Ganassi Duo Wins Mid-Ohio
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won again in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season on Saturday,.
The two drivers won the EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, their fifth victory in seven 2010 races.
Rojas started from the pole in the No. 01 BMW/Riley and led twice for 26 laps in the early going, while Pruett paced the final 38 of 107 circuits in the two-hour, 45-minute race. The two increased their lead in the Daytona Prototype championship to 32 points with five races remaining.
Ozz Negri and John Pew were second in the No. 60 Ford/Riley, 2.991 seconds behind, holding off third-place finishers Mark Wilkins and Burt Frisselle in the No. 61 Ford/Riley at the finish.
Michael Valiante and Brian Frisselle finished fourth in the No. 6 Ford/Dallara. It was the duo’s first race in that car after the team’s Riley was destroyed in a fire in the most recent Rolex Series race at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Joey Hand and Bill Auberlen combined to give the No. 94 BMW M6 its first victory in the production-based GT class, after missing the Watkins Glen event due to a crash in practice. It marked the first time in Rolex Series history that BMWs won both classes in the same event.
The next Rolex Series race will be the Brumos Porsche 250 on July 3 at Daytona International Speedway. That will be the 100th race in the history of the Daytona Prototype class.No Comment