Mid-Ohio: Lexus race report

GANASSI EIGHTH, SOUTHARD 13TH AT RAIN-SOAKED MID-OHIO GA LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 21, 2008) -- Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett placed eighth, while Shane Lewis and Bill Lester were 13th in today's EMCO Gears Classic Rolex Sports Car Series race at the...

GANASSI EIGHTH, SOUTHARD 13TH AT RAIN-SOAKED MID-OHIO GA

LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 21, 2008) -- Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett placed eighth, while Shane Lewis and Bill Lester were 13th in today's EMCO Gears Classic Rolex Sports Car Series race at the rain-soaked Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

After starting the race fourth, Rojas moved into the top-two quickly as rain started to fall just after the green flag. Rojas moved into the lead on Lap 10 and proceeded to lead 22 of the next 24 laps. The Ganassi Racing driver held the point position until Lap 34 when he spun coming out of a re-start, falling back to sixth-place.

After the spin, it became an event of survival and strategy as conditions continued to worsen in a race that would feature eight full-course cautions. Pruett eventually climbed into the car with approximately 45 minutes to go on the way to bringing home the car in eighth-place. The #3 Southard Motorsports Lexus driven by Shane Lewis and Bill Lester also suffered through a rough day. Both drivers struggled with the wet conditions on the way to 13th-place.

-credit: lexus

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Shane Lewis , Scott Pruett , Memo Rojas , Bill Lester