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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Rebellion Racing Repeats At Petit Le Mans

Captures ALMS Finale
Sunday, October 20, 2013

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Rebellion Racing wins at Road Atlanta with Neel Jani and Nico Prost
Rebellion Racing wrote the final chapter in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron, winning the season-ending 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta.

Neel Jani and Nico Prost repeated as winners of the 1,000-mile race, joined by Nick Heidfeld in the No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Toyota-powered Lola B12/60. Jani took the checkered flag by six laps over P2 winner Ryan Briscoe, who helped co-driver Scott Tucker to his fourth consecutive championship.

An unscheduled pit stop by Romain Dumas and the retirement of the P1 championship-winning No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c-Honda five hours into the event opened the door for Rebellion, which spent the early hours battling to regain a lost lap resulting from an unnecessary contact penalty.

“The beginning was not easy at all, it was dry, wet, dry, but wet enough so had to keep the slicks,” Jani said. “It was kind of a gamble on the tires. It was a bit of a question what do you risk. I tried not to burn out the tires, but the rain never came so we switched back.”

The race took a dramatic turn at the five-hour mark when Dumas pitted with a one-lap lead in the No. 6 machine co-driven by Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf. After a brief examination by the crew, the car was pushed behind the wall with terminal overheating problems.

“It’s a shame that the season ends like this,” Luhr said. “But in racing, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.”

Luhr ended his ALMS career with a series-leading 49 victories, with the team carrying an eight-race winning streak into the finale that saw Luhr and Graf clinch the driver, team and manufacturer titles. Rebellion Racing led three times for 228 of the 394 circuits, while Muscle Milk Pickett Racing paced the field twice for 158 laps.
Both the P2 and Prototype Challenge presented by Continental Tire (PC) titles went down to the wire, with Tucker and Chris Cumming earning the respective championships.

Tucker’s co-drivers Marino Franchitti and Briscoe moved from third to first in the closing hour, with Briscoe winning by 1.394 seconds over David Brabham in the No. 01 Tequila Patr¢n HPD ARX-03b co-driven by Scott Sharp and Anthony Lazzaro with Extreme Speed Motorsports. Unofficially, Tucker beat Franchitti by eight points while Sharp was 10 points behind. Tucker won his third straight P2 crown after taking the PC title in 2010.

“All of them have been hard, and today it came down to the last race – and we had to win,” Tucker said. “Fortunately, it all worked out. Extreme Speed Motorsports gave us really tough competition, and it could have gone either way.”

A key moment came one hour into the race when race leader Jani brushed PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports’ No. 52 Molecule ORECA FLM09 as Dane Cameron exited the pits. As a result, that team lost 20 laps in the pits before Mike Guasch returned to the race in seventh position. The team was able to work its way back through attrition to finish fifth.

Cumming and co-drivers Kyle Marcelli and Stefan Johansson had to come from behind to win the third straight PC race for the No. 8 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09. Ozz Negri and Sean Rayhall led much of the race – including eight laps overall – in the No. 25 8Star Motorsports entry, with Marcelli taking the checkered flag by 11.442 seconds over Rayhall.

The victory enabled Cumming to take the driver’s title by one point over Guasch, 141-140, while BAR1 Motorsports took the team title in a tie-breaker over CORE autosport (145-145, three victories to two). CORE finished third in the finale with Jon Bennett, Tom Kimber-Smith and Colin Braun in the No. 05 Composite Resources ORECA FLM09.

“After Baltimore, where we scored no points, we thought the season championship was completely out of our reach,” Cumming said. “We showed up at Circuit of The Americas with the attitude to go all out and win some races. We won COTA, and ended up winning at VIR. We came here with an outside shot at winning, but we needed everything to work out. It was one of those dream days where everything worked out.”

Team Falken Tire Wins Petit Le Mans; Magnussen, Garcia Win Title
Victory Takes Flying Lizard Motorsports To GTC Team Title In Final ALMS Race

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 19, 2013) – Team Falken Tire took a dramatic GT class victory in Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda at Road Atlanta, while Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia took the drivers’ title with a sixth-place finish in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n finale.

Nick Tandy, Bryan Sellers and Wolf Henzler took their first triumph of the final season for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n in the No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The winning vehicle was a show car until it was pressed into service last month after an opening-lap incident in the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT damaged the team’s primary car beyond repair.

The class featured drama all the way to the checkered flag. Tandy nearly lost control following the final restart with 11 laps remaining when he clipped a curb, but he recovered and held on to win by 0.741-of-a-second over Dirk Muller in the No. 56 Team RLL Crowne Plaza BMW Z4 GTE co-driven by John Edwards and Bill Auberlen.

“It was clearly difficult winning a race in GT, especially when it’s a 10-hour race,” Sellers said. “It was all about resiliency. Nobody gave up and the guys were fantastic in the pits. It’s pretty special to be here in the last ALMS race and go down in the history books and be part of what is to be part of what is considered to be the best GT racing in the world.”

A sixth-place finish for Garcia and Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6 ZR1 co-driven by Jordan Taylor was good enough to capture the GT drivers’ title, winning by six points over Muller (135-129).

“After not getting points at Sebring, we didn’t think getting the championship was possible,” Garcia said. “But we kept fighting and it came together in the end.”

