Barbosa, Fittipaldi win Six Hours

Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa won the Six Hours of The

Glen on Sunday for their second straight Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car

Series victory.

Fittipaldi held off Michael Valiante by 0.265 seconds in the

second-closest finish in the history of the Daytona Prototype class

in the six-hour event on the 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen

International road circuit. The No. 5 Action Express Racing

Corvette DP teammates also won June 15 at Mid-Ohio.

”It’s a great feeling going two in a row,” said Fittipaldi,

treated for dehydration after the race. ”We didn’t have the

quickest car on the track, but the team did an outstanding job

capitalizing on opportunities and getting to the checkered


Fittipaldi and Barbosa moved within five points of season

leaders Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor with five races left.

Angelelli and Taylor finished 10th after breaking a shifter arm and

shift linkage on the first lap.

Robin Liddell led the final 11 laps to win in the GT class, the

fourth win in five races with teammate John Edwards in the No. 57

Stevenson Automotive Group Camaro. Joel Miller, Tristan Nunez and

Yojiro Terada gave Mazda and Speedsource its fourth consecutive

victory in the GX class in the No. 00 Visit Florida Racing Mazda