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Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:32 am

Updated Grand-Am Standings.................

Daytona Prototype(DP) top-10+ drivers' standings...............
1st} Scott Pruett.............................................237 pts(1 win)
2nd} Max Angelelli..........................................233 pts(1 win)
t-3rd}[3]Jon Fogarty.......................................220 pts(4 wins)
t-3rd}[4]Alex Gurney......................................220 pts(4 wins)
5th} Memo Rojas............................................212 pts
t-6th}[6]Colin Braun........................................209 pts
t-6th}[7]Max Papis...........................................209 pts
t-8th}[8]David Donohue...................................193 pts
t-8th}[9]Darren Law........................................193 pts
t-10th}[10]Patrick Long....................................189 pts(1 win)
t-10th}[11]Jorg Bergmeister.............................189 pts(1 win)

DP Engine Standings...........................
1st} Pontiac....................................................265 pts(5 wins)
2nd} Lexus.....................................................242 pts(1 win)
3rd} Porsche..................................................220 pts(1 win)
4th} Ford........................................................139 pts
5th} BMW.......................................................133 pts(1 win)

DP Chassis Standings.........................
1st} Riley.......................................................277 pts(7 wins)
2nd} Crawford................................................193 pts(1 win)
3rd} Doran.....................................................133 pts
4th} Fabcar.....................................................130 pts



Grand Touring(GT) top-10 drivers' standings.........................
t-1st}[1]Kelly Collins.......................................255 pts
t-1st}[2]Paul Edwards......................................255 pts
3rd} Dirk Werner.............................................253 pts(1 win)
4th} Sylvain Tremblay......................................248 pts(3 wins)
5th} Bryce Miller..............................................241 pts(1 win)
6th} Nick Ham.................................................239 pts(3 wins)
t-7th}[7]Andy Lally..........................................238 pts(3 wins)
t-7th}[8]R.J. Valentine.....................................238 pts(3 wins)
t-9th}[9]Jean-Francois Dumoulin.......................219 pts(1 win)
t-9th}[10]Carlos de Quesada............................219 pts(1 win)

GT Manufacturer Standings......................
1st} Porsche...................................................301 pts(5 wins)
t-2nd}[2]Mazda...............................................262 pts(3 wins)
t-2nd}[3]Pontiac..............................................262 pts(1 win)
4th} Chevrolet.................................................180 pts
5th} Ford.........................................................112 pts
6th} BMW.........................................................51 pts
7th} Nissan.......................................................42 pts
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Post by mlittle » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:18 pm

Top-5 results from the Daytona Prototype and Grand Touring split-class races at Iowa Speedway this past weekend....................

DP-1} Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, #01 Telmex/Target Lexus/Riley
DP-2} Rob Finlay, Michael Valiante, #19 Z-Line Designs Lexus/Riley
DP-3} Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty, #99 Gainsco Pontiac/Riley
DP-4} Max Papis, Colin Braun, #75 Krohn Racing Pontiac/Riley
DP-5} Oswaldo Negri, Jr., Mark Patterson, #60 Flight Options Lexus/Riley


GT-1} Andy Lally, R.J. Valentine, #66 The Racer's Group/CRG/Maxter Porsche 911 GT3
GT-2} Leighton Reese, Tim Lewis, Jr., #06 Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP-R
GT-3} Bryce Miller, Dirk Werner, #87 Marquis Jet/Recaro Porsche 911 GT3
GT-4} Bryan Sellers, Spencer Pumpelly, #67 The Racer's Group/AVIVA Porsche 911 GT3
GT-5} Emil Assentato, Nick Longhi, #69 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8
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Post by mlittle » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:24 am

Updated Grand-Am Standings..................

Daytona Prototype(DP) top-10+ drivers' standings...................................
1st} Scott Pruett..............................................272 pts(2 wins)
2nd} Max Angelelli...........................................257 pts(1 win)
t-3rd}[3]Alex Gurney.......................................250 pts(4 wins)
t-3rd}[4]Jon Fogarty........................................250 pts(4 wins)
5th} Memo Rojas.............................................247 pts(1 win)
t-6th}[6]Colin Braun........................................237 pts
t-6th}[7]Max Papis...........................................237 pts
t-8th}[8]David Donohue...................................218 pts
t-8th}[9]Darren Law.........................................218 pts
t-10th}[10]Patrick Long....................................210 pts(1 win)
t-10th}[11]Jorg Bergmeister.............................210 pts(1 win)

