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Pos Drivers Total
1 Dane Cameron 314
1 Eric Curran 314
2 Joao Barbosa 311
2 Christian Fittipaldi 311
3 Jordan Taylor 309
3 Ricky Taylor 309
4 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 282
5 Marc Goossens 273
6 Tom Long 258
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7 Tristan Nunez 257
7 Jonathan Bomarito 257
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10 Katherine Legge 247
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12 Johannes van Overbeek 128
12 Luis Felipe Derani 128
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14 Max Angelelli 113
15 Ryan Hunter-Reay 109
16 Spencer Pigot 95
17 Andy Meyrick 91
18 Filipe Albuquerque 88
19 Ed Brown 72
20 Ben Devlin 70
21 Scott Pruett 62
22 Simon Pagenaud 55
23 Rubens Barrichello 53
24 Nicolas Minassian 52
25 Byron DeFoor 46
25 Jim Pace 46
25 David Hinton 46
25 Dorsey Schroeder 46
26 Henrik Hedman 29
26 Nicolas Lapierre 29
27 Brendon Hartley 27
27 Andy Priaulx 27
27 Lance Stroll 27
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29 Tony Kanaan 25
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30 Gabby Chaves 25
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33 Kirill Ladygin 23
33 Mikhail Aleshin 23
34 AJ Allmendinger 21
35 Carlos de Quesada 21
35 Dominik Farnbacher 21
35 Cameron Lawrence 21
35 Daniel Morad 21
36 Andreas Wirth 20

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1 #31 ACTION EXPRESS RACING 314
2 #5 ACTION EXPRESS RACING 311
3 #10 WAYNE TAYLOR RACING 309
4 #60 MICHAEL SHANK RACING 282
5 #90 VISITFLORIDA RACING 273
6 #70 MAZDA MOTORSPORTS 258
7 #55 MAZDA MOTORSPORTS 257
8 #0 PANOZ DELTAWING RACING 220
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11 #81 DRAGONSPEED 29
12 #01 FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING 27
13 #02 FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING 25
14 #37 SMP RACING 23
15 #24 ALEGRA MOTORSPORTS 21

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1 Chevrolet 338
2 Ligier 324
3 Mazda 304
4 Oreca 56
5 BR 30
Jon Fogarty wins third pole of season at Mid-Ohio

Grand-Am
Friday, September 16, 2011

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Jon Fogarty
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing and driver Jon Fogarty won their second consecutive and third overall GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series pole of the season Friday in qualifying for tomorrow’s season-ending EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  The 2-3/4-hour timed EMCO Gears Classic sprint race can be seen live on SPEED tomorrow, Saturday, September 17, at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT.

Fogarty edged Ricky Taylor in qualifying for the second-straight race with a record lap time of 1:16.504 (106.253 mph) in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley he co-drives with Alex Gurney. Fogarty topped Taylor by .101 seconds while breaking Memo Rojas’ existing mark by more than one second. Fogarty also extended his all-time Daytona Prototype qualifying record to 19 career poles.

“We had to really push hard to get that time,” said Fogarty, who ended a six-race pole-winning streak by Taylor one race ago last month in Montreal. “I don’t know if two makes a streak, but maybe we can keep the streak going into next year. We have great weather here at Mid-Ohio – dry and cool. Normally it gets really hot in a Daytona Prototype, but in conditions like these, it’s really comfortable.”

Despite the comfortable conditions, Fogarty’s pole run was far from easy.

“It was a handful,” said Fogarty, who won his first pole of the season at Miami in March. “I was surprised the times were as quick as they were. The pressures and the temperatures of the tires I don’t think were necessarily synchronized at the time that I needed to do a fast lap, so it was a handful.  So we pushed and had just enough to take the pole.  Happy to be up there, it wasn’t easy, but it shouldn’t be.”

Fogarty and Gurney scored back-to-back EMCO Gears Classic victories with GAINSCO at Mid-Ohio in 2007 and 2008. They will be looking for their third win at the track tomorrow and third of the season after winning at Montreal and in July at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

“We had a lot of confidence going in,” Gurney said.  “The car has been working really good the last few races and we have always had really good cars here at Mid-Ohio.  We rolled off the truck really quick this morning and were quickest in both practices.  It was a little closer in qualifying than we had thought, but Jon got the job done, put up a really good lap time, and we are in good shape for tomorrow. We did a few long runs in practice, so everything is shaping up nicely.”

Temperatures in central Ohio this weekend are barely hitting 70 degrees during the peak of the day, by far the coolest conditions ever for a Mid-Ohio race since GAINSCO entered the series in 2005.

“We make little adjustments to the car depending on temperature,” Gurney said. “I don’t think that will be a big deal for tomorrow.  It is pretty cool today, so we have a good idea of what it should be like tomorrow.”

The No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley team is third in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Team Championship standings heading into tomorrow’s season-ending race.  The No. 99 team has 304 points in third place and a 12-point margin over the fourth-place No. 5 Action Express Porsche Riley.

Race day Saturday starts with a morning warm-up final practice at 8:40 a.m. the only on-track activity for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series before that afternoon’s race at 3 p.m.

Notes
The No. 99 “Red Dragon” Fogarty used to win the pole wasn’t as good as the car he and Gurney had to top both Friday practices. “Honestly, the car was working better in practice than it was in qualifying,” Fogarty said. “We didn’t change much for qualifying. Conditions appeared to be similar, but the car was a little bit more free than what we had earlier in the day, but with new ‘sticker’ tires you can get away with that for awhile.”… Gurney has endless praise for the outgoing Riley XX chassis that will be replaced by a new car next season.  “It has proven to be exceptionally reliable and a real workhorse,” Gurney said. “Contact with other cars is the norm in this series but sometimes I can’t believe the punishment that this car will take. Someone rams into the side of you and you think the car must be torn in half, and then I look at the car post-race and it is as if nothing happened. We’ve also been impressed that there always seems be to more pace locked away in there somewhere.  Every time that we felt we had squeezed every last drop out of it, we made some new adjustment and found more lap time.”

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