2011 Rolex Sports Car Series season

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2011 Rolex Sports Car Series season
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Daytona Prototype field at Road America

The 2011 Rolex Sports Car Series season was the twelfth season of Grand-Am's premier series. Continental Tire became the official tire supplier for Grand-Am.[1] The company purchased the naming rights of the RSCS's support series, the Grand-Am Cup Series, from KONI in 2010.

The season began with the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 29[2] and finished with the EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on September 17.

A notable change is the television coverage. In contrast to 2010, about half of the races were not televised live.

Schedule[edit]

The official schedule was released October, 18, 2010, and consisted of twelve rounds.[3] Road America appears on the schedule after a nine year absence, while Laguna Seca returns after its absence from the schedule in 2010. The second race at Daytona and Miller Motorsports Park do not return.

Rnd Race Length/Duration Circuit Location Date
1 Rolex 24 At Daytona 24 hours Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida January 27–30
2 Grand Prix of Miami 2 hours 45 minutes Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida March 5
3 Porsche 250 2 hours 45 minutes Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama April 9
4 Bosch Engineering 250 250 miles or 3 hours Virginia International Raceway Danville, Virginia May 14
5 Memorial Day Classic 2 hours 45 minutes Lime Rock Park Lime Rock, Connecticut May 30
6 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen 6 hours Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York June 4
7 Rolex Sports Car Series 250 2 hours Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 25
8 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival 2 hours 45 minutes Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California July 9
9 American Red Cross 250 2 hours 45 minutes New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey July 24
10 Canadian Tire 200 2 hours or 200 miles Watkins Glen short Watkins Glen, New York August 13
11 Montreal 200 2 hours 30 minutes or 200 miles Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal, Quebec August 20
12 EMCO Gears Classic 3 hours Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio September 17

Teams and drivers[edit]

Will Turner announced that he will field two BMW M3s in the Rolex Sports Car Series for 2011.[4]

Memo Gidley joined Team Sahlen for the 2011 season.[5]

Spirit of Daytona Racing announced on October 11, 2010, that they would be changing to a Chevrolet-powered prototype.[6] SunTrust Racing also announced on October 6 that they would return to the Chevrolet powerplant after two years of using a Ford powerplant.[7]

It was announced on October 12, 2010 that Brumos Racing would be fielding a Porsche 911 GT3 for 2011 in a return to the team's roots.[8] The drivers will be Leh Keen and Andrew Davis.

It was announced on October 13, 2010 that Blackforest Motorsports would be returning to the series, fielding a Ford Mustang.[9]

It was announced on October 22, 2010 that Toro Corse would be entering two Lamborghini Gallardos in the GT class.[10]

