PK Sport Signs Drivers Hugh Plumb and Peter Boss for 2004 ALMS Season CHADDS FORD, Pa. -- March. 7, 2004 -- PK Sport has signed on drivers Hugh Plumb of Chadds Ford, Pa. and Peter Boss of Narangansett, R.I., The duo will pilot the team's No. 60...
PK Sport Signs Drivers Hugh Plumb and Peter Boss for 2004 ALMS Season
CHADDS FORD, Pa. -- March. 7, 2004 -- PK Sport has signed on drivers Hugh Plumb of Chadds Ford, Pa. and Peter Boss of Narangansett, R.I., The duo will pilot the team's No. 60 Porsche GT3 RS for the full 2004 American Le Mans Series season. Longtime friends on and off the track, the two will debut as co-drivers with the successful GT team at the ALMS season opener, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17-20.
Plumb has a successful and diversified racing background. He has been a front runner in many championships including Speed World Challenge, American Le Mans Series and Grand American Road Racing Series. He has had five top five and six top 10 class finishes including a second at the 2002 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with Seikel Motorsports. Last season he finished second in the Grand American Rolex Series GT driver championship. In addition to the 2004 ALMS season, Plumb will compete in a Porsche for the full Grand American Rolex Series season.
"I am looking forward to my association with PK Sport, Porsche and Pirelli. PK Sport has put together a strong team and I am happy to be a part of it. I'm very excited to be teammates with both Robin and Peter at Sebring and as far as the year goes I'm looking forward to having a very competitive co-driver like Peter who comes from Formula 3000. I'm confident he'll come up to speed right away in our GT car effort," Plumb said.
Boss comes from a family of sports car drivers. His grandfather, Russ Boss, was the official starter of the inaugural Sebring race in 1952, then raced in the 12 Hours from 1953 to 1959. Boss's two brothers raced at Sebring in 1994. Boss himself finished fifth in the European Le Mans Series at Donington in a Panoz prototype with Westward Racing. He brings to the team endurance race experience with one Rolex 24 at Daytona start. Additionally, he had one podium and four top five finishes during the 2003 season to finish sixth in the European Formula 3000 driver championship.
"I am very excited about taking on my first full season in the ALMS with PK Sport. I feel that Pirelli is trying to up their game and take the fight to Michelin this season and from what we have heard they have made a significant step forward, so that is to our advantage, and the fight between Porsche and Ferrari should be a good one as well. Coming from driving in the Formula 3000 series in Europe, these cars will be a little different, but working with the team aspect and having Hugh as a co-driver I know that we will have a very successful season. It will also be great banging wheels with my old teammate Romain (Dumas)," Boss commented.
2001 marked PK Sport's first year racing in the European Le Mans Series and also included a first appearance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team made its Sebring debut in 2002, finishing third in the GT class, and headed to America full time in 2003 to contest the full American Le Mans Series season.