace 41
42 Wayne Taylor 33
43 Fabien Giroix 31
43 John Martin 31
44 Alex Popow 30
45 Roman Rusinov 26
45 Oliver Webb 26
46 Kyle Larson 24
47 Frank Beck 23
48 Bradley Smith 22
49 Jamie McMurray 21
50 AJ Allmendinger 20
51 Jann Mardenborough 19
52 James Hinchcliffe 19
53 Alexander Rossi 16
54 Sebastian Saavedra 16
55 Brendon Hartley 15
55 E.J. Viso 15
56 Memo Gidley 14
56 Alex Gurney 14
57 Scott Mayer 3
58 Pierre Kaffer 1
59 Darren Law 1
Valiante tops frigid Rolex 24 test Saturday

Grand-Am
Saturday, January 09, 2010

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Cold temperatures and precipitation, including light snow, freezing rain, sleet and patches of ice, merely dampened the morning practice sessions for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

But drivers, teams and crews kept their cool, and once their sessions started, posted admirable times under the cloudy skies of central Florida.

Michael Valiante (Right) recorded the fastest lap of the day in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley, 1:41.237 (126.594 mph), to lead the Daytona Prototypes. Leh Keen was fastest in GT practice in the No. 41 Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle Mazda RX-8, 1:49.214, set late in the night practice session.

Competitors in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge found conditions more to their liking, with Scott Maxwell unofficially bettering the existing track record.

The Roar Before The Rolex 24 wraps up Sunday. The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will practice from 9 -10 a.m.  and 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. The Rolex Series will practice from 10:15 a.m. - noon and 2:30-3:30 p.m. The session is open to the public.

Rarely is it as cold as it was Saturday morning in Daytona Beach, where temperatures stayed in the low 30s, and an ice buildup around the race track forced cancelation of the first Rolex Series session. A handful of competitors in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge braved the untested track during their first session before waiting it out for the afternoon.

Valiante, who was fastest during several practice sessions during the 2009 Daytona Prototype season, set his time late in the afternoon. Times in Daytona Prototypes dropped off during the 90-minute night practice session, while GT times picked up.

"Michael Shank Racing has done a fantastic job, and it's great to be teamed up with Mark Patterson, Brian Frisselle and AJ Allmendinger here," Valiante said. "I think we will be challenging for the top spot at every race we go to this year. I think we will have a shot at the pole here. Unfortunately, it's been quite cold here. The temperature here today is the same as it is back home in Vancouver (B.C., Canada), and I was expecting Florida to be a lot warmer."

David Donohue was second fastest in Daytona Prototypes in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley, 1:42.088 (125.539 mph). He was followed by Christophe Bouchut in the No. 55 Level  5 Motorsports BMW Riley, 1:42.106 (125.517 mph); Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 GAINSCO Chevrolet Riley, 1:42.207 (125.393 mph); and Pedro Lamy in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara, 1:42.352 (125.215 mph).

Robin Liddell was second quickest in GT with a lap of 1:50.565 (115.914 mph) in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro, followed by Jorg Bergmeister, 1:50.604 (115.873 mph) in the No. 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Porsche GT3, Sylvain Tremblay in SpeedSource's No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8, 1:50.698 (115.774 mph), Paul Edwards in the No. 07 Godstone Ranch Motorsport Corvette, 1:50.889 (115.575 mph) and Andy Lally in the No. 66 TRG Shore Tel Porsche GT3, 1:50.978 (115.482 mph).

"We're pretty happy with the car so far," said Liddell, who co-drove a Stevenson Pontiac GXP.R with (Andrew) Davis the past two seasons. "We had a pretty good test here in December, and obviously I was able to put down a pretty good lap. So it looks like we're in good shape. Andrew and I work very well together, and having Jan (Magnussen) in the car is a great addition to the team."

Scott Dixon led the early afternoon session with a lap of 1:43.325 (124.036 mph). AJ Allmendinger was fastest in night practice with a lap of 1:41.448. Bergmeister was fastest in the early GT session, 1:50.214 (116.283 mph).

"It was really cold out there," Allmendinger said. "These are conditions you normally don't race in. I've been at Daytona before when it was cold, but this was like ice out there. When the tires were cold it was nuts trying to hang on."

Competitors in both the Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge took advantage of the sessions to practice GRAND-AM's new restart procedure. On the final lap of caution periods, competitors in the faster class (either Daytona Prototype or Grand Sport) will fall into a continuous line, followed by the GT or Street Tuner competitors.

Like their Rolex Series counterparts, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competitors experienced the wrath of cold temperatures and precipitation throughout their two sessions. During the first session, only five cars took track time due to the temperatures and drizzle, while 47 Grand Sport (GS) and Street Tuner (ST) machines participated in the second hour-long session.

A day after BMW M3s swept the top five, the Ford Mustang GTs struck gold, grabbing the top four spots. Maxwell managed the quickest time in the afternoon, posting a time of 1:59.215 (107.503 mph) in the No. 16 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT.

Overall, three different Mustang teams were in the top four. Todd Snyder turned the second fastest time in the No. 11 CMA Motorsports Ford Mustang GT, 1:59.710 (107.059 mph), the only other car under the two-minute mark. The defending championship-winning car, the No. 59 Belesta Ford Mustang GT from Rehagen Racing, was third, with Ken Wilden behind the wheel. Multimatic also claimed fourth with Gunnar Jeannette in the No. 71 Ford Mustang GT, while Joey Hand ended the Mustang's hot streak with Turner Motorsport's No. 97 BMW M3.

