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.
Hugh Plumb will open the 2.5-hour IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race before turning the No. 13 Porsche over to his brother and co-driver Matt Plumb who will take the car to the finish. Having stood on the podium in the opening two races of the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the duo looks to make it three-in-a-row once again on Saturday.
“It’s a good start for tomorrow,” said Hugh Plumb following the qualifying session. “Rum Bum always prepares a great car and Matt (Plumb) always does a great job setting the car up. Fourth is very respectable today. I like Laguna Seca. It’s a great atmosphere for sure and has a lot of corners with a whole lot going on. Everything is a little different. The temperatures are always changing and the track is always changing, so it’s a fun challenge.”
The Rum Bum racing Porsche machine rolled off the trailer well-prepared for the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit as the team set the fastest lap of the first practice session Friday morning and was fifth in the second practice of the day.
The 2.5-hour race is set to go green at 1:00 PM local time (4:00 PM ET) and will be streamed LIVE on imsa.com. Follow @RumBumRacing on Twitter for updates throughout the race!