DP Engine Standings...............................
1st} Pontiac.....................................................295 pts(5 wins)
2nd} Lexus......................................................277 pts(2 wins)
3rd} Porsche....................................................245 pts(1 win)
4th} BMW.........................................................151 pts(1 win)
5th} Ford..........................................................139 pts

DP Chassis Standings.............................
1st} Riley..........................................................312 pts(8 wins)
2nd} Crawford...................................................214 pts(1 win)
3rd} Fabcar.......................................................147 pts
4th} Doran........................................................133 pts


Grand Touring(GT) top-10 drivers' standings..................................
1st} Dirk Werner................................................283 pts(1 win)
t-2nd}[2]Andy Lally............................................273 pts(4 wins)
t-2nd}[3]R.J. Valentine........................................273 pts(4 wins)
t-4th}[4]Kelly Collins..........................................272 pts
t-4th}[5]Paul Edwards.........................................272 pts
6th} Bryce Miller.................................................271 pts(1 win)
7th} Sylvain Tremblay.........................................266 pts(3 wins)
8th} Nick Ham.....................................................257 pts(3 wins)
t-9th}[9]Leighton Reese........................................247 pts(1 win)
t-9th}[10]Tim Lewis, Jr.........................................247 pts(1 win)

GT Manufacturers' Standings.........................
1st} Porsche.......................................................336 pts(6 wins)
2nd} Pontiac.......................................................294 pts(1 win)
3rd} Mazda.........................................................288 pts(3 wins)
4th} Chevrolet....................................................205 pts
5th} Ford............................................................112 pts
6th} BMW.............................................................51 pts
7th} Nissan...........................................................42 pts
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:29 am

Good to see the Pruett name up there :)

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Post by jacfan » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:39 am

Julian Mayo wrote:Good to see the Pruett name up there :)
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:57 am

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Post by mlittle » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:58 am

jacfan wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:Good to see the Pruett name up there :)
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Edwards, Collins notch first GT win in the heart of Dixie...

Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:08 pm

After knocking on the proverbial door of victory in the Grand-Am Rolex Series GT class, Banner Racing's Paul Edwards and Kelly Collins not only got through said door.........they knocked said door down and stomped on it, winning by over 30 seconds in front of the runner-ups...........................here are the top-5 from the GT category at a muggy, sweltering Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama:

GT-1} Paul Edwards, Kelly Collins, #07 Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP-R
GT-2} Andy Lally, R.J. Valentine, #66 The Racer's Group/CRG/F1-Air Porsche 911 GT3
GT-3} Bryce Miller, Dirk Werner, #87 Marquis Jet/Recaro Porsche 911 GT3
GT-4} Leighton Reese, Tim Lewis, Jr., #06 Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP-R
GT-5} Sylvain Tremblay, Nick Ham, #70 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8
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5's the number for the Gainsco boys...............

Post by mlittle » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:21 am

........as in, 5 wins so far this year in the Grand-Am Rolex Series. For the fifth time this year, Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty stood on the top step of the Daytona Prototype podium, winning in very hot, sweltering conditions Sunday in the DP-class portion of the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant.

Top-5 from the Daytona Prototype class..........................
DP-1} Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty--#99 Gainsco Pontiac/Riley
DP-2} Colin Braun, Nic Jonsson--#75 Krohn Racing Pontiac/Riley
DP-3} Max Angelelli, Memo Gidley--#10 SunTrust Pontiac/Riley
DP-4} Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas--#01 Telmex/Target Lexus/Riley
DP-5} Oswaldo Negri, Jr., Mark Patterson--#60 Flight Options Lexus/Riley
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Post by mlittle » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:46 pm

Updated Grand-Am Standings.........................................

Daytona Prototype(DP) top-10+ drivers' standings....................
1st} Scott Pruett..........................................298 pts(2 wins)
2nd} Max Angelelli.......................................287 pts(1 win)
t-3rd}[3]Alex Gurney...................................285 pts(5 wins)
t-3rd}[4]Jon Fogarty....................................285 pts(5 wins)
5th} Memo Rojas.........................................273 pts(1 win)
6th} Colin Braun..........................................269 pts
7th} Max Papis............................................259 pts
t-8th}[8]David Donohue...............................246 pts
t-8th}[9]Darren Law....................................246 pts
t-10th}[10]Patrick Long................................233 pts(1 win)
t-10th}[11]Jorg Bergmeister.........................233 pts(1 win)

DP Engine Standings................................
1st} Pontiac..................................................330 pts(6 wins)
2nd} Lexus...................................................303 pts(2 wins)
3rd} Porsche.................................................273 pts(1 win)
4th} BMW.....................................................172 pts(1 win)
5th} Ford......................................................139 pts

