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USCC Point Standings
2014 After Road Atlanta
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
Prototype Drivers
1 Joao Barbosa 349
1 Christian Fittipaldi 349
2 Jordan Taylor 330
2 Ricky Taylor 330
3 Michael Valiante 318
3 Richard Westbrook 318
4 Scott Pruett 317
5 Gustavo Yacaman 287
6 Memo Rojas 285
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 281
7 John Pew 281
8 Ed Brown 262
8 Johannes van Overbeek 262
9 Ryan Dalziel 228
9 Scott Sharp 228
10 Joel Miller 222
11 Tristan Nunez 208
12 Sylvain Tremblay 179
13 Eric Curran 175
14 Olivier Pla 172
15 Alex Brundle 169
16 Boris Said 168
17 Burt Frisselle 154
18 Tom Long 137
19 Katherine Legge 131
20 Max Angelelli 121
21 Andy Meyrick 111
22 Brian Frisselle 106
23 Sage Karam 104
24 Sebastien Bourdais 100
25 Gabby Chaves 82
26 Scott Dixon 81
27 HoPin Tung 80
28 Mike Rockenfeller 76
29 Marino Franchitti 24 8 36 1 60
30 Tristan Vautier 59
31 Jon Fogarty 55
32 Simon Pagenaud 52
33 David Brabham 50
34 Tony Kanaan 50
35 Max Papis 49
36 Klaus Graf 46
36 Lucas Luhr 46
37 Guy Cosmo 46
38 Anthony Lazzaro 46
39 Ben Devlin 46
40 Justin Wilson 43
41 Byron DeFoor 41
41 David Hinton 41
41 Jim Pace 41
42 Wayne Taylor 33
43 Fabien Giroix 31
43 John Martin 31
44 Alex Popow 30
45 Roman Rusinov 26
45 Oliver Webb 26
46 Kyle Larson 24
47 Frank Beck 23
48 Bradley Smith 22
49 Jamie McMurray 21
50 AJ Allmendinger 20
51 Jann Mardenborough 19
52 James Hinchcliffe 19
53 Alexander Rossi 16
54 Sebastian Saavedra 16
55 Brendon Hartley 15
55 E.J. Viso 15
56 Memo Gidley 14
56 Alex Gurney 14
57 Scott Mayer 3
58 Pierre Kaffer 1
59 Darren Law 1
Westbrook and Valiante win in Mid-Ohio

Grand-Am
Saturday, June 09, 2012

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The winning No. 90 Corvette of Westbrook and Valiante
Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante gave the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP team its second victory of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season. No. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 teammates Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana won their first GT race of the year in the EMCO Gears Classic Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Contact between Joao Barbosa and Max Angelelli brought out a late yellow flag that created a thrilling 7-minute, 30-second sprint to the finish line on the 13-turn road course.

Westbrook and Valiante combined to lead 87 laps in the 111-lap race and Westbrook kept a charging Scott Pruett at bay after the final restart to score his second Rolex Series victory of the season. He also co-drove the No. 90 Corvette DP to the victory at Barber Motorsports Park in March alongside co-driver Antonio Garcia.

It was the second victory in a matter of hours at Mid-Ohio for Valiante, who claimed a Street Tuner class win in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race earlier Saturday afternoon.

“Richard and I talked about how much we wanted to win this race and we knew we’d have a good car,” said Valiante, who started the race from the outside of the front row. “I was optimistic just to be on the podium coming back and doing only a handful of races, so to get out front and maintain that position, I just had my fingers crossed that nothing would go wrong. It almost seemed too good to be true.”

While others have earned double victories on the same day in Rolex Series/Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition, it was the first Daytona Prototype/Street Tuner double. It was also Valiante’s first Daytona Prototype victory since 2008 in Sonoma, Calif.

Pruett came home 0.236 seconds behind Westbrook to finish second in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley alongside co-driver Memo Rojas. It was the fourth podium result in six races this season for the defending Daytona Prototype co-champions and moved them to the top of the DP driver standings after six of 13 races. Pruett and Rojas lead a three-way tie for second among Ryan Dalziel, Enzo Potolicchio and David Donohue by two points, 170-168.

Donohue and Terry Borcheller completed the DP podium with a third-place performance in the No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. Alex Popow and Lucas Luhr finished fourth in the No. 2 Soloson Ford/Riley, with Potolicchio and Dalziel fifth in the No. 8 Duncan Ford/Riley.

Driving the No. 94 Turner Motorsport BMW M3, Auberlen established himself as the man to beat in GT near the halfway point in the race and took the class lead for the final time with 25 laps remaining. Like Westbrook, Auberlen also faced pressure from behind following the final restart, but he held on to score the first victory for himself and Dalla Lana since the 2011 event at Barber Motorsports Park.

“We had a very good car here two years ago the last time I was here,” said Auberlen. “It’s like I never left. The car just likes Mid-Ohio.”

Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato finished second in the No. 69 FXDD Ferrari 458 and now lead the GT point standings by 11 points over Robin Liddell, who finished third alongside co-driver John Edwards in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro GT.R. Edwards started the race from the GT pole position.

Next up is the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by VISITFLORIDA.com at Road America on Saturday, June 23.

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