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Pumpelly Scores First Victory of 2017

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SEBRING, Fla. (March 22, 2017) – Fresh off a podium finish in the opening round of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Spencer Pumpelly and co-driver Nick Galante scored their first win of the season at Sebring International Raceway.
 
Driving the No. 17 RS1 Porsche 911 Cayman, Galante qualified a career-high sixth and backed it up with a solid opening stint that kept the team in the mix with the leaders.
 
“He qualified his career-best seventh at Daytona and then upped it by one to qualify sixth this time,” Pumpelly smiled. “He’s doing a really good job this season, not only qualifying well, but running the opening stint in a smart, competitive way that puts us in a position to get these wins.” Read more...

Pumpelly on Podium in 2017 Season Opener

 

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DATYONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2017) – Spencer Pumpelly and teammate Nick Galante stood on the podium at Daytona International Speedway for the first round of the 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC). The teammates and Rennsport One kicked off their Street Tuner (ST) Championship defense with a third-place finish in the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.

 
Pumpelly started the 2017 season with an exciting format change in the CTSC; instead of the usual two-hour races, IMSA announced that both the opening round at Daytona and the penultimate round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca would be four-hour events.
 
“We debated strategy a lot before the race because it was a new format,” Pumpelly said. “We ultimately decided—since Nick had been showing really good pace—to do what we had been doing in the short races, just each of us do a little more of it.”

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Pumpelly is ST Champion

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 3, 2016) – With a commanding victory at Road Atlanta on Friday, Spencer Pumpelly, teammate Nick Galante and Rennsport One were named Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge ST Champions. It is the first championship for Pumpelly in his 15-year racing career.
 
Coming into the season finale second-place in the points, Rennsport One had a difficult mission to accomplish in order to secure the ST Championship. Even if the No. 17 Legistics/RS1/RickiFowler.com Porsche Cayman Pumpelly shares with Galante won the race, the championship-leading No. 25 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 only needed to finish fourth or better to take the title.
 
“We struggled a bit from the outset,” Pumpelly said. “The track had changed a lot from last year and the asphalt seemed to be wearing out at an accelerated rate. The grip was really low and we were having a hard time getting the car to handle well. The good news was it looked like everyone else was having the same problem, so we didn’t have to setup the perfect car, just one that was better than everyone else’s. I can’t thank those guys enough on how much they worked getting the setup right.” Read more...

Pumpelly Takes Commanding Road America Win

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...

Big Points Weekend for Pumpelly in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 11, 2016) – Spencer Pumpelly and Change Racing earned their best WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finish of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park over the weekend. His efforts with Rennsport One brought home another podium finish and extended its lead in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
 
Pumpelly and teammate Corey Lewis scored a top-five finish in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. Driving the No. 16 Pertamina/Monster Energy Lamborghini Huracán GT3, Pumpelly qualified the car third on the GTD grid. He held onto that spot until it was time to hand the car over to Lewis.
 
Pumpelly’s teammate was able to push even further up the order to second, but as the two-hour and 40-minute race played out, the full-course caution periods were not falling in the team’s favor with its reverse-strategy of putting Pumpelly in the car to open and close, and Lewis taking the middle stint.

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