Ryan Dalziel and Enzo Potolicchio are back atop the points for the second time this season.
Another race, another leader atop the Daytona Prototype standings in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series.
Driving the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley DP, Enzo Potolicchio and Ryan Dalziel finished second in the recent Global Barter 250 presented by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, giving them the points lead heading into the Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 at Belle Isle presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers on Saturday, June 2, at the Raceway Belle Isle Park in Detroit.
John Pew and Ozz Negri won the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona to take the early lead in the championship. Since then, they have piloted the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Riley DP to an eighth place finish at Barber and a seventh place finish at Homestead before rebounding to a third place at New Jersey. They are currently third in the championship – five points behind the leaders.
Dalziel and Potolicchio were second in the Rolex 24, and then moved into the lead by finishing fourth at Barber. They fell back to second following a sixth-place finish at Homestead, but bounced back into the lead with their second place finish at New Jersey.
Finishing sixth in the Rolex 24, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas finished third at Barber and second at Homestead to take the lead in the championship for the first time in 2012. However, the team’s bid for a fourth title in five years hit a snag midway through the New Jersey event when Pruett tangled with Alex Gurney while battling for second, putting both cars out of the race. The resulting 10th-place finish dropped Pruett and Rojas to sixth in the standings, nine points behind the leaders.
Gurney and Jon Fogarty finished ninth or worse for the third time in four races. The 2007 and 2009 DP champs showed the strength of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP with a second-place finish at Barber. They’re eighth in the standings, trailing by 23 points.
There is plenty of racing ahead, so anything can happen. After finishing dead last in the Rolex 24, Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor have clawed the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP back into contention. A fifth-place showing at Barber was followed by victories at Homestead and New Jersey – boosting Taylor and Angelelli into second, only four points out of the lead.
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