Having not won a Grand-Am race prior to this year's event in Mexico City, Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty became the first pair to record multiple Daytona Prototype successes in 2007, taking first place in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.

Rebounding from an unscheduled pit-stop which dropped them as low as 16th, Gurney passed Scott Pruett with 25 minutes remaining in the six-hour classic to cruise to a 7.069secs victory in the #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley.

Fogarty and Gurney broke a record streak which saw five different winners in victory lane to start a season. The pair also won at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City in March, and have started all six races from the front row this season. Saturday's win at The Glen, however, marked this season's first Rolex Series win for a polesitter.

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"I'm very happy for everyone on the GAINSCO team, because we all did an amazing job all weekend and that enabled Jon and I to capitalise on the really good car they gave us," Gurney said, "I have to give [engineer] Kyle Brannan a huge compliment because it's thanks to him that we put together a car that was this fast and this comfortable to drive."

Gurney led for the first 35 laps before bringing the car in with overheating issues after a brief off-course excursion clogged the front grill with grass and dirt, just a few laps after his first scheduled stop. He returned nearly a lap behind the leaders, but he and Fogarty steadily worked their way back to the front. Gurney retook the lead on lap 140 after passing Ian James in the #6 Playboy Lexus Riley, but when the last of eight cautions came out - due to oil on the track and the stopped #72 Tafel Racing Porsche of Nathan Swartzbaugh - Gurney dove into the pits and Pruett took the lead.

Gurney challenged the former series champion immediately after the green flag restart, eventually passing him going into turn one and heading the field to the flag. Together, Gurney and Fogarty led more than half the race distance.

"As far as our execution in the car and setting up the car and pit-stops, we've been doing extremely well," Fogarty said, "We're still developing in the race environment, but the team is young and we're hungry. We're hoping to take this victory and move on, and produce even more as we go forward."

Pruett also had troubles early on and recovered from a lap one trip through a gravel trap that put him two laps down. But Pruett patiently drove his two stints, moving into the top 15 before team-mate Memo Rojas took over. The Mexican made it into the top ten without problems, and Pruett finally took the lead when Gurney pitted. He did his best to keep Gurney behind, but didn't interfere when the #99 made the winning pass.

"We got two laps down early, but we just kept digging all day," said Pruett, who extended his points lead to seven over Max Angelelli, "The car was good, but I thought we had the second best car out there. We ran well all day long, and we got everything we could out of the car. There is no question you have to finish well to get the championship. We did that today."

For Pruett and Rojas, it marked a second straight runner-up finish, having also finished second at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last month.

"I think the team did a very good job," Rojas said, "We've just got to keep working hard to get that second victory of the season."

Angelelli was a contender throughout the afternoon, leading 15 laps and setting some of the #10 SunTrust Racing Pontiac Riley's fastest times during the second half of the race. But two costly restart violations earned him stop-and-go penalties, and he didn't have enough laps to catch the lead duo and earn himself and co-drivers Jonathan Cochet and team owner Wayne Taylor the victory.

"We had a good car today," Angelelli admitted, "Finally, we sorted out our set-up between yesterday and this morning. With the hard work by the team and by our other drivers, I felt like we could have definitely won the race or come closer. The #99 and #01 teams had great cars today too, but we were right there with them, even with the penalties. It's very frustrating, to say the least."

Earning fourth was James and co-driver John Pew after the ex-pat Briton quietly worked his way into contention and led twice for ten laps. It marked the third straight top ten finish for the #6 car but first top five result for the team in 2007.

Krohn Racing team-mates Nic J?nsson and Tracy Krohn battled a variety of problems to come home with a fifth-place result, despite the car having to be pushed to the grid and out of pit-lane during pit-stops. Like the #6, fourth was a season-best for the team, and its third top ten of 2007.

In the GT class, Andy Lally and RJ Valentine welcomed Spencer Pumpelly to the #66 TRG Porsche GT3 and duly scored its second victory in three races. Lally passed the #81 Synergy Racing Porsche GT3 driven by Richard Westbrook 23 laps from the end and beat Dirk Werner and the #87 Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche by 2.721secs.

"It was absolutely wild out there - the GT class has just gotten so strong," Lally said, "During the last few laps, I was alongside two of the best Porsche drivers out there, passing Richard, who is a super driver, and then having Dirk come up on me and battle until the very end."

For Valentine, it was a fitting start to his weekend.

"I'm so happy about this win," he said. "Next to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, winning the six-hour is a major accomplishment. My team-mates are priceless, and I couldn't have done this without them. Tomorrow is my 63rd birthday and God gave me the best birthday present today."

Pumpelly scored his first Rolex Sports Car Series class victory of 2007 after winning at Laguna Seca in KONI Challenge action.

"At one point, I was trying to pass Bryce Miller and he ran me into the grass," Pumpelly said, "I ended up losing six spots, but the car was so good that I was actually able to drive back through the field on the next lap. This was a great win. I love this track, I love these people."

Werner, who assumed the point lead by 14 over Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards, combined with co-drivers Miller and Craig Stanton to lead 68 laps in the Farnbacher car. Werner filled Lally's mirrors for a few laps before the American pulled away. It was the sixth time this season that a Farnbacher Loles Motorsports car has led the most laps of a race in 2007.

"I feel pretty good," Werner said, "Before we stopped the last time, we were in seventh place, I think. I'm very confident with the result. We struggled a little bit during the race with the set-up of the car nut, in the end, everything went fine. The TRG car was pretty fast and I couldn't catch him because I was missing the aero, but I think it's a good result for us for the championship. If we work together like this in the future, then we can make the championship."

Miller led a race-high 32 laps, and drove two stints before handing the car over to Werner during the waning laps.

The #07 Banner Racing/Banner Engineering Pontiac GXP.R of Collins and Edwards earned their third podium finish of the season after an eventful day. Edwards started the car, and made contact with Emil Assentato's #69 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 in turn eleven midway through the race, forcing a stop-and-go penalty. The team also suffered battery problems which caused the car to fall two laps behind.

"It was a great finish after all we went through," Collins said, "The Banner crew did a great job to get the batteries changed and keep us out on the track. That and some excellent strategy to make up the two laps had our guys working hard in the pits all day. Paul ran some fast laps, setting fastest race lap in the last hour. Third is not bad for the tough luck that we had today."

Westbrook and co-driver Steve Johnson took fourth in the #81 Porsche, while Rolex 24 winners Jean-Francois Dumoulin, Carlos de Quesada and Floridian Scooter Gabel earned fifth.