Rum Bum Racing Wrap: Getting Warmer in New Jersey

Rum Bum Racing Wrap: Getting Warmer in New Jersey

Millville, N.J. (21 July 2011) – Rum Bum Racing drivers Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi returned to New Jersey Motorsports Park for the B+ Foundation Heroes 200 and the ninth round of GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition on Thursday. The team targets a return to the podium having finished second at the New Jersey track last year when Plumb and Longhi marked their first start together in the No. 13 BMW M3.

Thursday opened the B+ Foundation Heroes 200 event with a promoter test day and the team was immediately on the pace in the opening practice sessions. As the red mercury kept climbing up the charts, so too did the No. 13 BMW. Rum Bum Racing expects to race in extremely warm weather conditions, and prepared accordingly as triple digit temperatures are forecast come race time on Saturday.

The team started off strong in the morning practice sessions and continued to experiment throughout the rest of the day working to set-up the car for the expected race conditions. The final session of the day saw the Rum Bum squad push the boundaries on the set-up a even further, taking the data and setting a direction for work to be done on Friday as the sessions become official.

“Today was really productive and hopefully we can just pick up where we left off,” said Plumb, who is expecting a full fleet of friends and family for the race weekend. “This is going to be all about keeping traction when the track gets greasy in this heat and we tried some things out today that should help us. This is a big event for me, racing so close to home. And its also a big event for the people so hopefully we can be a part of helping to raise awareness and funds for something that touches so many people.”

Plumb and Longhi will be back on track Friday for official practice with a 15-minute qualifying session set for Saturday morning. The B+ Foundation Heroes 200 is set to begin at 2:45 PM on Saturday.

SPEED will show the 2.5-hour race at 3:00 PM (ET) on July 30.

Quick Stats,Rum Bum Racing:
2010- 3 wins
2011- 3 poles, 2 wins, 4 total podiums
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