April 29, 2012

2012 Grand Am Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead.

Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli won Sunday’s rain-shortened Grand Prix of Miami, while Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato won in GT to score the first victory for the new Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am.

Taylor managed to dodge an incident between race leader Richard Westbrook and Enzo Potolicchio to move from third to first on lap 28, and then led the final 25 of the 54 laps to give the team its 19th Daytona Prototype victory.

Steady rain fell throughout the event. Conditions continued to deteriorate, leading race officials to halt the event 52 minutes short of the scheduled distance (2 hours, 45 minutes).

It was the first victory of the season for Taylor and Angelelli in the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas finished second in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley, followed by David Donohue and Darren Law in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.

Segal took the GT lead on lap 41, shortly before what proved to be the final caution period of the race. Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnamaker took second in the No. 42 Team Sahlen’s Mazda RX-8, followed by Robin Liddell and Ronnie Bremer in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro.

Source: Grand-Am.com
Photo Credit: MotorSportMedia | Halston Pitman | Jake Galstad

1st: Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli, SunTrust Corvette DP
2nd: Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, TELMEX BMW/Riley
3rd: Darren Law and David Donohue, Action Express Racing Corvette DP

1st: Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato, AIM-AutosportTeam FXDD Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am
2nd: Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnamaker, TheRaceSite.com Mazda RX-8
3rd: Robin Liddell and Ronnie Bremer, Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro

Margin of Victory:  Under caution
Average Speed:   65.857 mph
Cautions: Three for 24 laps

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