SCC: Andy Brumbaugh moves into Porsches

Open Wheel Standout Switches To Sports Cars COLUMBIA, SC -- (May 13, 2004) -- Former Canadian Formula Ford Champion and Formula 2000 Zetec front-runner Andy Brumbaugh has initiated his planned switch from professional open-wheel racing to ...

Open Wheel Standout Switches To Sports Cars

COLUMBIA, SC -- (May 13, 2004) -- Former Canadian Formula Ford Champion and Formula 2000 Zetec front-runner Andy Brumbaugh has initiated his planned switch from professional open-wheel racing to professional sports car racing. Andy has signed with two teams to compete in a variety of Porsches during the 2004 season.

Brumbaugh is competing this weekend (May 14-16) at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia at the annual Brian Redman Jefferson 500. He is driving a 2.0 liter Porsche 911 for Amalfi Racing in a number of groups in this premier vintage competition event. "I have to thank Mike and Cheri Amalfitano for letting me compete with their team. Amalfi Racing sets the benchmark for professionalism and quality preparation for Porsches in vintage racing," said Brumbaugh. "Klaus Fischer worked for Porsche Motorsports and is a true expert at car preparation."

"Andy is a very special talent in racing. He is totally committed to his racing career and yet is an honor student in college and holds down a job all at the same time. If hunger, talent and commitment mean anything then Andy is going to the top of sports car racing," said Amalfi Racing's Mike Amalfitano. "I hope to get him out in my Porsche 962 at Watkins Glen next month."

Brumbaugh has also signed to make his Grand Am Cup debut racing a Porsche 996 in the GS class with the vaunted BGB Motorsports team. Andy will be paired at Mt. Tremblant May 21-23 with friend and former karting rival from Arizona Michael McDowell. "I've had my eye on Grand Am for at least a year now. I really appreciate Duane Neyer giving me the chance to show what I can do. I loved my time competing in Canada in the 2001 Canadian Formula Ford Championship so making my Grand Am debut in Canada is extra special," said Andy. "I look forward to pairing with Michael. He is fast and I am sure we will push each other to the front."

For additional information on Andy Brumbaugh please visit www.andybrumbaugh.com, e-mail andybrumbaugh@msn.com or brumbaughracing@msn.com or call 803-360-2926.

For additional information on Amalfi Racing visit www.amalfiracing.com, on the Grand Am Series visit www.grandamerican.com and for the Brian Redman Jefferson 500 visit www.gorace.com/jefferson500/main.html

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Series Grand-Am , Road racing
Drivers Michael McDowell , Brian Redman , Andy Brumbaugh , Klaus Fischer