2013 Rolex Sports Car Series season

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2013 Rolex Sports Car Series season
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The 2013 Rolex Sports Car Series season was the fourteenth and final season of the Grand American Road Racing Association's premier series, before merging up with the American Le Mans Series in 2014. It began on January 26, with the 51st running of the 24 Hours of Daytona.[1]

Schedule[edit]

The schedule was released on September 28, 2012 and features the addition of three new circuits for the series; Circuit of the Americas, Kansas Speedway, and Road Atlanta. Also, the August 10 event at Road America will be a combined weekend with the American Le Mans Series, showcasing the organizations' recent merger. Previous races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen Short Course and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve do not return.

Rnd Date Race Duration Circuit Location
1 January 26–27 Rolex 24 At Daytona 24 hours Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida
2 March 2 Grand-Am of The Americas
presented by GAINSCO and TOTAL
2 hours 45 minutes Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas
3 April 6 Porsche 250 2 hours Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama
4 April 20 Visual Studio Ultimate
Grand Prix of Atlanta
2 hours 45 minutes Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia
5 June 1 Chevrolet Grand-Am Detroit 200 2 hours The Raceway on Belle Isle Detroit, Michigan
6 June 15 Diamond Cellar Classic 2 hours 45 minutes Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
7 June 30 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen 6 hours Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York
8 July 26 Brickyard Grand Prix 3 hours Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course) Speedway, Indiana
9 August 10 VisitFlorida.com Sports Car 250 2 hours 45 minutes Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
10 August 17 SFP Grand Prix 2 hours 45 minutes Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kansas
11 September 8 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival 2 hours 45 minutes Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California
12 September 28 Championship Weekend presented by BMW 2 hours 45 minutes Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut

News[edit]

  • Lotus announced that they are developing a new Evora for the 2013 Rolex season.[2]
  • The series introduced a new alternative fueled "GX" class for the 2013 season.[3] The vehicles also utilized new technologies not otherwise used in the series. Mazda announced that it would offer its SkyActiv-D diesel engine to teams for this new class. 2013 also marked the first season since 2004 to feature three classes.
  • In September 2012, Grand Am tested Kansas Speedway in hopes of adding it to the 2013 schedule. The tests proved successful.[4]

Results[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Rnd Circuit DP Winning Team GT Winning Team GX Winning Team Report
DP Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers GX Winning Drivers
1 Daytona United States #01 Chip Ganassi Racing United States #24 Audi Sport customer racing/AJR United States #16 Napleton Racing Report
United States Charlie Kimball
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Italy Edoardo Mortara
South Africa Dion von Moltke
Venezuela Nelson Canache
United States David Donohue
United States Shane Lewis
United States Jim Norman
2 Austin United States #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing United States #94 Turner Motorsport United States #38 BGB Motorsports Report
United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States Bill Auberlen
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
United States Jim Norman
United States Jeff Mosing
United States Spencer Pumpelly
3 Barber United States #10 Wayne Taylor Racing United States #57 Stevenson Motorsports United States #38 BGB Motorsports Report
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jordan Taylor
United States John Edwards
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Jim Norman
United States Spencer Pumpelly
4 Road Atlanta United States #01 Chip Ganassi Racing United States #57 Stevenson Motorsports United States #00 Speedsource Report
United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
United States John Edwards
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Andrew Carbonell
United States Joel Miller
5 Detroit United States #10 Wayne Taylor Racing United States #57 Stevenson Motorsports United States #00 Speedsource Report
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jordan Taylor
United States John Edwards
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Joel Miller
United States Tristan Nunez
6 Mid-Ohio United States #5 Action Express Racing United States #94 Turner Motorsport United States #70 Speedsource Report
Portugal João Barbosa
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
United States Bill Auberlen
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
United States Tom Long
Canada Sylvain Tremblay
7 Watkins Glen United States #5 Action Express Racing United States #57 Stevenson Motorsports United States #00 Speedsource Report
Portugal João Barbosa
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
United States John Edwards
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
United States Joel Miller
United States Tristan Nunez
Japan Yojiro Terada
8 Indianapolis United States #2 Starworks Motorsport United States #61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari United States #70 Speedsource Report
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Venezuela Alex Popow
United States Jeff Segal
Italy Max Papis
United States Tom Long
Canada Sylvain Tremblay
9 Road America United States #8 Starworks Motorsport United States #94 Turner Motorsport United States #00 Speedsource Report
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
United States Scott Mayer
United States Bill Auberlen
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
United States Joel Miller
United States Tristan Nunez
10 Kansas United States #10 Wayne Taylor Racing United States #63 Scuderia Corsa United States #00 Speedsource Report
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jordan Taylor
Italy Alessandro Balzan
United States Leh Keen
United States Joel Miller
United States Tristan Nunez
11 Laguna Seca United States #10 Wayne Taylor Racing United States #44 Magnus Racing United States #70 Speedsource Report
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jordan Taylor
United States Andy Lally
United States John Potter
United States Tom Long
Canada Sylvain Tremblay
12 Lime Rock United States #10 Wayne Taylor Racing United States #31 Marsh Racing United States #70 Speedsource Report
Italy Max Angelelli
United States Jordan Taylor
United States Lawson Aschenbach
United States Eric Curran
United States Boris Said
United States Tom Long
Canada Sylvain Tremblay

