Atlanta, Ga. (19 April 2013) – The No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche will start from the pole in Saturday’s PWC 250 At Road Atlanta for round four of the 2013 GRAND-AM Championship.
The grid was set by point order when qualifying was cancelled due to heavy rains in the Atlanta area. Nick Longhi will open the two hour, thirty-minute race before handing the Porsche over to co-driver Matt Plumb to take to the finish.
Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing, who has finished in the top-five in each of the three opening rounds of GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition this year – including a victory in the previous round at Barber Motorsports Park, currently leads the Grand Sport championship.
“It would have been nice to show what we could do in qualifying but at the same time it’s really great to be starting up front at Road Atlanta,” said Plumb. “With this being a challenging track as well as a new track for GRAND-AM, I think we could see some attrition tomorrow so it’s all the more important to be starting at the front. The team has just been fantastic so far this season and has put us at the top of the championship so a big thanks to the Rum Bum guys. We’ve had good pace so far this weekend so hopefully we can stay out of trouble and convert our pace into another strong finish.”
The event marks the fifth time Rum Bum Racing has started on the pole. The team has scored 12 wins and 18 podiums since its debut in 2010.
The 2.5-hour PWC 250 at Road Atlanta race is set to begin Saturday at 11:30 AM (ET). Live timing and scoring can be followed at www.grand-am.com.
SPEED will televise the event Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 PM (ET).