DP Chassis Standings..............................
1st} Riley.....................................................347 pts(9 wins)
2nd} Crawford..............................................237 pts(1 win)
3rd} Fabcar..................................................167 pts
4th} Doran...................................................133 pts


Grand Touring(GT) top-10 drivers' standings........................
1st} Dirk Werner...........................................313 pts(1 win)
t-2nd}[2]Kelly Collins....................................307 pts(1 win)
t-2nd}[3]Paul Edwards...................................307 pts(1 win)
t-4th}[4]R.J. Valentine...................................305 pts(4 wins)
t-4th}[5]Andy Lally........................................305 pts(4 wins)
6th} Bryce Miller............................................301 pts(1 win)
7th} Sylvain Tremblay....................................292 pts(3 wins)
8th} Nick Ham................................................285 pts(3 wins)
t-9th}[9]Leighton Reese..................................275 pts(1 win)
t-9th}[10]Tim Lewis, Jr...................................275 pts(1 win)

GT Manufacturers' Standings..............................
1st} Porsche.................................................368 pts(6 wins)
2nd} Pontiac.................................................329 pts(2 wins)
3rd} Mazda...................................................314 pts(3 wins)
4th} Chevrolet..............................................223 pts
5th} Ford......................................................114 pts
6th} BMW......................................................51 pts
7th} Nissan....................................................43 pts
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A lap around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve..........

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:00 pm

During Thursday's practice sessions in the runup to tomorrow's inaugural Montreal 400k at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Michael Shank Racing drivers Oswaldo Negri, Jr., Mark Patterson and James Pew described a lap at the historic Montreal track..................

Pew:
After you cross the start/finish line, you prepare for the first left hander, going down the gears and using all the apex curbing you can. A quick shot of gas and then down a gear, maybe two for the quick right hander that follows as you try to stay as close to the curbs all the way around. The track goes up slightly here before the exit of the corner.
Patterson:
That second turn has no grip and if not handled well, opens up a neat passing opportunity going into the next right hander.
Pew:
Next is a quick right-hander; hard braking and back down the gears and over the apex curbs. Then there's another immediate direction change back to the left. There are curbs at the track out there and it's just inches to the wall right there. Then you run back up the gears before the next right hander--a sweeping, very fast blind corner.
Patterson:
Hard braking into a 90-degree left hander, sweeping right over a white repair patch onto a more gradual opening right turn that spits you out onto a left-side wall at full throttle. There's an 18-inch strip of grass between the track and the wall--more than enough margin for error. Up through the gears towards the Olympus bridge past the 200, then 100 board, down through the gears past to 50 board. It's dark underneath the bridge, but there's blinding sunlight as you exit the bridge as you go sharply through another chicane. Bang--jump the right-side and then left-side curbs roughly. Like before, there's an 18-inch strip of grass between the track and the wall. This leads to the sweeping, curved Portland-like straight where Kubica crashed during the F1 race. Heavy braking and down through the gears as you approach the best passing spot on the track.
Negri:
One thing notable about this track is that, because this track's used so infrequently, it changes a lot during the weekend; you have to keep up with how it changes. Getting out of the hairpin is very important; getting the power down as soon as possible is very important because it leads to a very long straight, longer than when we raced at Long Beach. Very straightforward here until you get to the tricky "Wall of Champions" corner. I think it's going to be a very good spot for overtaking, but it's also the most unforgiving and dangerous portion of the track. There is no runoff, and if you catch the curbs wrong, you are going to hit the wall, no question about it. From there, it's back to start/finish and you begin another lap......
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Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:17 pm

Montreal 400k Practice Session #1 top-5(DP).................................................
1st} Max Angelelli, Jan Magnussen--#10 SunTrust Pontiac/Riley, 1:37.325 sec
2nd} Rob Finlay, Michael Valiante--#19 Z-Line Designs Lexus/Riley, 1:37.891 sec
3rd} Jon Fogarty, Alex Gurney--#99 Gainsco Pontiac/Riley, 1:37.978 sec
4th} Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas--#01 Telmex/Target Lexus/Riley, 1:38.064 sec
5th} Christian Fittpaldi, Antonio Garcia--#39 Crown Royal Pontiac/Fabcar, 1:38.691 sec