Championship standings[edit]

Championship points are awarded based on finishing positions as shown below. The exception is at the 24 Hours of Daytona, where a minimum of 15th place points are awarded so as not to excessively penalize a low finish when there are generally more entrants.[5]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Race 35 32 30 28 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Daytona Prototypes[edit]

Drivers (Top 20)[edit]

Pos Driver R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1 Italy Max Angelelli 2 10 1 6 1 6 10 15 7 1 1 1 339
United States Jordan Taylor 2 10 1 6 1 6 10 15 7 1 1 1 339
2 United States Scott Pruett 1 3 4 1 12† 11 7 2 4 2 2 3 326
Mexico Memo Rojas 1 3 4 1 12† 11 7 2 4 2 2 3 326
3 United States Jon Fogarty 7 1 2 3 6 5 14 3 8 8 4 12 312
United States Alex Gurney 7 1 2 3 6 5 14 3 8 8 4 12 312
4 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 8 5 11 12 2 1 1 14 2 4 7 14 308
5 United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel 6 2 6 2 3 3 8 1 14 11 13 7 308
Venezuela Alex Popow 6 2 6 2 3 3 8 1 14 11 13 7 308
6 Portugal João Barbosa 4 14 9 12 2 1 1 14 2 4 7 14 306
7 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 5 11 3 5 5 9 9 6 13 12 8 9 279
United States Ricky Taylor 5 11 3 5 5 9 9 6 13 12 8 9 279
8 United States Brian Frisselle 8 5 11 8 11 7 5 16 3 5 11 8 276
9 United States Burt Frisselle 4 14 9 8 11 7 5 16 3 5 11 8 274
10 United States Dane Cameron 9 8 7 13 4 8 12 12 10 7 9 4 269
United States Wayne Nonnamaker 9 8 7 13 4 8 12 12 10 7 9 4 269
11 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán 13 7 5 4 7 13† 6 10 6 14 6 2 265
12 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 14 13 12 10 8 10 3 4 1 6 16 252
13 France Stéphane Sarrazin 10 4 10 9 10 2 8 12 9 12 10 249
14 United States John Pew EX 16 8 7 13† 4 4 7 5 3 10 6 244
15 Canada Michael Valiante 13 8 7 13† 2 2 8 12 9 12 10 233
16 United States Will Nonnamaker 15 15 13 11 9 12 13 13 11 10 14 11 225
United States Joe Nonnamaker 15 15 13 11 9 12 13 13 11 10 14 11 225
17 Brazil Oswaldo Negri EX 16 4 4 7 5 3 10 6 197
18 France Sébastien Bourdais 6 8 11 9 13 5 5 160
19 United States Scott Mayer 14 13† 12† 10 8† 10 3 4† 1 6† 16 139
20 Venezuela Enzo Potolicchio 10 4 10† 2† 2† 8† 12 9 12 10 130
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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.

