GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, Gurney and Fogarty continue title pursuit at Montreal 200
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MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada (August 26, 2009) - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing's pursuit of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Championships brings the team, and drivers Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, North of the Border this weekend, Aug. 28-29, for the Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The two-hour sprint on Montreal's 2.708-mile Grand Prix Formula 1 circuit, the only international race on this year's schedule, kicks off a critical three-race stretch run to the season championship. The race can be seen live on SPEED this Saturday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).



GAINSCO has won a series-leading three races in 2009 and comes to Montreal just four points out of first place in the Grand-Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype Team and Driver Championship standings. GAINSCO, Gurney and Fogarty currently have 244 points at second place in the standings behind leaders Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and the No. 01 TELMEX/Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus Riley team, which leads both championships at 248 points.



"My greatest desire is to win the championship and it always seems like the No. 01 car is the one that is making that difficult," said Fogarty, who won the pole at Montreal in 2007. "Love to beat them, HATE to lose to them. It wouldn't be the same without them but I don't exactly like seeing them all the time. I really want to beat everyone every weekend and the No. 01 car is always satisfying to beat. Not only are they a powerhouse team but any time we gain points against them we know it's for the championship."



It is the third straight year that a late-season championship battle has developed between the archrival teams, with Gurney, Fogarty and the No. 99 team winning the titles in 2007, and Ganassi and its drivers taking the honors last season.



"With three races to go we are at the critical stage in this championship," Gurney said. "The No. 99 and the No. 01 seem to have pulled away a bit from the pack, and now we just need to be trouble free from here on out. It seems we're picking up the same rivalry that we've had the last two years and we will definitely fight with all we have to get another championship."



GAINSCO has led or been tied for the Grand-Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype championship leads twice this season and the give-and-take at the top of the charts could continue all the way the season-ending race on Homestead-Miami Speedway's road course, October 10. Adding to the team's series-high win total at Montreal and in the penultimate race at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, September 20, remains GAINSCO's goal as the 2009 season winds down.
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