GRAND AM DRIVER RETURNS HOME COLUMBIA, SC (June 27, 2006) -- Andy Brumbaugh competed in the Grand-Am Cup race June 23-25 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He drove the ...
GRAND AM DRIVER RETURNS HOME
COLUMBIA, SC (June 27, 2006) -- Andy Brumbaugh competed in the Grand-Am Cup race June 23-25 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He drove the #62 Mazda RX-8 in the ST class along with Billy Johnson for the ROAR Racing Division of NRG Motorsports Management. The team qualified a best ever sixth in class but dropped out of the race due to engine problems.
"We made some real progress here this weekend," said Brumbaugh. "We showed that we are quick, running very competitive times every session we went on track. We just need to work on reliability. It's a young team and we'll get there. This is a very very competitive series so to get where we are already is very encouraging. We should be there at Barber!"
"Pairing two professional drivers is what it takes to run up front in a series as competitive as Grand-Am Cup. The team worked really hard, completely rebuilding the car," said team owner Nick Gurucharri. Andy was also spotting for the Riley-BMW Daytona Prototype of Southard Motorsports as driven by Shane Lewis and Craig Stanton.
Brumbaugh is the only American and the youngest driver ever to win the prestigious Canadian Formula Ford Championship. He is now racing sports cars full time and has driven Porsche, Lexus and Mazda cars in Grand Am Cup, both GS and ST classes. He has also raced a Porsche in the Grand Am Rolex series.