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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

1 Chevrolet 38
2 Ford 34
3 Nissan 28
4 Honda 26
5 Mazda 18
New Jersey: Negri holds off Angelelli

Sunday, August 31, 2008


The winning Ford Riley of Negri/Patterson

Oswaldo Negri Jr. and Mark Patterson became the seventh different winners this year in the Rolex Sports Car Series, as Oswaldo Negri Jr. held off Max Angelelli by 0.459 seconds Sunday to win the first professional feature race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the Supercar Life 250, while Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched the Daytona Prototype team championship with a ninth-place finish in a backup car.

Negri led the final 45 laps in the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley started by Mark Patterson, scoring the second career victory for the team. Negri and Patterson teamed to win the 2006 season-ending race at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, Utah. It was their first podium finish since they placed third at Homestead-Miami Speedway, after Negri won the pole for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Angelelli came up short in a bid for the second consecutive triumph for the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley started by Michael Valiante.

Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand took third in the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Ruby Tuesday Porsche Riley, taking their second podium finish of the season and best outing since placing second at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Pruett destroyed the primary No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley in a testing accident on Thursday. The team went back to its Indianapolis shop to prepare the car that last competed in their Rolex 24 At Daytona victory. The finish - coupled with a fifth-place finish by Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty - opened a 38-point lead (386-348) in the team standings with only the Sept. 20 finale at Miller Motorsports Park remaining on the schedule. Teams may score a maximum 35 points at each event. Pruett and Rojas each need to run 30 minutes at Miller to score points.

Joao Barbosa and JC France finished fourth for the fourth time this season in the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley. Barbosa was running second at the final restart with two laps remaining before being bumped off course and passed by both Angelelli and Auberlen.

Gurney finished fifth - going off course in the closing laps in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley after contact with the No. 10 machine. He was followed by Brian Frisselle in the No. 61 AIM Autosport Ford Riley started from the pole by Mark Wilkins; the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley of John Pew and Ian James; the No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola of Tracy Krohn and Eric van de Poele; Pruett and Rojas; and Darren Law and David Donohue in the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley.

Donohue led 38 laps early in the event, passing Patterson for the lead on lap 20 and remaining out front through his pit stop on lap 57. Law took over but was held up in traffic and could not work his way back into competition.

Gurney led three laps after Donohue's stop, with Negri taking over on lap 61 and pacing the final 45 circuits.

There were five cautions for 25 laps, with many of them for debris and gravel following off course excursions. The race came down to a two-lap sprint, with Negri holding on after Barbosa lost second position on the final lap.

In GT, rookie Tim George Jr. scored his first Rolex Series victory after starting the No. 67 TRG Johnny Love Vodka/994 Magazine Porsche GT3. It was the 19th career class triumph for Andy Lally, who took over and held off Robin Liddell by 1.776 seconds.

The second-place finish by Liddell and Andrew Davis in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R tightened the point race into the season finale. The pair entered the event third in the team points, trailing Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards by 16 points. Collins and Edwards finished ninth in the No. 07 Banner Racing Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP.R, Liddell and Davis now trail by only five points (337-332).

Nick Ham and Sylvain Tremblay entered the event second in the team points, but struggled with an oil leak to place 16th in the No. 70 SpeedSource Castrol Mazda RX-8. They enter the final round 12 points behind the leaders.

Ryan Phinny led 34 laps early in the event in the No. 21 Matt Connolly Motorsports Pontiac GTO.R, with Diego Alessi taking third on the final lap to give the team its third third-place finish of the campaign.

The season wraps up at Salt Lake City with 1000 presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels at Miller Motorsports Park.


- The victory is the second career Daytona Prototype victory for Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson, and the second for Michael Shank Racing. Negri, Patterson and Shank last won the Sunchaser 1000 at Miller Motorsports Park.

- Patterson and Negri's victory at Miller was also the first time the series had competed on the track. Sunday's race at Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park was the first time the series had raced on the 2.25-mile track.

- This is the third victory in four races this season for Ford, tying the manufacturer with Pontiac with the second most victories this season. Lexus leads with six, and BMW has one. Porsche is still looking for its first victory.

- This is the 12th in 13 races this season the Riley chassis has won.

- This is the first time this season the Daytona Prototype winners have come from the 10th starting position.

- The margin of victory for Negri was .459 seconds, the sixth closest race in Daytona Prototype history.

- This is the second straight podium finish and third this season for Max Angelelli and Michael Valiante, who finished second in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Pontiac Dallara.

- This is the second podium finish and third top five for Joey Hand and Bill Auberlen, who finished third in the No. 23 Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing Team Porsche Riley. It also gave the podium three different engine manufacturers in the top three.

- This is the fourth fourth-place finish of the season for the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley and drivers Joao Barbosa and JC France. Barbosa ran as high as second on the final lap before falling to fourth.

