Sebring: PK Sport - Plumb and Boss

Hugh Plumb PK Sport Born October 19, 1969 Residence Chadds Ford, Pa. Family Wife Cassie Helmet colors red and blue with silver stripes Raised in an equestrian family, Hugh Plumb learned about...

Hugh Plumb
PK Sport

Born                   October 19, 1969

Residence Chadds Ford, Pa.
Family Wife Cassie
Helmet colors red and blue with silver stripes

Raised in an equestrian family, Hugh Plumb learned about horsepower at an early age.

Plumb was quickly riding toward a career involving horses, but soon found that one horsepower was just not enough for him.

Both parents are Olympians -- his mother competed in the 1968 games in the three-day equestrian event and his father has competed in a record setting seven games. His father was just inducted into the hall of fame for competing in the most Olympic Games ever.

He chose dirt bikes over horses and then moved to road race bikes.

He won championships in both Super Sport and AMA Super Bike and scored 25 wins in his first three seasons.

After college he pursued the world of sports car racing.

In 1998 he purchased his first race car and entered the SCCA World Challenge Championship where he spent the next four seasons. "I bought a BMW in 1998 looking to do a few World Challenge races and won my third race. After that year I knew I did not want to run my own team, but that I wanted to stay in World Challenge. I moved on to Realtime Racing in 1999 and even with the change from rear wheel to a front wheel drive Acura I was competitive."

"I like the strategy of endurance racing," commented Plumb. "Conserving tires, fuel management, pit strategy and co-driving requires a different skill set than sprint racing, but it is just as exciting for me as the flat-out, no holds barred thrill of a one hour race."

Away from the track Plumb is avid mountain and road bicyclist and enjoys water-skiing and physical training.

Plumb will compete a full season with PK Sport in the American Le Mans Series as well as the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series driving in a Porsche Cup car.

Peter Boss
PK Sport

Born                   August 29, 1977

Residence Narrangansett, R.I
Family Single
Helmet colors Red white and blue stripes

Family connections...

Peter 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.

Driver connections...

Briggs Cunningham (grandfather of ALMS driver Brian Cunningham) and Peter's grandfather Russ Boss drove together at Sebring in 1957.

Peter's brother Geoff and Brian Cunningham drove on the same team in the Indy Lights series with Lucas Place Motorsports.

Boss was teammates with Alex Job Racing driver Romain Dumas in the Formula 3000 series.

Sportsman...

Boss completed his first Ironman Triathlon in his home state of Rhode Island and is pursuing other triathlons to train for racing.

Boss 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.

Boss is partnered with Lacoste, Cross Pens, Sanz Services and Costa Del Mar Sunglasses.

Lacoste

Formed in 1933 by a French clothing manufacturer and a tennis star, Lacoste has changed the face of tennis and golf apparel. The company was the first ever to create a shirt with a brand name on the outside of an article of clothing -- an idea that has become extremely successful since.

Cross Pens

The A.T. Cross Company is a major international manufacturer of fine writing instruments and timepieces. Manufacturing facilities are located in Lincoln, Rhode Island. For more than 150 years, Cross has re-invented writing instruments, combining design ingenuity with jewelry-quality craftsmanship. Cross was America's first manufacturer of quality writing instruments.

SANZ Inc.

SANZ is a storage consulting and integration firm focused exclusively on the design, deployment and support of intelligent storage solutions. SANZ delivers solutions that dramatically corporations' storage management expenditures. The company provides storage solutions for Fortune 1000, Government and other data-driven organizations.

Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Costa Del Mar has become the leader in polarized eyewear with more than 30 styles and 16 lens options. All Costa Del Mar products are fully polarized, UV protective, and guaranteed for life.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Peter Boss , Brian Cunningham , Hugh Plumb , Romain Dumas , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing