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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
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8 Tony Kanaan 22
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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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Fogarty and Gurney win Grand-Am race in Monterey

Hold off Pruett and Rojas at Laguna Seca
Saturday, July 09, 2011

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Winners Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney
Bob Heathcote/AR1.com

GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, and champion drivers Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, scored a repeat win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Saturday in the Continental Tire Festival of Speed Powered by Mazda for the team’s 14th career Daytona Prototype victory, first of the 2011 season and first since nearly a year ago at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP).

Fogarty started the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley on the outside front row for the second consecutive race and never fell out of the top three in his opening stint.  Gurney took the wheel of the No. 99 just 35 minutes into the 2-3/4-hour timed race and then took the lead for good with a little over 45 minutes remaining after a quick final pit stop by the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing crew.

“We have been pushing really hard all year, and it hasn’t gone our way, but we finally got something good with the car,” Gurney said. “The speed was close and by the end of the race the car was really, really good.  Luckily, we had the track position, we just fought hard, and it couldn’t be better.  This is the one we wanted to win.”

Gurney kept the lead through a pair of late restarts and set the team’s fastest race lap of 1:21.408 (98.968 mph) two laps from the finish. The No. 99 GAINSCO “Red Dragon” crossed the finish line .431 of a second ahead of Scott Pruett in the No. 01 TELMEX/Chip Ganassi Racing BMW Riley while Max Angelelli finished third in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara.  GAINSCO also beat the Pruett/Ganassi team the last time the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series raced in Laguna Seca in 2009.

“The team did a fantastic job,” Fogarty said. “As a whole, as a collective, the GAINSCO guys were on top today. We executed really all around, that’s what you have to do in GRAND-AM to win, and we did. We didn’t make any mistakes. We had a fast car too, that’s always helpful, and a lot of good calls, smart calls.  We pitted early to avoid some GT traffic and we gained a couple of seconds there.  After the last round of pit stops, we were in the front and Alex did a stellar job, wrung everything out of the car, set the fastest race lap and won us the race.  It was just awesome.”

GAINSCO also took advantage of some rare pit stop mistakes by its Ganassi and SunTrust rivals, although the team was already in front at that point.

“For sure you have to be mistake free to win any race in this series,” Gurney said. “We really did it all today, it all came through.”

GAINSCO also came through with a major jump in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Team Championship standings.  After coming into the race fifth in the championship, the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley is now third with 220 points. The No. 99 trails the No. 10 SunTrust team by just 14 points while the No. 01 Ganassi squad has maintained its comfortable lead with 260 points.

Gurney is from Southern California while Fogarty grew up not far from Laguna Seca in Portola Valley.

“We were struggling earlier this season and this is a great culmination of our work,” Gurney said. “Our car came in really good at the end of the race. I spent most of my race trying to chase down Scott. Then we had our stop and they had their problem. I was really hooked up at the end of the race, and I had clear sailing at the end. This is a great place for us to win. Both being California boys, this is as good as it gets.”

Gurney and Fogarty snapped a 10-race and nearly year-old win drought dating back to the NJMP race on July 18, 2010.  GAINSCO, Gurney and Fogarty have now won at least one race a season dating back to 2007, the year they scored their first of two GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series championships. The other title came in 2009.

“It feels real good to be here in first place and now we’re going to do everything we can to stay here,” Fogarty said.

Results

Pos

No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Laps
1 99 DP 1 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley 107
2 01 DP 2 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley 107
3 10 DP 3 Angelelli / Taylor SunTrust Racing / Chevrolet Dallara 107
4 8 DP 4 Dalziel / Forest Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley 107
5 60 DP 5 Negri / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 107
6 5 DP 6 Donohue / Law Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 107
7 2 DP 7 Dalziel / Forest / Popow Starworks Motorsport / Porsche Riley 107
8 9 DP 8 Barbosa / Borcheller / France Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley 106
9 77 DP 9 Frisselle / Richard Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 106
10 59 GT 1 Davis / Keen Brumos Racing / Porsche GT3 100
11 69 GT 2 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 100
12 70 GT 3 Bomarito / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 100
13 57 GT 4 Bremer / Liddell / Magnussen Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 100
14 31 GT 5 Curran / Said Marsh Racing / Corvette 100
15 07 GT 6 Gavin / Schaldach / Skeen Banner Racing / Camaro GT.R 100
16 44 GT 7 Potter / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 100
17 94 GT 8 Dalla Lana / Matos Turner Motorsport / BMW M3 100
18 41 GT 9 Cameron / Gue Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 99
19 88 GT 10 Lester / Taylor Autohaus Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 99
20 67 GT 11 Bertheau / Eversley TRG / Porsche GT3 98
21 90 DP 10 Edwards / Garcia Spirit of Daytona Racing / Chevrolet Coyote 97
22 4 GT 12 Buckler / Graeff TRG / Porsche GT3 95
23 40 GT 13 Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 91
24 23 DP 11 Bell / Davison Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 87
25 42 GT 14 Edwards / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 82
26 43 GT 15 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 69
27 49 GT 16 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 22

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