Rum Bum Racing Has Productive First Day at Laguna Seca

Rum Bum Racing Has Productive First Day at Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Ca., 7 July – Rum Bum Racing’s first taste of the storied Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was a delectable one. While drivers Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi have logged hundreds of laps at the picturesque venue on California’s Central Coast, it was a first for the team and No. 13 BMW M3.

All in all, the results were very satisfactory with the car running comfortably among the top 5 throughout the unofficial test day for the Continental Tire Sports Car Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda.

“Essentially the car rolled off the transporter this morning fresh off our race at Road America, so the goal today was to shake down the car and learn as much as we could about what it likes and doesn’t like around this track. Overall, today was very productive, and we’re armed with some very good data to attack practice and qualifying with a full head of steam,” said Plumb at the conclusion of the day’s testing.

The team used only one set of Continental Tires throughout the day, so there was no expectation of an uptick in performance as the day, made up of three separate 40-minute test sessions, wore on. Regardless, every lap turned added to the data set that can now be analyzed in full preparation for tomorrow’s activity and Saturday’s 2.5 hour race.

GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge practice gets underway tomorrow, Friday, July 8 at 9:00 AM PDT with a second practice taking place at 1:40 PM PDT before qualifying begins at 3:30 PM PDT. Follow all the action live on

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