Another strong year at Rolex 24 for Skip Barber Racing School

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 Lakeville, Conn. (February 7) – Another year, and more strong performances by Skip Barber Racing School alumni and instructors at the Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. With a staggering 51 drivers with ties to Skip Barber Racing School, the odds of good results for our drivers were pretty good. They didn’t disappoint.

In Daytona Prototypes it was the upstart Action Express Racing Team Porsche/Riley, which included Skip Barber alum Terry Borcheller, taking the upset victory over the Riley/BMWs of the favored Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW/Riley entry that featured former Barber Pro Series driver Memo Rojas, and NPN Racing with 1999 Skip Barber National Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and MAZDASPEED Challenge competitor Scott Tucker.

In Grand Touring, the Speed Source Mazda RX-8 was driven to the class victory by a quartet of drivers that included Skip Barber instructor Jonathan Bomarito. Following them to the finish was the Flying Lizard/TRG Porsche of former Big Scholarship winner Patrick Long and long time Skip Barber Race Series competitor Seth Neiman. The final spot on the GT podium was taken by another TRG Porsche; this GT3 being driven by a group which included Skip Barber alum Ted Ballou, Kelly Collins and Andy Lally. Next up for the Rolex Sports Car Series is Homestead-Miami Speedway the weekend of March 5-7, ironically the same weekend where the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda begins its 2010 campaign.

Results, Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona
Daytona International Speedway, Florida
January 30-31, 2010
Skip Barber trained drivers in Bold. Skip Barber Instructors in Bold Italics.