In ST, Compass360 Racing went from 2-3-4 on Friday to 1-2-3 on Saturday with its trio of Honda Civic Sis. Leading the way was 2009 Fresh From Florida 200 co-winner Lawson Aschenbach, who drove the No. 77 Skunk2/HPD Honda Civic Si, with a time of 2:10.078 (98.526 mph). Ryan Eversley was second in the No. 75 Skunk2/J.C. Concrete Honda Civic Si at 2:10.334 (98.332 mph), while Jesse Combs clocked in with a time of 2:10.655 (98.090 mph) in the No. 74 Skunk2/Hondata Honda Civic Si.

BimmerWorld and Irish Mike's Racing were also fast. BimmerWorld team owner James Clay was fourth quickest in the No. 80 BMW 328i, while Todd Buras claimed fifth in the No. 51 Volkswagen Jetta.

Session 6 Results

Pos No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Time Speed
1 6 DP 1 Allmendinger / Frisselle / Patterson / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:41.448 126.330
2 02 DP 2 Dixon / Franchitti / McMurray / Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 1:42.161 125.449
3 01 DP 3 Franchitti / Pruett / Rojas / Wilson Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 1:42.417 125.135
4 60 DP 4 Frisselle / Negri / Pew / Wilkins Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:42.499 125.035
5 90 DP 5 Garcia / Manning / Menard / Rice Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 1:42.649 124.852
6 99 DP 6 Fogarty / Gurney / Johnson / Vasser GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley 1:42.728 124.756
7 77 DP 7 Gidley / Gollin / Johnston Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:42.824 124.640
8 95 DP 8 Bouchut / Hunter-Reay / Luhr / Tucker / Westbrook Level 5 Motorsports / BMW Riley 1:43.452 123.883
9 59 DP 9 Donohue / Haywood / Law / Leitzinger / Matos Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:43.484 123.845
10 7 DP 10 Andersen / Forest / Lester / von Moltke Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 1:43.926 123.318
11 55 DP 11 Bouchut / Bourdais / Collard / Maassen / Tucker Level 5 Motorsports / BMW Riley 1:44.605 122.518
12 9 DP 12 Barbosa / Borcheller / Dalziel / Rockenfeller Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 1:44.615 122.506
13 75 DP 13 Braun / Jonsson / Krohn / Zonta Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 1:46.238 120.634
14 41 GT 1 Gue / Keen / Kitch Jr / Lacey Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle / Mazda RX-8 1:49.214 117.347
15 57 GT 2 Davis / Liddell / Magnussen Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 1:49.835 116.684
16 67 GT 3 Bergmeister / Long / Neiman / van Overbeek TRG/ Flying Lizard Motorsports / Porsche GT3 1:50.149 116.351
17 70 GT 4 Bomarito / Ham / Haskell / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:50.277 116.216
18 71 GT 5 Bernhard / Buckler / Dumas / George Jr / Labonte / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 1:50.339 116.151
19 66 GT 6 Ballou / Collins / Flanagan / Henzler / Lally TRG / Porsche GT3 1:50.377 116.111
20 23 GT 7 Baldwin / Burtin / Farnbacher / Pagerey / Ragginger Alex Job Racing / Porsche GT3 1:50.454 116.030
21 69 GT 8 Assentato / Lazzaro / Longhi / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:50.729 115.742
22 40 GT 9 Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster / Maxwell Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:51.132 115.322
23 88 GT 10 Baker / Cosmo / Mowlem / Papadopoulos / Willsey Orbit Racing / Porsche GT3 1:51.236 115.214
24 44 GT 11 Bleekemolen / Potter / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 1:51.804 114.629
25 43 GT 12 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:51.863 114.568
26 33 GT 13 Bentley / McIntosh / Nierop / O'Young / Paquette Bullet Racing / Porsche GT3 1:52.912 113.504
27 64 GT 14 Lowe / Lux / Pace / Sugden / Walker JLowe Racing / Porsche GT3 1:53.239 113.176
28 97 GT 15 Bell / Borkowski / Refenning / Schaldach Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 1:53.468 112.948
29 46 GT 16 Ianetta / Lewis / Zahn Autohaus Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:53.587 112.829
30 48 GT 17 Hines / Ludwig / Miller / Roush Miller Barrett Racing / Porsche GT3 1:54.037 112.384
31 30 GT 18 Bocchino / Buford / Lamb / Taylor Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 1:54.239 112.185
32 94 GT 19 Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Hand / Said Turner Motorsport / BMW M6 Riley 1:54.660 111.773
33 42 GT 20 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:54.816 111.622
34 07 GT 21 Edwards / Jones / McCutchen / Reese / Russell Godstone Ranch Motorsports/Team MBR / Corvette 1:55.369 111.087
35 21 GT 22 Casedei / London / Rosa Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac GTO.R 1:56.072 110.414
36 63 GT 23 Brown / Dean / Richard / Thomas / Villeneuve TRG / Porsche GT3 1:56.197 110.295
37 18 GT 24 Bassett / Doyle / Hill / Ledoux / Quinlan TRG/ Guardian Angel / Porsche GT3 1:58.130 108.490
38 14 GT 25 Baum / Friedman / Gatlin / Graeff / Yarab Jr. Autometrics Motorsports / Porsche GT3 1:59.791 106.986
39 20 GT 0 Lapierre / Menten / Palttala / Slingerland Matt Connolly Motorsports / Porsche GT3 - -
40 10 DP 0 Angelelli / Lamy / Taylor / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara - -
41 32 GT 0 TBA Corsa Team PR1 / BMW M6 - -

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