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Championship Fights down to last round at MMP...........

Post by mlittle » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:34 pm

The championships in both the Daytona Prototype and Grand Touring categories of the Grand American Road Racing Associations(a/k/a the Rolex Sports Car Series) will indeed go down to the last round at Miller Motorsports Park as both points battles tightened after Saturday's running of the Crown Royal Special Reserve 250 at Infineon Raceway in the heart of Sonoma wine country...........

First, the Daytona Prototypes.....using both late cautions and a very fast final pitstop for fuel only, CompUSA/Ganassi Racing drivers Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz scored their fifth win of the season, narrowing the gap to points leader Jorg Bergmeister down to 19 pts; just behind them is 2005 co-champion Max "the Axe" Angelelli, 23 pts back. Here is the top-5 from the Daytona Prototypes..........

DP-1}Scott Pruett, Luis Diaz................................................#01 CompUSA Lexus/Riley
DP-2}Butch Leitzinger, Andy Wallace...................................#4 The Boss Snowplow Pontiac/Crawford
DP-3}Adrian Fernandez, Mario Haberfeld.............................#12 Lowe's Hardware Pontiac/Riley
DP-4}Wayne Taylor, Max Angelelli, Jan Magnussen...............#10 SunTrust Pontiac/Riley
DP-5}Alex Figge, Ryan Dalziel............................................#89 Vonage/Playboy Pontiac/Riley



Meanwhile............in GT, it is now down to two teams; when the dust settles in Utah, either the duo of Andy Lally & Marc Bunting or Wolf Henzler & Robin Liddell will hoist the trophy at race's end. In Infineon, it was the latter duo who took home the win, besting the stronger GTO-R of Lally and Bunting. Here are the top-5 from the Grand Touring class.........

GT-1}Wolf Henzler, Robin Liddell......................................#72 NEC Porsche 911 GT3
GT-2}Andy Lally, Marc Bunting.........................................#65 The Racer's Group/F1 Air Pontiac GTO-R
GT-3}Leh Keen, David Murry............................................#80 Shoes for Crews Porsche 911 GT3
GT-4}Tommy Kendall, Burt Frisselle..................................#98 Ironclad Pontiac GTO-R
GT-5}Ian James, Eric Lux.................................................#74 Rembrandt Porsche 911 GT3

And then there was one......Saturday, Sept. 2nd, the 2006 season of the Rolex Sports Car Series concludes with the inaugural running of the 9-hour Discount Tire SunChaser.
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Post by mlittle » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:13 pm

Updated driver/constructors standings following Infineon..........

Daytona Prototype(DP) drivers' standings(top-10)...............
1st}Jorg Bergmeister............................................437 pts(3 wins)
t-2nd}[2]Scott Pruett............................................418 pts(5 wins)
t-2nd}[3]Luis Diaz................................................418 pts(5 wins)
4th}Max Angelelli.................................................414 pts(1 win)
t-5th}[5]Patrick Long............................................359 pts(3 wins)
t-5th}[6]Mike Rockenfeller....................................359 pts(3 wins)
7th}Colin Braun...................................................357 pts(2 wins)
t-8th}[8]Rob Finlay...............................................354 pts
t-8th}[9]Michael Valiante.......................................354 pts
10th}Michael McDowell..........................................354 pts(1 win)

DP Chassis Standings....................................
1st}Riley...........................................................542 pts(12 wins)*
2nd}Crawford....................................................484 pts(4 wins)
3rd}Fabcar........................................................285 pts
4th}Doran.........................................................266 pts
5th}Picchio........................................................28 pts
*-clinched award at Infineon

DP Engine Standings......................................
1st}Lexus..........................................................486 pts(6 wins)
2nd}Pontiac.......................................................484 pts(3 wins)
3rd}Ford............................................................469 pts(4 wins)
4th}Porsche.......................................................447 pts(3 wins)
5th}BMW...........................................................251 pts



