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de Ferran Tops Qualifying At Laguna Seca
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
de Ferran Tops Qualifying At Laguna Seca

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In his final qualifying session behind the wheel, Gil de Ferran was anything but retiring. The driver of the XM Radio Acura ARX-02a won the pole at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway by edging Acura driver David Brabham. In a sweep for the Honda brand, Luis Diaz claimed the pole in [...]

Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 18:26 | One Comment
Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s difficult to find a championship favorite in the Grand-Am season finale in Saturday’s two hour, 30-minute race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where three teams have a chance to win the Rolex Sports Car Series championship.
The Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing team and drivers Alex Gurney and John Fogarty lead the points [...]

J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
J.C. France, a veteran competitor in the Rolex Sports Car Series and son of current NASCAR board member Jim France, has been suspended indefinitely by the series after an arrest on drug charges in Daytona Beach following a traffic violation.
“Grand-Am has issued a penalty notice and suspended J.C. indefinitely from [...]

Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite a race that will be remembered as the “petit” Petit Le Mans, full points were awarded participants in the American Le Mans Series event. With 25 points on the line for the winners at the season finale at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on Oct. 10, the de Ferran Motorsports [...]

Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series.
The weather may have produced a premature end, but it also underscored the commitment of fans. An estimated 30,000 [...]

Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – The rains that flooded the north Georgia area over the past week washed out the better part of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday.
Only 467 of the scheduled 1,000 miles were run before heavy rains caused the American Le Mans Series to halt a [...]

Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – Le Mans 24-hour winner Peugeot became a strong favorite to add the Petit Le Mans to its trophy case after qualifying at Road Atlanta. A brace of factory 908 HDI FAP’s swept the front row in the hands of Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny with little challenge [...]

Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – The chances of an Acura pulling off an upset against the factory entries of Audi and Peugeot in the Petit Le Mans were set back Thursday when Scott Sharp’s ARX-02a cartwheeled into the fence at Turn 2. The driver quickly hopped out and walked away from the [...]

GAINSCO Drivers Gain Another Grand-Am Win
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
GAINSCO Drivers Gain Another Grand-Am Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney shared a car that was “crazy-fast” this weekend at Miller Motorsport Park, where the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing twins moved three points closer to a second Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype championship.
Fogarty and Gurney capped a near-dominant weekend that began on-pole with their fourth [...]

Fogarty Earns Pole, Place in History In Utah
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off

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Jon Fogarty’s  career qualifying prowess officially is fodder for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record book.
Fogarty became the all-time Daytona Prototype pole-winner Friday at Miller Motorsports Park, where he earned his 13th career pole and a series-high fifth of the season during qualifying for Saturday’s Utah 250.
The 11th and penultimate event on the 2009 [...]