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Pos Drivers Total
1 Joao Barbosa 31
1 Christian Fittipaldi 31
2 Brian Frisselle 26
2 Burt Frisselle 26
3 Sage Karam 26
4 Max Angelelli 25
4 Jordan Taylor 25
4 Ricky Taylor 25
5 Scott Pruett 24
5 Memo Rojas 24
6 Sebastien Bourdais 23
7 Michael Valiante 22
7 Richard Westbrook 22
8 Scott Dixon 22
8 Tony Kanaan 22
9 Ryan Dalziel 21
9 Scott Sharp 21
10 Johannes van Overbeek 21
10 Ed Brown 21
11 Marino Franchitti 20
12 Alex Brundle 20
12 Gustavo Yacaman 20
13 Eric Curran 18
13 Boris Said 18
14 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 18
14 John Pew 18
15 Joel Miller 18
15 Tristan Vautier 18
16 Gabby Chaves 18
16 Katherine Legge 18
17 David Brabham 17
18 Simon Pagenaud 17
19 Wayne Taylor 15
20 Fabien Giroix 14
20 John Martin 14

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2 Ford 34
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4 Honda 26
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Angelelli and Taylor beat Pruett and Rojas

Grand-Am at Watkins Glen
Saturday, June 04, 2011

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Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor
Ricky Taylor held off Scott Pruett by 3.839 seconds Saturday to win the 30th Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, ending one winning streak while continuing another.

Taylor was joined by Max Angelelli in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, winning his second consecutive Rolex Series race from the pole.

Pruett and Memo Rojas were seeking their fourth consecutive victory in the event - the second-longest race on the GRAND-AM Rolex Series schedule. An off-track excursion by Paul Dalla Lana in the closing minutes led to the fifth and final caution, setting the stage for a three-lap sprint to the checkered flag. Running as the closing driver for the first time with SunTrust Racing, the 21-year-old driver from Apopka, Fla., resident was able to pull away from Pruett to take his third career DP victory - and 17th for Angelelli.

Pruett and Rojas failed to win for the third consecutive event, after the drivers of the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley won 12 of 14 races over a two-year stretch. They retained the points lead, while Taylor and Angelelli continued to gain ground by moving up to second, 19 points back (193-174).

Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty finished a solid third in the No, 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet/Riley, followed by Ozz Negri and John Pew in the No. 60 Crown Royal XR Ford/Riley.

Leh Keen and Andrew Davis led Brumos Racing to its first victory in the production-based GT class, co-driving the No. 59 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. It was the team's first victory at Watkins Glen since 2003, when David Donohue helped the team win in the debut of the DP class in the Sahlen's Six Hours.

The final caution helped Keen gain nearly a lap on Tommy Milner - co-driving with Jordan Taylor and Bill Lester in the No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro - and Jeff Segal, who teamed with Emil Assentato in the No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8.

Milner held off Segal to finish second, allowing GT pole winner Jordan Taylor and Lester to score their third consecutive top-two finish. That boosted Taylor and Lester to a three-point lead in the GT points standings over Keen and Davis (165-162). Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen held the lead coming into the event but finished 11th in the No. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M3, and are now third in the points.

The Surprises

- Burt Frisselle joined Action Express Racing and helped David Donohue and Darren Law finish fifth in the No. 5 Porsche/Riley. It was the team's fifth-straight top-five finish.

-Guy Cosmo made his first Rolex Series appearance since the 2010 Rolex At Daytona. He finished third in the No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8, joining defending series champions Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato.

-Coming off a GT victory at Lime Rock Park, Robin Liddell qualified second in the No. 57 Stevenson Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro. His car was badly damaged in a Lap 5 incident when a car spun directly in front of him. The team managed to repair it so that he was able to return in order to score championship points.

-TRG came to The Glen with victories in the last two Rolex Series endurance races - winning the 2010 Sahlen's Six Hours and the 2011 Rolex 24. However, Steven Bertheau was involved in an early incident and the car was retired early.

