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2007 Rolex Sports Car Series
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The 2007 Rolex Sports Car Series season was the eighth season of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve. The 15-race championship for Daytona Prototypes and GT cars began January 27, 2007 and concluded on September 15, 2007. Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty shared the Daytona Prototype title, while Dirk Werner won the GT title.

ScheduleEdit

2007 marked the first time the Sonoma race did not feature the GT class. Phoenix was dropped in favor of Iowa Speedway, and Long Beach was dropped for Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Rnd Race Circuit Class Distance/Duration Date
1   Rolex 24 At Daytona Daytona International Speedway Both 24 hours January 27
January 28
2   Mexico City 400k Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Both 400 km (250 mi) March 3
3   Linder Industrial Komatsu Grand Prix of Miami Homestead-Miami Speedway Both 2 hours, 30 minutes March 24
4   VIR 400 Virginia International Raceway Both (split races) 250 mi (400 km) April 29
5   U.S. Sports Car Invitational Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Both (split races) 2 hours, 30 minutes May 20
6   Rolex GT Series Challenge Lime Rock Park GT 2 hours, 30 minutes May 28
7   Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen Watkins Glen International Both 6 hours June 9
8   EMCO Gears Classic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Both (split races) 250 mi (400 km) June 24
9   Brumos Porsche 250 Daytona International Speedway Both 250 mi (400 km) July 5
10   Iowa 400k Iowa Speedway Both (split races) 250 mi (400 km) July 14
11   Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant Barber Motorsports Park Both (split races) 2 hours, 30 minutes July 22
12   Montreal 400k Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Both 2 hours, 30 minutes August 3
13   Crown Royal 200 at the Glen Watkins Glen International DP 200 mi (320 km) August 10
14   Armed Forces Grand-Am 250 Infineon Raceway DP 2 hours, 30 minutes August 25
15   Sunchaser 1000k Miller Motorsports Park Both 1,000 km (620 mi) September 15

Confirmed entrantsEdit

No Team Drivers Engine
Chassis
Daytona Prototype
00   Vision Racing[1]   Ed Carpenter
  Tomas Scheckter
  Tony George
  A.J. Foyt IV
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Riley Technologies MkXI
01   TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates   Scott Pruett
  Salvador Durán
  Juan Pablo Montoya
Lexus 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
02   Target Chip Ganassi Racing[1]   Scott Dixon
  Dan Wheldon
  Memo Rojas
Lexus 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
3   Southard Motorsports   Shane Lewis
  Randy Ruhlman
  Graham Rahal
Lexus 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
05   Sigalsport BMW   Bill Auberlen
  Matthew Alhadeff
  Karl Wendlinger
  Gene Sigal
BMW S62-B50 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
6   Michael Shank Racing   Henri Zogaib
  Ian James
  Paul Tracy
  A. J. Allmendinger
Lexus 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
7   SAMAX   Tom Kimber-Smith
  Tomáš Enge
  Jeff Bucknum
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
10   SunTrust Racing   Wayne Taylor
  Max Angelelli
  Jeff Gordon
  Jan Magnussen
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
11   Citgo SAMAX   Darren Manning
  Milka Duno
  Ryan Dalziel
  Patrick Carpentier
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
16   Howard Motorsports[1]   Chris Dyson
  Rob Dyson
  Guy Smith
  Oliver Gavin
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Crawford DP03
18   VICI Racing[1]   Uwe Alzen
  Robert Renauer
  Terry Borcheller
  Gastón Mazzacane
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Fabcar FDSC03
19   Finlay Motorsports   Rob Finlay
  Michael Valiante
  Bobby Labonte
  Michael McDowell
Ford 5.0L V8
Crawford DP03
20   Howard Motorsports   Andy Wallace
  Butch Leitzinger
  Tony Stewart
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Crawford DP03
23   Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing   Patrick Long
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Romain Dumas
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Crawford DP03
39   Cheever Racing   Christian Fittipaldi
  Eddie Cheever
  Emmanuel Collard
  Sascha Maassen
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Crawford DP03
47   TruSpeed Motorsports[1]   Charles Morgan
  Rob Morgan
  Timo Bernhard
  B. J. Zacharias
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Riley Technologies MkXI
51   Cheever Racing[1]   Mike Newton
  Tommy Erdos
  Harrison Brix
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Fabcar FDSC03
58   Brumos Racing   David Donohue
  Darren Law
  Buddy Rice
  Scott Sharp
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Riley Technologies MkXI
59   Brumos Porsche   Hurley Haywood
  J. C. France
  Roberto Moreno
  João Barbosa
Porsche 3.99L GT3R F6
Riley Technologies MkXI
60   Michael Shank Racing   Mark Patterson
  Oswaldo Negri, Jr.
  Hélio Castroneves
  Sam Hornish, Jr.
Lexus 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
75   Krohn Racing   Colin Braun
  Max Papis
  JJ Lehto
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
76   Krohn Racing   Tracy Krohn
  Nic Jönsson
  Boris Said
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
91   Riley-Matthews Motorsports   Jim Matthews
  Marc Goossens
  Jimmie Johnson
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
99   GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Jimmy Vasser
  Bob Stallings
Pontiac 5.0L V8
Riley Technologies MkXI
Grand Touring
66   The Racer's Group   Andy Lally
  R. J. Valentine
Porsche 3.6L F6
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
72   Tafel Racing   Andrew Davis
  Robin Liddell
  Jim Tafel
Porsche 3.6L F6
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

