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Pumpelly Hangs on for Seventh at Le Mans

 

 

LE MANS, France (June 18, 2014)
 – In his third trip to France’s legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, Spencer Pumpelly finished seventh in the No. 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia with co-drivers Seth Neiman and Abdulaziz Alfaisa.
 
For Pumpelly and team, the event began more than a week before the green flag, with official scrutineering taking place Sunday, June 8, in the city center. It wasn’t until Wednesday, June 11, that the No. 66 first took to the 8.469-mile course made up of numerous public roads. After three rounds of qualifying over two days, the trio put the Ferrari 10th on the GTE-Am grid with a lap of 3:57.757. Read more...

Pumpelly’s Sebring Race Plagued with Bad Luck

 


SEBRING, Fla. (March 17, 2014)
 – Spencer Pumpelly and the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 team had high hopes coming into Sebring International Raceway after a podium finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. Unfortunately, four different flat tires hindered the team’s best-laid plans during the infamous 12-hour race.
 
Though the No. 45 started toward the back of the GTD grid, it quickly moved toward the front of the class during the opening hours of the race, which was fraught with full-course cautions. But just as the No 45 was making forward progress, lady luck pulled her back. The car suffered not one, not two, but four seperate flat tires during the endurance race, losing approximately two laps each time the car was forced to pit.

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Pumpelly Finishes Second at Rolex 24 Following Controversial Finish

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2014) - Spencer Pumpelly finished second in the GTD category at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Flying Lizard Motorsports initially believed their extraordinary efforts over 24 hours of racing had resulted in a victory, but a controversial decision by IMSA officials ended the celebration hours after the race.
 
Starting fifth on the grid, Pumpelly's teammate Tim Pappas started the race and kept the No. 45 Audi R8 LMS out of trouble and on the lead lap before handing over to Pumpelly. During his first stint, Pumpelly moved the car through the GTD field and up to third. Read more...

Pumpelly Tops GTD Testing in Daytona

 


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2014)
 – Driving the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS, Spencer Pumpelly posted the fastest GTD lap time at Daytona International Speedway during the ‘Roar Before the 24,’ a three-day test to prepare for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
 
Recently announced as a full-season driver for Flying Lizard Motorsports’ 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Pumpelly and team continue to get acclimated with their new Audi R8 LMS machines. Off-season preparations came to fruition at Daytona International Speedway, as Pumpelly clicked off the quickest GTD lap on day one of a three-day test. Read more...

Pumpelly Wins Petit LeMans

 


BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 20, 2013)
 – Spencer Pumpelly closed the 2013 American Le Mans Series GTC season with a win in the 1,000 mile enduro at Road Atlanta: Petit Le Mans. The victory secured Pumpelly’s team, Flying Lizards Motorsports, the GTC Team Championship.
 
Partnered with co-drivers Nelson Canache Jr. and Madison Snow in the No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Pumpelly faced adverse weather conditions at Road Atlanta through the first half of the race. As intermittent rain came and went over the 2.54-mile circuit, Pumpelly admitted he was relieved his job was to drive the car, not to make the decision on wet versus dry tires.
 
Starting from pole position won by Pumpelly in Friday’s qualifying session, co-driver Canache Jr. held the lead through his first stint and managed the changing track conditions like a veteran. Both he and third driver Snow kept the car out front in their respective stints, putting Pumpelly in a strong position to widen the team’s gap to second place. He set the GTC race lap record at Road Atlanta in his opening stint, a 1:25.098.

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