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1 Ricky Taylor 226
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2 Joao Barbosa 207
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3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
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8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

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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

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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
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6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
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9 Toni Vilander 104
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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

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2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

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2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
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5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

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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
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10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

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2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Angelelli, Ragginger Top Final Day Of Rolex 24

Grand-Am
Sunday, January 10, 2010

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Max Angelelli
Max Angelelli and Martin Ragginger led their respective classes Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in the final day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24, a three-day GRAND-AM sanctioned practice session leading up to the Jan. 30-31 running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Angelelli ran a lap of 1:40.888 (127.032 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara to lead the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype class, while Ragginger was fastest in GT with a lap of 1:49.627 (116.906 mph) in the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3.

Following two days of unseasonable cold temperatures - with Saturday morning's session scrubbed due to sleet and icy conditions - Sunday practice was run under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 40s (degrees Fahrenheit). The Rolex Series sessions ran incident-free, with the only stoppages for minor spins, debris and a blown engine.

Scott Maxwell and Ryan Eversley led the three-day testing for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, which opens its season at Daytona on Friday, Jan. 29, with the Fresh From Florida 200.

Angelelli also won bragging rights as favorite to claim the Rolex 24 pole (qualifying set for Thursday, Jan. 28), turning a lap of 1:40.466 (127.566 mph) in Friday practice. Quickest overall in GT was Leh Keen, who ran 1:49.214 (117.348 mph) in the No. 41 Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle Mazda RX-8 during Saturday night practice.

However, Angelelli said winning the pole was not a priority for the SunTrust Racing team, which won the 2005 race with Angelelli, Wayne Taylor and Emmanuel Collard. Co-driving with Angelelli this year will be Wayne and Ricky Taylor and Pedro Lamy.

"I want to win the race - we want to win the race," Angelelli said. "That's the only thing that counts. We were very happy with this test. We were very happy with the car. Everything was perfect."

The co-owner of the two-car Dempsey Racing program was happy overall.

"We had a good weekend, and we learned a lot," said Patrick Dempsey, team co-owner and driver of the No. 40 Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8. "We have a few things we still have to take care of, but we will be back strong. This is the first time we've been together as a two-car team, and our chemistry is working real good. We're having a great time."

Michael Valiante was second fastest Sunday with a lap of 1:41.182 (126.663 mph) in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley shared by AJ Allmendinger, Brian Frisselle and Mark Patterson. Alex Gurney led Sunday afternoon's session with a lap of 1:41.319 (126.492 mph) in the No. 99 GAINSCO Chevrolet Riley that will be shared in the Rolex 24 by Jon Fogarty, Jimmy Vasser and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.

Spencer Pumpelly led Sunday afternoon GT practice with a lap of 1:49.700 (116.828 mph) in the No. 71 TRG Porsche GT3 co-driven by Tim George Jr. and Bobby Labonte.

"We've been making the car better in every session, and making it more drivable to make it consistent through a run," Pumpelly said. "Getting to run with Tim George Jr. and Bobby Labonte - along with Porsche factory drivers Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard - in the Rolex 24 is a dream come true. I can't wait."

Second in the combined test was Scott Dixon in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates' No. 02 Target/TELMEX BMW Riley, followed by Valiante, Scott Pruett in Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates' No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW Riley and Christophe Bouchut in the No. 55 Level 5 Motorsports/Supercar Life Racing BMW Riley.

Keen, Ragginger and Pumpelly were trailed in GT by Jorg Bergmeister in the No. 67 TRG/Flying Lizard Motorsport Porsche GT3 and Sylvain Tremblay in SpeedSource's No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8.

Maxwell ended the weekend with the fastest Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport (GS) time, 1:59.215 (107.503 mph), in the No. 16 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT. Maxwell, teaming with fellow 2008 driving champion Joe Foster, set the time during Saturday's afternoon session. Maxwell also won the 2005 championship, the last full season for Multimatic in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition.

"It went well beyond our expectations," said Maxwell of the new Boss 302R model, which was painted up to mirror the Bud Moore-owned Mustang that competed in the 1970s. "The car is very competitive, and we're happy with the program. There is still more room for improvement, but long-term I think it's going to be a strong car. We're not going away thinking everything's rosy, but it's a good start."

