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USCC Point Standings
2014 After Road Atlanta
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
Prototype Drivers
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
Pruett holds off Donohue in Homestead

Grand-Am Series opener
Sunday, March 07, 2010

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Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett held off a late charge by David Donohue to win Saturday's Grand Prix of Miami, Round 2 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.

Pruett and Memo Rojas scored their second victory in three years at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley, holding off the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley of Donohue and pole winner Darren Law by 0.255 seconds.

In GT, Jeff Segal passed SpeedSource teammate Sylvain Tremblay on the race's lone restart with 13 minutes remaining and went on to win in the No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8. It was the third triumph in the last six races for Segal and Emil Assentato.

"I sure didn't want to see that last caution, but I was happy for the fans," Pruett said after scoring his 23rd Rolex Series overall victory. "This is tough competition. You never know what's going to happen until the checkered flag falls. It was pretty exciting in my seat, that's for sure."

David Donohue could not get it done against Pruett
Donohue was able to pull up to the back of Pruett several times in the closing laps, but was unable to get by. Pruett managed to weave through GT traffic in the infield on the final lap, and maintained the lead through the superspeedway banking.

Alex Gurney finished third in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Chevrolet Riley started by Jon Fogarty. Burt Frisselle finished fourth in AIM Autosport's No. 61 Pacific Mobile Ford Riley, followed by Ryan Dalziel in the debut of the No. 8 Starworks BMW Riley started by Mike Forest, the leading Daytona Prototype Pro-Am driver in the event.

A turning point came on Lap 81 of the two-hour, 45-minute race. The cockpit of the No. 30 Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 exploded into flames, and Jordan Taylor came to a stop in the middle of pit road. The blaze was quickly extinguished and the race remained under green, but Taylor's car was stopped at the center of the pit lane when Law pitted in the race-leading No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley.

"There was a car on fire, there were people on pit lane, and I almost came to a stop," Law explained. "I didn't want to hit anybody. It's unfortunate, because I lost all of the gap I had gained. Up until then, I was feeling really, really good."

Taylor was uninjured in the incident, but the Mazda started by Todd Lamb was eliminated after having a strong run.

"It wasn't as big a fire as it looked," Taylor said. "It ended up being some of the insulation in the exhaust catching fire."

Donohue replaced Law on the ensuing pit stop. Pruett took the lead in the exchange and led the rest of the way.

Pruett and Rojas averaged 107.196 mph, completing 129 laps on the 2.3-mile circuit, and took the points lead by six (67-61) over Ryan Dalziel. The race remained caution-free until Lap 115, for debris in Turns 4 and 8. Law led a race-high 71 laps, followed by Pruett with 48. Other race leaders included Fogarty, who led the opening six laps, and Ryan Hunter-Reay, who led two laps in the No. 95 Level 5 Motorsports BMW Riley.

Rolex 24 At Daytona winners Terry Borcheller and Dalziel each led one lap in different cars. Borcheller was running in contention in the Daytona-winning No. 9 Action Express Racing Porsche Riley. Joao Barbosa, the 2009 Homestead winner seeking his third consecutive Rolex Series victory, went behind the wall early in his shift to replace the heat exchanger.

Tremblay and new regular SpeedSource co-driver Jonathan Bomarito led a GT class leading 44 laps in the Rolex 24 winning No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8.

Tremblay, who led 27 laps, fell back to fourth in the closing laps, but he and Bomarito maintained the points lead by three (63-60) over Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis, who finished second in the No. 57 Stevenson Automotive Group/Vin Solutions Camaro. Finishing third were Leh Keen and James Gue in the No. 41 Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8.

Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand finished a solid fifth in the No. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M6. The car ran only three laps in practice prior to the race and did not qualify due to problems with the power steering. Team owner Will Turner installed a power steering unit from a Daytona Prototype prior to the race, and Auberlen and Hand ran in contention throughout the event, with Hand leading four laps.

Paul Edwards started from the GT pole in the Banner Racing No. 07 Mobil 1 Corvette and led the opening 31 laps before turning the car over to motorcycle legend Scott Russell. Edwards returned to the car for the closing shift, finishing sixth - one position ahead of Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster in the No. 40 Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8.

Ted Ballou and Andy Lally had the highest-finishing Porsche, placing eighth in the No. 66 AXA Porsche GT3.

The next race for the GRAND-AM Rolex Series will be the April 10 Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.

Results

Pos No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Laps Best L.
1 01 DP 1 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 129 1:12.868
2 59 DP 2 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 129 1:12.833
3 99 DP 3 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley 129 1:13.188
4 61 DP 4 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 129 1:13.201
5 8 DP 5 Dalziel / Forest Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 129 1:12.693
6 10 DP 6 Angelelli / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara 128 1:12.820
7 90 DP 7 Garcia / Rice Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 128 1:13.074
8 60 DP 8 Negri / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 128 1:13.167
9 77 DP 9 Gidley / von Moltke Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 128 1:13.377
10 6 DP 10 Frisselle / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 127 1:13.139
11 55 DP 11 Bouchut / Tucker Level 5 Motorsports / BMW Riley 127 1:12.872
12 7 DP 12 James / Lester Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 126 1:13.555
13 75 DP 13 Jonsson / Krohn Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 122 1:14.115
14 69 GT 1 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 121 1:18.808
15 57 GT 2 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 120 1:18.872
16 41 GT 3 Gue / Keen Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 120 1:19.099
17 70 GT 4 Bomarito / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 120 1:18.570
18 94 GT 5 Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Hand Turner Motorsport / BMW M6 120 1:18.285
19 95 DP 14 Hunter-Reay / Tucker Level 5 Motorsports / BMW Riley 120 1:13.792
20 07 GT 6 Edwards / Reese / Russell Banner Racing / Corvette 119 1:18.636
21 40 GT 7 Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 119 1:18.820
22 66 GT 8 Ballou / Lally TRG / Porsche GT3 118 1:19.506
23 68 GT 9 Christodoulou / Edwards SpeedSource/Newman Wachs Racing / Mazda RX-8 117 1:18.944
24 43 GT 10 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 116 1:19.812
25 67 GT 11 Pumpelly / Saravia Toriello TRG / Porsche GT3 115 1:18.988
26 42 GT 12 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 115 1:21.189
27 72 GT 13 Grant / Grant / Grant Grant Racing/901 Shop / Porsche GT3 112 1:22.320
28 44 GT 14 Potter / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 107 1:21.492
29 97 GT 15 Magnussen / Schaldach Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 98 1:19.241
30 46 GT 16 Lewis / Zahn Autohaus Motorsports / Porsche GT3 97 1:20.758
31 30 GT 17 Lamb / Taylor Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 72 1:19.144
32 48 GT 18 Hines / Miller Miller Barrett Racing / Porsche GT3 66 1:19.578
33 9 DP 15 Barbosa / Borcheller Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 61 1:12.615
34 28 GT 19 Collins / Lux LG Motorsports / Corvette 51 1:20.218

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