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New Jersey: Ruby Tuesday team tops Friday practice

Grand-Am
Friday, August 29, 2008

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Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing Team drivers Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand led the opening day of official practice Friday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, starting the Round 14 weekend for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.

Hand set the fastest time in Friday morning's practice on the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway in the No. 23 Ruby Tuesday Porsche Riley, turning a time of 1:11.520 (113.258 mph), while co-driver Bill Auberlen led the afternoon session with a lap of 1:12.565 (111.624 mph). Hand is expected to qualify the car Saturday afternoon (SPEEDTV.com, live, 1:50 p.m.) in preparation for Sunday's Supercar Life 250 (SPEED, Live, 1 p.m. ET).

"This track really superseded my expectations," Hand said. "Driving my car is a lot more fun than I expected, and the Ruby Tuesday team really worked hard and did a great job preparing for this race. For the first time with our new Riley, we're actually running strong coming right off the trailer."

Hand and Auberlen finished second in the second race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but the team's best finish since then was fourth in the Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen International as it switched to an upgraded Crawford chassis before moving to the Riley.

"This is my kind of track," Auberlen said. "The flow is good, and I like the really, really fast turns. We've been P-1 in every session, and that is where this team belongs. They work as hard as anyone in the paddock - sometimes harder."

Daytona Prototype point co-leader Memo Rojas practiced in a fellow manufacturer's car Friday while the TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team worked back at its Indianapolis shops preparing a backup car to replace the primary No. 01 Lexus Riley destroyed in a testing accident here Thursday. Scott Pruett, who was involved in that incident, was cleared to drive on Friday. Rojas and Pruett enter the Supercar Life 250 with a 42-point lead (364-322) over Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty in the standings with only two races remaining.

"Those few laps really helped," said Rojas, who shared the No. 3 Southard Motorsports Lexus Riley with Shane Lewis and Bill Lester. "It would be really tough to race here without knowing the track. The car was familiar, and I got to learn the braking references and how to get around here."

Second fastest was Ricardo Zonta, who ran a lap of 1:11.795 (112.821 mph) in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola.

"This track is very slippery and very challenging," said Zonta, who finished fifth with Nic Jonsson in the two most recent Rolex Series races. "Finding the right place for overtaking GT cars can be very difficult. But we've found the right direction to balance the car. There are still some issues where we can improve, but I think we can get a good position tomorrow."

Third in the combined practice was Marc Goossens at 1:12.010 (112.227 mph) in the No. 91 Riley-Matthews Motorsports Pontiac Riley that will be qualified by Jim Matthews. Rounding out the top five were Alex Gurney in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley at 1:12.175 (112.227 mph), and Darren Law in the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley at 1:12.238 (112.129 mph).

Farnbacher Loles, TRG Porsches Lead GT Sessions

Porsches from Farnbacher Loles Racing and TRG led the respective morning and afternoon sessions in GT class action. The GT class returns to action for the first time since Aug. 1 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Bryce Miller was fastest in the morning session with a lap of 1:19.534 (101.843 mph) in the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3, followed by Tim George Jr. in the No. 67 TRG Porsche GT3 at 1:19.573 (101.793 mph). Leading the afternoon session was Spencer Pumpelly in the No. 66 TRG Porsche GT3 at 1:19.586 (101.776 mph).

Fourth overall was Jeff Segal in the No. 69 SpeedSource FXDD Mazda RX-8 at 1:19.643 (101.703 mph), and Bryan Sellers in the No. 68 TRG Porsche GT3 at 1:19.652 (101.692 mph). Tied for fifth were a pair of Pontiacs, with Paul Edwards in the No. 07 Banner Racing Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP.R and Andrew Davis in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Stevenson Automatic/BryanMark Financial Pontiac GXP.R, both setting a fast lap of 1:19.692 (101.641 mph).

Following Sunday's 250-mile race (112 laps with a two-hour, 45-minute time limit), only the season-ending SunRichGourmet.com 1000 presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, Utah, remains on the 2008 schedule.

The Rolex Series will hold a combined practice Saturday at 9:15 a.m., followed by qualifying at 1:50 p.m.

