GrandAM News Archive. Page 16



  • January 1901

    Open article Crash costs Fernandez at wet Watkins.
    1 January 1901: The variable conditions in Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen put paid to Adrian Fernandez's hopes of another strong result with his eponymous Grand Am Daytona Prototype team.

  • Open article Dalziel sees the flag.
    1 January 1901: For the first time in three races, Ryan Dalziel finally saw the chequered flag in a Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race held at Watkins Glen as the 24-year-old came home tenth in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.

  • Open article Bergmeister retakes lead with Glen win.
    1 January 1901: In a race featuring 20 lead changes among nine cars and twelve drivers, Jorg Bergmeister reclaimed the points lead in Grand-Am's Rolex Series with victory in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.


  • June 2006

    Open article Bergmeister retakes lead with Glen win. [1]
    4 June 2006: In a race featuring 20 lead changes among nine cars and twelve drivers, Jorg Bergmeister reclaimed the points lead in Grand-Am's Rolex Series with victory in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.


  • January 1901

    Open article Grand Am: CompUSA take pole on points.
    1 January 1901: Rolex Series points leaders Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz claimed pole position at Watkins Glen, despite only finishing final practice in ninth place.

  • Open article Grand Am: Rockenfeller heads Glen practice.
    1 January 1901: On a day that included three practice sessions but no qualifying owing to Thursday's legal action, which prevented Daytona Prototypes from practicing, Mike Rockenfeller posted the quickest lap in the final session in preparation for Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.

  • Open article Grand Am: Glen action to run as normal.
    1 January 1901: The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend schedule will proceed as originally planned - with Daytona Prototypes and GT cars competing simultaneously - as Grand Am officials have reached a settlement agreement with Krohn Racing.

  • Open article Legal appeal halts Glen action.
    1 January 1901: There was no running for the Rolex Series Daytona Prototypes at Watkins Glen on Thursday after an injunction was granted to Krohn Racing and driver Colin Braun by New York State Supreme Court judge Judith O'Shea.

  • Open article MSR joins Playboy Racing stable.
    1 January 1901: Playboy Racing has announced that Playboy Enterprises and Palms Hotel is to sponsor the #6 Lexus-powered Riley of Michael Shank Racing for the rest of the 2006 Rolex Series season - starting with the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen this coming weekend.

  • Open article Dalziel targets Glen podium.
    1 January 1901: Scotland's Ryan Dalziel heads to Watkins Glen this weekend for the Grand American Rolex Sportscar Series buoyed by his first podium in the Prototype class at Phoenix with the Pacific Motorsport Pontiac.

  • Open article Patterson, Negri chasing Glen victory.
    1 January 1901: With Michael Shank having travelled home from Watkins Glen with a trophy every year his team has competed at the venue, the Michael Shank Racing boss will be looking for more silverware in the latest round of the Rolex Series – which takes place at The Glen this weekend.

  • Open article Job team ready to rebound.
    1 January 1901: Alex Job Racing have rested and regrouped following several disappointing Grand Am Rolex Series races and are ready to challenge for victory again in this weekend's Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen.

  • Open article Preview – Sahlen's Six Hours.
    1 January 1901: With a series-leading three victories from seven Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series events, #01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley co-drivers Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz head into the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen as the co-leaders in the Daytona Prototype driver point standings.

  • Open article Unser joins Frisselles at the Glen.
    1 January 1901: A new chapter in the long racing history between the Frisselle and Unser families will open at the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen when two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr joins forces with Burt and Brian Frisselle for the latest round of the Rolex Series at Watkins Glen.

  • Open article TRG duo extend GT lead at Lime Rock.
    1 January 1901: Pontiac drivers Andy Lally and Marc Bunting turned in a dominating performance to win the first Grand-Am Rolex Series event at Lime Rock Park since 2001, their second victory of the season extending their lead at the top of the GT standings.

  • Open article Riley, SunTrust go separate ways.
    1 January 1901: Less than a year after winning the Grand-Am Rolex Series title, Riley Motorsports and Surrey Sport - which operates the SunTrust Racing team - have announced that they will no longer be working together.

  • Open article Grand Am: HLM continue Infiniti development.
    1 January 1901: Team HLM are continuing development of their new Infiniti G35 GT Coupes, ahead of its Rolex Grand Am Series debut later in the year.

  • Open article Rudd tests DP, ponders race option.
    1 January 1901: NASCAR 'Iron Man' Ricky Rudd became the latest stock car racer to try his hand in a Rolex Series Daytona Prototype, when he joined the Synergy Motorsports team for a test at Mid-Ohio ahead of the circuit's EMCO Gears Classic round next month.

