Florida-based team Seeks Daytona Prototype Title in Oct. 10 Miami Finale
The drivers of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara will be looking for a repeat of Montreal in the Oct. 10 Grand Prix of Miami (photo courtesy: John Harrelson, Getty Images Sport)
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing drivers Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty took a step toward a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Championship with a victory at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah . The series will now shift to Homestead-Miami Speedway to crown a Champion Oct. 10 in one of the closest battles in Grand-Am Series history.
The drivers of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara will be looking for a repeat of Montreal in the Oct. 10 Grand Prix of Miami. SunTrust Racing enters the 2009 NextEra Energy Resources SPEEDJAMsm Championships finale just eight points behind Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, drivers of the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley.
Also in the running for the title are defending champs Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, who enter the NextEra Energy Resources SPEEDJAMsmChampionships 10 points out of the lead.
“We have momentum, but all three of the top three teams have momentum,” said Angelelli. “If you look back, we were all back together in the last four races and we were all fighting for the lead.”
Angelelli and Frisselle scored their first victory as co-drivers at the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway in July. They followed that up with a 14th-place finish after an early spin at Barber Motorsports Park, then a 12th in the August race at Watkins Glen International.
Since then, they teamed to win at Montreal and finished second in the most recent race at Miller Motorsports Park.
“There are a few other races we should have won,” Frisselle said. “We had the fastest car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and were strong at Mid-Ohio, we just got unlucky with yellows. Right now, all three cars are really strong, all great drivers. We’ll just have to get it done at Homestead.”
SunTrust Racing has a winning record at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Angelelli and team owner Wayne Taylor finished second and fifth in the two 2004 races, and won in 2005 en route to winning the championship. Angelelli also finished second in 2007, but was 11th in 2006 and 14th last year. Brian Frisselle, his new co-driver, finished eighth last year for AIM Autosport. He also competed twice for Synergy Racing, finishing 15th in 2005 and 27th in 2006.
Great seats are available for the Oct. 9-10 NextEra Energy Resources SPEEDJAMsm Championships, featuring the series-crowning Championship finales of the Firestone Indy Lights, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car and IndyCar Series. The Grand Prix of Miami is set for Oct. 10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with the Champion to be crowned after the checkered flag waves.