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First TUDOR Victory for Pumpelly and Park Place

MONTEREY, Calif. (May 4, 2015) – Spencer Pumpelly finally captured his elusive first win in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. He shared the GTD class victory with Patrick Lindsey and Park Place Motorsports, which claimed its first-ever professional win.
 
The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda weekend showed promise straightaway when Pumpelly’s co-driver Lindsey put the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America on the GTD pole. It was Lindsey’s first professional pole position. It wouldn’t be a flag-to-flag victory, however, as trouble at the start of the two-hour and 40-minute race shuffled Lindsey back.



“At the start of the race, there was a stack up in the GTLM field and Patrick had to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a crash,” Pumpelly explained. “In doing so, he gave up a bunch of positions. He fell back to fourth place. He got up to second, but was stuck behind the No. 007 Aston Martin. When we came down pit road for the first time, the No. 007 came too and our pit crew was able to beat them off pit lane by about a second. That was enough to leap frog ahead of them and from there, Patrick just packed his bags and checked out.” Read more...

Pumpelly Victorious in World Challenge Return

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 30, 2015) – Competing in his first Pirelli World Challenge event since 2009, Spencer Pumpelly collected a dominating win and third-place finish on the streets of St. Petersburg.
 

Driving the No. 87 DWW Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302, Pumpelly qualified second for the first of two GTS races. The Mustang was unlike anything Pumpelly had driven in the past year, which includes a Porsche 911 GT America, a Porsche Cayman, an Audi R8 LMS and a Ferrari 458 Italia. Though he had limited track time in the Mustang around the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit, Pumpelly managed to set the fastest practice lap on Thursday. Read more...

Pumpelly Stays in ST Championship Hunt; Exits 12-Hour Early

SEBRING, Fla. (March 23, 2015) – Hopes were high for both the Rennsport One and Park Place Motorsports team as Spencer Pumpelly approached Round Two of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship seasons. Both programs experienced problems, however, relugating Pumpelly and team to unrepresentative results at Sebring International Raceway.
 
Coming off a victory for Rennsport One at Daytona, Pumpelly and co-driver Luis Rodriguez Jr. believed a follow up win was in the cards at Sebring, until a mysterious engine issue hampered the team’s progress.
 
“We noticed that during the test day the car started to sputter and didn’t quite have the nice smooth engine response that you’d want,” explained Pumpelly. “We tried to get an idea what it was and changed a few things. The next time on track we had the same issue, so we basically tried everything we could possibly think of. Anything that made sense, we tried. We still had the issue. So we then tried anything that didn’t make sense. We literally tried everything. Those guys worked so hard. It was an incredible effort; an effort worthy of another win. Unfortunately, it was beyond the scope of the tooling we had at the track.” Read more...

A Win and a Miss for Pumpelly at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2015) – In the 2015 IMSA season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Spencer Pumpelly walked away with a Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge win and an unfortunate retirement in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

 
For 2015, Pumpelly is balancing driving duties between Rennsport One in the CTSCC ST class and Park Place Motorsports in the TUDOR GTD class.
 
The weekend got off to a fantastic start, as Pumpelly’s co-driver in the No. 17 RS1 Porsche Cayman, Luis Rodriguez Jr., qualified the car fourth on the ST grid in his first professional race event. At the start of the race, the rookie kept a cool head and a clean nose and brought the Cayman back to pit lane in sixth place for Pumpelly.


 
Not long after Pumpelly took over the controls, a full-course yellow was issued, enabling the No. 17 to catch up to the leaders. On the restart, Pumpelly rocketed into second behind the Cayman of Eric Foss.

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Pumpelly Bowl IV Date Announced

December 9th, 2014 - Atlanta, Georgia 
 
The Pumpelly Bowl Committee announced today that Pumpelly Bowl IV will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, December, 28th in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. The highly anticipated annual event, which is held in celebration of Spencer Pumpelly's birthday, will make it's return to the park that served as the site of the inaugural Pumpelly Bowl in 2011. The co-ed, two hand touch game features Spencer's friends and family playing football and getting injured in creative ways. Players are known to wear goofy outfits and all female participants are highly encouraged to wear tight pants, because, well you know, it is football after all. Someone need tight pants.  Read more...

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