ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 9, 2016) – Spencer Pumpelly earned his second win of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) season in dominant fashion at Road America. His race in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (WTSCC), sadly, was not as fruitful.
Rennsport One teammate Nick Galante qualified the No. 17 Legistics/RS1/RickiFowler.com Porsche Cayman eighth on the ST grid for Saturday’s CTSCC race. Galante was hit and spun early in the race, but kept a cool head and got the Cayman back on track quickly.
The contact had the No. 17 nearly half a lap behind the ST pack when Galante accrued his minimum drive time and the team elected to pit and put Pumpelly in.
“We made the decision, since we were already in the back, to come down pit road, do the driver change, get some fuel and do right-side tires only and went back out at the tail end of the field,” Pumpelly explained. “The beauty of that was, when the pit window opened for everybody, we only had to do left-side tires and a little bit of fuel, everyone else had to do full fuel, full tires and a driver change.” Read more...