Season ResultsEdit

Rnd Circuit DP Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
DP Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Daytona   #01 Chip Ganassi Racing   #22 Alegra Motorsports Results
  Scott Pruett
  Salvador Durán
  Juan Pablo Montoya
  Jean-François Dumoulin
  Carlos de Quesada
  Scooter Gabel
  Marc Basseng
2 Hermanos Rodriguez   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   #70 SpeedSource Results
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Sylvain Tremblay
  Nick Ham
3 Homestead   #05 Sigalsport BMW   #70 SpeedSource Results
  Bill Auberlen
  Matthew Alhadeff
  Sylvain Tremblay
  Nick Ham
4 Virginia   #10 SunTrust Racing   #87 Farnbacher-Loles Racing Results
  Max Angelelli
  Jan Magnussen
  Dirk Werner
  Bryce Miller
5 Laguna Seca   #23 Alex Job Racing   #66 The Racer's Group Results
  Patrick Long
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Andy Lally
  R. J. Valentine
6 Lime Rock Did not compete   #06 Banner Racing Results
  Leighton Reese
  Tim Lewis, Jr.
7 Watkins Glen   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   #66 The Racer's Group Results
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Andy Lally
  Spencer Pumpelly
  R. J. Valentine
8 Mid-Ohio   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   #66 The Racer's Group Results
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Andy Lally
  R. J. Valentine
9 Daytona   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   #70 SpeedSource Results
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Sylvain Tremblay
  Nick Ham
10 Iowa   #01 Chip Ganassi Racing   #66 The Racer's Group Results
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Andy Lally
  R. J. Valentine
11 Barber   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   #06 Banner Racing Results
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
  Paul Edwards
  Kelly Collins
12 Gilles Villeneuve   #10 SunTrust Racing   #66 The Racer's Group Results
  Max Angelelli
  Jan Magnussen
  Andy Lally
  R. J. Valentine
13 Watkins Glen   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Did not compete Results
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
14 Infineon   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Did not compete Results
  Alex Gurney
  Jon Fogarty
15 Miller   #91 Riley-Matthews Motorsports   #06 Banner Racing Results
  Marc Goossens
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
  Jim Matthews
  Paul Edwards
  Kelly Collins
  Andy Pilgrim

StandingsEdit

DPEdit

Pos Driver R24
 
MEX
 
HOM
 
VIR
 
LGA
 
S6H
 
MDO
 
DAY
 
IOW
 
BAR
 
MON
 
WGL
 
SON
 
SLK
 
Pts
1   Alex Gurney 22 1 11 5 6 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 8 408
  Jon Fogarty 22 1 11 5 6 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 8
2   Scott Pruett 1 4 3 8 2 2 2 6 1 5 5 3 3 9 406
3   Max Angelelli 3 3 2 1 15 3 4 2 7 3 1 2 4 18 395
4   Memo Rojas 21 4 3 8 2 2 2 6 1 5 5 3 3 9 381
5   Colin Braun 11 2 8 2 8 12 3 3 4 2 12 11 EX 3 338
6   Darren Law 20 6 6 3 4 9 5 5 6 4 8 5 2 20 338
  David Donohue 20 6 6 3 4 9 5 5 6 4 8 5 2 20
7   Patrick Long 12 5 9 9 1 8 6 14 10 8 17 9 7 5 319
8   Mark Patterson 9 9 15 11 3 11 9 7 5 6 6 8 8 10 319
  Oswaldo Negri, Jr. 9 9 15 11 3 11 9 7 5 6 6 8 8 10
9   Max Papis 11 2 8 2 8 12 3 3 4 9 14 19 DNS 12 307
10   Ian James 16 10 12 6 7 4 10 4 9 7 11 16 10 7 307
Pos Driver R24
 
MEX
 
HOM
 
VIR
 
LGA
 
S6H
 
MDO
 
DAY
 
IOW
 
BAR
 
MON
 
WGL
 
SON
 
SLK
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished
Red Did not finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Injured (INJ)
Excluded (EX)

† Colin Braun was suspended for the race in Sonoma by the GARRA for an incident during the race at Watkins Glen while on probation.[2]

GTEdit

Pos Driver Pts DAY MEX HOM VIR MTY LRP WGL MDO DAY IOW BAR MON MIL
1   Dirk Werner 375 14 4 3 1 3 2 2 12 3 3 3 2 3
2   Kelly Collins
  Paul Edwards
365 2 10 7 3 4 4 3 3 2 14 1 8 1
3   Bryce Miller 363 26 4 3 1 3 2 2 12 3 3 3 2 3
4   Andy Lally
  R. J. Valentine
348 17 8 2 10 1 10 1 1 9 1 2 1 23
5   Leighton Reese
  Tim Lewis, Jr.
316 4 14 10 12 10 1 7 6 6 2 4 5 16
6   Sylvain Tremblay 314 5 1 1 2 7 11 22 2 1 13 5 9
7   Nick Ham 305 5 1 1 2 7 11 DNS 2 1 13 5 9
8   Carlos de Quesada 289 1 12 6 6 8 12 5 11 7 DNS 11 4 6
9   Jean-François Dumoulin 281 1 12 6 6 8 12 5 11 7 DNS 11 4 14
10   Emil Assentato 275 7 3 16 11 9 19 8 19 8 5 10 12 4
Pos Driver Pts DAY MEX HOM VIR MTY LRP WGL MDO DAY IOW BAR MON MIL
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished
Red Did not finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Injured (INJ)
Excluded (EX)

† Not classified due to failure to complete a green-flag lap.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f These teams are confirmed to only run select races of the Grand-Am season.
  2. ^ SPEEDtv.com: Colin Braun gets 1-Race Suspension

External linksEdit