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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
Fittipaldi, Barbosa Win At Road America

For Third TUDOR Championship Victory
Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Barbosa takes the checkered flag
Richard Prince for Chevy Racing
Sunday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Road America may not have been a work of art in some eyes, but to Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, it was a masterpiece.

In a race slowed by six caution flags, the Action Express Racing teammates overcame a potential race-ending brake problem and a spin off-course and through the grass to win the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase.

The victory was the third of the season for the co-drivers of the No. 5 Corvette DP and points leaders of the TUDOR Championship Prototype class.

"I felt that we weren't going to be able to finish," Fittipaldi said, in regard to the seriousness of the problem with his car's brakes. "At one point we almost pitted completely out of our window because it was too dangerous.

"What saved us was we were able to solve the brake problem in the pits. We found an oil leak in the left rear (of the car)."

The No. 60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP shared by Oswaldo Negri Jr. and John Pew finished second, followed by the No. 1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b/Honda co-driven by Ryan Dalziel and Scott Sharp. Dalziel qualified on the pole position Saturday.

Barbosa took over the driving duties from Fittipaldi with about 58 minutes remaining in the two-hour, 45-minute race.

"Definitely those last couple of safety-car situations and extended yellows helped us on our fuel," Barbosa said. "We were pretty much sure we were good, but it definitely helped us to be really safe and we were able to push all the way to the end. (Before) the last restart, I was having to save a little bit of fuel and so I was managing a little bit what was happening behind me. On the last restart we were able to push flat out all the way, I was able to do a couple of good laps and put a good gap behind me."

The winning margin of victory was 2.240 seconds.

Fittipaldi seized the lead heading into the first turn moments after taking the green flag. He maintained the advantage over the first 52 minutes, but was shuffled back in the running order when he was hit from behind by Ricky Taylor's No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP going into turn three and spun off course.

Fittipaldi managed to get his car turned in the right direction and rejoined the fight, though in seventh place before working his way back up to third.

"There was only so much I could do," said Fittipaldi, who won his first career IndyCar race at Road America in 1999. "I spun the car on the grass and put it into gear."

Excellent pit stops helped Pierre Kaffer and Giancarlo Fisichella earn their first win of the season in the GT Le Mans class in the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia.

The duo, which co-drives the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia, started from the ninth position in the GTLM class. Both drivers credited the work of their team.

"I think the team did a fantastic job," said Fisichella. "Considering our starting position was ninth, winning the race today is amazing."

Added Kaffer: "The whole crew deserves it. Our pit stops and our strategy … we did so many pit stop and driver change practices this weekend. That was the reason (we won) today."

Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis, co-drivers of the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Martini ORECA FLM09/Chevrolet, scored their second win of the season in the Prototype Challenge class.

"Amazing, isn't it?" said van der Zande. "I had to fight hard. We came into the pits third and went out first. I don't think we had the fastest car today, but we won."

Turner Motorsport teammates Dane Cameron and Markus Palttala, co-drivers of the No. 94 BMW Z4, registered their third win of the season in the GT Daytona class.

The duo inherited the class pole position when the No. 007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage was unable to start the race due to damage sustained in a crash during Sunday morning's warm-up.

"It was pretty lucky for us to have traffic between us and the Porsches," Cameron said. "If there's anything we don't want to see it is restarts at a really fast track, late in the race when leading the race."