  • Open article TRG hungry for success at Lime Rock.
    1 January 1901: The Rolex GT Series Challenge takes place next Monday at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut in a race that will feature just GT Sportscars competing without the faster Daytona Prototype machines as usual.

  • Open article GT Preview - Lime Rock Park.
    1 January 1901: Riding a streak of five podium finishes in six 2006 Grand Am GT races, The Racers Group teammates Marc Bunting and Andy Lally lead the Rolex Series GT class back to the historic Lime Rock Park circuit for the first time since 2001 in Monday's Rolex GT Series Challenge.

  • Open article Dalziel helps PCM to best finish yet.
    1 January 1901: Ryan Dalziel and Alex Figge guided Pacific Coast Motorsports to their first ever Grand Am Rolex Series podium finish on Saturday night at the Phoenix International Raceway as the Scottish-American duo took second place in the Gainsco Grand Prix.

  • Open article Another podium for Southard.
    1 January 1901: Unfancied Grand Am Rolex Series team Southard Motorsports earned its second podium finish of the season at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday with drivers Shane Lewis and Craig Stanton.

  • Open article Alternator finishes dire weekend for Job
    1 January 1901: Alex Job Racing's Grand Am Rolex Series season stuttered for the second weekend in succession with drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Patrick Long leaving the Phoenix International Raceway with a disappointing 20th place finish in the Daytona Prototype class.

  • Open article Best weekend yet for Fernandez.
    1 January 1901: Adrian Fernandez's eponymous Grand Am Rolex Series team had their most successful weekend to date at the Phoenix International Raceway; coming away from the 1.51-mile circuit with a win and a top five finish.

  • Open article Grand Am: First GT sweep for Pontiac.
    1 January 1901: The Pontiac GTO claimed its first podium clean sweep in the GT class of the Grand Am Rolex Series on Saturday night at the Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Open article Champs battle back to fourth.
    1 January 1901: Although the #10 SunTrust Riley-Pontiac team felt they had a car good enough to be on the podium, they gladly accepted their fourth-place finish in the Gainsco Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.

  • Open article Beretta just misses Phoenix top ten.
    1 January 1901: Olivier Beretta's first drive alongside Venezuelan Milka Duno in the Grand Am Rolex Series nearly resulted in a top ten finish for the Monegasque driver.

  • Open article Doran team lodge first retirement of '06
    1 January 1901: After both Harrison Brix and Terry Borcheller got involved in accidents, Kevin Doran was forced to retire the factory #77 Kodak backed entry from Saturday's Gainsco Grand Prix at the Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Open article Pruett, Diaz claim point lead in Phoenix
    1 January 1901: Like the bird after which the host city was named, the #01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing crew of Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz rose back to the top of the Grand-Am Rolex Series standings with victory under the lights at the GAINSCO Grand Prix.


  • May 2006

    Open article Pruett, Diaz take point lead in Phoenix. [1]
    14 May 2006: Like the bird after which the host city was named, the #01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing crew of Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz rose back to the top of the Grand-Am Rolex Series standings with victory under the lights at the GAINSCO Grand Prix.


  • January 1901

    Open article Rolex Series to return to traditional Q.
    1 January 1901: Grand American Road Racing Association president Roger Edmondson has instructed the Rolex Sports Car Series competition department to return to traditional timed qualifying procedures to determine grid positions for the remainder of the 2006 Rolex Series season.

  • Open article Tiemann prevented from shining with Ruby
    1 January 1901: Marcel Tiemann's Ruby Tuesday Crawford-Porsche was collected in a three-car crash in the qualifying race for round seven of the Grand-Am Rolex Series at Phoenix International Raceway, leaving his team-mates to start 19th in Saturday evening's main event.

  • Open article Local favourite Fernandez takes Q race.
    1 January 1901: Adrian Fernandez took his #12 Lowe's-backed Riley-Pontiac to a lights-to-flag victory in the Grand-Am qualifying race at the GAINSCO Grand Prix meeting at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night.

