Pruett & Papis, Said still atop standings

Pruett & Papis, Said Still Atop Rolex Standings Lally, Bunting Take Over SGS Lead DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 22, 2004) - Daytona Prototype leaders Scott Pruett and Max Papis and GT division front runner Boris Said stayed on top of the Grand ...

Pruett & Papis, Said Still Atop Rolex Standings
Lally, Bunting Take Over SGS Lead

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 22, 2004) - Daytona Prototype leaders Scott Pruett and Max Papis and GT division front runner Boris Said stayed on top of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series standings following this past weekend 's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen but a new pair of leaders - Andy Lally and Marc Bunting - stepped up in the SGS class.

After taking their second straight Rolex Series victory at The Glen, No. 01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley drivers Papis and Pruett have jumped to a 14-point lead in the Daytona Prototype driver standings with 151 points.

Max Angelelli and Wayne Taylor, co-drivers of the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley finished second in the race, which allowed them to move into a tie for third (137 points). No. 2 CITGO Howard-Boss Motorsports Pontiac Crawford driver Andy Wallace now is in sole possession of the fifth position with 134 points.

Cort Wagner and Kelly Collins, drivers of the No. 81 Rx.com/G&W Motorsports BMW Doran, are sixth with 133 points, and No. 54 Kodak Bell Motorsports Pontiac Doran driver Terry Borcheller is eighth with 132 points. Wallace's teammate Milka Duno is ninth (126 points), while No. 27 Doran-Lista Racing Lexus Doran driver Didier Theys rounds out the top 10 with 124 points.

The No. 01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing team continues to lead the team point standings with 151 points, followed by the No. 10 SunTrust Racing team (137 points) and the No. 2 CITGO Howard-Boss Motorsports team with 134 points. The No. 54 Kodak Bell Motorsports team is fourth (132 points), while the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Lexus Doran rounds out the top five in the Daytona Prototype team standings with 131 tallies.

Leading the Daytona Prototype engine manufacturer standings is Pontiac with 167 points. Lexus stands in second three points behind with 164 points and BMW is third (129 points). Riley now leads the Daytona Prototype chassis manufacturer standings with 157 points, followed by Riley (155 points) and Crawford with 147 points.

After winning for the fourth consecutive time in the GT category, No. 21 PTG BMW M3 driver Said continues to lead the GT driver point standings with 154 points. Teammate Bill Auberlen is three points behind in second (151 points), while No. 44 Orbit Racing Porsche driver Mike Fitzgerald is third with 139 points. No. 66 The Racer's Group Porsche drivers Ian James, RJ Valentine and Chris Gleason are tied for fourth two points back with 137 markers.

The No. 21 Prototype Technology Group team leads the GT team standings with 151 points, 10 points ahead of the second-place No. 66 The Racer's Group team (141 points). Orbit Racing is third in the team chase (139 points), followed by the No. 67 The Racer's Group team with 126 points. The No. 33 Scuderia Ferrari of Washington team rounds out the top five with 119 markers. BMW leads the GT manufacturer standings with 177 points, followed by Porsche (159 points) and Maserati with 124 points.

The only points lead that did change hands over the weekend was in SGS, where No. 38 TPC Racing Porsche GT3 co-drivers Lally and Bunting took over the lead thanks to their class win in Watkins Glen. The duo now has 159 points. Previous points leaders and TPC teammates Michael Levitas and Randy Pobst, drivers of the No. 36 Porsche are six tallies back in third (153 points), after failing to finish. Jean-Francois Dumoulin, who drives the No. 71 Doncaster Racing Porsche GT3 Cup and led the SGS points race following a victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, currently stands alone in fifth place with 140 markers after finishing third in class at Watkins Glen.

The No. 38 TPC Racing team continues to lead the SGS team standings with 159 points, while the No. 41 Orison-Planet Earth Motorsports is second with 127 markers. The No. 71 Doncaster Racing team and the No. 36 TPC Racing team are tied for third in the SGS team standings with 121 points. The No. 47 Michael Baughman Racing team rounds out the top five with 115 points. Porsche continues to maintain a commanding lead in the SGS manufacturers championship with 175 points, 60 points ahead of second-place Chevrolet (115 points). Ferrari is third with 42 points.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Milka Duno , Boris Said , Didier Theys , Max Papis , Scott Pruett , Wayne Taylor , Bill Auberlen , Kelly Collins , Ian James , Andy Lally , Terry Borcheller , Max Angelelli , Chris Gleason , Jean-Francois Dumoulin , Michael Levitas , Marc Bunting , Chip Ganassi , Michael Shank , Cort Wagner
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Michael Shank Racing