Montreal: Lexus Motorsports race report

CONDITONS STAY ONE STEP AHEAD; GANASSI/LEXUS TEAM FALL TO SECOND IN G-A STANDINGS MONTREAL, Canada (August 28, 2009) -- After qualifying second on Friday, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas found themselves chasing changing weather conditions more than...

CONDITONS STAY ONE STEP AHEAD; GANASSI/LEXUS TEAM FALL TO SECOND IN G-A STANDINGS

MONTREAL, Canada (August 28, 2009) -- After qualifying second on Friday, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas found themselves chasing changing weather conditions more than their on-track opponents on Saturday on the way to a disappointing 10th-place finish in today's Montreal 200 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

It proved to be "one of those days" for the Ganassi duo as the team made six pit stops in an effort to adjust to the ill-timed on-again, off-again rains that fell throughout the day in Quebec. In comparison, the eventual winning Sun Trust team made just three stops on the day and with the victory, it propelled them into a second-place tie with the #01 Telmex Lexus.

Pruett fell back to third shortly into the race, but managed to maintain that position until the team's second stop when Rojas climbed into the car as the team switched from slicks to rains tires under a passing rain shower. Unfortunately, the changing conditions would force Rojas to pit four more times over the final 23 laps of the race, dropping him to an eventual 10th-place finish.

The Rolex Sports Car Series resumes on Saturday, September 19 at Miller Motorsports Park in Toelle, Utah.

Notes:

- In finishing 10th today, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas fall back to second-place in the title hunt, five points behind the leading #99 car with just two races remaining.

- Today's result marks the ninth top-10 finish for the #01 Lexus in 10 races this season.

-credit: lexus motorsports

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Gilles Villeneuve , Memo Rojas