  • Open article Angelelli tops charts in Phoenix.
    1 January 1901: Fresh off his first victory of the in last weekend's Road & Track 250 at Laguna Seca, defending Rolex Series Daytona Prototype champion Max Angelelli put the #10 SunTrust Racing entry at the top of the timesheets in practice for Saturday's GAINSCO Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Open article Shank team seek redemption at Phoenix.
    1 January 1901: After a disappointing end to what was a promising outing at Laguna Seca last weekend, Michael Shank Racing will be looking for redemption this Saturday night in the Gainsco Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Open article Said to join grid at Phoenix.
    1 January 1901: The ever-popular Boris Said has been added to the entry list for this weekend's Gainsco Grand Prix at the Phoenix International Raceway, sharing driving duties in the so-far impressive GT class Pacific Coast Motorsport Pontiac GTO.

  • Open article PIR race home from home for Fernandez.
    1 January 1901: Adrian Fernandez and Mario Haberfeld take their #12 Lowe's Fernandez Racing Riley-Pontiac to the 1.51-mile “roval” course at Phoenix International Raceway for Saturday night's 2-hour, 45-minute Gainsco Grand Prix.

  • Open article Laguna finish gives Frisselles boost.
    1 January 1901: Last weekend's Laguna Seca round of the Grand Am Rolex Series saw Burt and Brian Frisselle take the chequered flag in the #8 Synergy Racing GlycoMax backed Doran-Porsche for just the second time this season, and the two brothers are planning on making it home once again this Saturday night in the Gainsco Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Open article Preview - GAINSCO Grand Prix.
    1 January 1901: Despite still looking for his first Rolex Series victory of 2006, Jorg Bergmeister returns to the site of his most recent triumph as Daytona Prototype points leader, leading a strong field into Saturday's GAINSCO Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Open article Tiemann to sub at Ruby Tuesday.
    1 January 1901: Marcel Tiemann will be behind the wheel of the #23 Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing on the opening two days in Phoenix this coming weekend, filling in for absent regulars Patrick Long and Mike Rockenfeller.

  • Open article 'What might have been' for Dalziel.
    1 January 1901: Ryan Dalziel was left to rue what could well have been a podium finish in the US Sports Car Invitational after a starter motor failure during the final pit stop halted the Pacific Coast Motorsports drivers challenge at Laguna Seca.

  • Open article AJR watch points edge slip at Laguna.
    1 January 1901: Alex Job Racing's incredible start to the 2006 Grand Am Rolex Series season came to a halt during Sunday's Road & Track 250 at Laguna Seca where the ace #23 team suffered their first sprint race breakage on the demanding 2.238-mile Californian circuit.

  • Open article Penalty robs Negri of elusive win.
    1 January 1901: What looked like being a successful afternoon for Michael Shank Racing turned very sour in the closing stages of Sunday's Road & Track 250 at Laguna Seca.

  • Open article Last lap crash costs Fernandez top ten.
    1 January 1901: Adrian Fernandez's eponymous Grand-Am Rolex Series team worked its way to the top of the scoring pylon for the first time since its inception as driver Mario Haberfeld led nearly 20 of the 88 laps that made up Sunday's race at Laguna Seca.

  • Open article Difficult Laguna weekend for Ganassi.
    1 January 1901: The Laguna Seca weekend wasn't one of the best for Chip Ganassi's #01 team with Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz struggling home in tenth position in a caution filled race.

  • Open article Promise unfulfilled for PCM.
    1 January 1901: Alex Figge took Pacific Coast Motorsports' #89 Riley-Pontiac all the way to the front of the field in Sunday's 'U.S. Sports Car Invitational' Road & Track 250 at Laguna Seca only for the team to see its efforts thwarted with another frustrating turn of events in a race littered with full course cautions.

  • Open article SunTrust shine at Laguna Seca.
    1 January 1901: After struggling in the early rounds of the 2006 Rolex Series, defending champion Max Angelelli and the #10 SunTrust Pontiac Riley team returned to their winning ways in Sunday's Road & Track 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

  • Open article Good GT debut for PCM Pontiac.
    1 January 1901: While the Daytona Prototype arm of Pacific Coast Motorsports Grand Am Rolex Series campaign has suffered a disappointing start to the 2006 season, PCM's new GT class contender got off to a solid start this weekend at Laguna Seca.


  • May 2006

    Open article SunTrust shine at Laguna Seca.
    8 May 2006: After struggling in the early rounds of the 2006 Rolex Series, defending champion Max Angelelli and the #10 SunTrust Pontiac Riley team returned to their winning ways in Sunday's Road & Track 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


  • January 1901

    Open article Long, AJR take Road & Track 250 Q race.
    1 January 1901: Patrick Long led the way in Saturday afternoon's Daytona Prototype qualifying race for the Road & Track 250 at Laguna Seca.
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