SCC: Carter and Plumb arrive at The Glen with determination

The B+ Racing team heads to Watkins Glen, Carter will pull double duty this weekend.

Carter to co-drive the #67 TRG car with Rolex 24 At Daytona GT Champions Henzler and Pumpelly in Sunday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen

#45 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Coupe: Al Carter, Hugh Plumb
#45 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Coupe: Al Carter, Hugh Plumb

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Only four races to go in the 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and Al Carter and Hugh Plumb driving the 45 Fall-Line Motorsports B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine BMW are already starting calculating the points that they will need to come on top after the Lime Rock race in three months.

Even if they don't say it, the two B+ Foundation racers are already thinking about the championship. This would be their first Grand-Am championship together if they come on top in three months at Lime Rock Park. We are still far away from this potential feat and first Carter and Plumb will have to continue to score top results and top three finishes if they want to contend for the 2012 title.

With their 8th place finish at Road America, the duo lost some points last Friday but remains in contention. They are third in the driver point standings and are looking forward to get back in championship form this Saturday at The Glen.

Their Fall-Line Motorsports team has always been a serious contender at The Glen. Fall-Line won the Watkins Glen race in 2010 and scored three podium finishes in the last two years.

Al Carter is extremely motivated and excited to be back behind the wheel of his B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine BMW on Thursday. "Keeping up with our busy June Grand-Am schedule has us heading to one of my favorite tracks in Watkins Glen. Our B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine BMW escaped with a solid top ten finish at Road America last week, overcoming a loose oil line that almost proved terminal. We still find our #45 in the heat of the Continental Tire series points battle and will continue our strategy of consistency. The toughness of our competitors in this series doesn't slow down, Hugh Plumb and I won't either."

In addition to driving the 45 car with Hugh Plumb, Al Carter will run in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, second round of the North American Endurance Championship, with the Racer's Group. He will co-drive the #67 Porsche GT3 in the GT class with 2005 & 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona GT champion Wolf Henzler and 2011 Rolex 24 GT winner Spencer Pumpelly. This is Al Carter's most competitive Rolex Series ride since he started racing GT cars in 2011. Carter competed in the 50th Rolex 24 At Daytona this year and is hoping for a great result with TRG at the mythical Glen raceway.

Hugh Plumb lost a little bit of his motivation after the last race since he was never in contention to compete with the top finishing cars because of the current rules package. He is seriously looking for redemption Saturday. "After a rough weekend at Road America, I'm looking forward to having a good finish at Watkins Glen. This racetrack has a lot to offer and hopefully the BMWs can shine somewhere on this racetrack, given where the rules package is right now. Al Carter continues to drive the wheels off the 45 car. We need to have a good finish to stay in contention for the 2012 championship."

On their way to the Glen, today, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb will make a stop at the Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York. This event is part of the 2012 B+ Foundation Fighting Childhood Cancer Tour. Cancer survivor Al Carter and Hugh Plumb will meet children with cancer at the oncology unit then later they will play bingo with some of the kids at the outpatient clinic.

Source: B+ Racing

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