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.
The third place starting spot marks the team’s best qualifying result at the track since its Watkins Glen debut in 2010. Rum Bum Racing has done well at Watkins Glen in the past and has claimed a podium finish at the historic facility in each of the previous three years of IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge competition which included a win in 2012.
“The car is very good and, as usual, the Rum Bum guys did an amazing job giving me a great car to put us in thetop three,” said Hugh Plumb. “Thank you to Luis Bacardi for putting an amazing team together. It looks like it could be a rainy race tomorrow. If we just stay clear of the melee we can come out on top, which everyone at Rum Bum deserves.”
With rain forecasted for Saturday’s race, the event promises to be an exciting one with different strategies put into play. Veteran crew chief Joe Varde, who is known for his canny race strategy, will be the one calling the shots from atop the Rum Bum Racing pit box.
The Continental Tire 150 at The Glen goes green at 12:25 PM ET and will be carried LIVE on IMSA.com.
The race will be televised on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 AM ET on Sunday, July 5.