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USCC Point Standings
2014 After Road America
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Joao Barbosa 285
1 Christian Fittipaldi 285
2 Jordan Taylor 269
2 Ricky Taylor 269
3 Michael Valiante 267
3 Richard Westbrook 267
4 Gustavo Yacaman 253
5 Scott Pruett 250
6 Ed Brown 233
6 Johannes van Overbeek 233
7 Ryan Dalziel 228
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 228
7 John Pew 228
7 Scott Sharp 228
8 Memo Rojas 218
9 Joel Miller 198
10 Olivier Pla 172
11 Tristan Nunez 164
12 Sylvain Tremblay 133
13 Brian Frisselle
14 Eric Curran 124
15 Boris Said 117
16 Alex Brundle 113
17 Tom Long 18
18 Sage Karam 104
19 Katherine Legge 102
120 Max Angelelli 85
21 Brian Frisselle 84
22 Andy Meyrick 82
23 Sebastien Bourdais 67
24 Marino Franchitti 60
25 Tristan Vautier 19 58
26 HoPin Tung 57
27 Jon Fogarty 1 54
28 Gabby Chaves 16 53
29 Simon Pagenaud 52
30 Mike Rockenfeller 51
31 David Brabham 50
31 Scott Dixon 50
31 Tony Kanaan 50
32 Guy Cosmo 46
32 Klaus Graf 46
32 Anthony Lazzaro 46
32 Lucas Luhr 46
33 Justin Wilson 43
34 Byron DeFoor 41
34 David Hinton 41
34 Jim Pace 41
35 Wayne Taylor 33
36 Fabien Giroix 31
36 John Martin 31
37 Alex Popow 30
38 Roman Rusinov 26
38 Oliver Webb 26
39 Kyle Larson 24
40 Frank Beck 23
41 Ben Devlin 22
41 Max Papis 22
41 Bradley Smith 22
42 Jamie McMurray 21
43 AJ Allmendinger 20
44 James Hinchcliffe 19
44 Jann Mardenborough 19
45 Alexander Rossi 16
45 Sebastian Saavedra 16
46 Brendon Hartley 15
46 E.J. Viso 15
47 Memo Gidley 14
47 Alex Gurney 14
48 Scott Mayer 1 3
49 Pierre Kaffer 1
49 Darren Law 1
Taylor holds off Ganassi team for 2nd straight

At Laguna Seca
Monday, September 09, 2013

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Jordon Taylor and Max Angelelli Corvette DP
Determined to break up the closest Daytona Prototype championship race in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series history, Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor combined to score a dominant victory in Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda to extend their points lead with one race remaining in the season.

The top 10 drivers entered the race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca separated by only five points. Taylor and Angelelli will now go into the season finale at Lime Rock Park on Sept. 28 leading defending champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas by eight points, 304-296.

The race was a study of contrasts from their recent victory at Kansas Speedway, where Taylor held off Pruett’s repeated attempts over the final 35 minutes. Sunday, the pair dominated, leading 72 of the 105 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute race. While the final margin of victory for Taylor over Pruett was 2.692 seconds, the 22-year-old Floridian pulled away from Pruett and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates teammate Scott Dixon following a pair of restarts in the final 18 minutes.

Jordon Taylor and Max Angelelli
“I definitely was under a lot more pressure at Kansas,” said Taylor, after scoring the fourth victory of the season in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide/Toshiba Corvette DP. “Today we had a better car and we could control it from the front.”

Pruett, co-driving the No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley with Memo Rojas, moved from sixth to second in the championship standings after passing Dixon with two laps remaining. Dixon and fellow IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti took third in the No. 02 Cessna BMW/Riley.

“It’s close coming down to Lime Rock,” Pruett said. “The No. 10 car has a little breathing room, but hopefully we can turn around our luck at Lime Rock and have a good finish.”

Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty finished fourth in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP, followed by Sebastien Bourdais and Emilio DiGuida in the No. 4 Venezuela Corvette DP. Of the other title contenders, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa finished seventh in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow placed 13th in the No. 2 Starworks with Alex Popow BMW/Riley.

Fogarty and Gurney are third in the standings with 293 points, followed by Fittipaldi (291), Barbosa (289), and Popow and Dalziel, 284. Ganassi Racing leads the team standings over Wayne Taylor Racing, 315-304.

In GT, Andy Lally led the final 26 laps in the No. 44 Magnus Racing/Flex-Box Porsche GT3 started by John Potter, giving the team its first victory of the year and the lead in the class standings.

“This was the longest slump without a victory that I’ve had as a Rolex Series driver,” Lally said. “To win in a clutch moment in the penultimate round of the season was massive.”

Lally held off Billy Johnson, driving the No. 93 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 started by Michael Marcel, by 0.0940 seconds, while Eric Curran and Boris Said were third in the No. 31 Marsh Racing Corvette and Patrick Lindsey and Patrick Long fourth in the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3.

Alessandro Balzan entered the race with the GT class points lead and led 37 laps in the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 started by Leh Keen, but finished fifth. Lally and Potter now lead Balzan by eight points (313-305), with John Edwards and Robin Liddell – who finished seventh in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro – another five points back.

Tom Long and Sylvain Tremblay took their third GX victory in the No. 70 Mazdaspeed/SpeedSource Mazda 6 while Jim Norman scored his eighth consecutive second-place finish, co-driving with Spencer Pumpelly in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman. Norman now leads Joel Miller by 11 points in the GX standings. Miller’s car, started from the pole by Tristan Nunez, went to the garage for lengthy repairs on the parade lap and finished fourth more than 25 laps down.

The race saw the Rolex Series debut for both Aston Martin and Lotus. Brandon Davis and Darren Turner placed 10th in GT in the No. 66 PayPal/HP Aston Martin Vantage for TRG-AMR, while Scott Dollahite and Jeff Mosing took third in GX in the No. 11 Lotus Evora.

Results

POS NO. CLASS PIC DRIVERS TEAM CAR LAPS
1 10 DP 1 Angelelli, M,Taylor, J Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP 105
2 01 DP 2 Pruett, S, Rojas, M Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW / Riley 105
3 02 DP 3 Dixon, S, Franchitti, D Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW / Riley 105
4 99 DP 4 Fogarty, J, Gurney, A GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP 105
5 4 DP 5 Bourdais, S, DiGuida, E 8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP 105
6 6 DP 6 Wilson, J, Yacaman, G Michael Shank Racing Ford / Riley 105
7 5 DP 7 Barbosa, J, Fittipaldi, C Action Express Racing Corvette DP 105
8 90 DP 8 Taylor, R, Westbrook, R Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP 105
9 42 DP 9 Cameron, D, Nonnamaker, W Team Sahlen BMW / Riley 105
10 60 DP 10 Negri Jr, O, Pew, J Michael Shank Racing Ford / Riley 105
11 9 DP 11 Frisselle, B, Frisselle, B Action Express Racing Corvette DP 105
12 3 DP 12 Potolicchio, E, Sarrazin, S Valiante, M 8 Star Motorsports Corvette DP
13 2 DP 13 Dalziel, R, Popow, A Starworks with Alex Popow BMW / Riley 103
14 43 DP 14 Nonnamaker, J, Nonnamaker, W Team Sahlen BMW / Riley 103
15 50 DP 15 Defoor, B, Pace, J Highway to Help BMW / Riley 101
16 44 GT 1 Lally, A, Potter, J Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 / 100
17 93 GT 2 Johnson, B, Marsal, M Turner Motorsport BMW M3 / 100
18 31 GT 3 Curran, E, Said, B Marsh Racing Corvette / 100
19 73 GT 4 Lindsey, P, Long, P Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 / 100
20 63 GT 5 Balzan, A, Keen, L Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 / 100

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