The competitive battle saw seven of the 11 competitors representing five manufacturers take turns in the GT lead. The No. 91 SRT/Rush Viper GTS-R of Marc Goossens, Dominik Farnbacher and Ryan Dalziel led 126 laps before losing ground after contact with a prototype, while the winning Porsche led 124.

Spencer Pumpelly won in GTC by 5.839 seconds over Andy Lally, but came up short in his bid for the title. Pumpelly co-drove the No. 45 Venezuela/eSilicon/UIS Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with Nelson Canache Jr., and Madison Snow for Flying Lizard Motorsports, while Lally shared the No. 27 dempseychallenge.org Porsche with Dempsey Racing teammates Joe Foster and Patrick Dempsey.

The victory gave Flying Lizard Motorsports the GTC team title by 12 points over Alex Job Racing (157-145). Alex Job teammates Jeroen Bleekemolen and Cooper MacNeil won the drivers’ title with a fourth-place finish in the No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche shared with Sebastiaan Bleekemolen, beating Pumpelly and Canache by six points (145-139).

“We won the last ever ALMS race and the last ever ALMS pole,” Pumpelly said. “We wanted to win the team and driver titles and a lot of races. We missed the drivers’ championship but won the team. It’s really easy coming to work with Flying Lizard. The guys are just phenomenal.”

Next year the ALMS will combine with the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The first scheduled activity for the unified series will be unofficial testing at Sebring International Raceway (Nov. 16-17) and Daytona International Speedway (Nov. 19-20), with the 2014 season opening with the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014.

1. (1) Neel Jani/Nicolas Prost/Nick Heidfeld (12-P1), Lola B12-60 Toyota, 394 laps
2. (4) Scott Tucker/Ryan Briscoe/Marino Franchitti (551-P2), HPD ARX-03b, 388
3. (3) Scott Sharp/Anthony Lazzaro/David Brabham (01-P2), HPD ARX-03b, 388
4. (5) Guy Cosmo/Peter Dumbreck/Jonny Kane (552-P2), HPD ARX-03b, 387
5. (11) Kyle Marcelli/Stefan Johansson/Chris Cumming (8-PC), ORECA FLM09, 380
6. (12) Oswaldo Negri/Sean Rayhall (25-PC), ORECA FLM09, 380
7. (10) Jonathan Bennett/Tom Kimber-Smith/Mark Wilkins (05-PC), ORECA FLM09, 377
8. (21) Bryan Sellers/Nick Tandy/Wolf Henzler (17-GT), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 375
9. (20) John Edwards/Dirk Mueller/Bill Auberlen (56-GT), BMW Z4 GTE, 375
10. (16) Matteo Malucelli/Robin Liddell/Olivier Beretta (62-GT), Ferrari F458 Italia, 375
11. (8) Chris Dyson/Tony Burgess/Chris McMurry (16-P1), Lola B12-60 Mazda, 374
12. (24) Jorg Muller/Uwe Alzen/Maxime Martin (55-GT), BMW Z4 GTE, 374
13. (17) Tommy Kendall/Kuno Wittmer/Jonathan Bomarito (93-GT), SRT Viper GTS-R Viper V-10, 373
14. (19) Jan Magnussen/Jordan Taylor/Antonio Garcia (3-GT), Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, 373
15. (18) Dominik Farnbacher/Marc Goossens/Ryan Dalziel (91-GT), SRT Viper GTS-R Viper V-10, 372
16. (23) Colin Braun/Patrick Long/Michael Christensen (06-GT), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 372
17. (6) Johannes van Overbeek/Ed Brown/Rob Bell (02-P2), HPD ARX-03b, 369
18. (26) Leh Keen/Johnny Mowlem/Bill Sweedler (23-GT), Ferrari F458 Italia, 369
19. (22) Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner/Richard Westbrook (4-GT), Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, 369
20. (14) Rusty Mitchell/Tomy Drissi/James French (7-PC), ORECA FLM09, 365
21. (7) Dane Cameron/David Cheng/Mike Guasch (52-PC), ORECA FLM09, 359
22. (27) Nelson Canache Jr./Spencer Pumpelly/Madison Snow (45-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 357
23. (29) Patrick Dempsey/Andy Lally/Joe Foster (27-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 357
24. (30) Mike Hedlund/Jan Heylen/Jon Fogarty (11-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 357
25. (28) Cooper MacNeil/Jeroen Bleekemolen/Sebastiaan Bleekemolen (22-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 356
26. (34) Seth Neiman/Dion von Moltke/Brett Sandberg (44-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 344
27. (31) Ben Keating/Damien Faulkner/Craig Stanton (66-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 339
28. (32) Nicolas Armindo/Christina Nielsen/Angel Andres Benitez, Jr (31-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 339 29. (9) Bruno Junqueira/Duncan Ende/Gustavo Menezes (9-PC), ORECA FLM09, 295
30. (33) Charles Espenlaub/Darren Law/Charlie Putman (10-GTC), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 277
31. (15) Katherine Legge/Andy Meyrick (0-P1), DeltaWing LM12 Elan, 209
32. (2) Klaus Graf/Lucas Luhr/Romain Dumas (6-P1), HPD ARX-03c, 200
33. (13) Tristan Nunez/Charlie Shears (18-PC), ORECA FLM09, 121
34. (25) Bryce Miller/Marco Holzer/Emmanuel Collard (48-GT), Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, 76

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