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2014 After Long Beach
Prototype Drivers
1 Joao Barbosa 98
1 Christian Fittipaldi 98
2 Scott Pruett 93
2 Memo Rojas 93
3 Jordan Taylor 91
3 Ricky Taylor 91
4 Olivier Pla 84
4 Gustavo Yacaman 84
5 Michael Valiante 78
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6 Johannes van Overbeek 77
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9 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 66
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10 Boris Said 64
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13 Max Angelelli 58
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15 Brian Frisselle 55
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17 Mike Rockenfeller 51
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18 Scott Dixon 50
18 Tony Kanaan 50
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20 Klaus Graf 46
20 Lucas Luhr 46
21 Tristan Nunez 44
22 Eric Curran 43
22 Justin Wilson 43
23 Byron DeFoor 41
23 David Hinton 41
23 Jim Pace 41
24 Tom Long 40
24 Sylvain Tremblay 40
25 Tristan Vautier 35
26 Gabby Chaves 33
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34 Ben Devlin 21
34 Jamie McMurray 21
35 AJ Allmendinger 20
35 Guy Cosmo 20
36 Jann Mardenborough 19
37 James Hinchcliffe 18
38 Alexander Rossi 16
38 Sebastian Saavedra 16
39 Brendon Hartley 15
39 E.J. Viso 15
40 Memo Gidley 14
40 Alex Gurney 14
41 Scott Mayer 2
42 Pierre Kaffer 1
42 Darren Law 1
Pruett and Rojas Capture 100th Daytona Prototype Race

GRAND-AM
Saturday, July 03, 2010

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Drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas of the TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team celebrated the 100th race for the Daytona Prototype class by scoring an impressive victory in Saturday's Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, adding to their record win totals in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series' leading division.

Pruett took the lead with one hour remaining and led all but one of the remaining laps in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley started by Rojas. Pruett beat Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Ryan Dalziel to the checkered flag by 24.304 seconds, extending his DP-leading total to 28 victories; it was the 29th triumph for the Ganassi team.

"It's great for our team to win the 100th DP race - that's incredible," Pruett said. "That says a lot for GRAND-AM for what they've achieved and where it's going. It's a special mark for our team. Today we didn't have the fastest race car, but we raced smart and we raced clean and we did what we had to do. Good things happen to good people."

The victory came only four days after a penalty resulting from post-race inspection at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course cost the team 25 points, cutting their lead to seven points in the battle for the DP championship title. Pruett and Rojas now lead Ryan Dalziel by 13 points.

"I don't know how to describe racing with the extra weight," Rojas said. "Try running a sprint with a backpack and then try to slow down. But we were able to stay focused, and Scott hasn't made a single mistake all season."

Dalziel - who won the season-opening Rolex 24 with Action Express Racing - joined Mike Forest in the No. 8 Corsa Car Care BMW/Riley. Both drivers led the race for a total of 13 laps; their efforts came one day after they missed qualifying due to an accident in opening practice. It was Dalziel's third consecutive podium finish with three different teams at Daytona. He finished third in last year's Brumos Porsche 250, co-driving with Bill Lester for Orbit Racing.

Ozz Negri and John Pew took third in the No. 60 Crown Royal XR Ford/Riley, their third podium finish of the season. Negri held off David Donohue, who co-drove with Darren Law in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche/Riley. Memo Gidley and Dion von Moltke finished fifth in the No. 77 McDonald's/PR Newswire Ford/Dallara.

Negri, Donohue and Law participated in the first Daytona Prototype race, the 2003 Rolex 24. Donohue and Law have run in all 100 races.

In the GT class, Andy Lally passed Joey Hand with nine laps remaining to win his third race of the season, joining RJ Valentine in the No. 66 TRG Porsche GT3.

"Joey and I have had great battles at almost every track we go to, and it's great to be back up here," Lally said. "This was RJ's first race in a year-and-a-half, and he showed up here and gave great feedback. He drove awesome in wet conditions during practice yesterday, and he was hauling the mail early in today's race."

Hand finished second, joined by Paul Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen in the No. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M6. Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell finished third, giving the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro its first podium finish in six races.

"Andy Lally and I have been racing together since we were kids, and we've had only one kind of battle - great ones," said Hand, who joined Auberlen in giving Turner Motorsport its first GT victory in the most recent race at Mid-Ohio. "Andy was coming on strong today, and his car was strong today. I wasn't much of a match for him today."

Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal finished fourth in the No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8. They lead the GT championship standings by nine points over Lally and 13 over Sylvain Tremblay, who finished sixth in the No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 co-driven by Jonathan Bomarito.

Ricky Taylor started the race from the pole and led the opening 13 laps. He was running second after his first pit stop when he spun and impacted the guardrail in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford/Dallara. Co-driver Max Angelelli took over and finished ninth.

