Pruett And Rojas Rolex Victors At Homestead

Homestead, FL ? Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas scored their second consecutive Rolex Series victory of the year as they powered their way to victory in the GAINSCO Grand Prix of Miami. The win marked Pruett?s first victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway and his 16th Rolex Series triumph.

The winning pair drove the TELMEX Chip Ganassi Lexus Riley and they covered 99 laps around the 11-turn road course during the 2 hour and 45-minute event. They averaged 82.246 miles per hour in a race that slowed by a record nine caution flags consuming 40 laps.

For the powerhouse Ganassi team, it marked its 91st overall win in a various racing series.

Pruett led 39 laps and his co-driver, Rojas, led nine circuits.

?We were on different race strategies from the others,? Pruett said afterward. ?Everything went flawlessly for us but on restarts, it took a while to get going but once there, we were strong. This is the best engine I have ever had in the car.?

Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand drove the Alex Job Racing Porsche Crawford to second place. On worn tires, the pair worked hard in the closing laps to hold off those chasing them.

Third place went to Mark Patterson and Oswaldo Negri Jr. in the Michael Shank Ford Riley.

The Pontiac Riley of Jim Matthews and Marc Goossens were fourth ahead of the BMW-Riley of Matt Plumb and Gene Sigal.

Two strong contenders, a Brumos Porsche driven by David Donohue and Darren Law, and the SunTrust Racing Pontiac Dallara of Max Angelelli and Michael Valiante, were involved in a mid-race accident that knocked each other from contention.

Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards drove their Pontiac GXP.R to the GT class victory. They were trailed by Spencer Pumpelly and Tim George Jr. in a Porsche GT3 Cup car and another GXP.R raced by Jan Magnussen and Leighton Reese.

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