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April 30, 2012 | By GRAND-AM MEDIA
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.
DP 1st: Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli, No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP
DP 2nd: Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley
DP 3rd: Darren Law and David Donohue, No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP
GT 1st: Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato, No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am
GT 2nd: Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnamaker, No. 42 TheRaceSite.com Mazda RX-8
GT 3rd: Robin Liddell and Ronnie Bremer, No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro
Margin of Victory: Under caution
Average Speed: 65.857 mph
Cautions: Three for 24 laps
The Points (Unofficial)
DP: Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas, 87; Enzo Potolicchio/Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow/Lucas Luhr, 85;
Antonio Garcia/Richard Westbrook, 84; Ozz Negri/John Pew, 82.
GT: Jeff Segal/Emil Assentato, 90; Andy Lally/John Potter, 87; Leh Keen/Andrew Davis, 85; Robin
Liddell/Ronnie Bremer, 82; Steven Bertheau/Spencer Pumpelly, 81.
Round 4 of the 2012 Rolex Series season will be the Global Barter 250 presented by Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Sunday, May 13, at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.