Monterey, Calif. (2 May 2015) – Rum Bum Racing continued its positive start to the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship by taking a fourth place finish at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Drivers Hugh and Matt Plumb opened the season with a victory at Daytona and then a podium result of third at Sebring, and Saturday’s fourth place finish brought in a healthy haul of points toward the team’s 2015 championship run.
While happy with the championship points collection, the team was left wanting more after a repeat trip to the podium was thwarted with some bad luck timing during the race’s four caution periods.
Hugh Plumb opened the race from fourth on the grid and wasted no time in making his way forward. He took over third position on the first lap and had moved into second within the first 20 minutes of the race. On a track that tends to suit the large-displacement V8s of the Camaros and Mustangs, Hugh Plumb put on quite a show by staying within tenths of the leading No. 9 Camaro during the opening run.
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Monterey, Calif. (1 May 2015) – Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing No. 13 Porsche will start from the second row of the grid at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Round 3 of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on Saturday following a 15-minute qualifying session Friday evening. Hugh Plumb took the Porsche to a fast lap of 1:36.064-seconds around the picturesque California road course.
The qualifying session was quite the competitive one with the top-11 cars all within one second of each other. The second through fourth place cars on the grid were separated by just two-thousandths of a second of one another.
Orlando, Fla. (28 April 2015) – Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing is looking to go three-for-three this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Orlando, Florida-based team has opened the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship with two podium runs in the first two races which included a victory in the Daytona season-opener and a third place finish at Sebring.
Rum Bum Racing and its brother driving pairing – Matt and Hugh Plumb – sit just two points out of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship lead with 65 points and are hopeful that a good outing at Laguna Seca will leapfrog them to the top.
Sebring, Fla. (20 March 2015) – Rum Bum Racing continued its championship momentum at Sebring International Raceway on Friday as Hugh Plumb and Matt Plumb combined to take third at the iconic Florida road course. The event marked Round 2 of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and after claiming victory in the opening round at Daytona, Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing team remains well positioned in the 2015 championship standings.
It took a mix of strategy, teamwork, and hard driving to deliver the podium performance and there was a big crowd of supporters on hand as Jennifer Bacardi and her family celebrated with the team following the race.