The Numbers:

- 1 - GT margin of victory, in laps, for Leh Keen over Tommy Milner.

- 4 - Number of victories at Watkins Glen International for Leh Keen, with four different teams - Autometrics (2005), Farnbacher Loles (2009), Dempsey Racing (2010), Brumos Racing (2011).

- 34 - Laps led by Jordan Taylor, most in GT.

- 128 - Laps led by the winning SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, 65 for Max Angelelli and 63 for Ricky Taylor.

- 119.459 mph - Fastest lap of the race, recorded by Ricky Taylor in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara on lap 162 of the 174-lap race.

The Quotes:

- "This is the best car I've ever driven. It's much better (than it was at Lime Rock). We've been improving ourselves and everybody is going a great job. You saw what Ricky (Taylor) did today, but he does it every race." Max Angelelli, No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara

- "When that last caution came out, I was pretty nervous in there. Whenever you have Scott Pruett behind you, that's as tough as it gets." Ricky Taylor, No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara

- "We couldn't pace them. We were trying all kinds of things. We were changing wickers and changing the car up and trying to get more speed out of it as the race unfolded. It started out pretty wet, pretty nasty early on, but it was just kind of business as usual. We just had to look at the back of the 10 car today." Scott Pruett, No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley

- "To bring the 59 Brumos 911 back on the top of the podium was extremely special. To win the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen -- one of the crown jewels of endurance racing here in the United States means a lot, but to do it with Brumos and as a Brumos driver absolutely means the world to me." Andrew Davis, No. 59 Brumos Porsche GT3

- "We got a podium on Monday and now a win. We're really looking good in the points for the championship, and it's something that we're really going to have to consider." Leh Keen, No. 59 Brumos Porsche GT3

-"Running down to the Brumos pit to congratulate them was so much fun. I really can't say how happy we are as a team to see Brumos win this race at a track that meant so much to Bob Snodgrass and that organization." David Donohue, No. 5 Action Express Racing Porsche/Riley and former Brumos Racing driver, winning for team in 2003 Sahlen's Six Hours.

-"We're definitely on a run these last few races. Our number one objective was to lead the championship if at all possible, and we've accomplished that." - Bill Lester, No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro.

Results

Pos

No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Laps
1 10 DP 1 Angelelli / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Chevrolet Dallara 174
2 01 DP 2 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 174
3 99 DP 3 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley 174
4 60 DP 4 Negri / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 174
5 5 DP 5 Donohue / Frisselle / Law Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 174
6 77 DP 6 Frisselle / Richard Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 173
7 59 GT 1 Davis / Keen Brumos Racing / Porsche GT3 165
8 88 GT 2 Lester / Milner / Taylor Autohaus Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 164
9 69 GT 3 Assentato / Cosmo / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 164
10 07 GT 4 Gavin / Schaldach / Skeen Banner Racing / Camaro GT.R 164
11 44 GT 5 Potter / Sellers / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 164
12 31 GT 6 Curran / Said Marsh Racing / Corvette 163
13 42 GT 7 Gidley / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 163
14 41 GT 8 Cameron / Gue Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 163
15 40 GT 9 Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 163
16 70 GT 10 Bomarito / Edwards / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 161
17 9 DP 7 Barbosa / Borcheller / France Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 155
18 94 GT 11 Auberlen / Dalla Lana / Hand Turner Motorsport / BMW M3 153
19 30 GT 12 Lux / Marsal / Straus Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 150
20 90 DP 8 Edwards / Garcia Spirit of Daytona Racing / Chevrolet Coyote 135
21 11 GT 13 James / Nastasi TPN Racing/Blackforest / Ford Mustang 99
22 49 GT 14 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 89
23 57 GT 15 Bremer / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 28
24 67 GT 16 Bertheau / Eversley / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 26
25 43 GT 17 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 23
26 8 DP 9 Braun / Dalziel / Forest Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley 4
27* 2 DP 0 Braun / Popow / Potolicchio Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley 0

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