- This is the 11th top-10 finish of the season for Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley. The car now ties the No. 01 Lexus Riley with the most races led - 10 - this season.

- Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas finished ninth in the race, their 12th top-10 finish of the season, and own a 38-point advantage over Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty in the standings.

- David Donohue of Malvern, Pa. finished 10th with co-driver Darren Law in the No. 58 Brumos Racing Porsche Riley, the duo's ninth straight top-10 finish, currently a series best.

- Ten of the 17 Daytona Prototypes finished all 105 laps of the race.

- Seven drivers in six Daytona Prototypes led laps in the race: Oswaldo Negri (45), David Donohue (38), Michael Valiante (9), Mark Wilkins (6), Alex Gurney (3), Mark Patterson (2), Joey Hand (2).



1 60 DP 1 Negri / Patterson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 105
2 10 DP 2 Angelelli / Valiante SunTrust Racing / Pontiac Dallara 105 SunTrust
3 23 DP 3 Auberlen / Hand Alex Job Racing / Porsche Riley 105 Ruby Tuesday
4 59 DP 4 Barbosa / France Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 105 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
5 99 DP 5 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 105 GAINSCO Auto Insurance
6 61 DP 6 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 105 Exchange Traded Gold, Mike Direct Connect
7 6 DP 7 James / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 105
8 75 DP 8 Krohn / van de Poele Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 105
9 01 DP 9 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 105 TELMEX
10 58 DP 10 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 105 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
11 09 DP 11 Camirand / Cosmo Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 104
12 7 DP 12 Plumb / Sigal Rum Bum Racing / BMW Riley 104, Big Vision Miami, Caramba Tequila
13 76 DP 13 Jonsson / Zonta Krohn Racing / Pontiac Lola 103
14 67 GT 1 George Jr / Lally TRG / Porsche GT3 102
15 57 GT 2 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 102 Stevenson Auto, Bryan Mark Financial
16 21 GT 3 Alessi / Phinny Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac GTO.R 102
17 66 GT 4 Ballou / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 102 Mitchell Rubber
18 86 GT 5 Keen / Lux Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 102 The Media Barons, Power-Plus Porsche Performance Systems, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine
19 87 GT 6 Miller / Werner Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 102 Marquis Jet, Resorts International, Power-Plus Porsche Performance Systems, IPC, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Total Lubricants
20 32 GT 7 Barrett / Forest PR1 Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 102 Miracle Sealants, Konica Minolta, Kolliner-Long Gallery
21 27 GT 8 O'Connell / Roush O'Connell Racing / Porsche GT3 102 General Environmental Management, Inc., Taleo Grill
22 68 GT 9 Sellers / Valentine TRG / Porsche GT3 102 CRG, Maxter, Rotex, MBA Group, F1 Air
23 07 GT 10 Collins / Edwards Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 102 Banner Engineering
24 69 GT 11 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 102 FXDD
25 64 GT 12 Sugden / van Overbeek JLowe Racing / Porsche GT3 101 Porsche of the Main Line, SRS
26 30 GT 13 Taylor / von Moltke Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 101 Idemitsu Racing Oil, Performance Drink, P1 Groupe
27 65 GT 14 Potter / Stanton TRG/Riegel Autosport / Porsche GT3 100 Mike Wiegel Helicopter Skiing, Total-R Insulation Solutions
28 88 GT 15 Johnson / Lacey Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 100
29 70 GT 16 Ham / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 96 Castrol Syntec, Mazda
30 26 GT 17 Jacalone / Jacalone Gotham Competition / Porsche GT3 95 Jerome Jacalone Fine Art
31 63 GT 18 Lowe / Pace JLowe Racing / Porsche GT3 94 Porsche of the Main Line, SRS
32 77 DP 14 Gidley / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 91 Kodak
33 40 GT 19 Dempsey / Foster / Maxwell Hyper Sport / Mazda RX-8 89
34 72 GT 20 Borcheller / Lewis Jr Autohaus Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 85 Autohaus Motorsports
35 42 GT 21 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 84
36 3 DP 15 Lester Southard Motorsports / Lexus Riley 76
37 91 DP 16 Goossens / Matthews Bob Stallings/ Riley-Matthews / Pontiac Riley 46 Riley-Matthews Motorsports
38 43 GT 22 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 38
39 55 GT 23 Tucker / Zabinski Level 5 Motorsports / Ferrari 430 Challenge 30 Priority
40 06 GT 24 Bunting / Reese Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 16 Banner Engineering
41 35 GT 25 Aquilante / Heinricy Phoenix Performance Inc. / Corvette 1 Phoenix Performance, Rockland Std Gear
42* 16 DP 0 Fittipaldi / Garcia Cheever Racing / Pontiac Coyote 0 Crown Royal Cask No. 16

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