Results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winner
1 Daytona #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
United States Seth Neiman
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
United States Seth Neiman
United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
United States Joey Hand
United States Graham Rahal
#66 The Racer's Group #44 Magnus Racing #67 The Racer's Group
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
United States Tim George, Jr.
United States Ben Keating
Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Marco Holzer
Austria Richard Lietz
United States John Potter
United States Craig Stanton
United States Andy Lally
United States Steven Bertheau
United States Brendan Gaughan
Germany Wolf Henzler
United States Spencer Pumpelly
2 Homestead #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #9 Action Express Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
Portugal João Barbosa
United States Terry Borcheller
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport #94 Turner Motorsport
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Bill Auberlen
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
3 Barber #90 Spirit of Daytona Racing #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Spain Antonio García
United States Paul Edwards
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Ricky Taylor
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
#41 Dempsey Racing #94 Turner Motorsport #94 Turner Motorsport
United States Dane Cameron
United States James Gue
United States Bill Auberlen
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
United States Bill Auberlen
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
4 VIR #90 Spirit of Daytona Racing #9 Action Express Racing #9 Action Express Racing
United States Paul Edwards
Spain Antonio García
Portugal João Barbosa
United States Terry Borcheller
United States J. C. France
Portugal João Barbosa
United States Terry Borcheller
United States J. C. France
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #88 Autohaus Motorsports #88 Autohaus Motorsports
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Jordan Taylor
United States Bill Lester
United States Jordan Taylor
United States Bill Lester
5 Lime Rock #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates #10 SunTrust Racing
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Ricky Taylor
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
6 Watkins Glen Long #10 SunTrust Racing #10 SunTrust Racing #10 SunTrust Racing
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Ricky Taylor
#88 Autohaus Motorsports #07 Banner Racing #59 Brumos Racing
United States Jordan Taylor
United States Bill Lester
United States Tommy Milner
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Gunter Schaldach
United States Mike Skeen
United States Andrew Davis
United States Leh Keen
7 Road America #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
#42 Team Sahlen #42 Team Sahlen #31 Marsh Racing
United States Wayne Nonnamaker
United States John Edwards
United States John Edwards
United States Wayne Nonnamaker
United States Eric Curran
United States John Heinricy
8 Laguna Seca #10 SunTrust Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
#59 Brumos Racing #59 Brumos Racing #59 Brumos Racing
United States Andrew Davis
United States Leh Keen
United States Andrew Davis
United States Leh Keen
United States Andrew Davis
United States Leh Keen
9 New Jersey #10 SunTrust Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
#42 Team Sahlen #70 SpeedSource #70 SpeedSource
United States Wayne Nonnamaker
United States John Edwards
United States Jonathan Bomarito
Canada Sylvain Tremblay
United States Jonathan Bomarito
Canada Sylvain Tremblay
10 Watkins Glen Short #10 SunTrust Racing #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates #10 SunTrust Racing
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Ricky Taylor
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #88 Autohaus Motorsports #67 The Racer's Group
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United States Jordan Taylor
United States Bill Lester
United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Steven Bertheau
11 Montreal #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
#31 Marsh Racing #94 Turner Motorsport #57 Stevenson Motorsport
United States Boris Said
Australia Owen Kelly
United States Billy Johnson
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
Denmark Ronnie Bremer
12 Mid-Ohio #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing #10 SunTrust Racing #8 Starworks Motorsport
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States Ricky Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio
#57 Stevenson Motorsport #42 Team Sahlen #57 Stevenson Motorsport
Denmark Ronnie Bremer
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States John Edwards
United States Wayne Nonnamaker
Denmark Ronnie Bremer
United Kingdom Robin Liddell

Championship Standings[edit]

[11]

Daytona Prototypes[edit]

Driver's (Top 30)[edit]

Pos Driver R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points
1 United States Scott Pruett 1 1 1 2 7 2 1 2 1 2 5 2 385
Mexico Memo Rojas 1 1 1 2 7 2 1 2 1 2 5 2
2 Italy Max Angelelli 5 3 11 4 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 11 353
United States Ricky Taylor 5 3 11 4 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 11
3 United States David Donohue 9 2 5 3 5 5 6 6 6 6 3 5 318
United States Darren Law 9 2 5 3 5 5 6 6 6 6 3 5
4 United States Jon Fogarty 12 8 2 10 4 3 2 1 3 12† 1 3 315
United States Alex Gurney 12 8 2 10 4 3 2 1 3 12† 1 3
5 Portugal João Barbosa 3 5 7 1 6 7 7 8 5 7 6 4 314
United States J. C. France 3 5 7 1 6 7 7 8 5 7 6 4
6 Brazil Oswaldo Negri 10 9 6 6 2 4 5 5 8 5 9 8 299
United States John Pew 10 9 6 6 2 4 5 5 8 5 9 8
7 United States Paul Edwards 14 11 9 8 9 8 10 10 7 10 4 10 263
Spain Antonio García 14 11 9 8 9 8 10 10 7 10 4 10
8 United States Brian Frisselle 17 13 10 5 8 6 9 9 9 8 8 9 263
9 United States Burt Frisselle 9 4 4 9 5 11 9 4 7 9 242
10 United States Henri Richard 17 13 10 5 8 6 9 9 9 8 8 241
11 United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel 16 12 3 11† 3 9† 4 7 4 3 10† 1 240
12 United States Terry Borcheller 3 5 7 1 6 7 7 8 5 7† 4† 237
13 Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio 15 7 8 7 10† 8 10 11 11 1 206
14 Venezuela Alex Popow 15 7 8 7 10† 8 7 10 3 10 6† 206
15 Canada Mark Wilkins 8 4 4 9 11 4 7 6 198
16 Canada Mike Forest 16 12 3 11† 3 9† 4 4 151
17 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 4 6 9 7 99
18 United States Matt Bell 17 6 11 61
19 United States Zak Brown 4 9 7† 50
20 Brazil Raphael Matos 11 4 48
21 Canada Michael Valiante 10 6 46
22 Germany Jörg Bergmeister 13 11 38
23 United States Joey Hand 1 35
United States Graham Rahal 1
24 New Zealand Scott Dixon 2 32
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 2
United States Jamie McMurray 2
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 2
25 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 3 30
Italy Max Papis 3
26 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 4 28
United States Mark Patterson 4
27 Australia Ryan Briscoe 5 26
28 Sweden Niclas Jönsson 6 25
United States Tracy Krohn 6
France Nicolas Minassian 6
Brazil Ricardo Zonta 6
29 United States A. J. Allmendinger 7 24
United States Michael McDowell 7
United Kingdom Justin Wilson 7
30 France Christophe Bouchut 8 23
Mexico Luis Díaz 8
United States Scott Tucker 8
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Notes[edit]
  • Drivers denoted by † did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.


