Hugh Plumb to race for Seikel Motorsports

Chadds Ford, PA, February 12. Hugh Plumb, a standout in the Speedvision World Challenge Series with four wins, will drive a Porsche GT3R for the Seikel Motor Sports Team in the 2002 American LeMans Series. Tony Burgess, of Ontario, Canada, ...

Chadds Ford, PA, February 12. Hugh Plumb, a standout in the Speedvision World Challenge Series with four wins, will drive a Porsche GT3R for the Seikel Motor Sports Team in the 2002 American LeMans Series. Tony Burgess, of Ontario, Canada, will co-drive the Seikel Porsche with Plumb.

"I'm really looking forward to this season," said Plumb. "Tony and I have driven together several times, and he's an ideal teammate. Seikel is known for first-class preparation and for knowing how to win. I think we have a great shot at a really successful year."

Plumb's 2002 season is already off to an excellent start with his performance at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Driving Seikel's Porsche GT3R, Plumb was the fastest Porsche GT qualifier, and the team led much of the first ten hours until a teammate was involved in a crash. Driving two double sessions during the night, Hugh was able to bring the Porsche back to an eighth place GT finish in the difficult race. Plumb had previously raced for the Seikel team, finishing sixth in class at the 2001 Petit LeMans. He has also driven Porsches to tenth overall at the 2001 Rolex 24 and in the 2001 GrandAmerican finale at Daytona, where he was leading until being hit by another car.

Seikel Motor Sports has a successful record with the Porsche GT3R, having class wins at LeMans and the 1000 Km of Monza in 2002, and a third in class finish at the 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Sponsors for the Seikel Motor Sports Porsche are Communication Construction Group, TDM, Avia, New Media, and Yokohama.

The first ALMS race for the Seikel Motorsports team will be the 50th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, presented by Dodge, at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway on March 16th.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tony Burgess , Hugh Plumb