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2014 After Watkins Glen
Prototype Drivers
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

Manufacturers
1 Chevrolet 38
2 Ford 34
3 Nissan 28
4 Honda 26
5 Mazda 18
Taylor holds off Ganassi team for 2nd straight

At Laguna Seca
Monday, September 09, 2013

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Jordon Taylor and Max Angelelli Corvette DP
Determined to break up the closest Daytona Prototype championship race in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series history, Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor combined to score a dominant victory in Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda to extend their points lead with one race remaining in the season.

The top 10 drivers entered the race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca separated by only five points. Taylor and Angelelli will now go into the season finale at Lime Rock Park on Sept. 28 leading defending champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas by eight points, 304-296.

The race was a study of contrasts from their recent victory at Kansas Speedway, where Taylor held off Pruett’s repeated attempts over the final 35 minutes. Sunday, the pair dominated, leading 72 of the 105 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute race. While the final margin of victory for Taylor over Pruett was 2.692 seconds, the 22-year-old Floridian pulled away from Pruett and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates teammate Scott Dixon following a pair of restarts in the final 18 minutes.

Jordon Taylor and Max Angelelli
“I definitely was under a lot more pressure at Kansas,” said Taylor, after scoring the fourth victory of the season in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide/Toshiba Corvette DP. “Today we had a better car and we could control it from the front.”

Pruett, co-driving the No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley with Memo Rojas, moved from sixth to second in the championship standings after passing Dixon with two laps remaining. Dixon and fellow IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti took third in the No. 02 Cessna BMW/Riley.

“It’s close coming down to Lime Rock,” Pruett said. “The No. 10 car has a little breathing room, but hopefully we can turn around our luck at Lime Rock and have a good finish.”

Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty finished fourth in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP, followed by Sebastien Bourdais and Emilio DiGuida in the No. 4 Venezuela Corvette DP. Of the other title contenders, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa finished seventh in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow placed 13th in the No. 2 Starworks with Alex Popow BMW/Riley.

Fogarty and Gurney are third in the standings with 293 points, followed by Fittipaldi (291), Barbosa (289), and Popow and Dalziel, 284. Ganassi Racing leads the team standings over Wayne Taylor Racing, 315-304.

In GT, Andy Lally led the final 26 laps in the No. 44 Magnus Racing/Flex-Box Porsche GT3 started by John Potter, giving the team its first victory of the year and the lead in the class standings.

“This was the longest slump without a victory that I’ve had as a Rolex Series driver,” Lally said. “To win in a clutch moment in the penultimate round of the season was massive.”

Lally held off Billy Johnson, driving the No. 93 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 started by Michael Marcel, by 0.0940 seconds, while Eric Curran and Boris Said were third in the No. 31 Marsh Racing Corvette and Patrick Lindsey and Patrick Long fourth in the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3.

Alessandro Balzan entered the race with the GT class points lead and led 37 laps in the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 started by Leh Keen, but finished fifth. Lally and Potter now lead Balzan by eight points (313-305), with John Edwards and Robin Liddell – who finished seventh in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro – another five points back.

Tom Long and Sylvain Tremblay took their third GX victory in the No. 70 Mazdaspeed/SpeedSource Mazda 6 while Jim Norman scored his eighth consecutive second-place finish, co-driving with Spencer Pumpelly in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman. Norman now leads Joel Miller by 11 points in the GX standings. Miller’s car, started from the pole by Tristan Nunez, went to the garage for lengthy repairs on the parade lap and finished fourth more than 25 laps down.

The race saw the Rolex Series debut for both Aston Martin and Lotus. Brandon Davis and Darren Turner placed 10th in GT in the No. 66 PayPal/HP Aston Martin Vantage for TRG-AMR, while Scott Dollahite and Jeff Mosing took third in GX in the No. 11 Lotus Evora.

Results

POS NO. CLASS PIC DRIVERS TEAM CAR LAPS
1 10 DP 1 Angelelli, M,Taylor, J Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP 105
2 01 DP 2 Pruett, S, Rojas, M Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW / Riley 105
3 02 DP 3 Dixon, S, Franchitti, D Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW / Riley 105
4 99 DP 4 Fogarty, J, Gurney, A GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP 105
5 4 DP 5 Bourdais, S, DiGuida, E 8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP 105
6 6 DP 6 Wilson, J, Yacaman, G Michael Shank Racing Ford / Riley 105
7 5 DP 7 Barbosa, J, Fittipaldi, C Action Express Racing Corvette DP 105
8 90 DP 8 Taylor, R, Westbrook, R Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP 105
9 42 DP 9 Cameron, D, Nonnamaker, W Team Sahlen BMW / Riley 105
10 60 DP 10 Negri Jr, O, Pew, J Michael Shank Racing Ford / Riley 105
11 9 DP 11 Frisselle, B, Frisselle, B Action Express Racing Corvette DP 105
12 3 DP 12 Potolicchio, E, Sarrazin, S Valiante, M 8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP
13 2 DP 13 Dalziel, R, Popow, A Starworks with Alex Popow BMW / Riley 103
14 43 DP 14 Nonnamaker, J, Nonnamaker, W Team Sahlen BMW / Riley 103
15 50 DP 15 Defoor, B, Pace, J Highway to Help BMW / Riley 101
16 44 GT 1 Lally, A, Potter, J Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 / 100
17 93 GT 2 Johnson, B, Marsal, M Turner Motorsport BMW M3 / 100
18 31 GT 3 Curran, E, Said, B Marsh Racing Corvette / 100
19 73 GT 4 Lindsey, P, Long, P Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 / 100
20 63 GT 5 Balzan, A, Keen, L Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 / 100

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