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USCC Point Standings
After Rolex 24
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Scott Dixon 36
1 Tony Kanaan 36
1 Kyle Larson 36
1 Jamie McMurray 36
2 Joao Barbosa 33
2 Sebastien Bourdais 33
2 Christian Fittipaldi 33
3 Guy Cosmo 31
3 Mike Rockenfeller 31
3 Michael Valiante 31
3 Richard Westbrook 31
4 Dane Cameron 29
4 Eric Curran 29
4 Phil Keen 29
4 Max Papis 29
5 AJ Allmendinger 27
5 Matt McMurry 27
5 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 27
5 John Pew 27
6 Joey Hand 26
6 Sage Karam 26
6 Charlie Kimball 26
6 Scott Pruett 26
7 David Cheng 25
7 Robert Gewirtz 25
7 Mark Kvamme 25
7 Shane Lewis 25
8 Byron DeFoor 24
8 David Hinton 24
8 Jim Pace 24
8 Dorsey Schroeder 24
8 Doug Smith 24
9 Rubens Barrichello 23
9 Tor Graves 23
9 Brendon Hartley 23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 23
9 Scott Mayer 23
10 Ryan Dalziel 22
10 David Heinemeier Hansson 22
10 Scott Sharp 22
11 Ben Devlin 21
11 Tom Long 21
11 Joel Miller 21
12 Jonathan Bomarito 20
12 James Hinchcliffe 20
12 Tristan Nunez 20
12 Sylvain Tremblay 20
13 Alex Brundle 19
13 Nic Jonsson 19
13 Tracy Krohn 19
13 Olivier Pla 19
14 Ed Brown 18
14 Jon Fogarty 18
14 Johannes van Overbeek 18
15 Gabby Chaves 17
15 Katherine Legge 17
15 Andy Meyrick 17
15 Memo Rojas 17
16 Max Angelelli 16
16 Jordan Taylor 16 Ricky Taylor 16
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Teams
1 #02 Chip Ganassi Racing 36
2 #5 Action Express Racing 33
3 #90 VisitFlorida.com Racing 31
4 #31 Action Express Racing 29
5 #60 Michael Shank Racing 27
6 #01 Chip Ganassi Racing 26
7 #66 RG Racing 25
8 #50 Highway To Help Race Team 24
9 #7 Starworks Motorsport 23
10 #1 Tequila Patrón ESM 22
11 #07 SpeedSource 21
12 #70 SpeedSource 20
13 #57 Krohn Racing 19
14 #2 Tequila Patron ESM 18
15 #0 DeltaWing Racing 17
16 #10 Wayne Taylor Racing 16

Manufacturers
1 Ford 35
2 Chevrolet 32
3 Honda 30
4 BMW 28
5 Mazda 26
Ryan Dalziel and Enzo Potolicchio win at Mid-Ohio

Grand-Am finale
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Dalziel and Potolicchio celebrate
Dalziel holds off Pruett and Fogarty
Determined to ‘win or wreck,' Ryan Dalziel held off newly crowned Daytona Prototype champion Scott Pruett by 0.416 seconds to capture Saturday's GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season-ending EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched their third DP title in four years by completing the minimum 30 minutes in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley required to score points. Pruett made numerous attempts to close the year on a winning note, but Dalziel was up to the task to give the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley started by Venezuelan rookie Enzo Potolicchio its first victory of the season.

It was Pruett's fourth DP title and the fifth team championship for Chip Ganassi Racing since entering the Rolex Series in 2004. BMW also won the DP Manufacturer's championship in a double tiebreaker with Chevrolet, based on the team's five second place finishes.

Rounding out the podium were third-place finishers Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet/Riley, who were looking to end the year with two straight victories.

Bill Lester - bidding to become the country's first African-American champ of a major auto racing series - and Jordan Taylor - looking to become GRAND-AM's youngest champion - came up two points shy in their bid to make history in the No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. Lester spun and lost a lap in the opening minutes, and the team fought back to regain the lead lap and finish eighth.

Ronnie Bremer and Robin Liddell took the GT victory - combining to lead 34 laps to win the second straight race for the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro.

