Rum Bum Racing Scores Slippery Sixth at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, N.Y. (27 June 2015) – Despite leading a race-high 26 laps, the hoped-for result that Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing was targeting on Saturday didn’t come at Watkins Glen in the Continental Tire 150 at The Glen.

The race began under light rain, with the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche leading the field just a few laps in. But as conditions worsened, the race was eventually red-flagged and the checkered flew under caution due to the large areas of standing water.

Those conditions made for some exciting IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge racing, especially in the early stages with Hugh Plumb opening the race from third on the grid. He wasted no time in moving forward and took over the race lead in a matter of laps.

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Hugh Plumb Pushes Rum Bum Racing Porsche to Third on Continental Tire 150 at The Glen Grid

Watkins Glen, NY (26 June 2015) – Returning to a track at which the team has some champagne-soaked history, Rum Bum Racing’s Hugh Plumb got a fast start to the Continental Tire 150 at The Glen race weekend on Friday as he scored third on the grid at Watkins Glen in the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche.

Hugh Plumb, who posted a fast time of 2:01.542-seconds during the 15-minute qualifying session, will open the race before handing the car over to his brother and co-driver Matt Plumb. The result is the fourth consecutive top-five qualifying effort for Hugh Plumb through the first four events of the season.

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Rum Bum Racing Eager for Watkins Glen Return

Rum Bum Racing Watkins Glen 2015

Orlando, Fla. (23 June 2015) – Watkins Glen International has long been a fan and driver favorite. And it’s safe to say that with a sterling record of success at the undulating 3.4-mile New York road course, it’s also a favorite of Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing too.

The Florida-based team is targeting its fourth consecutive podium result at the track after having won in 2012 and placed second and third in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

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Top-Five Finish for Rum Bum Racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Rum Bum Racing Laguna Seca 2Monterey, 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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