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2013 Rolex Sports Car Series
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The 2013 Rolex Sports Car Series season was the fourteenth and final season of the Grand American Road Racing Association's premier series, before merging up with the American Le Mans Series in 2014. It began on January 26, with the 51st running of the 24 Hours of Daytona.[1]

As the NASCAR Holdings acquisition of Panoz Motor Sports, and IMSA, had already taken place, this season is technically one of two series that formed the 43rd season of the IMSA GT Championship that dates to 1971.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

The schedule was released on September 28, 2012 and features the addition of three new circuits for the series; Circuit of the Americas, Kansas Speedway, and Road Atlanta. Also, the August 10 event at Road America will be a combined weekend with the American Le Mans Series, showcasing the organizations' recent merger. Previous races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen Short Course and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve do not return.

Rnd Date Race Duration Circuit Location
1 January 26–27 Rolex 24 At Daytona 24 hours Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida
2 March 2 Grand-Am of The Americas
presented by GAINSCO and TOTAL
2 hours 45 minutes Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas
3 April 6 Porsche 250 2 hours Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama
4 April 20 Visual Studio Ultimate
Grand Prix of Atlanta
2 hours 45 minutes Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia
5 June 1 Chevrolet Grand-Am Detroit 200 2 hours The Raceway on Belle Isle Detroit, Michigan
6 June 15 Diamond Cellar Classic 2 hours 45 minutes Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
7 June 30 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen 6 hours Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York
8 July 26 Brickyard Grand Prix 3 hours Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course) Speedway, Indiana
9 August 10 VisitFlorida.com Sports Car 250 2 hours 45 minutes Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
10 August 17 SFP Grand Prix 2 hours 45 minutes Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kansas
11 September 8 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival 2 hours 45 minutes Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California
12 September 28 Championship Weekend presented by BMW 2 hours 45 minutes Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut

NewsEdit

  • Lotus announced that they are developing a new Evora for the 2013 Rolex season.[2]
  • The series introduced a new alternative fueled "GX" class for the 2013 season.[3] The vehicles also utilized new technologies not otherwise used in the series. Mazda announced that it would offer its SkyActiv-D diesel engine to teams for this new class. 2013 also marked the first season since 2004 to feature three classes.
  • In September 2012, Grand Am tested Kansas Speedway in hopes of adding it to the 2013 schedule. The tests proved successful.[4]

ResultsEdit

Overall winners in bold.

Rnd Circuit DP Winning Team GT Winning Team GX Winning Team Report
DP Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers GX Winning Drivers
1 Daytona   #01 Chip Ganassi Racing   #24 Audi Sport customer racing/AJR   #16 Napleton Racing Report
  Charlie Kimball
  Juan Pablo Montoya
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Filipe Albuquerque
  Oliver Jarvis
  Edoardo Mortara
  Dion von Moltke
  Nelson Canache
  David Donohue
  Shane Lewis
  Jim Norman
2 Austin   #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing   #94 Turner Motorsport   #38 BGB Motorsports Report
  Jon Fogarty
  Alex Gurney
  Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Jim Norman
  Jeff Mosing
  Spencer Pumpelly
3 Barber   #10 Wayne Taylor Racing   #57 Stevenson Motorsports   #38 BGB Motorsports Report
  Max Angelelli
  Jordan Taylor
  John Edwards
  Robin Liddell
  Jim Norman
  Spencer Pumpelly
4 Road Atlanta   #01 Chip Ganassi Racing   #57 Stevenson Motorsports   #00 Speedsource Report
  Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  John Edwards
  Robin Liddell
  Andrew Carbonell
  Joel Miller
5 Detroit   #10 Wayne Taylor Racing   #57 Stevenson Motorsports   #00 Speedsource Report
  Max Angelelli
  Jordan Taylor
  John Edwards
  Robin Liddell
  Joel Miller
  Tristan Nunez
6 Mid-Ohio   #5 Action Express Racing   #94 Turner Motorsport   #70 Speedsource Report
  João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
  Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Tom Long
  Sylvain Tremblay
7 Watkins Glen   #5 Action Express Racing   #57 Stevenson Motorsports   #00 Speedsource Report
  João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
  John Edwards
  Robin Liddell
  Joel Miller
  Tristan Nunez
  Yojiro Terada
8 Indianapolis   #2 Starworks Motorsport   #61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari   #70 Speedsource Report
  Ryan Dalziel
  Alex Popow
  Jeff Segal
  Max Papis
  Tom Long
  Sylvain Tremblay
9 Road America   #8 Starworks Motorsport   #94 Turner Motorsport   #00 Speedsource Report
  Brendon Hartley
  Scott Mayer
  Bill Auberlen
  Paul Dalla Lana
  Joel Miller
  Tristan Nunez
10 Kansas   #10 Wayne Taylor Racing   #63 Scuderia Corsa   #00 Speedsource Report
  Max Angelelli
  Jordan Taylor
  Alessandro Balzan
  Leh Keen
  Joel Miller
  Tristan Nunez
11 Laguna Seca   #10 Wayne Taylor Racing   #44 Magnus Racing   #70 Speedsource Report
  Max Angelelli
  Jordan Taylor
  Andy Lally
  John Potter
  Tom Long
  Sylvain Tremblay
12 Lime Rock   #10 Wayne Taylor Racing   #31 Marsh Racing   #70 Speedsource Report
  Max Angelelli
  Jordan Taylor
  Lawson Aschenbach
  Eric Curran
  Boris Said
  Tom Long
  Sylvain Tremblay

