GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing and its drivers Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney will be looking forward to their first win this season at the upcoming GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. The race will take place on the 30th of May at Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park. The 2-3/4-hour sprint will be telecast live on SPEED at 2p.m. GAINSCO finished at the second spot in the third round of the race that took place at Barber Motorsports Park in the month of April but that is the only victory that the team can boast of. The season has otherwise been quite challenging for the team. Just one race ago, at the Virginia International Raceway, a competitor while maneuvering knocked Alex Gurney off the course in an accident that took place in the latter half of the race.Â Alex Gurney stated that they were very excited to get back on the tracks after their weekend at VIR. He also believes that the team is capable of more and will definitely show their prowess in the upcoming races.
One of the major plus points for No. 99 â€œRed Dragon is the teamâ€™s Chevrolet motor which is going to be provided by Earnhardt Childress Racing (ECR) Engines. The GAINSCO team was the first in the series that partnered with the famous NASCAR engine builder that debuted with ECR at 2010 Memorial Day Classic. According to Jon Fogarty one thing that has totally been pro this year is ECR motor program. He also believes that the track at Lime Rock is a very good place to display a motor. It is not a very powerful track, but a lot of compromises have to be made when it comes to gears and a broad power curve helps a lot when the gaps between the gears are big.
Axel Gurney does not shy away from giving some praise to GRAND-AM Road Racing for bringing forth some uniformity to Daytona Prototype engine mix in this racing season. Despite a lot of improvements in the engine that were made by team GAINSCO, the team had to encounter some break issues at the Rolex 24 hour at Daytona and some tire problems at theÂ Grand Prix of Miami that took place in the month of March. The team secured a disappointing 12th and 8th in the Daytona and Miami race respectively. Jon Fogarty stated that the team has made many mistakes this season apart from the Barber race. He also believes that the crew and the racers need to focus a lot for the GRAND AM series and just focus on completing the tasks with minimum error. As of now the aim of the team is to secure the first win of this season. The GAINSCO team has been able to win one race every season since the year 2007. Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty with GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing was victorious in the 2007 and 2009 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Championships. The team needs to add this win to their resume in order to maintain their one race victory per year