Taylor And Angelelli Splash To Miami Victory
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli won Sunday’s rain-shortened Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato won in GT to score the first victory for the new Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am.
Steady rain fell throughout the event. Conditions continued to deteriorate, leading race officials to halt the event after two hours, 45 minutes short of the scheduled distance.
“We are very happy. The team did an amazing job,” said Angelelli. “We had good strategy and the car was just perfect.”
Angelelli started the Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette with Taylor finishing.
“Max had to start from the back and he did all the work,” Taylor said.l “He got all the way up to third and I was hoping that the pressure would be off when I got in the car, but I got in we were in third and I inherited a couple of positions and the team knew the rain was coming and I think they played their strategy because of that.”
It was the first victory of the season for the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP, which was followed by Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the No. 01 Telmex BMW/Riley, and David Donohue and Darren Law in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.
While the team is winless in three starts this season, Pruet and Rojas hold the lead at the of the standings over Alex Popow and Lucas Luhr, who finished fourth Sunday, by two points.
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.BREAKING NEWS: SPEED SPORT is back in print with a new monthly format! Subscribe for just $24.95. Special offer for former subscribers.