Andrew Davis and Leh Keen finished fourth to capture the championship in Brumos Racing's first season in the GT class. The co-drivers of the No. 59 Brumos Porsche GT3 were trailing Sylvain Tremblay and Jonathan Bomarito, drivers of the No. 70 Castrol Edge Mazda RX-8, late in the event. However, Keen beat Bomarito out of the pits following the final pit stop and held that advantage for the remainder of the event.

The Surprises:
Enzo Potolicchio, scoring his first career DP victory to close out his rookie season.
Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli both led in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara but the car broke exiting the pits after its final stop and the team failed to finish.
Andrew Davis led 12 laps in the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche GT3 after starting from the back when the team missed qualifying.
Brumos Racing won its first title since 1994 (North American Endurance Championship).
Ronnie Bremer - late-season addition finished the year with a pole and two straight victories in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro.

The Numbers:
.296 - GT margin of victories in seconds
10 - Number of Daytona Prototypes finishing on the lead lap
5 - Number of Daytona Prototype championships for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
17 - Consecutive Rolex Series races led by Ricky Taylor
27 - GT laps led by Jonathan Bomarito
$18,750 - Continental Tire Horsepower bonus won by GT winners Robin Liddell and Ronnie Bremer

The Quotes:
"It's been an incredible year for us. We've had our ups and downs, but we've been focused as a team to get our car to the front as much as possible. All my championships are great. I never thought I'd still be winning championships at this point in my career." Scott Pruett, No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley, DP Champion
"At the beginning of the year, Hurley Haywood sat us down and told us we were going to race to win races and championships. Winning the championship in our first year shows what Brumos is made of. This championship feels better than my first, doing it the way we did it and how it all unfolded, bringing Brumos back to GT. At first we wanted just to get a podium. Then we kept winning and winning." Leh Keen, No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3, GT Champion
"This is absolutely huge for Starworks. We've been through some rough years, but Peter (Baron) keeps brining me back. This victory was more emotional for me than winning the Rolex 24 At Daytona last year. Today was one of those days when it all comes together. At the end, I was driving my butt off to stay ahead of Scott. I said in my head, ‘I'm going to win or wreck.' I'm also excited to win for Ford." Ryan Dalziel, No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley DP winner
"It was an amazing race, and it's unbelievable - I can't believe I'm up here. It's all my teammate (Dalziel). I felt good with my job, I kept a good pace. Then Ryan drove an amazing race." Enzo Potolicchio, No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley DP winner
"When I was sitting there in fourth, I thought that was the best we were going to do. But we made some small changes on our last pit stop, and that gave us enough to have the car to way. Near the end I was aggressive in the right places and managed to get by the Mazdas one by one. It was really hard from the driver's seat, but I'm happy to get the title for Chevrolet, that was real important for us." Andrew Davis, No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
"My stint was very eventful. Coming from the back to the front was a lot of fun. Our strategy helped, but once I was up front, I was able to drive away. It was great to lead a few laps after our disappointment in qualifying." - Andrew Davis, No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3, GT Champion

Coming Up:
The next activity for the Rolex Series will be the Rolex Champions Banquet presented by SunTrust at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 26.
The 2012 Rolex Series opens with the Jan 28-29 50th anniversary running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. There will also be the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 5-8.
GRAND-AM will hold open tests for the Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competitors at Barber Motorsports Park on Oct. 17-18, and Daytona International Speedway on Nov. 15-16. There will also be a Rolex Series open test at Daytona on Dec. 6-7.