Grand Touring(GT) Drivers' Standings(top-10)......................
t-1st}[1]Andy Lally.............................................474 pts(4 wins)
t-1st}[2]Marc Bunting.........................................474 pts(4 wins)
t-3rd}[3]Wolf Henzler.........................................466 pts(5 wins)
t-3rd}[4]Robin Liddell.........................................466 pts(5 wins)
t-5th}[5]Kelly Collins..........................................428 pts(4 wins)
t-5th}[6]Paul Edwards........................................428 pts(4 wins)
t-7th}[7]David Murry.........................................345 pts
t-7th}[8]Leh Keen..............................................345 pts
9th}Eric Lux.......................................................339 pts
10th}Andrew Davis.............................................319 pts

GT Manufacturers Standings...............................
1st}Pontiac GTO-R..............................................505 pts(9 wins)
2nd}Porsche 911 GT3.........................................484 pts(5 wins)
3rd}BMW M3......................................................346 pts
4th}Chevrolet Corvette C-5R...............................314 pts
5th}Mazda RX-8...................................................81 pts
6th}Ferrari 360GT.................................................2 pts
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(DP)Negri, Patterson win race; Bergmeister class champion

Post by mlittle » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:45 am

And the season is over, finally.......for the drivers of the Daytona Prototype class in the Rolex Sports Car Series, it came down to a 9-hour endurance race, the Discount Tire Sunchaser at the 4.45-mile Miller Motorsports Park, and it was a long dogfight for the top teams. In the end, it was the duo of Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson who claimed the victory, while Krohn Racing's Jorg Bergmeister celebrated as he became the 2006 Daytona Prototype champion. For Negri and Patterson, it was a nice cap to the year, as they not only collected the win, but gave Lexus the title in the engine category, their first. Here are the top-10 from the Daytona Prototype category........

DP-1}Mark Patterson, Oswaldo Negri.................................#60 Flight Options Lexus/Riley
DP-2}Memo Gidley, Michael McDowell, Guy Cosmo.............#19 Playboy/Uniden/Palms Ford/Crawford
DP-3}Butch Leitzinger, Andy Wallace.................................#4 The Boss Snowplow Pontiac/Crawford
DP-4}Scott Pruett, Scott Dixon, Luis Diaz...........................#01 CompUSA Lexus/Riley
DP-5}Brian Friselle, Burt Friselle, Mike Borkowski...............#6 Mears Motor Coach/Playboy Lexus/Riley
DP-6}Jorg Bergmeister, Colin Braun, Nic Jonsson...............#76 Krohn Racing Ford/Riley
DP-7}David Donohue, Darren Law, Buddy Rice..................#58 Red Bull Porsche/Riley
DP-8}Michel Jourdain, Jr., Harrison Brix, Oriol Servia.............#77 Feeds the Need Ford/Doran
DP-9}Jon Fogarty, Alex Gurney, Jimmy Vasser..................#99 Gainsco Insurance Pontiac/Riley
DP-10}Mike Rockenfeller, Ralf Kelleners, Terry Borcheller...#23 Ruby Tuesday Porsche/Crawford

Daytona Prototype Drivers' Champion..........................Jorg Bergmeister
Daytona Prototype Engine Champion............................Lexus
Daytona Prototype Chassis Champion...........................Riley
2006 Jim Trueman Award(best DP sportsman driver)......Mark Patterson
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(GT)Lally and Bunting win race & championship

Post by mlittle » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:56 pm

At the 2005 season finale in Mexico City, The Racers' Group's Andy Lally and Marc Bunting lost the GT title with three turns remaining; this year, they ensured the title was theirs by winning the season finale.........which they did, despite power steering and brake problems. The win was their fifth of the year; for The Racers' Group team, it was their 9th win overall(the team's other duo of Paul Edwards and kelly Collins have four wins this year). Here are the top-10 from the Grand Touring class................

