Grand Am: Laguna Seca - GAINSCO Takes Advatage of Ganassi Mistake to Win


Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty took victory at Laguna Seca

Alex Gurney took advantage of a rare miscue by Scott Pruett, beating him out of the pits on their final stops on Lap 80 after Pruett slightly overshot his pit. Gurney then held off the Daytona Prototype championship leader for the final 28 circuits, winning by 0.431 seconds.

Gurney and Jon Fogarty broke a 10-race winless streak in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet/Riley of the season, dating back to last year's event at New Jersey Motorsports Park when Gurney passed Pruett heading to the white flag. Gurney and Fogarty also won the most recent Rolex Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2009, their second DP championship season.



Ricky Taylor captured his fourth consecutive pole position in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara and combined with Max Angelelli to lead a race-high 57 laps. Angelelli took third from Starworks Motorsport driver Ryan Dalziel in the closing laps for the second consecutive event.

Leh Keen and Andrew Davis captured their second GT victory of the season in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche GT3 Cup, taking the lead in the championship in the process.

Bill Lester and Jordan Taylor entered the event with a four-point lead. Taylor lost a lap on a pit stop when the team attempted to fix the brake lights on the No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. Keen and Davis now lead the championship by 10 points (222-212).

SpeedSource took the remaining GT podium positions. Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato took second in the No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8, followed by Sylvain Tremblay and Jonathan Bomarito in the No. 70 Castrol Edge Mazda RX-8.







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