Results

Pos CPos Class No Drivers Laps Diff Make Status
1 1 P 5 Barbosa/(Fittipaldi*) 61 -.--- Corvette DP Running
2 2 P 60 (Pew)/Negri Jr.* 61 2.240 Ford EcoBoost/Riley Running
3 3 P 1 (Sharp)/Dalziel* 61 2.650 HPD ARX-03b Running
4 4 P 90 Westbrook*/(Valiante) 61 4.770 Corvette DP Running
5 5 P 31 (Curran)/Bu.Frisselle* 61 12.540 Corvette DP Running
6 1 PC 8 (Schultis)/van der Zande* 61 19.796 ORECA FLM09 Running
7 2 PC 25 (Diaz*)/Rayhall 61 20.211 ORECA FLM09 Running
8 6 P 0 Meyrick*/(Legge) 61 23.838 DeltaWing DWC13 Running
9 7 P 01 Pruett/(Rojas*) 61 24.441 Ford EcoBoost/Riley Running
10 8 P 2 (Brown)/van Overbeek* 61 24.746 HPD ARX-03b Running
11 3 PC 85 (C.Miller)/Simpson* 61 26.034 ORECA FLM09 Running
12 4 PC 08 (Cumming)/Hawksworth* 61 26.583 ORECA FLM09 Running
13 1 GTLM 62 (Fisichella*)/Kaffer 61 51.424 Ferrari F458 Italia Running
14 5 PC 7 (Fuentes)/Jo.Martin*/Popow 61 51.905 ORECA FLM09 Running
15 2 GTLM 56 Müller/(J.Edwards*) 61 53.012 BMW Z4 GTE Running
16 3 GTLM 93 Bomarito*/(Wittmer)/Goossens 61 53.087 Dodge Viper SRT Running
17 6 PC 38 Ostella*/(French) 61 53.224 ORECA FLM09 Running
18 9 P 07 Joel.Miller/(Nunez*) 61 53.894 Mazda Prototype Running
19 4 GTLM 91 (D.Farnbacher)/Goossens*/Bom 61 54.534 Dodge Viper SRT Running
20 5 GTLM 912 (P.Long*)/Christensen 61 57.504 Porsche 911 RSR Running
21 6 GTLM 3 Magnussen*/(Garcia) 61 57.991 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Running
22 7 GTLM 4 Gavin*/(Milner) 61 59.854 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Running
23 8 GTLM 55 (Auberlen*)/Priaulx 61 1:00.369 BMW Z4 GTE Running
24 9 GTLM 17 (Henzler*)/Sellers 61 1:02.543 Porsche 911 RSR Running
25 10 GTLM 911 (Tandy*)/Lietz 61 1:09.409 Porsche 911 RSR Running
26 1 GTD 94 Cameron*/(Palttala) 59 2 Laps BMW Z4 Running
27 2 GTD 22 (MacNeil)/Keen* 59 2 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
28 3 GTD 58 (Snow)/Heylen* 59 2 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
29 4 GTD 33 J.Bleekemolen*/(Keating) 59 2 Laps Dodge Viper SRT Running
30 5 GTD 555 (Sweedler)/To.Bell* 59 2 Laps Ferrari 458 Italia Running
31 6 GTD 23 (James)/M.Farnbacher* 59 2 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
32 7 GTD 45 (Canache Jr.)/Pumpelly* 59 2 Laps Audi R8 LMS Running
33 8 GTD 35 (Palmer)/von Moltke 59 2 Laps Audi R8 LMS Running
34 9 GTD 46 (Espenlaub)/Putman/M.Franchitti 59 2 Laps Audi R8 LMS Running
35 10 GTD 73 (Lindsey)/Estre* 59 2 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
36 11 GTD 48 Haase*/(B.Miller) 58 3 Laps Audi R8 LMS Running
37 12 GTD 81 (Barker)/Faulkner* 57 4 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
38 7 PC 52 (Montecalvo)/Jeannette* 55 6 Laps ORECA FLM09 Not Running
39 8 PC 54 (Bennett)/Braun* 53 8 Laps ORECA FLM09 Running
40 13 GTD 27 (Dempsey)/A.Davis* 50 11 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
41 10 P 10 (R.Taylor*)/J.Taylor 47 14 Laps Corvette DP Not Running
42 11 P 42 (Yacaman)/Pla* 44 17 Laps Nissan Morgan Not Running
43 14 GTD 44 (Potter)/Lally* 44 17 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
44 15 GTD 19 (Klenin)/Szymczak* 43 18 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Running
45 16 GTD 63 Balzan*/(Westphal) 18 43 Laps Ferrari 458 Italia Not Running
46 17 GTD 18 (Calvert-Jones)/A.Davison* 13 48 Laps Porsche 911 GT America Not Running
47 12 P 78 (Mayer)/Hinchcliffe* 2 59 Laps Honda Riley DP Not Running
48 9 PC 09 (Ende)/Junqueira* 2 59 Laps ORECA FLM09 Not Running
49 13 P 70 Tremblay/(T.Long*) 0 61 Laps Mazda Prototype DNS
50 18 GTD 007 (Carter)/J.Davison* 0 61 Laps Aston Martin V12 Vantage DNS
51 19 GTD 71 DNS 0 61 Laps Porsche 911 GT America DNS
52 10 PC 88 DNS 0 61 Laps ORECA FLM09 DNS

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