Chassis[edit]

Pos Chassis R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1 United States Riley 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 393
2 United States Coyote 4 4 3 5 2 1 1 6 2 4 5 5 351
3 Italy Dallara 2 9 1 6 1 6 10 5 7 1 1 1 350
4 United Kingdom Lola 6 25

Engine[edit]

Pos Engine R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1 United States Chevrolet 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 404
2 Germany BMW 1 3 4 1 4 8 7 1 1 2 2 3 367
3 United States Ford 6 2 5 2 3 3 3 5 5 3 6 2 341

Grand Touring[edit]

Drivers (Top 20)[edit]

Pos Driver R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1 Italy Alessandro Balzan 4 11 2 3 2 6 5 5 6 1 3 2 341
2 United States Andy Lally 5 2 6 5 4 2 3 3 5 8 1 13 331
United States John Potter 5 2 6 5 4 2 3 3 5 8 1 13 331
3 United States John Edwards 23 15 1 1 1 10 1 2 8 4 5 4 330
United Kingdom Robin Liddell 23 15 1 1 1 10 1 2 8 4 5 4 330
4 United States Anthony Lazzaro 3 5 9 8 7 3 2 4 7 3 4 11 317
United States Emil Assentato 3 5 9 8 7 3 2 4 7 3 4 11 317
5 United States Patrick Long 16 4 8 2 6 4 8 11 2 2 9 9 303
United States Patrick Lindsey 16 4 8 2 6 4 8 11 2 2 9 9 303
6 United States Jeff Segal 21 10 4 6 3 8 11 1 4 6 13 7 293
7 Canada Paul Dalla Lana 18 1 5 7 10 1 4 12 1 7 12 14† 282
8 United States Leh Keen 13 3 10 4 2 5 6 1 3 2 277
9 United States Eric Curran 32 13 3 11 5 7 7 10 12 10 8 1 277
10 United States Boris Said 18 13 3 11 5 7 7 10 12 10 8 242
11 United States Bill Auberlen 18 1 5 10 1 4 1 7 12 14† 239
12 United States Michael Marsal DNS 8 12† 12† 8 5 13 3 9 2 5 200
13 Italy Max Papis 21 10 4 6 3 8 11 1 198
14 United States Jeff Westphal 2 3 2 6 5 3 175
15 United States Billy Johnson 18 7 5 4 12 9 2 167
16 South Africa Dion von Moltke 1 9 7 9 11 9 145
17 United States Andrew Davis 13 3 10 4 9 16† 7 143
18 United States Johannes van Overbeek 9 7 6 14† 3 101
19 United States Al Carter 15 14 8 7 12 99
20 United States Bryan Sellers 13 8 5 7 91
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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.

Engine[edit]

Pos Engine R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1 Italy Ferrari 3 5 2 3 2 3 2 1 4 1 3 2 372
2 Germany Porsche 5 2 6 2 4 2 3 3 2 2 1 8 357
3 United States Chevrolet 23 13 1 1 1 7 1 2 8 4 5 1 334
4 Germany BMW 18 1 5 7 8 1 4 12 1 7 2 5 320
5 Germany Audi 1 16 9 8 5 7 12 164
6 United Kingdom Aston Martin 10 10 42
7 Japan Mazda 17 14
8 United States Dodge 33 0

GX Class[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Pos Driver R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1 United States Jim Norman 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 393
2 United States Joel Miller 6 3 2 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 4 3 380
3 Canada Sylvain Tremblay 4 2 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 3 1 1 380
United States Tom Long 4 2 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 3 1 1 380
4 United States Tristan Nunez 6 3 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 4 3 345
5 United States Spencer Pumpelly 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 326
6 United States Jeff Mosing 3 1 3 95
7 United States Andrew Carbonell 5 1 3 91
8 United States David Donohue 1 2 67
9 United States Shane Lewis 1 35
Venezuela Nelson Canache 1 35
10 United States James Clay 2 32
United States Seth Thomas 2 32
Hong Kong Darryl O'Young 2 32
United States Daniel Rogers 2 32
Canada Karl Thomson 2 32
11 United States Scott Dollahite 3 4† 30
12 United States Lee Davis 3 30
United States Ryan Eversley 3 30
United States Eric Foss 3 30
United States John Tecce 3 30
13 United States Derek Whitis 5 26
14 France Tristan Vautier 6 25
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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.

Engine[edit]

Pos Engine R24
TXS
BIR
ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LIM
Points
1 Japan Mazda 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 407
2 Germany Porsche 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 393
3 United Kingdom Lotus 3 4 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "51st Rolex 24 At Daytona Scheduled for January 26–27, 2013". Daytona International Speedway. March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2013 Lotus Evora GRC Racing". odong2.Com. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "GRAND AM Announces Plans For New Rolex Series Class". Grand Am.com. May 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kansas Speedway road circuit passes opening test". Grand Am.com. September 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Championship Points Structure". Grand-Am.com. Retrieved 2 June 2013.