Marcus Motorsports VIR notes 2004-09-05

Marcus Motorsports Crosses the Finish Line in 1st and 2nd at VIR Stock Car Spectacular on Sept. 5 (September 5, 2004 - Richmond, Virginia) Marcus Motorsports took the checkered flag in the 1st and 2nd positions in the Factory Five Cobra Feature...

Marcus Motorsports Crosses the Finish Line in 1st and 2nd at VIR Stock Car Spectacular on Sept. 5

(September 5, 2004 - Richmond, Virginia) Marcus Motorsports took the checkered flag in the 1st and 2nd positions in the Factory Five Cobra Feature Race this weekend at the inaugural Virginia International Raceway Stock Car Spectacular. The race featured an impressive pack of 26 Cobras.

Marcus Motorsports drivers Spencer Pumpelly (1st place) and Brian Cunningham (2nd place) put on an impressive show for the fans Sunday at VIR. Crossing the finish line in a 1-2 fashion, team owner Steve Marcus had plenty to celebrate. "Regardless of any minor disputes after the race on Sunday, this has been an incredibly successful weekend for us," stated Steve Marcus.

On the winner's podium, Spencer Pumpelly thanked team owner Steve Marcus, Factory Five Racing, the Marcus Motorsports support crew, corner workers and the entire VIR staff for "a truly professional weekend of racing."

Overheating limited Hugh Plumb's track presence throughout the weekend. Although he led the first 5 laps of the Qualifying Race on Saturday, Plumb was forced to exit the Saturday race early due to an overheating problem. This same problem caused Plumb to exit the Feature race on Sunday with only 3 laps completed. "These Factory Five Cobras are great. Regardless of the minor problems you run into with any race car, I couldn't be more impressed with our cars as well as our drivers and support crew," said Steve Marcus at the complete of the weekend.

Throughout the weekend, the Marcus Motorsports team enjoyed record-breaking VIR track lap times for the Factory Five Racing series cars. Prior to the event, 2:13 was the time to beat. While all 3 Marcus Motorsports drivers broke this record, race winner Spencer Pumpelly piloted a record 2:10.286 lap time during the feature race.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Spencer Pumpelly , Hugh Plumb