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- Updated: January 24, 2015
Winning Porsche of the Plumbs lead a pair of Camaros in early race action. [Joe Jennings Photo]Daytona Beach, Fla. – Hugh and Matt Plumb steered the Rum Bum Racing Porsche 911 to victory in the 3-hour BMW Performance 200 at the Daytona International Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Matt Plumb won at Daytona for the third time and Hugh Plumb for first time.
“It was perfect. We had the perfect plan a year ago, except didn’t keep it going for last 10 minutes,” Matt Plumb said. “It was business as usual for our guys, who are very professional, so we just have to do our job.”
The race marked the season opener for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series.
Two classes of cars competed: GS and ST. The Plumbs won in the faster GS class.
The winning duo finished 6.9 seconds in front of a Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R driven by Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis.
Another Camaro took third with drivers Matt Bell and Lawson Aschenbach.In the hotly competitive ST class, veteran driver Spencer Pumpelly and Luis Rodriguez Jr. put their RSI Porsche Cayman in victory lane. The RSI team was making its first outing.
Pumpelly claimed his first Daytona victory in 10 tries and Rodriguez was making his series debut.
Said Pumpelly, “ST around Daytona is the closest you can come to restrictor plate racing as the tow is so great. You can pick up 10 to 12 miles an hour in the draft. Part of it was in being smart, but I have to hand it to another teammate, who helped me. And near the end, I started running low on fuel.”
Second in class was another Porsche Cayman driven by Jeff Mosing, Eric Foss and Justin Pischell.
Third went to a BMW 328i of David Murry and Ted Giovanis.
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