Gurney, Fogarty Retake Grand Am Title

October 10, 2009 Updated: March 5, 2010

Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney won the 2009 Grand Am Daytona Prototype championship. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)
Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney won the 2009 Grand Am Daytona Prototype championship. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)
HOMESTEAD,Fla.—Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty have won their second Grand Am Rolex Daytona Prototype Championship, beating defending champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas by only six points.

Gurney and Fogarty, drivers of the #99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley, finished fourth in the Grand Am Rolex Grand Prix of Miami, but earned enough points to take back the  championship, which they held in 2008.

Pruett and Rojas in the Telmex/Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley finished second in the race and the championship. Their performance was good enough to push them past the SunTrust Ford Dallara, which had been second in points coming into the race.

Leh Keen and Dirk Werner celebrate winning the 2009 Grand Am Rolex GT championship. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)
Leh Keen and Dirk Werner celebrate winning the 2009 Grand Am Rolex GT championship. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)

SunTrust drivers Max Angelelli and Brian Friselle finished seventh in the race and third in championship points.

Werner and Keen Win GT Trophy

Dirk Werner and Leh Keen, drivers of the #87 Farnsbacher Loles Porsche GT3, won the GT championship with 359 points, 24 points of Kelly Collins in the Drinkin’ Mate Pontiac GXP.R.

Kelly Collins and co-driver Paul Edwards won the GT class of the Grand Am Grand Prix of Miami, beating out the Stevenson Racing Pontiac GXP.R of Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis. Andrew Davis finished third in the drivers’ championship, while Paul Edwards finished fourth.

The Farnsbacher Loles Porsche finished third in the race.

Sylvain Tremblay and Nick Ham in the Speedsource Racing Mazda RX-8 finished fifth in the race and took sixth in the championship.

The Grand Am Grand Prix of Miami is part of Homestead-Miami Speedway's SpeedJam weeeknd. It is followed by the IRL IndyCar Firestone Indy 300 at 4:45 p.m. Please visit the Homestead-Miami Speedway Web site for ticket details.

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