BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 20, 2013) – Spencer Pumpelly closed the 2013 American Le Mans Series GTC season with a win in the 1,000 mile enduro at Road Atlanta: Petit Le Mans. The victory secured Pumpelly’s team, Flying Lizards Motorsports, the GTC Team Championship.
Partnered with co-drivers Nelson Canache Jr. and Madison Snow in the No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Pumpelly faced adverse weather conditions at Road Atlanta through the first half of the race. As intermittent rain came and went over the 2.54-mile circuit, Pumpelly admitted he was relieved his job was to drive the car, not to make the decision on wet versus dry tires.
Starting from pole position won by Pumpelly in Friday’s qualifying session, co-driver Canache Jr. held the lead through his first stint and managed the changing track conditions like a veteran. Both he and third driver Snow kept the car out front in their respective stints, putting Pumpelly in a strong position to widen the team’s gap to second place. He set the GTC race lap record at Road Atlanta in his opening stint, a 1:25.098.