The 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche 997 will also have a livery change for the new season.
Dr. Jim Norman and Porsche standout Spencer Pumpelly announced their commitment to run a BGB Motorsports prepared Porsche 997 Carrera GTS and contest the 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Championship, as the driving duo will aid BGB in their defense of last year’s Championship victory. After completing a successful 2 day test with the team, as the 2012 Rolex Rookie of the Year, Jim Norman is ready to take on the Continental Tire GS field. He will be paired with long-time friend, coach and co-driver, Spencer Pumpelly.
“We are elated to once again work with Spencer.” said BGB team manager John Tecce. “I can’t tell you how many people made comment of the unbelievable performance he put on in our green Porsche 997 at Laguna Seca this past September. As a very balanced driver pairing, Norman and Pumpelly can undoubtedly run up front and be a menace to the likes of Rum Bum, Fall-Line, Roush, the Camaros and the Astons.”
“I’m very excited to join Jim and the BGB guys for 2013.” Pumpelly said. “We had a great race at Laguna Seca last year and I’m looking forward to continuing our competitive run throughout 2013. Jim and I have worked well together in the past and now we will get to contest a full season together.”
Norman added, “The GS class is one of the most competitive in all of motorsports. Having Spencer as my co-driver and a great car prepped by BGB should make us a contender for the championship. We are all very excited to get to work.”
Official Grand-Am testing for the 2013 season gets under way at the “Roar Before the Rolex 24” on January 4-6, 2013.