Championship standingsEdit

Championship points are awarded based on finishing positions as shown below. The exception is at the 24 Hours of Daytona, where a minimum of 15th place points are awarded so as not to excessively penalize a low finish when there are generally more entrants.[5]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Race 35 32 30 28 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Daytona PrototypesEdit

Drivers (Top 20)Edit

Pos Driver R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1   Max Angelelli 2 10 1 6 1 6 10 15 7 1 1 1 339
  Jordan Taylor 2 10 1 6 1 6 10 15 7 1 1 1 339
2   Scott Pruett 1 3 4 1 12† 11 7 2 4 2 2 3 326
  Memo Rojas 1 3 4 1 12† 11 7 2 4 2 2 3 326
3   Jon Fogarty 7 1 2 3 6 5 14 3 8 8 4 12 312
  Alex Gurney 7 1 2 3 6 5 14 3 8 8 4 12 312
4   Christian Fittipaldi 8 5 11 12 2 1 1 14 2 4 7 14 308
5   Ryan Dalziel 6 2 6 2 3 3 8 1 14 11 13 7 308
  Alex Popow 6 2 6 2 3 3 8 1 14 11 13 7 308
6   João Barbosa 4 14 9 12 2 1 1 14 2 4 7 14 306
7   Richard Westbrook 5 11 3 5 5 9 9 6 13 12 8 9 279
  Ricky Taylor 5 11 3 5 5 9 9 6 13 12 8 9 279
8   Brian Frisselle 8 5 11 8 11 7 5 16 3 5 11 8 276
9   Burt Frisselle 4 14 9 8 11 7 5 16 3 5 11 8 274
10   Dane Cameron 9 8 7 13 4 8 12 12 10 7 9 4 269
  Wayne Nonnamaker 9 8 7 13 4 8 12 12 10 7 9 4 269
11   Gustavo Yacamán 13 7 5 4 7 13† 6 10 6 14 6 2 265
12   Brendon Hartley 14 13 12 10 8 10 3 4 1 6 16 252
13   Stéphane Sarrazin 10 4 10 9 10 2 8 12 9 12 10 249
14   John Pew EX 16 8 7 13† 4 4 7 5 3 10 6 244
15   Michael Valiante 13 8 7 13† 2 2 8 12 9 12 10 233
16   Will Nonnamaker 15 15 13 11 9 12 13 13 11 10 14 11 225
  Joe Nonnamaker 15 15 13 11 9 12 13 13 11 10 14 11 225
17   Oswaldo Negri EX 16 4 4 7 5 3 10 6 197
18   Sébastien Bourdais 6 8 11 9 13 5 5 160
19   Scott Mayer 14 13† 12† 10 8† 10 3 4† 1 6† 16 139
20   Enzo Potolicchio 10 4 10† 2† 2† 8† 12 9 12 10 130
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

NotesEdit
  • Drivers denoted by † did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

ChassisEdit

Pos Chassis R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1   Riley 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 393
2   Coyote 4 4 3 5 2 1 1 6 2 4 5 5 351
3   Dallara 2 9 1 6 1 6 10 5 7 1 1 1 350
4   Lola 6 25