Dean Martin led the final practice session of the day in the No. 52 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang GT, clocking in at 1:59.280 (107.445 mph), only .065 seconds behind Maxwell. Martin's 2009 co-driver Ken Wilden, who won last year's title, was second quick in Sunday's afternoon session and third overall at 1:59.399 (107.338 mph) in the No. 59 Belesta Ford Mustang GT.

Overall, eight cars lapped the track under two minutes. Fourth was Todd Snyder on Saturday afternoon at 1:59.710 (107.058 mph) in the No. 11 CMA Motorsports Ford Mustang GT, while the only car other than a Mustang - the No. 97 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 - finished fifth with Joey Hand behind the wheel Sunday morning at 1:59.724 (107.046 mph).

In the Street Tuner (ST) class, Eversley led Compass360 Racing's efforts nearly all weekend, and was rewarded with the top time of 2:09.074 (99.292 mph). Eversley drove the No. 75 Skunk2/J.C. Concrete Honda Civic Si with rookie Zach Lutz; the quick time came Sunday morning.

"We had a great weekend," Eversley said. "This was the first time Zach and I had been in the No. 75 machine, and the first time he had driven a front-wheel car and at Daytona, and we were within a half second of each other. It was our first time with (Compass360) as well; everyone was great to work with. Each day, all of our cars were in the top five, and several times 1-2-3. My lap came in a tow; I got a really big tow from a Mustang all the way around the banking. Now, I'm really looking forward to the race and seeing how things go."

Compass360 was also represented in second by Lawson Aschenbach, who chimed in at 2:10.078 (98.526 mph) in the No. 77 Skunk2/Hondata Honda Civic Si on Saturday afternoon. The team's No. 76 Skunk2/Hondata Honda Civic Si was also sixth.

The next three fastest times all came Sunday morning. Third was Owen Trinkler in RSR Motorsports' No. 196 Cruise America/4-Winds RV Mini Cooper S at a time of 2:10.148 (98.473 mph). James Clay was fourth in the No. 80 BimmerWorld BMW 328i at 2:10.272 (98.379 mph), while fifth was Todd Buras in the No. 51 Irish Mike's Volkswagen Jetta at 2:10.426 (98.263 mph).

The test featured the return of the Audi S4, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI and MAZDASPEED3 making their GRAND-AM sanctioned debuts. Overall, 56 different cars participated in the test.

Practice for the Rolex 24 begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, followed by qualifying at 3:45 p.m. Friday's schedule includes final Rolex 24 qualifying and the Fresh From Florida 200 race for the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The Rolex 24 takes the green flag at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. SPEED's live coverage will begin at 3 p.m. and last until 10 p.m., and will resume Sunday at 7 p.m. and run until 4 p.m.

The top-five laps over the three-day test:

1. No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara (Max Angelelli, Ricky Taylor, Pedro Lamy, Wayne Taylor) 1:40.466 at 127.566 mph

2. No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley (Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya) 1:40.588 at 127.411 mph

3. No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley (A.J. Allmendinger, Brian Frisselle, Mark Patterson, Michael Valiante) 1:40.963 at 126.938 mph

4. No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley (Marino Franchitti, Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Justin Wilson) 1:40.986 at 126.909 mph

5. No. 55 Level 5 Motorsports BMW Riley (Christophe Bouchut, Sebastien Bourdais, Emmanuel Collard, Sascha Maassen, Scott Tucker) 1:41.121 at 126.739 mph

