LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 22, 2013) - A Late-race charge from Spencer Pumpelly came up just 2.130 seconds short of a win at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, but resulted in the Porsche driver's second-straight American Le Mans Series GTC podium finish.
For his third career Long Beach race, Pumpelly partnered with Nelson Canache Jr. in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Pumpelly qualified the car third with a lap of 1:23.014 (85.345 mph) around the 1.968-mile temporary street circuit.
Canache started the No. 45 and quickly moved into the GTC lead. The first half of the race was marred by full-course cautions. After two restarts, Canache was third when he handed the car over to Pumpelly during the race’s third and final full-course caution.