Goossens, Matthews take victory in Mexico City

Marc Goossens and Jim Matthews were the upset team today in Mexico City. The duo teamed up in their No. 91 Riley-Matthews Motorsports Daytona Prototype to land the victory on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit. They led the final 28 laps...

Marc Goossens and Jim Matthews were the upset team today in Mexico City. The duo teamed up in their No. 91 Riley-Matthews Motorsports Daytona Prototype to land the victory on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

They led the final 28 laps in today's wild Grand-Am Rolex Series race to earn their second career win. "It was tough," said Goossens. "Once I got by Scott, he kept putting pressure on me all the way. It was pretty tough keeping the lead."

Goossens put the move on Scott Pruett to take the lead in the nose-to-tail bumping game in the closing laps. and the 2007 champions was not an easy but in the end the checkered flag went to the No. 91 team.

The race was marred several controversial incidents of side-to-side and nose-to-tail minor contact action including the second place Chip Ganassi Racing No. 01 Lexus Riley team. Scott Pruett and local fan favorite Memo Rojas placed second.

Krohn Racing's Ricardo Zonta and Nic Jonsson came home third in their Pontiac Lola followed by the defending champions' Bob Stallings Racing No. 99 Pontiac Riley of Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney.

GT honors went to Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell in their No. 57 Pontiac GXP.R for Stevenson Motorsports.

Second belonged to Banner Racing's No. 07 in the hands of Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards, giving Pontac a one-two finish.

Rounding out third in GT was the No. 87 Porsche GT3 Cup with Dirk Werner and Pierre Kaffer for Farnbacher Loles Motorsports.

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Series Grand-Am
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Krohn Racing , Stevenson Motorsports