Montreal 400k Practice Session #2 top-5(DP).................................................
1st} Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty--#99 Gainsco Pontiac/Riley, 1:36.344 sec
2nd} Bill Auberlen, Matt Alhadeff--#05 Luggage Express BMW/Riley, 1:36.559 sec
3rd} Max Angelelli, Jan Magnussen--#10 SunTrust Pontiac/Riley, 1:36.617 sec
4th} Patrick Carpentier, Kris Szekeres--#11 CITGO/SAMAX Pontiac/Riley, 1:36.682 sec
5th} Patrick Long, Jorg Bergmeister--#23 Ruby Tuesday Porsche/Crawford, 1:36.787 sec

GT top-5, practice session #1.................................................................
1st} Paul Edwards, Kelly Collins--#07 Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP-R, 1:44.955 sec
2nd} Andy Lally, R.J. Valentine--#66 The Racer's Group/CRG Porsche 911 GT3, 1:45.162 sec
3rd} Dominic Farnbacher, Ian Baas--#85 Shoes for Crews Porsche 911 GT3, 1:45.593 sec
4th} Scott Tucker, Ed Zbrinski--#67 The Racer's Group/500 Fast Cash Porsche 911 GT3, 1:45.750 sec
5th} Tom Nastasi, Terry Borcheller--#15 USG Sheetrock Ford Mustang Cobra GT, 1:45.837 sec

GT top-5, practice session #2.................................................................
1st} Dominic Farnbacher, Ian Baas--#85 Shoes for Crews Porsche 911 GT3, 1:43.663 sec
2nd} Dirk Werner, Bryce Miller--#87 Marquis Jet/Recaro Porsche 911 GT3, 1:44.169 sec
3rd} Andy Lally, R.J. Valentine--#66 The Racer's Group/CRG Porsche 911 GT3, 1:44.328 sec
4th} Paul Edwards, Kelly Collins--#07 Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP-R, 1:44.397 sec
5th} Tom Nastasi, Terry Borcheller--#15 USG Sheetrock Ford Mustang Cobra GT, 1:44.473 sec
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Post by mlittle » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:47 am

Montreal 400k @ Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Class Pole-Sitters....................

DP} Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty--#99 Gainsco Pontiac/Riley, 1:35.071 sec
GT} Kelly Collins, Paul Edwards--#07 Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP-R, 1:42.610 sec
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Post by mlittle » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:37 pm

Montreal 400k top-5 from each class................

DP-1} Max Angelelli, Jan Magnussen--#10 SunTrust Pontiac/Riley
DP-2} Jim Matthews, Marc Goossens--#91 Riley Motorsports Pontiac/Riley
DP-3} Jon Fogarty, Alex Gurney--#99 Gainsco Pontiac/Riley
DP-4} Christian Fittipaldi, Antonio Garcia--#39 Crown Royal Pontiac/Fabcar
DP-5} Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas--#01 Telmex/Target Lexus/Riley

GT-1} Andy Lally, R.J. Valentine--#66 The Racer's Group/CRG Porsche 911 GT3
GT-2} Dirk Werner, Bryce Miller--#87 Marquis Jet/Recaro Porsche 911 GT3
GT-3} Tom Nastasi, Terry Borcheller--#15 USG Sheetrock Ford Mustang Cobra GT
GT-4} Carlos de Quesada, Jean-Francois Dumoulin--#22 todayMD.com/Gatorade Porsche 911 GT3
GT-5} Leighton Reese, Tim Lewis, Jr.--#06 Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP-R
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8 in a row for the Gainsco boys..............

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:06 am

.........8 consecutive poles in Rolex competition, that is, for Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney, who will start on point in Friday's Crown Royal 200 @ the Glen, where for the first of two consecutive races, the Daytona Prototypes will get the track to themselves, giving them a chance to stretch their proverbial legs.

Top-5 from qualifying at the Glen this afternoon......................................
DP-1} Jon Fogarty, Alex Gurney--#99 Gainsco Pontiac/Riley, 1:07.020 sec*
DP-2} Nic Jonsson, Colin Braun--#75 Krohn Racing Pontiac/Riley, 1:07.645 sec
DP-3} Memo Gidley, Max Angelelli--#10 SunTrust Pontiac/Riley, 1:07.687 sec
DP-4} Mark Wilkins, Brian Frisselle--#61 Barrick Gold/RBC Centura Lexus/Riley, 1:07.761 sec
DP-5} Christian Fittipaldi, Antonio Garcia--#39 Crown Royal Pontiac/Fabcar, 1:07.858 sec

*--unlike the Sahlen's 6 Hrs. @ the Glen, which used the "long course", the Crown Royal 200 will use the "short course" which doesn't utilize the boot section of Watkins Glen International
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