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Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Joao Barbosa 220
1 Christian Fittipaldi 220
2 Dane Cameron 216
2 Eric Curran 216
3 Jordan Taylor 211
3 Ricky Taylor 211
4 Marc Goossens 197
5 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 191
6 Jonathan Bomarito 183
6 Tristan Nunez 183
7 Tom Long 179
7 Joel Miller 179
8 Katherine Legge 171
8 Ryan Dalziel 171
9 John Pew 164
10 Sean Rayhall 120
11 Johannes Van Overbeek 95
11 Scott Sharp 95
11 Luis Felipe Derani 95
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 84
13 Max Angelelli 82
14 Olivier Pla 77
15 Spencer Pigot 72
15 Ed Brown 72
16 Ben Devlin 70
17 Andy Meyrick 67
18 Scott Pruett 62
19 Filipe Albuquerque 61
20 Rubens Barrichello 53

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1 #5 Action Express Racing 220
2 #31 Action Express Racing 216
3 #10 Wayne Taylor Racing 211
4 #90 Visitflorida.Com Racing 197
5 #60 Michael Shank Racing 191
6 #55 Mazda Motorsports 183
7 #70 Mazda Motorsports 179
8 #0 Panoz Deltawing Racing 144
9 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 95
10 #50 Highway To Help 46
11 #81 Dragonspeed 29
12 #01 Ford Chip Ganassi 27
13 #02 Ford Chip Ganassi 25
14 #37 Smp Racing 23
15 #24 Porsche Centre Oakville 21

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1 Chevrolet 236
2 Honda 227
3 Mazda 212
4 Bmw 56
5 Ford 30
Fogarty and Gurney shine in the rain at Mid Ohio

Grand-Am
Sunday, June 22, 2008

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Fogarty and Gurney on the victory podium
Mark Scheuern/AutoRacing1
While it poured Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley of Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney found a ray of sunshine.

Gurney passed Matt Plumb on the outside with nine laps remaining in the 76-lap (two hours and 45 minutes) race and went on to win his first Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 victory of 2008 in the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank.

Gurney and Fogarty, the defending Daytona Prototype champions, had not visited the podium since finishing second in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Meanwhile, Eric Lux and Leh Keen drove to victory in GT in the No. 86 Farnbacher Loles Porsche GT3, giving Porsche its first triumph of the season in eight races.

A heavy rain began pouring only seven laps into the two hour, 45-minute event, leading to a multi-car spin that involved numerous contenders in both classes.

"It was all about survival today," Patrick Dempsey said. He and Joe Foster finished 12th in GT, sharing the No. 40 Hyper Sport Mazda RX-8.

Darren Law finished second in the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley that David Donohue put on the pole. He took the position on the final lap of racing, before a two-car incident caused the race to end under caution. Plumb and Gene Sigal finished third in the No. 7 RumBum.com BMW Riley.

A sudden downpour early in the race resulted in a multi-car spin involving several contenders in both classes. The incident began when Tom Kimber-Smith spun the No. 16 Cheever Racing Crown Royal Pontiac Coyote after contact. John Pew spun the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley to avoid Kimber-Smith, but Brad Jaeger slid the No. 77 Doran Racing Ford Dallara into Pew. Meanwhile, several other Daytona Prototypes slid off course and needed tows, including Jim Matthews in the No. 91 Riley Matthews Motorsports Pontiac Riley and JC France in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley.

Moments later, GT pole winner Lawson Aschenbach spun, triggering an incident that involved the No. 32 PR1 Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R of Mike Forest, the No. 67 TRG Porsche GT3 of Tim George Jr., the No. 06 Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R of Marc Bunting and the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3 of Bryce Miller. Moments before the caution ended, Jon Fogarty spun and continued in the No. 99, falling from second to 23rd position overall.

But that was the downside. The upside was standing in victory lane.

In all, there were eight caution periods for 35 laps.

Keen took the lead from Robin Liddell in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R late in the race after a back and forth battle. Liddell and Andrew Davis finished second, giving them their fifth podium finish in the last six races. Diego Alessi finished third in the No. 21 Matt Connolly Motorsports Pontiac GTO.R that led much of the early portion of the GT race with Ryan Phinny at the wheel.

The next Grand-Am Rolex Series race will be the July 3 Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

Results

POS

NO. CLASS CL.POS. DRIVER TEAM/CAR LAPS
1 99 DP 1 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 76
2 58 DP 2 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 76
3 7 DP 3 Plumb / Sigal Rum Bum Racing / BMW Riley 76
4 61 DP 4 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 76
5 59 DP 5 Barbosa / France Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 76
6 60 DP 6 Negri / Patterson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 76
7 47 DP 7 Frisselle / Taylor Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 76
8 01 DP 8 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 76
9 76 DP 9 Jonsson / Zonta Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 76
10 10 DP 10 Angelelli / Valiante SunTrust Racing / Pontiac Riley 76
11 86 GT 1 Keen / Lux Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 76
12 57 GT 2 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 75
13 21 GT 3 Alessi / Phinny Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac GTO.R 75
14 66 GT 4 Ballou / Lally TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 75
15 65 GT 5 Gutierrez / Stanton TRG/Riegel Autosport / Porsche GT3 Cup 75
16 91 DP 11 Goossens / Matthews Bob Stallings/ Riley-Matthews / Pontiac Riley 75
17 43 GT 6 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 75
18 70 GT 7 Ham / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 75
19 72 GT 8 Aschenbach / Borcheller / Lewis Jr Autohaus Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 75
20 69 GT 9 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 75
21 88 GT 10 Johnson / Lacey Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 75
22 16 DP 12 Garcia / Kimber-Smith Cheever Racing / Pontiac Coyote 74
23 07 GT 11 Collins / Edwards Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 74
24 40 GT 12 Dempsey / Foster Hyper Sport / Mazda RX-8 74
25 3 DP 13 Lester / Lewis Southard Motorsports / Lexus Riley 74
26 68 GT 13 Sellers / Valentine TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 73
27 53 GT 14 Borkowski / Constantine Playboy Racing / BMW M6 73
28 71 GT 15 Grant / Grant / Grant Synergy Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 73
29 75 DP 14 Krohn / van de Poele Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 72
30 30 GT 16 Smith / Stone Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 72
31 42 GT 17 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Corvette 72
32 77 DP 15 Gidley / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 71
33 74 GT 18 Lazzaro / Schiff / Skea GTS Racing with Mitchum Motorsports / Porsche GT3 Cup 69
34 6 DP 16 James / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 67
35 87 GT 19 Miller / Werner Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 Cup 66
36 09 DP 17 Camirand / Cosmo Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 25
37 67 GT 20 George Jr / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 Cup 24
38 2 DP 18 Dalziel / Zogaib SAMAX / BMW Riley 10
39 06 GT 21 Bunting / Magnussen Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 8
40 32 GT 22 Barrett / Forest PR1 Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 7
41* 23 DP 0 Auberlen / Hand Alex Job Racing / Porsche Crawford 0

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