Rojas takes home pole in Mexico City

Memo Rojas gave cause for celebration today in Mexico City, the local hero scored the Grand-Am Rolex Series pole with a time of 1:19.508 (113.196mph) on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit. Rojas laid down his flying lap to earn his first...

Memo Rojas gave cause for celebration today in Mexico City, the local hero scored the Grand-Am Rolex Series pole with a time of 1:19.508 (113.196mph) on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

Rojas laid down his flying lap to earn his first career series pole and the first pole for the Chip Ganassi Racing team in the 2008 season. Rojas and teammate Scott Pruett share the No. 01 Lexus Riley and the points lead with the first two race wins.

"I'm really happy to have won my first Rolex Series pole here in Mexico," said Rojas. "It was a great effort by the team. We struggled with chassis setup, but thankfully we made the right decisions towards the end of the last practice session and in qualifying. We'll see tomorrow. The race has yet to start and we still have a lot of work to do."

The third round on the calendar saw another first today when Mark Wilkins for AIM Autosport turned the second fastest time, missing the pole by 0.029 seconds, giving him his best career start.

The No. 61 AIM team driven by Wilkins and Brian Frisselle hope that their best start in their Ford Riley could lead to victory Saturday afternoon.

Third in today's DP qualifying was taken by David Donohue in the No. 58 Brumos Porsche, clocking a time of 1:19.652 (112.991mph) on the 2.5-mile road course. Darren Law shares the Porsche Riley with Donohue.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Darren Law , David Donohue , Memo Rojas , Chip Ganassi , Mark Wilkins , Brian Frisselle
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing