RUM BUM RACING BACK HOME IN CALIFORNIA! Hawthorne, CA. (May 12, 2008) - Southern California based team, Rum Bum Racing, heads to its home track on Wednesday to compete in the Rumbum.com 250. Rum Bum Racing will switch to the new Riley Chassis ...
RUM BUM RACING BACK HOME IN CALIFORNIA!
Hawthorne, CA. (May 12, 2008) - Southern California based team, Rum Bum Racing, heads to its home track on Wednesday to compete in the Rumbum.com 250. Rum Bum Racing will switch to the new Riley Chassis bodywork for racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series beginning with the RumBum.com 250 on May 17.
Gene Sigal and Matt Plumb, co-drivers of the No. 7 Rum Bum Racing / Big Vision / Caramba Tequila Dinan BMW Riley have two had top-five finishes in four races this season and are looking for their first podium finish of the 2008 season. The team, which won last year at Homestead-Miami Speedway, has campaigned the Riley chassis and Dinan BMW engine since making its Daytona Prototype debut in July 2006.
Both drivers are in their first full season of Rolex Series competition. With the team's primary sponsor also the race sponsor, the Los Angeles-based team heads to its home track seeking nothing less than a podium finish at the Rumbum.com 250.
"I am very excited that we are racing at Mazda Raceway," Sigal said. "This is our home race and our sponsor Rum Bum is the title sponsor of the event. I think we are going to do well there. This is a big deal for us. We have hundreds of guests coming from Los Angeles and Luis Bacardi is also bringing dozens of guests from Miami. The Rum Bum Racing crew has worked hard to prepare a competitive car and I have a feeling we are going to be fast. Our priority remains to stay in the top ten in the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Series point standings."
"VIR was a great race for us," Plumb said. "The Rum Bum Racing team really worked hard all weekend to give Gene and myself a competitive car and that showed. I know that for my teammate, Gene Sigal and the entire Rum Bum Racing team, the Rumbum.com 250 is a special race. This is their home track located only four hours from their Los Angeles shop and everyone wants to do well there. With the updated bodywork I think we can now start to compete equally with the top teams and I am looking forward to it."
The Rumbum.com 250 is one of the two California Rolex Series events on the 2008 schedule and definitely one of the most challenging of the season.
The Rumbum.com 250-mile race on the 2.238-mile Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway track is scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 17. SPEED TV will broadcast the race on tape delay, Sunday, May 18 at noon ET.