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Rojas takes pole at Mid-Ohio on last lap

GRAND-AM
Friday, June 18, 2010

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Memo Rojas grabs pole
Already running at the limit, Memo Rojas was told he needed to go a little faster in Friday's qualifying for the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He responded with a track record lap in the final minute of the 15-minute session to take the pole from Ricky Taylor.

While Taylor will start Round 7 of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season from the second starting position, his younger brother Jordan Taylor captured his third pole of the season for the production-based GT class. The race will take the green flag at 5 p.m. ET (SPEED, live).

Rojas toured the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit in 1:17.523 (104.856 mph), driving the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley. Rojas and co-driver Scott Pruett are seeking their fifth victory of 2010, and hold an 18-point lead (190-172) in the Daytona Prototype standings over Ryan Dalziel. David Donohue was the former track record holder, with a 2008 lap of 1:17.883 (104.372 mph).

"When you think you are already on the limit, pulling out an extra tenth is really tough," said Rojas, who joined Pruett in winning last year's event at Mid-Ohio.

Ricky Taylor dominated the 15-minute Daytona Prototype session, breaking the record three times in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford/Dallara before he was bumped to second in the closing moments. His best lap was 1:17.530 (104.847 mph).

"I heard them saying on my last lap, 'He's got you by seven-thousandths,' and I pushed a little too hard and made a little mistake," Taylor said of his last lap.

Burt Frisselle qualified third in the No. 61 Pacific Mobile/BioSign Ford/Riley, running a lap of 1:17.911 (104.334 mph). He will be joined on the second row by Jon Fogarty, 1:17.994 (104.223 mph) in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet/Riley.

Brian Frisselle was fifth-fastest, running 1:18.019 (104.190 mph) in the No. 6 Pit Stop On Norris Lake Ford/Dallara. It was the team's first race in the new Dallara, which replaced the team's Riley that was destroyed in a fire at Watkins Glen.

Buddy Rice qualified sixth in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Porsche/Coyote, 1:18.878 (103.055 mph), with the 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner coming off the team's best finish, third.

Jordan Taylor won the pole in GT, running a record lap of 1:24.140 (96.610 mph) in the No. 30 3Dimensional.com/IDEMITSU Mazda RX-8, his third pole of the season. Unlike his older brother, Jordan Taylor's best lap stood up throughout the GT session.

"I knew Joey Hand was going to be very fast, and the other Mazdas are always quick, so I just tried to lay down a good lap early in the session and let everyone fight for it," Jordan Taylor said. "I was lucky to get a good lap early in the session, and I was able to stick with it."

Hand qualified second in the No. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M6, 1:24.253 (96.481 mph), driving a car that was rebuilt from a practice incident that forced the team to miss the race at Watkins Glen.

Adam Christodoulou took third in qualifying with a late lap of 1:24.387 (96.328 mph) in the No. 68 MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development Mazda RX-8. He will be joined on the second row by Scott Russell, No. 07 Mobil 1 Corvette, 1:24.461 (96.243 mph).

Saturday's Rolex Series activities begin with final practice at 8:40 a.m. ET. The schedule also includes a two-hour, 30-minute Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at 1:15 p.m.

Results

Pos No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Time Speed
1 01 DP 1 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 1:17.523 104.856
2 10 DP 2 Angelelli / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara 1:17.530 104.847
3 61 DP 3 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 1:17.911 104.334
4 99 DP 4 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley 1:17.994 104.223
5 6 DP 5 Frisselle / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Dallara 1:18.019 104.190
6 90 DP 6 Garcia / Rice Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 1:18.878 103.055
7 77 DP 7 Gidley / von Moltke Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:18.940 102.974
8 59 DP 8 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:19.204 102.631
9 8 DP 9 Dalziel / Forest Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 1:19.320 102.481
10 60 DP 10 Negri / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:19.811 101.850
11 9 DP 11 Barbosa / Borcheller / France Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 1:20.651 100.789
12 75 DP 12 Jonsson / Krohn Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 1:21.014 100.338
13 7 DP 13 Lester / Philippe Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley 1:21.629 99.582
14 30 GT 1 Buford / Taylor Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 1:24.140 96.610
15 94 GT 2 Auberlen / Hand Turner Motorsport / BMW M6 1:24.253 96.480
16 68 GT 3 Christodoulou / Edwards SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:24.387 96.327
17 07 GT 4 Edwards / Russell Banner Racing / Corvette 1:24.461 96.243
18 31 GT 5 Curran / Wilden Marsh Racing / Corvette 1:24.527 96.168
19 41 GT 6 Gue / Keen Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:24.680 95.994
20 40 GT 7 Espenlaub / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:24.702 95.969
21 70 GT 8 Bomarito / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:24.732 95.935
22 57 GT 9 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 1:24.741 95.925
23 28 GT 10 Collins / Gigliotti / Lux LG Motorsports / Corvette 1:24.803 95.855
24 69 GT 11 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:24.861 95.789
25 97 GT 12 Bremer / Schaldach Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 1:24.934 95.707
26 43 GT 13 Lally / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:26.325 94.165
27 44 GT 14 Potter / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 1:26.362 94.124
28 42 GT 15 Lally / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:26.996 93.438

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