Results

Pos

No. CL CP Drivers Car Laps Behind
1 8 DP 1 Enzo Potolicchio, Caracas, Ford Riley 97 0.000
- - - - Venezuela Ryan Dalziel, Orlando, FL - - -
2 01 DP 2 Scott Pruett, Auburn, CA Memo BMW Riley 97 0.416
- - - - Rojas, Mexico City, Mexico - - -
3 99 DP 3 Jon Fogarty, Bend, OR Alex Chevrolet 97 0.666
- - - - Gurney, Irvine, CA Riley - -
4 9 DP 4 Terry Borcheller, Vero Beach, FL Porsche Riley 97 2.312
- - - - JC France, Ormond Beach, FL Joao Barbosa, Portugal - - -
5 5 DP 5 Darren Law, Phoenix, AZ David Porsche Riley 97 3.724
- - - - Donohue, Malvern, PA - - -
6 2 DP 6 Enzo Potolicchio, Caracas, Porsche Riley 97 4.335
- - - - Venezuela Mark Wilkins, Aurora, ON Canada Ryan Dalziel, Orlando, FL - - -
7 23 DP 7 Zak Brown, Carmel, IN Mark Ford Riley 97 5.157
- - - - Blundell, United Kingdom - - -
8 60 DP 8 John Pew, North Palm Beach, Ford Riley 97 5.492
- - - - FL Oswaldo Negri Jr, Miami, FL - - -
9 77 DP 9 Brian Frisselle, Aspen, CO Burt Frisselle, Aspen, CO Ford Dallara 97 5.784
10 90 DP 10 Antonio Garcia, Spain Paul Chevrolet 97 6.273
- - - - Edwards, Ft Collins, CO Coyote - -
11 57 GT 1 Robin Liddell, England Ronnie Camaro GT.R 96 1 Lap
- - - - Bremer, Denmark - - -
12 69 GT 2 Emil Assentato, Locust Valley, NY Jeff Segal, Miami, FL Mazda RX-8 96 1 Lap
13 41 GT 3 James Gue, Alpharetta, GA Mazda RX-8 96 1 Lap
- - - - Dane Cameron, Glen Ellen, CA - - -
14 59 GT 4 Leh Keen, Charleston, SC Porsche GT3 96 1 Lap
- - - Andrew Davis, Bogart, GA Cup - -
15 70 GT 5 Sylvain Tremblay, Parkland, FL Mazda RX-8 96 1 Lap
- - - - Jonathan Bomarito, Monterey, CA - - -
16 42 GT 6 John Edwards, Cincinnati, OH Wayne Nonnamaker, Massillon, OH Mazda RX-8 96 1 Lap
17 44 GT 7 John Potter, Salt Lake City, UT Porsche GT3 96 1 Lap
- - - - Craig Stanton, Long Beach, CA Cup - -
18 88 GT 8 Jordan Taylor, Apopka, FL Bill Camaro GT.R 96 1 Lap
- - - - Lester, Atlanta, Ga - - -
19 07 GT 9 Dan Herrington, Raleigh, NC Gunter Schaldach, Aspen, CO Camaro GT.R 95 2 Laps
20 43 GT 10 Will Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH Wayne Nonnamaker, Massillon, OH Joe Nonnamaker, Mazda RX-8 94 3 Laps
- - - Massillon, OH - - -
21 40 GT 11 Joe Foster, Lawrenceville, GA Patrick Dempsey, Beverly Hills, CA Mazda RX-8 94 3 Laps
22 97 GT 12 Scott Rettich, Camden, OH Matt Schneider, , Porsche GT3 Cup 94 3 Laps
23 72 GT 13 Milton Grant, Memphis, TN Carey Grant, Bartlett, TN Kevin Grant, Eads, TN Porsche GT3 Cup 93 4 Laps
24 82 GT 14 John Fergus, Powell, OH Dick Greer, Columbus, OH Porsche GT3 Cup 92 5 Laps
25 93 GT 15 Will Turner, Newburyport, MA Michael Marsal, Bedford, NY BMW M3 91 6 Laps
26 94 GT 16 Billy Johnson, San Clemente, CA Paul Dalla Lana, Toronto, BMW M3 85 12 Laps
27 10 DP 11 Max Angelelli, Monaco Ricky Taylor, Apopka, FL Chevrolet Dallara 63 34 Laps
28 31 GT 17 Boris Said, Escondido, CA Eric Curran, Holyoke, MA Corvette 48 49 Laps
29 28 GT 18 Robert Stout, Brownsburg, IN Jeff Bucknum, Lake Havasu City, AZ Lou Gigliotti, Wylie, TX Corvette 41 56 Laps
30 30 GT 19 JP Mauro, Aventura, FL Al Carter, Greenville, DE Mazda RX-8 39 58 Laps
31 49 GT 20 Joe Sahlen, Elma, NY Will Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH Mazda RX-8 23 74 Laps
- - - - Joe Nonnamaker, Massillon, OH - - -

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