Results Sunday

Pos

No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Time Speed
1 10 DP 1 Angelelli / Lamy / Taylor / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara 1:40.888 127.031
2 6 DP 2 Allmendinger / Frisselle / Patterson / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:41.182 126.662
3 01 DP 3 Franchitti / Pruett / Rojas / Wilson Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 1:41.232 126.600
4 02 DP 4 Dixon / Franchitti / McMurray / Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 1:41.351 126.451
5 60 DP 5 Frisselle / Negri / Pew / Wilkins Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:41.766 125.935
6 99 DP 6 Fogarty / Gurney / Johnson / Vasser GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley 1:41.774 125.926
7 55 DP 7 Bouchut / Bourdais / Collard / Maassen / Tucker Level 5 Motorsports / BMW Riley 1:42.185 125.419
8 75 DP 8 Braun / Jonsson / Krohn / Zonta Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 1:42.224 125.371
9 95 DP 9 Bouchut / Hunter-Reay / Luhr / Tucker / Westbrook Level 5 Motorsports / BMW Riley 1:42.540 124.985
10 77 DP 10 Gidley / Gollin / Johnston Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:42.683 124.811
11 7 DP 11 Andersen / Forest / Lester / von Moltke Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 1:43.113 124.290
12 23 GT 1 Baldwin / Burtin / Farnbacher / Pagerey / Ragginger Alex Job Racing / Porsche GT3 1:49.627 116.905
13 71 GT 2 Bernhard / Buckler / Dumas / George Jr / Labonte / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 1:49.702 116.825
14 67 GT 3 Bergmeister / Long / Neiman / van Overbeek TRG/ Flying Lizard Motorsports / Porsche GT3 1:49.730 116.795
15 70 GT 4 Bomarito / Ham / Haskell / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:49.770 116.753
16 57 GT 5 Davis / Liddell / Magnussen Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 1:49.948 116.564
17 66 GT 6 Ballou / Collins / Flanagan / Henzler / Lally TRG / Porsche GT3 1:50.067 116.438
18 40 GT 7 Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster / Maxwell Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:50.396 116.091
19 69 GT 8 Assentato / Lazzaro / Longhi / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:50.457 116.027
20 30 GT 9 Bocchino / Buford / Lamb / Taylor Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 1:50.585 115.892
21 88 GT 10 Baker / Cosmo / Mowlem / Papadopoulos / Willsey Orbit Racing / Porsche GT3 1:50.613 115.863
22 94 GT 11 Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Hand / Said Turner Motorsport / BMW M6 Riley 1:50.693 115.779
23 07 GT 12 Edwards / Jones / McCutchen / Reese / Russell Godstone Ranch Motorsports/Team MBR / Corvette 1:50.815 115.652
24 44 GT 13 Bleekemolen / Potter / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 1:51.495 114.946
25 48 GT 14 Hines / Ludwig / Miller / Roush Miller Barrett Racing / Porsche GT3 1:51.575 114.864
26 64 GT 15 Lowe / Lux / Pace / Sugden / Walker JLowe Racing / Porsche GT3 1:51.835 114.597
27 97 GT 16 Bell / Borkowski / Refenning / Schaldach Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 1:52.217 114.207
28 41 GT 17 Gue / Keen / Kitch Jr / Lacey Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle / Mazda RX-8 1:52.274 114.149
29 33 GT 18 Bentley / McIntosh / Nierop / O'Young / Paquette Bullet Racing / Porsche GT3 1:52.587 113.831
30 42 GT 19 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:53.221 113.194
31 63 GT 20 Brown / Dean / Richard / Thomas / Villeneuve TRG / Porsche GT3 1:53.434 112.981
32 46 GT 21 Ianetta / Lewis / Zahn Autohaus Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:54.808 111.629
33 14 GT 22 Baum / Friedman / Gatlin / Graeff / Yarab Jr. Autometrics Motorsports / Porsche GT3 1:54.923 111.518
34 18 GT 23 Bassett / Doyle / Hill / Ledoux / Quinlan TRG/ Guardian Angel / Porsche GT3 1:59.100 107.607
35 20 GT 0 Lapierre / Menten / Palttala / Slingerland Matt Connolly Motorsports / Porsche GT3 - -
36 21 GT 0 Casedei / London / Rosa Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac GTO.R - -
37 32 GT 0 TBA Corsa Team PR1 / BMW M6 - -
38 59 DP 0 Donohue / Haywood / Law / Leitzinger / Matos Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley - -
39 9 DP 0 Barbosa / Borcheller / Dalziel / Rockenfeller Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley - -
40 90 DP 0 Garcia / Manning / Menard / Rice Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote - -
41 43 GT 0 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 - -

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