Taylor, Angelelli lead the halfway mark at Homestead

The SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley Max Angelelli held a 14-second lead over the No. 4 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford of Butch Leitzinger at the half-way point of the Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami at the Homestead Miami ...

The SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley Max Angelelli held a 14-second lead over the No. 4 Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford of Butch Leitzinger at the half-way point of the Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami at the Homestead Miami Speedway.

Angelelli's teammate, Wayne Taylor, started tenth, but was up to fifth by lap 15. Then, seven laps later, Taylor pitted during the race's third caution, handing the SunTrust car over to Angelelli earlier than scheduled. This dropped the SunTrust tandem out of the top-10, well behind the leading Pontiac Doran driven by Christian Fittipaldi. However, Angelelli, lapping the 2.3-mile, 11-turn road course more than a second faster than everyone else, stormed back through the field to wrest the lead from Fittipaldi on lap 42.

Luis Diaz's Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley lay in third, followed by Jorg Bergmeister in the Krohn Racing/TRG Pontiac Riley and Shane Lewis in the Southard Motorsports BMW Riley.

In the GT class, Michael Levitas's No. 36 TPC Racing Porsche led the No. 80 Synergy Racing Porsche of David Murry and the No. 65 TRG Porsche of Marc Bunting.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Shane Lewis , Butch Leitzinger , Christian Fittipaldi , Wayne Taylor , David Murry , Luis Diaz , Max Angelelli , Michael Levitas
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Krohn Racing