Jon Fogarty, who was involved in the Taylor incident, finished seventh in the No. 99 GAINSCO Chevrolet/Riley co-driven by Alex Gurney. The defending Daytona Prototype champions ran in contention before losing first gear midway through the race.

Other leaders who encountered problems were Brian Frisselle, who led 13 laps in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford/Riley shared with Michael Valiante, and Buddy Rice, who came back from a spin to finish eighth in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Porsche/Coyote co-driven by Antonio Garcia.

Tremblay dominated the early stages of the GT race before cutting a tire, resulting in a long stop. Kelly Collins also led the class in the No. 28 LG Motorsports Corvette.

The next race for the GRAND-AM Rolex Series will be the New Jersey Motorsports Park 250 presented by Crown Royal, set for Sunday, July 19, in Millville, N.J.

Results

Pos

Num Cls CPos Drivers Team Car Laps Total Time Behind
1. 01 DP 1 S.Pruett, M.Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing w/F.Sabates BMW Riley 83 2:31:40.329 0.000
2. 8 DP 2 R.Dalziel, M.Forest Starworks Motorsport BMW Riley 83 2:32:04.633 24.304
3. 60 DP 3 O.Negri Jr, J.Pew Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 83 2:32:24.675 44.346
4. 59 DP 4 D.Donohue, D.Law Brumos Racing Porsche Riley 83 2:32:27.751 47.422
5. 77 DP 5 M.Gidley, D.von Moltke Doran Racing Ford Dallara 83 2:33:07.328 1:26.999
6. 75 DP 6 N.Jonsson, T.Krohn Krohn Racing Ford Lola 82 2:31:10.262 1 Lap
7. 99 DP 7 J.Fogarty, A.Gurney Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Chevrolet Riley 82 2:31:57.509 1 Lap
8. 90 DP 8 A.Garcia, B.Rice Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Coyote 82 2:33:05.839 1 Lap
9. 10 DP 9 M.Angelelli, R.Taylor SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara 81 2:31:44.723 2 Laps
10. 9 DP 10 T.Borcheller, J.Barbosa Action Express Racing Porsche Riley 81 2:31:56.812 2 Laps
11. 66 GT 1 A.Lally, RJ.Valentine TRG Porsche GT3 79 2:33:01.767 4 Laps
12. 94 GT 2 B.Auberlen, P.Dalla Lana, J.Hand Turner Motorsport BMW M6 79 2:33:40.914 4 Laps
13. 57 GT 3 A.Davis, R.Liddell Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R 78 2:31:48.570 5 Laps
14. 69 GT 4 E.Assentato, J.Segal SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 78 2:31:51.372 5 Laps
15. 68 GT 5 A.Christodoulou, J.Edwards SpeedSource/Newman Wachs Racing Mazda RX-8 78 2:31:51.514 5 Laps
16. 70 GT 6 J.Bomarito, S.Tremblay SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 78 2:32:12.035 5 Laps
17. 41 GT 7 J.Gue, L.Keen Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 78 2:32:24.600 5 Laps
18. 30 GT 8 T.Lamb, J.Taylor Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 78 2:33:00.305 5 Laps
19. 97 GT 9 J.Magnussen, G.Schaldach Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R 78 2:33:25.995 5 Laps
20. 43 GT 10 J.Nonnamaker, Wa.Nonnamaker Team Sahlen Mazda RX-8 78 2:33:33.711 5 Laps
21. 28 GT 11 K.Collins, E.Lux, L.Gigliotti LG Motorsports Corvette 77 2:32:49.324 6 Laps
22. 42 GT 12 Wi.Nonnamaker, A.Wallace Team Sahlen Mazda RX-8 77 2:33:00.380 6 Laps
23. 67 GT 13 P.Bassett, S.S.Pumpelly TRG Porsche GT3 76 2:31:49.120 7 Laps
24. 61 DP 11 Bu.Frisselle, M.Wilkins AIM Autosport Ford Riley 76 2:32:53.790 7 Laps
25. 6 DP 12 Br.Frisselle, M.Valiante Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 58 1:50:19.091 25 Laps
26. 40 GT 14 C.Espenlaub, J.Foster Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 55 1:50:51.332 28 Laps
27. 65 GT 15 J.Martinez, S.Martinez SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 45 2:33:34.173 38 Laps
28. 44 GT 16 J.Potter, C.Stanton Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 38 1:32:40.643 45 Laps
29. 7 DP 13 B.Lester, N.Philippe Starworks Motorsport BMW Riley 34 1:10:13.460 49 Laps
30. 07 GT 17 P.Edwards, S.Russell Banner Racing Corvette 26 1:11:14.144 57 Laps

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