COLUMBIA, SC -- (October 6, 2004) --Andy Brumbaugh will compete with Team Lexus in the Sport Touring class of the Grand Am Cup at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park October 8-9. This marks Brumbaugh's fifth consecutive start in the Grand Am...
COLUMBIA, SC -- (October 6, 2004) --Andy Brumbaugh will compete with Team Lexus in the Sport Touring class of the Grand Am Cup at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park October 8-9. This marks Brumbaugh's fifth consecutive start in the Grand Am Cup with Team Lexus after competing at Mt. Tremblant in a GS class car. Brumbaugh will drive alongside team and series veteran Andy Lally.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue with Team Lexus," said Brumbaugh. "We had a good race at VIR last weekend overall. I drove with Daniel Herrington. I think Daniel did a great job for being new to the car and series. I was able to qualify the #0 Lexus IS300 ninth in class and first among Team Lexus. Given the strong driving talent in Team Lexus I was thrilled with that accomplishment."
Brumbaugh ran most of the opening stint at VIR in fifth place, with teammate Chuck Goldsborough pushing him along. Despite a late race stop and go for fuel Herrington brought the car home for another solid top ten finish. The #3 sister Team Lexus car recorded a fine top five finish as well.
"I have never raced at the Barber track before. I saw the facility when my father did a club race there in July," said Andy. "I can't wait to get out in the Lexus and compete on the incredible track myself."
"I am very pleased with the Andy's development with us this year. It is a big change going from professional formula cars to street based sports cars and Andy has adapted extremely well," said Team Manager Chuck Goldsborough. "I think Andy has shown he belongs and has a bright future in Grand Am racing."
Away from Grand Am competition Andy is a student at the University of South Carolina as well as an active driver coach and instructor. He also competes in vintage racing.