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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
Pruett, Rojas win at VIR

GRAND-AM
Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Winners Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas clown around for the camera
DANVILLE, Va. - Scott Pruett survived a pair of late-race restarts and a strong challenge by Burt Frisselle to win Saturday's Bosch Engineering 250 before a record crowd at Virginia International Raceway.

The victory gave the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley started by Memo Rojas its third consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented  by Crown Royal  Cask No. 16.

Andy Lally, making his 100th career start, had contact with Bill Auberlen with two laps remaining but held on to win in GT, driving TRG's No. 66 AXA Porsche GT3 started by Ted Ballou.

Winners Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas
Pruett and Rojas led all but nine of the 84 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute event. Entering the final half hour, though, Pruett brushed a GT car and half of his rear spoiler began flapping. It finally broke off on Lap 73, bringing out the second caution of the event. Several Daytona Prototypes tangled on the Lap 77 restart, including the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Chevrolet Riley of Alex Gurney, the No. 9 Action Express Racing Porsche Cayenne of Joao Barbosa and the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Coyote of Antonio Garcia, bringing out the final caution.

Action resumed for a five-lap dash to the checkered flag, with Pruett holding off Frisselle by .293 seconds. Frisselle matched his career-best finish, sharing the No. 61 AIM Autosport Ford Riley with Mark Wilkins.

"It was sideways everywhere, because we lost a lot of downforce," said Pruett after scoring his 26th career victory - 25 of them in a Ganassi Daytona Prototype. "The only advantage was straight-line speed, so I knew if I could get off the turns well, I'd be very difficult to pass - because the straightaways are the best place to pass here."

Rojas started from the pole and led the opening 22 circuits before pitting under the green flag near the 45-minute mark, turning the car over to Pruett.

"The balance of the car changed from qualifying to the race and the car became pretty loose," Rojas said. "It made it more difficult to drive, but it was still fast. In the end, that's all that matters."

It was Wilkins' best finish since 2008, when he and Brian Frisselle won two races. Burt Frisselle - Brian's older brother - had two podium finishes in 2004, including a second at Watkins Glen International.

"Scott obviously had a winning car," Burt Frisselle said. "There were places on the track where you could definitely make up time on him, but he really pushed hard - he did a heck of a job."

Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor finished third in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara. It marked Taylor's first career podium finish.

Darren Law and David Donohue finished fourth in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley, followed by Jon Fogarty and Gurney. Ryan Dalziel teamed with Mike Forest to finish sixth in the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport BMW Riley.

After four races, Pruett and Rojas hold 21-point lead over Dalziel in the Daytona Prototype standings (137-116).

Lally made his move on a call by TRG team owner Kevin Buckler to stay out with the No. 66 AXA Porsche GT3 after the second caution flag waved, moving from seventh position to take second. He took the lead shortly after the restart and led the final 25 circuits. It was Lally's 21st career victory and first for Ballou.

Bill Auberlen, who took over from Paul Dalla Lana in the No. 94 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 at the 45 minute mark, pressured Lally down the stretch. The two ran side-by-side with two laps remaining before making contact. Auberlen spun through the grass, and recovered to finish eighth.

Lally then held off Jeff Segal by .712 seconds, ending the two-race winning streak of Segal and Emil Assentato in the SpeedSource No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8.

"Kevin made a great call," Lally said. "We stayed out under the second to get the wave by, then the pit crew had a lightning stop that got us out in front of the pace car. Bill was coming up on us a second a lap. We raced as clean as we could. I just held my ground - I wasn't going to give more than an inch. To celebrate my 100th race with a win was monumental."

Segal's crew made a similar call after the team had been struggling throughout the weekend and running 10th.

Paul Edwards and Scott Russell finished third in the No. 07 Airjax.com Corvette after running in or near the top three throughout the race. It was the first podium finish for Russell, a world superbike champion and five-time winner of America's leading motorcycle race - the Daytona 200 By Honda - before moving to four-wheeled competition.

The two cars to beat in GT were the No. 30 IDEMITSU/3Dimensional.com Mazda RX-8 of Jordan Taylor and Todd Lamb, and the No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 of Jonathan Bomarito and Sylvain Tremblay. Taylor won the pole and led the opening 21 circuits, with Lamb talking over and leading 29 laps. Both teams opted to return to their starting drivers on their second pit stop, but Taylor and Bomarito were caught back in the pack and were unable to get back into contention. They finished sixth and ninth, respectively.

John Potter and Craig Stanton finished fourth in the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3, followed by James Gue and Leh Keen in the No. 41 Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle Mazda RX-8.

The second-place finish, on the heels of victories at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Barber Motorsports Park, gives Segal  and Assentato a three-point lead in the GT championship (118-115), with seventh-place finishers Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro another three points back.

The next Rolex Series race will be on Monday, May 31, at Lime Rock Park. It will be the first appearance by the Daytona Prototypes at the scenic Lakeville, Conn., circuit. Several teams will compete in a test at the track on Tuesday, April 27.

Results

Pos

No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Laps (#)
1 01 DP 1 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 84 64
2 61 DP 2 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 84 62
3 10 DP 3 Angelelli / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara 84 63
4 59 DP 4 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 84 63
5 99 DP 5 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley 84 63
6 8 DP 6 Dalziel / Forest Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 84 64
7 6 DP 7 Frisselle / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 84 63
8 77 DP 8 Gidley / von Moltke Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 84 61
9 7 DP 9 Hand / Lester Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 84 62
10 90 DP 10 Garcia / Rice Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 84 44
11 75 DP 11 Jonsson / Krohn Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 83 62
12 66 GT 1 Ballou / Lally TRG / Porsche GT3 80 77
13 69 GT 2 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 80 77
14 07 GT 3 Edwards / Russell Banner Racing / Corvette 80 56
15 44 GT 4 Potter / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 80 31
16 41 GT 5 Gue / Keen Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 80 56
17 30 GT 6 Lamb / Taylor Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 80 4
18 57 GT 7 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 80 57
19 94 GT 8 Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Hand Turner Motorsport / BMW M6 80 63
20 70 GT 9 Bomarito / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 80 57
21 97 GT 10 Pumpelly / Schaldach Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 80 78
22 68 GT 11 Christodoulou / Edwards SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 80 25
23 40 GT 12 Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 79 77
24 43 GT 13 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 79 33
25 46 GT 14 Lewis / Pilgrim Autohaus Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 78 54
26 56 GT 15 Bennett IV / Skeen Bennett Racing / Ferrari 430 Challenge 77 46
27 9 DP 12 Barbosa / Borcheller / France Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 76 64
28 42 GT 16 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 76 76
29 28 GT 17 Collins / Lux LG Motorsports / Corvette 76 55
30 81 GT 18 Huisman / Murry Synergy Racing, Inc. / Porsche GT3 58 38
31 31 GT 19 Curran / Whelen Marsh Racing / Corvette 43 27
32 60 DP 13 Negri / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 40 26

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