Gurney, Fogarty win 1st Grand-Am race since 2011

Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty won Saturday’s Grand-Am Rolex series

race at Circuit of The Americas, their first victory since

2011.

Gurney and Fogarty started from the pol in the No. 99 Corvette

DP and led the final seven laps, winning by 0.427 seconds over the

No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley co-driven by Ryan Dalziel and

Alex Popow.

”It’s great to be back,” Gurney said. ”We finished second

quite a few times last year, and man, what a day. We pushed it so

hard the whole way. It was an incredible battle at the end with

(Ryan) Dalziel and (Scott) Pruett, and it feels amazing to hold

them off.”

In the production-based GT class, Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla

Lana won, capping a remarkable day.

Earlier Saturday they also won the Continental Tire Sports Car

Challenge event.

They are the only drivers in Grand-Am history to win races in

both series on the same day, having previously accomplished the

feat in March 2011 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

BGB Motorsports won the GX class with drivers Jim Norman, Jeff

Mosing and Spencer Pumpelly.