GENE SIGAL HOPES TO CELEBRATE TWO YEARS OF DP RACING WITH A GOOD FINISH AT BARBER! Hawthorne, California, July 15, 2008 - Rum Bum Racing co-drivers Gene Sigal and Matt Plumb look forward to another good finish at Barber Motorsports Park next ...
GENE SIGAL HOPES TO CELEBRATE TWO YEARS OF DP RACING WITH A GOOD FINISH AT BARBER!
Hawthorne, California, July 15, 2008 - Rum Bum Racing co-drivers Gene Sigal and Matt Plumb look forward to another good finish at Barber Motorsports Park next weekend. The Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant at Barber, Alabama is the ninth round of the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and it will mark the second anniversary for Sigalsport in the Daytona Prototype class.
Two years ago, Gene Sigal decided to move to the ultimate class and purchased his first Dinan BMW Riley. After two full seasons at the highest level of the Rolex Series, Rum Bum Racing is ranked eighth in the 2008 championship, a ranking right in line with its top ten season objective.
"It has been a very positive season for us so far and I am very excited to go to Barber" announced Rum Bum Racing team owner and co-driver, Gene Sigal. "Last time I raced there was with our Sigalsport BMW M3 in 2006. I like this race track. Barber is one of the most beautiful racing facilities in the nation. I know that you need to have a good setup to do well here. We have two days to figure it out before the race. I am confident in our team's ability and our #7 Rum Bum.com/Big Vision Miami/Caramba Tequila Dinan BMW Riley should be competitive. The heat and humidity will be a factor too but Matt and I are in great shape and we'll be ready for this challenging condition. Matt and I can do a good job and score another good result on Sunday" said Gene Sigal.
"We have a lot going on outside the track at Barber too. On Friday night, Rum Bum is inviting all race fans to attend the Rum Bum Grand-Am drivers party at Billy's on Overton in Birmingham. Matt and I and the Rum Bum girls will be there to sign autographs with other Rolex Series drivers and we look forward to welcoming race fans. It's important for Rum Bum to be close to the fans since we know that without them we will not be able to come and race. Luis Bacardi wants to promote the Rum Bum name and this is what the team does every week on and off the track. Our associate sponsor Caramba Tequila is also going to be an active player at the party and will sample some of their latest tequilas. On Saturday night Rum Bum will also be one of the proud sponsors of the Casino Night at the Barber Museum" added Sigal.
"The last time I raced at Barber Motorsports Park I won the race" announced a confident Matt Plumb, co driver of the #7 Rum Bum Racing Dinan BMW Riley. "I was racing with my brother, Hugh, but it was in a front wheel drive Acura in the Koni Challenge. This time it will be harder to win but nothing is impossible! Daytona was tough for us as we fought some challenging differential problems throughout the one-day event but, as always, the team is on top of it. We will have a rebuilt gearbox this weekend and we should show well in this round" added Plumb.