Brumbaugh qualifies fourth at Sebring. South Carolina pilot puts Cape entry into top five for Race two. SEBRING, FL -- (March 13, 2003) -- Sophomore FF2000 driver Andy Brumbaugh put his Andy, LLC Van Diemen in the top five for the second of two...
Brumbaugh qualifies fourth at Sebring.
South Carolina pilot puts Cape entry into top five for Race two.
SEBRING, FL -- (March 13, 2003) -- Sophomore FF2000 driver Andy Brumbaugh put his Andy, LLC Van Diemen in the top five for the second of two races of the U.S. FF2000 Zetec Championship opening weekend, an event run at Sebring Int'l Raceway. For the second feature, which will be run on Friday afternoon, Brumbaugh turned it up late in the session and dropped another tenth from his time to sit fourth overall. The South Carolina university student and the Cape Motorsports team did quite well. All four of the Cape Motorsports cars were positioned in the top six with 19-year-old qualifying fourth. Brumbaugh felt that the effort of his team and especially mechanic Caleb Stream really paid off. Brumbaugh will start sixth in today's race, which will take placed later this afternoon, thanks to another solid qualifying yesterday afternoon. The momentum is definitely moving in Brumbaugh's favor.
In other Sebring news, the new racing publication FormulaCar Magazine (which is making its debut at the track this week) announced an association with the talented young star. Brumbaugh will be working with the magazine staff as part of their official eastern U. S. test team.
"Andy is a gifted young driver with a great attitude and passion for racing", said FormulaCar Editor/Publisher Rob Howden. "In looking for the right test pilot, I wanted someone who had a burning desire to succeed, someone who puts in the hours needed to learn the business side of the sport as well as the competition end. Andy has driven everything from Club Fords to the Zetec machinery and I have been regularly impressed with his feedback. Having him as an official FCM driver will mean a great deal to the legitimacy of our testing programs."