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Diaz the hero in Mexico.

Tafel Racing complemented its fourth-place finish with a fifth-place result by team owner/co-driver Jim Tafel and Andrew Davis in the #73 Porsche GT3. Davis qualified the car third and Tafel finished slightly more than 12 seconds behind Henzler.

Pumpelly, who co-drove to the Rolex 24 At Daytona GT class win with Michael Levitas, Ian Baas and Randy Pobst, was the only entered driver in the #81 Synergy Racing Porsche GT3, and completed only three laps before going behind the wall. For his effort, he was rewarded with 13th-place class points, and is still in the middle in the GT championship mix.

In the midst of a race slowed by just three caution periods, the last of which set up a frantic four lap dash to the finish, a lap 74 crash involving Chris Bingham in the #40 Derhaag Motorsports Riley-Pontiac and JC France in the #59 Brumos Racing Fabcar turned into a physical altercation between the two drivers. As a result, both drivers have been suspended from the upcoming Rolex Series event at Homestead Miami Speedway and have been placed on open-ended probation. Additional sanctions against the drivers are likely.

Mexican racing hero Adrian Fernandez and his co-driver Mario Haberfeld made it to the finish of a Grand Am race for the first time in the new Fernandez Racing Riley-Pontiac as did Fernandez's fellow Indycar Series team owner Eddie Cheever in his Porsche powered Crawford shared with Christian Fittipaldi. In the battle between the single seater quartet, Cheever and Fittipaldi edged it by three seconds over Fernandez and Haberfeld to take sixth and seventh places respectively.




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