GT-1}Andy Lally, Marc Bunting, Spencer Pumpelly....................#65 The Racers' Group/F1 Air Pontiac GTO-R
GT-2}Wolf Henzler, Robin Liddell, Andrew Davis.......................#72 NEC Porsche 911 GT3
GT-3}Gene Sigal, Peter MacLeod, Tommy Kendall....................#05 Java One Coffee/Motul Pontiac GTO-R
GT-4}Dave Lacey, Greg Wilkins, Robert Bell............................#17 Miestar Solutions/Tim Hortons Porsche 911 GT3
GT-5}Eric Lux, Ian James, James Tafel...................................#74 Rembrandt Porsche 911 GT3
GT-6}Steve Johnson, Robert Nearn........................................#81 Comfort Systems Porsche 911 GT3
GT-7}Aaron Povoledo, Jason Workman, Brian O'Shaugnessey...#21 Matt Connolly Mtrspts. BMW M3
GT-8}Paul Edwards, Kelly Collins, Kris Wilson..........................#64 The Racers' Group/i-Rise Pontiac GTO-R
GT-9}Jim Pace, Jim Lowe, R.J. Valentine.................................#66 Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelry Porsche 911 GT3
GT-10}Bruce Beachman, Mike Fitzgerald, Don Salama..............#56 Sunset Chevrolet Corvette C-5R

2006 Grand Touring Drivers; Champion}Andy Lally, Marc Bunting
2006 Grand Touring Manufacturer Champion}Pontiac GTO-R
2006 Bob Akin Award(best sportsman GT driver)Marc Bunting
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Final 2006 standings...........

Post by mlittle » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:26 pm

Here are the final standings in the 2006 Rolex Sports Car Series........

Daytona Prototype(top-10+)............
1st}Jorg Bergmeister.............................................462 pts(3 wins)
t-2nd}[2]Scott Pruett.............................................446 pts(5 wins)
t-2nd}[3]Luis Diaz.................................................446 pts(5 wins)
4th}Max Angelelli..................................................441 pts(1 win)
5th}Colin Braun....................................................382 pts(2 wins)
6th}Mike Rockenfeller............................................380 pts(3 wins)
7th}Mark Patterson................................................379 pts(1 win)
8th}Michael McDowell.............................................377 pts(1 win)
9th}Oswaldo Negri.................................................364 pts(1 win)
t-10th}[10]Michael Valiante.....................................362 pts
t-10th}[11]Rob Finlay.............................................362 pts

Grand Touring(top-10).......................
t-1st}[1]Marc Bunting.............................................509 pts(5 wins)
t-1st}[2]Andy Lally.................................................509 pts(5 wins)
t-3rd}[3]Wolf Henzler.............................................498 pts(5 wins)
t-3rd}[4]Robin Liddell.............................................498 pts(5 wins)
5th}Paul Edwards...................................................486 pts(4 wins)
6th}Kelly Collins.....................................................485 pts(4 wins)
7th}Eric Lux...........................................................365 pts
t-8th}[8]Leh Keen...................................................363 pts
t-8th}[9]David Murry...............................................363 pts
10th}Andrew Davis..................................................351 pts


Daytona Prototype Engine Standings..................
1st}Lexus................................................................521 pts(7 wins)
2nd}Pontiac.............................................................514 pts(3 wins)
3rd}Ford..................................................................501 pts(4 wins)
4th}Porsche.............................................................471 pts(3 wins)
5th}BMW.................................................................264 pts

Daytona Prototype Chassis Standings.....................
1st}Riley..................................................................577 pts(13 wins)
2nd}Crawford...........................................................516 pts(4 wins)
3rd}Doran................................................................289 pts
4th}Fabcar...............................................................285 pts
5th}Picchio................................................................28 pts

Grand Touring Manufacturer Standings..................
1st}Pontiac GTO-R....................................................540 pts(10 wins)
2nd}Porsche 911 GT3................................................516 pts(5 wins)
3rd}BMW M3.............................................................370 pts
4th}Chevrolet Corvette C-5R.....................................335 pts
5th}Mazda RX-8........................................................81 pts
6th}Ferrari 360GT.....................................................21 pts


Daytona Prototype Team Standings(top-5)..............
1st}#01 CompUSA/Ganassi Racing..........................446 pts
2nd}#76 Krohn Racing...........................................436 pts
3rd}#10 SunTrust Racing.......................................431 pts
4th}#19 Playboy/Uniden Racing..............................398 pts
5th}#23 Alex Job Racing/Emory Mtrspts...................380 pts

Grand Touring Team Standings(top-5)....................
1st}#65 The Racers' Group.....................................509 pts
2nd}#72 Tafel Racing.............................................498 pts
3rd}#64 The Racers' Group....................................451 pts
4th}#17 SAMAX Racing..........................................392 pts
5th}#74 Tafel Racing.............................................365 pts
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Winners Summary..........

