Orlando, Fla. (17 August 2015) – As the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge enters the final three races of the 2015 Championship, Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing is targeting a third IMSA title. The Orlando-based squad currently sits second in the championship standings – 15 points back – and travels to Round 8 at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) this weekend carrying winning momentum.
Two weeks ago, Rum Bum Racing scored a dramatic and record-setting win at Road America when drivers Matt Plumb and Hugh Plumb combined to lead 37 laps in the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche en route to the victory.
The result was Rum Bum Racing’s second victory and fourth podium result of the year. The victory not only bolstered the championship situation, but it also marked a new record as Matt Plumb became the winningest driver in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge history with 21 wins.
With Hugh Plumb qualifying and starting the car this year and Matt Plumb anchoring the No. 13 Porsche to the checkered flag, the Rum Bum Racing team has been a championship contender all year long.The Plumb brother pairing has proven to be a successful combination at VIR in the past. The brothers have teamed together at VIR twice before, and won both times (2006 ST – Acura RSX-S, 2008 GS – Mustang GT).
Rum Bum Racing scored a podium on the 3.27-mile road course nestled in the scenic Virginia countryside in 2010 with Matt Plumb and Gian Bacardi scoring third place.
Another strong result at VIR would launch the Rum Bum Racing team into stronger championship position with just two more races remaining on the 2015 calendar.
“Winning at the home race for Jennifer Bacardi at Road America, that was huge for the team and hopefully it is the start for us make a big push in these last three races,” said Matt Plumb. “Road America showed how everything—pit stops and strategy and making the most out of the Continental Tires—has to go just right to be there at the end to fight for a win. Hugh and I have had some good runs at VIR, and we’d love to have one again this weekend!”
A promoter test day is scheduled for Thursday and will be followed by official practice and qualifying on Friday. The 2.5-hour race is set to go green at 1:25 PM ET on Saturday and will be streamed LIVE on IMSA.com and on the IMSA app.
Follow live timing and scoring throughout the weekend at scoring.imsa.com and follow @RumBumRacing on Twitter for live updates.
The VIR event will be televised on Sunday, September 6 at 9:00 AM ET on FOX Sports 1.