Gurney and Fogarty Swept Both Rolex Series Races at The Glen
Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty claimed their first Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series championship this past Saturday and their success at The Glen certainly had a large role in their victory. The teammates dominated the competition during both of their 2007 visits to The Glen, sweeping both the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen in June and the Crown Royal 200 in August. The talented duo lead over half the laps in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen and claimed victory in the endurance event by over 7 seconds. Their No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley was even more dominating leading up to and during the Crown Royal 200. It all started the day before the race when they set a track record during qualifying, resulting in their record-setting seventh consecutive pole. The supremacy crossed over to the actual race as they fell out of the lead only once during the entire 82-lap sprint race. Gurney and Fogarty's season title marks the fourth year in a row that the eventual Rolex Series champion claimed at least one victory at The Glen.
Gurney and Fogarty had a season to remember as they started every race on the front row and captured a record-setting seven victories. The GAINSCO drivers needed every bit of their record-setting season as they barely beat 2004 Rolex Series champ Scott Pruett. Gurney and Fogarty entered the final race of the season leading Pruett by only one point with the highest finishing driver taking the season title. The drivers of the GAINSCO car ended up prevailing by taking eighth place with Pruett finishing a nail-biting ninth; giving them the championship by two points. It is safe to say that the performance of Gurney and Fogarty WGI was essential to their 2007 season championship and if recent history holds true, fans should expect more of the same the next time the Rolex Series returns to The Glen.