POS

NO. CLASS DRIVERS TEAM/CAR TIME SPONSORS
1 23 DP Auberlen / Hand Alex Job Racing / Porsche Riley 1:11.520 Ruby Tuesday
2 76 DP Jonsson / Zonta Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 1:11.795
3 91 DP Goossens / Matthews Bob Stallings/ Riley-Matthews / Pontiac Riley 1:12.010 Riley-Matthews Motorsports
4 99 DP Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:12.175 GAINSCO Auto Insurance
5 58 DP Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:12.238 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
6 10 DP Angelelli / Valiante SunTrust Racing / Pontiac Dallara 1:12.346 SunTrust
7 60 DP Negri / Patterson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:12.358
8 77 DP Gidley / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:12.374 Kodak
9 09 DP Camirand / Cosmo Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 1:12.451
10 61 DP Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 1:12.847 Exchange Traded Gold, Mike Direct Connect
11 6 DP James / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:13.121
12 16 DP Fittipaldi / Garcia Cheever Racing / Pontiac Coyote 1:13.618 Crown Royal Cask No. 16
13 75 DP Krohn / van de Poele Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 1:14.158
14 3 DP Lester / Lewis / Rojas Southard Motorsports / Lexus Riley 1:14.306
15 7 DP Plumb / Sigal Rum Bum Racing / BMW Riley 1:14.597 Rumbum.com, Big Vision Miami, Caramba Tequila
16 59 DP Barbosa / France Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:14.850 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
17 87 GT Miller / Werner Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:19.534 Marquis Jet, Resorts International, Power-Plus Porsche Performance Systems, IPC, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Total Lubricants
18 67 GT George Jr / Lally TRG / Porsche GT3 1:19.573
19 69 GT Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:19.643 FXDD
20 57 GT Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:19.692 Stevenson Auto, Bryan Mark Financial
21 21 GT Alessi / Phinny Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac GTO.R 1:20.075
22 70 GT Ham / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:20.088 Castrol Syntec, Mazda
23 66 GT Ballou / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 1:20.112 Mitchell Rubber
24 07 GT Collins / Edwards Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 1:20.403 Banner Engineering
25 68 GT Sellers / Valentine TRG / Porsche GT3 1:20.544 CRG, Maxter, Rotex, MBA Group, F1 Air
26 32 GT Barrett / Forest PR1 Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:20.630 Miracle Sealants, Konica Minolta, Kolliner-Long Gallery
27 64 GT Sugden / van Overbeek JLowe Racing / Porsche GT3 1:20.694 Porsche of the Main Line, SRS
28 42 GT Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:20.774 Theracesite.com
29 72 GT Borcheller / Lewis Jr Autohaus Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:20.857 Autohaus Motorsports
30 65 GT Potter / Stanton TRG/Riegel Autosport / Porsche GT3 1:21.081 Mike Wiegel Helicopter Skiing, Total-R Insulation Solutions
31 86 GT Keen / Lux Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:21.087 The Media Barons, Power-Plus Porsche Performance Systems, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine
32 06 GT Bunting / Reese Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 1:21.567 Banner Engineering
33 30 GT Taylor / von Moltke Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 1:21.630 Idemitsu Racing Oil, Performance Drink, P1 Groupe
34 27 GT O'Connell / Roush O'Connell Racing / Porsche GT3 1:22.030 General Environmental Management, Inc., Taleo Grill
35 43 GT Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:22.117 Theracesite.com
36 35 GT Aquilante / Heinricy Phoenix Performance Inc. / Corvette 1:22.441 Phoenix Performance, Rockland Std Gear
37 40 GT Dempsey / Foster / Maxwell Hyper Sport / Mazda RX-8 1:22.485
38 88 GT Johnson / Lacey Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:22.540
39 63 GT Lowe / Pace JLowe Racing / Porsche GT3 1:24.803 Porsche of the Main Line, SRS
40 55 GT Tucker / Zabinski Level 5 Motorsports / Ferrari 430 Challenge 1:25.039 Priority
41 26 GT Jacalone / Jacalone Gotham Competition / Porsche GT3 1:29.763 Jerome Jacalone Fine Art
42 01 DP Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley - TELMEX

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