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04/07/11
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Pruett and Rojas top opening Grand-Am practice
Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas ran fastest Thursday in opening practice for this weekend’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Porsche 250 at the scenic 2.3-mile, 17-turn circuit Barber Motorsports Park.  The 2-¾-hour timed sprint race goes green at 3 p.m. local time, Saturday, April 9, and will be telecast on SPEED the next day, Sunday, April 10, at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT.

Barber Motorsports Park is known for being a challenge for both drivers and tires. Many teams spent the majority of the day working through setups that will suit the new series-standard Continental Tires.

Sharing the card this weekend at Barber with the IZOD Indy Car series, on track time for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series is fairly limited.  Grand-Am teams only have one more practice and a quick qualifying session, all on Friday morning, before Saturday afternoon’s race.

The weather, however, is one issue from past races that should not be a factor this year.  Temperatures hovered in the low 70s, the sun was shining, and humidity was not existent Thursday.

Results

Pos

No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Time
1 01 DP 1 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing  BMW Riley 1:22.718
2 90 DP 2 Edwards / Garcia Spirit of Daytona Racing / Chevrolet 1:22.886
3 10 DP 3 Angelelli / Taylor SunTrust Racing  Chevrolet Dallara 1:23.059
4 99 DP 4 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Chevrolet 1:23.448
5 77 DP 5 Frisselle / Richard Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:23.674
6 60 DP 6 Negri / Pew Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:23.697
7 9 DP 7 Barbosa / Borcheller / France Action Express Racing / Porsche 1:23.963
8 8 DP 8 Dalziel / Forest Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley 1:24.193
9 5 DP 9 Donohue / Law Action Express Racing / Porsche 1:24.631
10 61 DP 10 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / BMW Riley 1:24.678
11 2 DP 11 Popow / Potolicchio Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley 1:28.535
12 70 GT 1 Bomarito / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:31.762
13 31 GT 2 Curran / Said Marsh Racing / Corvette 1:31.884
14 67 GT 3 Bertheau / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 1:31.935
15 94 GT 4 Auberlen / Dalla Lana Turner Motorsport / BMW M3 1:31.998
16 44 GT 5 Potter / Stanton Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 1:32.043
17 40 GT 6 Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:32.269
18 07 GT 7 Gavin / Schaldach Banner Racing / Camaro GT.R 1:32.324
19 88 GT 8 Lester / Taylor Autohaus Motorsports / Camaro 1:32.358
20 59 GT 9 Davis / Keen Brumos Racing / Porsche GT3 1:32.524
21 42 GT 11 Gidley / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:32.524
22 43 GT 10 Nonnamaker x 3 Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:32.524
23 57 GT 12 Liddell / Magnussen Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R 1:32.696
24 41 GT 13 Cameron / Gue Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:32.717
25 69 GT 14 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:32.903
26 30 GT 15 Cozzi / Lux Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 1:34.091
27 49 GT 16 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8 1:35.165

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