Ozz Negri
Apr 11

SportsCars: Pruett Leads Ford Sweep Of Front Row In Long Beach

Scott Pruett put the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry on pole in Long Beach. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Pruett put the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry on pole in Long Beach. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Pruett claimed pole position for Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, leading a Ford 1-2 in qualifying for the third round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. (Sat. 6 p.m. on FOX Sports 1)

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver stormed to the top of the time charts early in the 15-minute session and kept his No. 01 Riley-Ford on the point, despite challenges from a half-dozen other Prototype contenders.

Sep 7

Negri Leads Opening Practice At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Photo Credit: GRAND-AM Communications

Photo Credit: GRAND-AM Communications

Ozz Negri and Michael Shank Racing set the pace in opening Rolex Series practice at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Negri ran a lap of 1:23.026 in the No. 60 Aero Ford/Riley to lead the session with Alex Gurney second in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP, 1:23.050. Scott Pruett was third with a lap of 1:23.135, but the No. 01 Telcel/Telmex BMW/Riley pit with an engine issue later in the session and the team is working on an engine change.

Bill Auberlen and Turner Motorsport seem to have things figured this weekend at Mazda Raceway. After setting the fastest time in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge practice earlier in the morning, Auberlen was again fastest in GT with a lap of 1:28.078 in the team’s No. 94 BMW M3. Three manufacturers made up the top three spots in GT with Jeff Segal second in the No. 61 Ferrari of Ontario/RemoFerriGroup.com Ferrari 458, 1:28.417, and Eric Curran third in Marsh Racing’s No. 31 Corvette, 1:28.613.