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Rum Bum Races To Victory Lane At Barber In New Porsche4/2/2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 31, 2012) - Rum Bum Racing knows the value of making a strong first impression. Winning in its debut event in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition at Daytona in 2010 with a BMW M3, the team won Saturday's Barber 200 while running a Porsche Carrera for the first time.
Matt Plumb held off Scott Maxwell in a three-lap sprint to the checkered flag, winning by .618 seconds in the No. 13 Porsche started by Nick Longhi.
"This is better than our first victory, because the guys worked so hard in such a short amount of time to give me that race car," Plumb said. "What a crazy race. From the get-go, it was stay out of trouble but go as fast as you can."
Maxwell and Joe Foster had a solid run in the No. 55 Aston Martin Vantage that debuted at Daytona, with Foster leading five laps midway through the event.
Hugh Plumb - brother of the winner - coasted to finish third in the No. 45 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 started by Al Carter. Plumb switched to his reserve fuel tank with two laps remaining.
A late caution for an incident involving Mark Boden in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 changed the Street Tuner race when the top two cars passed the pace car. Marc Miller had led in the No. 04 CJ Wilson Racing Mazda MX-5 co-driven by Bruce Ledoux, while Tyler McQuarrie was second in the No. 18 Insight Racing BMW 128i started by Ryan Ellis.
Gregory Liefooghe took advantage of the confusion to take the ST victory in the No. 81 BimmerWorld Racing BMW 3281 started by David Levine. Second, .392 seconds behind, was
the Kia Forte Koup of Andy Lally and Nic Jonsson.
Much of the opening hour was run under caution due to a series of multi-car incidents that sidelined several of the contenders. The closing 20 minutes ran with the threat of approaching severe weather.