Pos. Car, Class, PIC, Drivers, Team/Car, Laps
1. 9 DP 1 Joao Barbosa / Terry Borcheller / Ryan Dalziel / Mike Rockenfeller, Action Express Racing / Porsche Riley, 755, 111.930 Average MPH
2. 01 DP 2 Max Papis / Scott Pruett / Memo Rojas / Justin Wilson, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley, 755
3. 95 DP 3 Christophe Bouchut / Ryan Hunter-Reay / Lucas Luhr / Scott Tucker / Richard Westbrook, Crown Royal/NPN Racing / BMW Riley, 751
4. 75 DP 4 Colin Braun / Nic Jonsson / Tracy Krohn / Riccardo Zonta, Krohn Racing / Ford Lola, 735
5. 60 DP 5 Burt Frisselle / Oswaldo Negri / John Pew / Mark Wilkins, Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley, 726
6. 10 DP 6 Max Angelelli / Pedro Lamy / Ricky Taylor / Wayne Taylor, SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara, 711
7. 6 DP 7 A.J. Allmendinger / Brian Frisselle / Mark Patterson / Michael Valiante, Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley, 707
8. 70 GT 1 Jonathan Bomarito / Nick Ham / David Haskell / Sylvain Tremblay, SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8, 707, 1:50.396, 546, 104.683 MPH
9. 67 GT 2 Jorg Bergmeister / Patrick Long / Seth Neiman / Johannes van Overbeek, TRG/ Flying Lizard Motorsports / Porsche GT3, 703
10. 66 GT 3 Ted Ballou / Kelly Collins / Patrick Flanagan / Wolf Henzler / Andy Lally, TRG / Porsche GT3, 691
11. 57 GT 4 Andrew Davis / Robin Liddell / Jan Magnussen, Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R, 683
12. 44 GT 5 Jeroen Bleekemolen / Richard Lietz / John Potter / Craig Stanton, Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3, 683
13. 40 GT 6 Patrick Dempsey / Charles Espenlaub / Joe Foster / Scott Maxwell, Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8, 682
14. 43 GT 7 Joe Nonnamaker / Wayne Nonnamaker / Will Nonnamaker / Joe Sahlen, Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8, 682
15. 94 GT 8 Bill Auberlen / Paul Dalla Lana / Joey Hand / Boris Said, Turner Motorsport / BMW M6, 675
16. 71 GT 9 Timo Bernhard / Romain Dumas / Tim George, Jr. / Bobby Labonte / Spencer Pumpelly, TRG / Porsche GT3, 668
17. 97 GT 10 Matt Bell / Mike Borkowski / Brady Refenning / Gunter Schaldach, Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GT.R, 661
18. 32 GT 11 Rob Finlay / Max Hyatt / Thomas Merrill / Jeff Westphal, Corsa Team PR1 / BMW M6, 657
19. 23 GT 12 Jack Baldwin / Claudio Burtin / Dominik Farnbacher / Mitch Pagerey / Martin Ragginger, Alex Job Racing / Porsche GT3, 656
20. 22 GT 13 Ross Bentley / Sean McIntosh / Kees Nierop / Darryl O’Young, Bullet Racing / Porsche GT3, 632
21. 99 DP 8 Jon Fogarty / Alex Gurney / Jimmie Johnson / Jimmy Vasser, GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Chevrolet Riley, 630
22. 41 GT 14 James Gue / Leh Keen / Don Kitch, Jr. / Dave Lacey, Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle / Mazda RX-8, 620
23. 55 DP 9 Christophe Bouchut / Sebastien Bourdais / Emanuelle Collard / Saacha Maassen / Scott Tucker, Crown Royal/NPN Racing / BMW Riley, 619
24. 77 DP 10 Memo Gidley / Fabrizio Gollin / Brad Jaeger / Derek Johnston, Doran Racing / Ford Dallara, 612
25. 14 GT 15 Corey Friedman / Glen Gatlin / Daniel Graeff / Seth Thomas / Ron Yarab Jr. , Autometrics Motorsports / Porsche GT3, 611
26. 59 DP 11, David Donohue / Hurley Haywood / Darren Law / Butch Leitzinger / Raphael Matos, Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley, 582
27. 7 DP 12 Mike Forest / Ian James / Bill Lester / Dion von Moltke, Starworks Motorsport / BMW Riley, 549
28. 69 GT 16 Emil Assentato / Anthony Lazzaro / Nick Longhi / Jeff Segal, SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8, 488
29. 88 GT 17 John Baker / Guy Cosmo / Johnny Mowlem / Tom Papadopoulos / Lance Willsey, Orbit Racing / Porsche GT3, 444
30. 48 GT 18 Luke Hines / Peter Ludwig / Bryce Miller / Kevin Roush, Miller Barrett Racing / Porsche GT3, 411
31. 18 GT 19 Bob Doyle / Bruce Ledoux / David Quinlan / Tom Sheehan / Dan Watkins, TRG/ Guardian Angel / Porsche GT3, 386
32. 90 DP 13 David Garcia / Darren Manning / Paul Menard / Buddy Rice, Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote, 346
33. 63 GT 20 Zak Brown / Richard Dean / Henri Richard / Mark Thomas / Rene Villeneuve, TRG / Porsche GT3, 335
34. 2 DP 14 Jared Beyer / Dane Cameron / Romeo Kapudija / Jan-Dirk Lueders / Cort Wagner, Beyer Racing / Chevrolet Crawford, 319
35. 19 GT 21 Sean Breslin / Sean Paul Breslin / Ricardo Romagnoli / Diego Romanini / Jason Vinkemulder, MCM/Black Flag Racing / Corvette, 316
36. 20 GT 22 Christophe Lapierre / Jos Menten / Markus Palttala / Oskar Slingerland, Matt Connolly Motorsports / Porsche GT3, 276
37. 02 DP 15 Scott Dixon / Dario Franchitti / Jamie McMurray / Juan Pablo Montoya, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / BMW Riley, 249
38. 07 GT 23 Paul Edwards / Davy Jones / Paul McCutchen / Leighton Reese / Scott Russell, Godstone Ranch Motorsports/Team MBR / Corvette, 201
39. 21 GT 24 Jim Briody / Toto Lassally / Gabrio Rosa / Tomas Steuer / Spencer Trenery, Matt Connolly Motorsports / Pontiac GTO.R, 153
40. 46 GT 25 Peter Collins / Romain Ianetta / Shane Lewis / Richard Zahn, Autohaus Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R, 125
41. 52 GT 26 Joe Castellano / Bob Michaelian / Jim Michaelian / Joseph Safina / Max Schmidt / Nathan Swartzbaugh, Wil Mar Racing / Ferrari 430 Challenge, 112
42. 64 GT 27 Jim Lowe / Eric Lux / Jim Pace / Tim Sugden / James Walker, JLowe Racing / Porsche GT3, 100
43. 30 GT 28 Glenn Bocchino / Jade Buford / John Edwards / Todd Lamb / Jordan Taylor, Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8, 69
44. 42 GT 29 Joe Nonnamaker / Wayne Nonnamaker / Will Nonnamaker / Joe Sahlen, Team Sahlen / Mazda RX-8, 27
45. 08 GT 0 Fred Poordad / Gene Sigal / Rusty West / Roger Yasukawa, Sigalsport / Ferrari 430 Challenge, Withdrawn

Jim Altemus

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