Grand Touring[edit]

Driver's (Top 10)[edit]

Pos Driver R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points
1 United States Andrew Davis 5 7 10 5 3 1 6 1 12 7 5 4 319
United States Leh Keen 5 7 10 5 3 1 6 1 12 7 5 4 319
2 United States Jordan Taylor 14 6 7 1 2 2 5 10 4 2 9 8 317
United States Bill Lester 14 6 7 1 2 2 5 10 4 2 9 8 317
3 United States Jonathan Bomarito 6 4 3 14 12 10 7 3 1 4 2 5 315
Canada Sylvain Tremblay 6 4 3 14 12 10 7 3 1 4 2 5 315
4 United States Dane Cameron 10 5 6 4 4 8 13 9 3 6 3 3 306
United States James Gue 10 5 6 4 4 8 13 9 3 6 3 3 306
5 United States Emil Assentato 27 2 4 8 10 3 10 2 6 10 10 2 302
United States Jeff Segal 27 2 4 8 10 3 10 2 6 10 10 2 302
6 United States Craig Stanton 4 3 5 15 9 5 4 7 8 3 7 7 301
United States John Potter 4 3 5 15 9 5 4 7 8 3 7 7 301
7 Canada Paul Dalla Lana 17 1 1 3 6 11 8 8 13 5 4 16 294
8 United States Wayne Nonnamaker 7 9 11 9 7 7 2 14 2 8 6 6 290
9 United Kingdom Robin Liddell 12 16 9 7 1 15 12 4 5 20 1 1 285
10 United States Gunter Schaldach 23 8 2 2 8 4 16† 6 7 9 8 9 270
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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
Excluded (EX)
Notes[edit]
  • Drivers denoted by † did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

Engine[edit]

Pos Engine R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points
1 United States Chevrolet 12 6 2 1 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 371
2 Japan Mazda 3 2 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 4 2 2 369
3 Germany Porsche 1 3 5 5 3 1 3 1 8 1 5 4 359
4 Germany BMW 17 1 1 3 6 11 8 8 10 5 4 15 296
5 United States Ford 19 13 12 49
6 Italy Ferrari 15 16
Pos Engine R24
HOM
BIR
VIR
LIM
S6H
ELK
LAG
NJ
WAT
MON
LEX
Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Continental – Official GRAND-AM Tire Supplier from 2011". autoevolution. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Rolex 24 At Daytona". Daytona International Speedway. 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
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  11. ^ GRAND-AM Rolex Series Driver Point Standings, Grand-Am Road Racing, June 15, 2012, Retrieved 2012-06-15

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