EngineEdit

Pos Engine R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1   Chevrolet 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 404
2   BMW 1 3 4 1 4 8 7 1 1 2 2 3 367
3   Ford 6 2 5 2 3 3 3 5 5 3 6 2 341

Grand TouringEdit

Drivers (Top 20)Edit

Pos Driver R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1   Alessandro Balzan 4 11 2 3 2 6 5 5 6 1 3 2 341
2   Andy Lally 5 2 6 5 4 2 3 3 5 8 1 13 331
  John Potter 5 2 6 5 4 2 3 3 5 8 1 13 331
3   John Edwards 23 15 1 1 1 10 1 2 8 4 5 4 330
  Robin Liddell 23 15 1 1 1 10 1 2 8 4 5 4 330
4   Anthony Lazzaro 3 5 9 8 7 3 2 4 7 3 4 11 317
  Emil Assentato 3 5 9 8 7 3 2 4 7 3 4 11 317
5   Patrick Long 16 4 8 2 6 4 8 11 2 2 9 9 303
  Patrick Lindsey 16 4 8 2 6 4 8 11 2 2 9 9 303
6   Jeff Segal 21 10 4 6 3 8 11 1 4 6 13 7 293
7   Paul Dalla Lana 18 1 5 7 10 1 4 12 1 7 12 14† 282
8   Leh Keen 13 3 10 4 2 5 6 1 3 2 277
9   Eric Curran 32 13 3 11 5 7 7 10 12 10 8 1 277
10   Boris Said 18 13 3 11 5 7 7 10 12 10 8 242
11   Bill Auberlen 18 1 5 10 1 4 1 7 12 14† 239
12   Michael Marsal DNS 8 12† 12† 8 5 13 3 9 2 5 200
13   Max Papis 21 10 4 6 3 8 11 1 198
14   Jeff Westphal 2 3 2 6 5 3 175
15   Billy Johnson 18 7 5 4 12 9 2 167
16   Dion von Moltke 1 9 7 9 11 9 145
17   Andrew Davis 13 3 10 4 9 16† 7 143
18   Johannes van Overbeek 9 7 6 14† 3 101
19   Al Carter 15 14 8 7 12 99
20   Bryan Sellers 13 8 5 7 91
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

NotesEdit
  • Drivers denoted by † did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

EngineEdit

Pos Engine R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1   Ferrari 3 5 2 3 2 3 2 1 4 1 3 2 372
2   Porsche 5 2 6 2 4 2 3 3 2 2 1 8 357
3   Chevrolet 23 13 1 1 1 7 1 2 8 4 5 1 334
4   BMW 18 1 5 7 8 1 4 12 1 7 2 5 320
5   Audi 1 16 9 8 5 7 12 164
6   Aston Martin 10 10 42
7   Mazda 17 14
8   Dodge 33 0

GX ClassEdit

DriversEdit

Pos Driver R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1   Jim Norman 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 393
2   Joel Miller 6 3 2 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 4 3 380
3   Sylvain Tremblay 4 2 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 3 1 1 380
  Tom Long 4 2 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 3 1 1 380
4   Tristan Nunez 6 3 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 4 3 345
5   Spencer Pumpelly 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 326
6   Jeff Mosing 3 1 3 95
7   Andrew Carbonell 5 1 3 91
8   David Donohue 1 2 67
9   Shane Lewis 1 35
  Nelson Canache 1 35
10   James Clay 2 32
  Seth Thomas 2 32
  Darryl O'Young 2 32
  Daniel Rogers 2 32
  Karl Thomson 2 32
11   Scott Dollahite 3 4† 30
12   Lee Davis 3 30
  Ryan Eversley 3 30
  Eric Foss 3 30
  John Tecce 3 30
13   Derek Whitis 5 26
14   Tristan Vautier 6 25
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

NotesEdit
  • Drivers denoted by † did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

EngineEdit

Pos Engine R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1   Mazda 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 407
2   Porsche 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 393
3   Lotus 3 4 58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "51st Rolex 24 At Daytona Scheduled for January 26–27, 2013". Daytona International Speedway. March 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "2013 Lotus Evora GRC Racing". odong2.Com. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  3. ^ "GRAND AM Announces Plans For New Rolex Series Class". Grand Am.com. May 31, 2012.
  4. ^ "Kansas Speedway road circuit passes opening test". Grand Am.com. September 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "Championship Points Structure". Grand-Am.com. Retrieved 2 June 2013.