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Fogarty sets Montreal pace.

GAINSCO got their weekend off to an ideal start as they prepare for the latest round of the Grand Am Rolex Series at Montreal after Jon Fogarty produced the fastest time in practice around the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit.

Securing a lap some two tenths quicker than Bill Auberlen in second place, Fogarty has given Alex Gurney an ideal proving ground from which to battle for pole position come qualification.

Indeed, Gurney was pleased with the effort made by his team-mate in the Pontiac-Riley, but pointed out that it will become more of a lottery if the forecasted rain makes its presence felt.

“It was a good first day for the GAINSCO team – we got through a few setup things and the track kept getting better all day, so again the No. 99 was there at the end. We're pretty happy with the car, but the weather is a big question mark – everyone will be going in blind if the rain comes down.

“The 99 seems like it's hooked up relative to everyone else, so we should be good. With the GT traffic in this race, it's a lot different than the DP-only events we ran. It was very difficult to get a clear lap in practice, and getting around the GTs will be a big challenge in the race. It's probably good that we got some of that today, because now we know some of the good spots to pass, and where you'll be held up.”


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Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor drive the #10 Velocity Worldwide Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (left) to victory Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the third race of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Alex Gurney and Jo Fogarty, drivers of the #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP (right) finish in second place. (Photo by Brian Cleary for Chevrolet)
Fogarty/Gurney - GAINSCO Racing [Pic credit: Grand Am]
Alex Gurney/Jon Fogarty - GAINSCO Bob Stallings Racing Riley-Pontiac   [pic credit: Grand-Am]
Henri Richard/Rene Villeneuve - Polizei 144 TRG Porsche GT3   [pic credit: Grand-Am]
The GAINSCO Racing entry at Daytona [Pic credit: Brian Cleary]
The GAINSCO entry at night at Daytona [Pic credit: Grand Am]
The #99 GAINSCO Racing entry [Pic credit: grand am]
#99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley - Fogarty/Gurney/Johnson/Vasser [Pic credit: Grand Am]
#99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley - Fogarty/Gurney/Johnson/Vasser [Pic credit: Grand Am]
#99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley - Fogarty/Gurney/Johnson/Vasser [Pic credit: Grand Am]
Fogarty/Gurney/Vasser/Johnson - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Riley-Pontiac   [pic credit: grand-am.com]
Fogarty/Gurney/Vasser/Johnson - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Riley-Pontiac   [pic credit: grand-am.com]
Fogarty/Gurney/Vasser/Johnson - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Riley-Pontiac   [pic credit: grand-am.com]
Gurney/Fogarty/Vasser/Johnson - GAINSCO Bob Stallings Racing Riley-Pontiac   [pic credit: Grand-Am media]
Alex Gurney - GAINSCO Bob Stallings Racing   [pic credit: grand-am.com]
Alex Gurney/Jon Fogarty/Jimmy Vasser/Jimmie Johnson - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Riley-Pontiac   [pic credit: Grand-Am]

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