Memo Rojas will hope to secure a home victory this weekend as the Grand Am Rolex Series heads to Mexico City for the latest round of the season.

Rojas grew up about an hour away from the race track, and made his first on-track appearance in Grand Am Rolex Series competition there last season. He and #01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley co-driver Scott Pruett finished fourth.

Now, Rojas and Pruett hold a 13-point lead over defending Rolex Series driving champions Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, who are again driving the #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley. Pruett and Rojas are two-for-two in 2008 after winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January and backing that up in last month's GAINSCO Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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The win was a record 16th in Daytona Prototypes for Pruett and put the duo in position to score a record third straight series victory, a mark set six times previously.

"We have started the season on the right foot, winning at Daytona and Homestead," Rojas said, "so we have a lot of expectations for the weekend. The Mexico racing fans enjoy racing and cheer a lot, and with a driver from Mexico, they get very excited. The fans have a lot of expectations too. I'm very excited about the opportunity to race there again - as are the team and Scott. I am just excited to start the weekend."

Gurney and Fogarty know how to win at Mexico City, as the pair won the first of a record seven races in 2008 at the 2.5-mile track last season after Gurney's back-and-forth duel with Max Papis of Krohn Racing. Gurney and Fogarty won last year's series crown by two points over Pruett.

"We feel very good about going back to Mexico," Gurney said. "It is much closer to the traditional road courses where we feel we do very well. We're in a great championship position and we're ready to keep building on that."

Another Mexican-born driver is Memo Gidley, who is running the #77 Doran Racing Kodak Ford Dallara this weekend with rookie Brad Jaeger. Gidley won the 2005 edition of the Mexico City 250 with Michael McDowell. Doran Racing will also debut its #47 BSI/CDOC Ford Dallara with Burt Frisselle and Gabriele Gardel.

Brumos Racing's Darren Law will notch his series record 100th career start at Mexico City, driving the #58 Porsche Riley with David Donohue, and JC France and Joao Barbosa will drive the team's #59 machine.

Krohn Racing, which led most of last year's Mexico City race, brings its #75 and #76 Pontiac Rileys to the track. Michael Shank Racing will bring its #6 and #60 Ford Rileys.

Also on hand are the #2 SAMAX BMW Riley, #3 Southard Motorsports Lexus Riley, #7 Rum Bum Racing BMW Riley, #10 SunTrust Racing Pontiac Dallara, #16 Cheever Racing Crown Royal Cask #16 Pontiac Coyote, #23 Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing Team Porsche Crawford, #61 AIM Autosport Exchange Traded Gold Ford Riley and #91 Bob Stallings Racing/Riley-Matthews Motorsports Pontiac Riley.

The standings in Rolex Series GT is closer, with the consistent pair of Spencer Pumpelly and Tim George Jr. leading Rolex 24 at Daytona GT winners Sylvain Tremblay and Nick Ham by one point. Pumpelly and George, also the MESCO Building For the Future Rookie of the Year leader, have finished on the podium in both races, while the Daytona win and a fifth-place finish at Homestead have Tremblay and Ham in contention to retake the point lead after Mexico.

"The Mexico City race is one of my favorite Grand-Am events," said Pumpelly, driving one of two TRG cars - the #67 Gleukos Porsche GT3 - in the race. Bryce Miller and Ted Ballou will drive the #66 TRG Marquis Jet/Mitchell Rubber Porsche GT3. "Most of the turns are fast, so there is a good flow to the track. The fans are very enthusiastic and the city offers us a new cultural experience. This year, a strong finish for Tim and me would make the trip complete."

Tremblay and Ham, in the #70 SpeedSource Mazdaspeed/Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8, won last year's GT race at Mexico City by over a lap. The team's #69 FXDD Mazda RX-8, this season piloted by Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal, finished third in 2007.

"Mexico was great for us last year, we nailed the set-up early had both cars on the podium and got the first GT win for the RX-8, a dream result for sure," Tremblay said. "We should be good this year also. Both cars are faster, but the competition has also improved."

Banner Racing and Farnbacher Loles will also have two-car efforts in the field, with one-car efforts coming from Matt Connolly Motorsports, O'Connell Racing, Racers Edge Motorsports, Stevenson Motorsports, Autohaus Motorsports and Synergy Racing.