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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...

Petit Le Mans Ends Early for Pumpelly

 


BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 6, 2014) – What was shaping up to be a promising 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar season finale for Spencer Pumpelly ended prematurely in the tire wall at Turn 12. Though he walked away from the accident unharmed, Pumpelly and team were left wondering what might have been—a sentiment that could be applied to the entire season.
 
Pumpelly and Flying Lizard Motorsports were looking forward to the 10-hour season-ending endurance race at Road Atlanta. The Audi R8 LMS has been strong in cooler temperatures and the forecast for Saturday’s race predicted highs in the low 60s.

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Pumpelly Salvages Seventh-Place Finish at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 11, 2014) – Spencer Pumpelly and the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS could not catch a break in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America. A series of on track incidents and two punctured tires made the eighth round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship one to forget.
 
The heavier Audi R8 LMS continues to fight an uneven battle against its lighter GTD competitors. A disappointing qualifying session on Saturday resulted in a 12th-place grid position for Pumpelly. On Sunday morning, the withdrawal of the GTD pole-sitting car after the morning warm up promoted the No. 45 to 11th on the grid. Read more...

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