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.