SCC: Challenging Road America race for Al Carter and Hugh Plumb

The B+ Racing team still in hunt for the championship

#45 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Coupe: Al Carter, Hugh Plumb
#45 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Coupe: Al Carter, Hugh Plumb

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Al Carter and Hugh Plumb came to Road America second in the team and driver team point standings of the 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and with the goal to finish the race and score maximum points. Despite a very tough race, Carter and Plumb finished 8th in the race and scored a great deal of points but lost one spot in the championship. With only four races to go in the 2012 season, they are still in the hunt for the team and driver championships but are now third, 8 points behind the championship leading drivers John Farano and David Empringham.

This 2012 season is so competitive and Carter and Plumb have finished all the races they have entered so far which allows them to stay in contention for the ultimate season championship prize that will be awarded in four races at Lime Rock on September 29.

The drivers of the 45 B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine Fall-Line Motorsports BMW knew before going to road America that it would be a tough race since the parity between the top car manufacturers in the series is currently a big concern. After six races, Carter and Plumb driving for Fall-Line Motorsports are leading all the BMW drivers in the 2012 championship and will continue to fight to preserve that status.

Al Carter, the B+ racer from Greenville, Delaware, qualified the 45 B+ Foundation - Jetset Magazine BMW in 9th place on Friday morning before the race, the best qualifying of the three Fall-Line Motorsports cars.

Al Carter who has been doing a very good job in the first six races of the season took a good start and was looking forward to a nice stint but his effort was rapidly stopped by an oil line problem that forced him to stop for repair. The Fall-Line Motorsports crew was able to fix the problem quickly and Carter did not lose a lap.

Hugh Plumb took over after the problem was fixed. He ran as high as 5th and did everything he could to keep up with the top leading cars but was never able to compete with them and to finish better than 8th.

Source: B+ Racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers David Empringham , Hugh Plumb , Eric Gilbert , John Farano , Al Carter
Teams Fall-Line Motorsports
Article type Race report
Tags b+ racing, bmw, carter, elkhart lake, fall-line, plumb