Post by mlittle » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:10 am

Here is a rundown of the winners from each round of the 2006 Rolex Sports Car Series season...............

Rd. 1}44th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona(26-29 Jan. 2006/Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.*) DP--Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon, Casey Mears; GT--Randy Pobst, Spencer Pumpelly, Ian Baas, Michael Levitas

Rd. 2}Mexico City 250(4 March 2006/Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City) DP--Scott Pruett, Luis Diaz; GT--Kelly Collins, Paul Edwards

Rd. 3}Linder Industrial/Komatsu Grand Prix of Miami(23-25 March 2006/Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.*) DP--Mike Rockenfeller, Patrick Long; GT--Kelly Collins, Paul Edwards

Rd. 4}Crown Royal Long Beach Challenge(7-8 April, 2006/Long Beach, Ca.),DP--Scott Pruett, Luis Diaz

Rd. 5}Virginia 400(21-23 April 2006/Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Va.) DP(qual. race)--Michael McDowell, Guy Cosmo; DP(feature race)--Mike Rockenfeller, Patrick Long; GT(qual. race)--Wolf Henzler, Robin Liddell; GT(feature race)--Andy Lally, Marc Bunting, R.J. Valentine

Rd. 6}U.S Sports Car Invitational(5-7 May, 2006/Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, Ca.)DP(qual. race)--Mike Rockenfeller, Patrick Long; DP(feature race)--Max Angelelli, Jan Magnussen, Wayne Taylor; GT(qual. race)--Kelly Collins, Paul Edwards; GT(feature race)--Wolf Henzler, Robin Liddell

Rd. 7}Gainsco Grand Prix of Phoenix(11-13 May, 2006/Phoenix International Raceway, Mesa, Az.*) DP(qual. race)--Adrian Fernandez, Mario Haberfeld; DP(feature race)--Scott Pruett, Luis Diaz; GT(qual. race)--Boris Said, Ross Thompson; GT(feature race)--Kelly Collins, Paul Edwards

Rd. 8}New England GT Challenge(26-29 May, 2006/Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Ct.) GT--Andy Lally, Marc Bunting, R.J. Valentine

Rd. 9}Sahlen's 6 Hours of the Glen(2-3 June 2006/Watkins Glen International Raceway**, Chemung, NY) DP--Jorg Bergmeister, Boris Said, GT--Wolf Henzler, Robin Liddell

Rd. 10}EMCO Gears Classic(23-25 June 2006/Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Mansfield, Ohio) DP--Adrian Fernandez, Mario Haberfeld; GT--Wolf Henzler, Robin Liddell

Rd. 11}Brumos Porsche 250(29 June 2006/Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.*) DP--Jorg Bergmeister, Colin Braun; GT--Andy Lally, Marc Bunting, R.J. Valentine

Rd. 12}Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant(28-30 July 2006/Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala.) DP--Jorg Bergmeister, Colin Braun; GT--Andy Lally, Marc Bunting, R.J. Valentine

Rd. 13}Crown Royal 200(10-11 August 2006/Watkins Glen International Raceway, Chemung, NY***) DP--Scott Pruett, Luis Diaz

Rd. 14}Sonoma Grand Prix(24-26 August 2006/Infineon Raceay, Sonoma, Ca.) DP--Scott Pruett, Luis Diaz; GT--Wolf Henzler, Robin Liddell

Rd. 15}Discount Tire Sunchaser(31 Aug.-2 Sept. 2006/Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah) DP--Oswaldo Negri, Mark Patterson; GT--Andy Lally, Marc Bunting, Spencer Pumpelly

DP--Daytona Prototype
GT--Grand Touring
*--infield road course used
**--WGI long course used
***--WGI short course used
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2006 Rolex Sports Car Series

Post by Panasonichen » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:09 am

wow does that even count as a tease? you cant really see anything of the car. although from what little i can tell i think i like the ft-86 and ft-86 ii better. can anyone tell if the engine in the engine bay is the FB series or EJ?

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