AL CARTER AND HUGH PLUMB RETURN TO NEW JERSEY WITH WINNING AMBITIONS AT THE B+ HEROES 200 PRESENTED BY BCKSTGR HOME RACE!
Al Carter and Hugh Plumb co-drivers the 45 B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 are heading to New Jersey for The B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR, 3rd in the team championship standings of the 2012 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
This is the most important week of the racing season for Wilmington, Delaware driver Al Carter and Unionville, Pennsylvania racer Hugh Plumb. The two B+ racers are entered in their home race, The B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR and are looking to stand on the highest step of the podium on Saturday night at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
The B+ Foundation is the title sponsor of The B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR and the 45 B+ Foundation Fall-Line Motorsports team is looking for redemption after what happened last year. Less than half an hour before the end of the 2011 race, they had an alternator problem that forced them to repair while they were leading their own race and were on their way to an anticipated victory.
Cancer survivor Al Carter has been running at the front of the pack since Daytona and looks forward for his home race:"In 2011 our B+ racing team was destined for the perfect race weekend despite it being a sweltering 105 degrees," recalls Al Carter. "We had enjoyed a great week of B+ Foundation events and interactions with so many of the Heroes and their families. Then with less than 32 minutes left in the race we found ourselves with a 5-second lead and on our way to the perfect made for TV movie scenario ending. Unfortunately the intense heat and an overloaded and overworked alternator stole our storybook finish that day. All the more reason our 45 B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine BMW will be ready to roll at our home race at New Jersey Motorsports Park this year. Our team turned many a local into Grand-Am race fans last year and we're expecting them all back plus some new ones that heard the stories about B+ racing. After three solid races in 2012, we find our BMW right in the middle of the GS points battle. As with every race, the focus will be on surviving the battle that is Grand-Am racing and leave with a top 5. Hopefully with all of our B+ Heroes help, we can pull out a podium finish" added Carter.
Hugh Plumb who led many laps in the race last year at New Jersey is looking for a positive result too: "It is an absolute honor to drive the 45 B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine Fall-Line BMW car. But to have the race called what you have been fighting for is an even bigger honor," announced Hugh Plumb. "I think this just goes to prove how committed the people are within The B+ Foundation family to come back here for the second year in a row, and continue to help spread the awareness of childhood cancer. Al Carter and I were close to having this race won last year so obviously our goal this year is to make that happen. We are currently third in the championship point standings after a difficult race at Homestead Miami Speedway so I would like to put on a good show for all the B+ Heroes and our hometown friends" said Plumb.
The B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR at New Jersey Motorsports week will kick-off on Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware with an outstanding event. At 11:45 AM, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb will surprise teenager Joey Farrell at his St Elizabeth's High School in Wilmington. Al Carter will then drive, escorted by the local Police, racing fan Joey in his own 45 B+ BMW race car to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington where Joey is a cancer patient.
Joey was also selected to wave the checkered flag of The B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR on Saturday. Many other B+ Heroes will be celebrated during a ceremony at Nemours A. I. duPont Hospital at noon. Delaware State Representative Greg Lavelle, Dr. Kevin Churchwell, CEO of Nemours Alfred. I. duPont Hospital for Children, Joe McDonough, founder of The B+ Foundation and Paul Gustafson, COO of BCKSTGR will make special presentations.
Later in the early afternoon, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb will tour the oncology unit of the Nemours A. I. duPont Hospital to make sure they put a huge smile on the face of each of the young cancer patients they will meet that day. On Saturday another B+ Hero and cancer patient at Nemours A. I. duPont Hospital, Nathan Silpath, will have the honor to wave the green flag of The B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR.