NA-F2000: Brumbaugh Summit Point historic sportscar debut

Andy Brumbaugh's Porsche racing debut Nineteen-year-old Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship driver Andy Brumbaugh made his Porsche racing debut this weekend at Summit Point Raceway near Winchester, VA. Andy drove a Porsche 911S for Amalfi...

Andy Brumbaugh's Porsche racing debut

Nineteen-year-old Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship driver Andy Brumbaugh made his Porsche racing debut this weekend at Summit Point Raceway near Winchester, VA. Andy drove a Porsche 911S for Amalfi Racing in Brian Redman's 12th Annual Jefferson 500 historic sports cars races.

Brumbaugh was one of only two young American driver's selected by Porsche to test for the factory team last fall. Brumbaugh said, "Before my trip to Germany I had always raced karts and open wheel formula cars. I really enjoyed driving the Porsche at Leipzig and am very interested in competing in sports cars now."

At Summit Point team owner Mike Amalfitano and his co-driver Andy drove the beautiful Amalfi Racing 911 to a commanding class victory in Saturday's The John Wyer Cup Enduro after qualifying second in class. Andy also qualified on the class pole for The Eiffel Trophy, a sprint race for Porsche's and Corvettes. The Amalfi Racing team withdrew from Sunday's sprint race due to the torrential downpour that continued to plague the event.

Amalfi Racing Team Director Klaus Fischer said, "Andy provided excellent technical feedback about the car's performance. He adapted to the Porsche immediately. Based upon my experience Andy has a tremendous future in sports car racing."

Mike Amalfitano, owner of the premier Porsche 962 restoration and preparation business in the US, said, "Andy is a great kid and a very fast driver. The data speaks for itself. With a dry track clearly Andy would have set a new class track record. I really enjoyed having him run with us and would like to do it again. The kid is so hungry to succeed at a racing career. He is racing for a high-level formula car championship, is going to college full time (finishing the semester with an A average), is working as a driving coach and instructor and constantly searching for sponsoship. If talent and effort mean anything Andy is golden."

You can follow Andy's progress this year as he competes for the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship on the series web site, www.usf2000.com, or his own web site, www.andybrumbaugh.com.

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Series Other open wheel , Vintage
Drivers Andy Brumbaugh , Klaus Fischer