Here is a video of the Rum Bum Race team's BMW M3 on the Dyno after winning GRAND AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Daytona Speedway. This video does not really let you know how loud the car is on the Dyno. It left my ear ring inside.
Daytona Double - Rum Bum Wins Season Opening Race
by Matt Cleary
The No. 13 Rum Bum Racing BMW M3 driven by Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi won the season opening race for the GRAND-AM Continental Sports Car Challenge at Daytona International Speedway. It was both a dominant and thrilling performance from the squad that was clearly the team to beat. The result makes the team two-for-two in Daytona race victories, having won the 2010 running of the event in the team's debut race outing.
Longhi led the two and a half hour race from the pole, but it wasn't long before he needed to ease up. The first full course caution came only four laps in, followed by another after only two further laps of green flag racing. Having fulfilled the required 30 minutes behind the wheel to score championship points and looking to launch a competitive fuel strategy, crew chief Joe Varde called him in from the lead for fuel, four tires and a driver change.
"I started the race comfortably making sure that I drove cleanly and smoothly. I was able to open a gap without pushing too hard, but the two yellows gave away whatever lead I had," said Longhi. "My job was to hand over a clean race car to Matt with a bit of a margin if possible. We managed one out of two. But for me I was thinking about the championship and the big picture so I didn't take any risks, just tried to keep it up front."
The yellow flags would continue to play a role in Varde's strategy that would play to the car and driver's strengths of speed balanced with good fuel economy and tire management.
"We had a quick car and great stops, but the yellows are really how we made it," echoed Plumb. "Joe's strategy, as always, worked to perfection. If I could just manage the fuel and tires, then we knew we had a solid chance of winning."
Plumb returned the No.13 to the fray on lap 11 in 28th position. His speed combined with others needing to make their first pit stops enabled him to make up lost ground quickly. By lap 26, he had cracked the top-10, and only four laps later was dicing for the lead. At half distance, the Rum Bum BMW was back in the lead and thanks to the fuel economy and tire management strategy, Plumb was able to run a few laps longer while many of his rivals were heading for the pits and their second stop.
On lap 35, Plumb brought the No. 13 in for a full service from the lead, returning in seventh place. Immediately after, the third of four caution periods ensued. Yet again, while others chose to pit for a splash of fuel, Plumb remained on track.
When the racing resumed, Plumb was in second place and chasing down the leading BMW M3, finally retaking the point with a strong move into turn 1 on lap 46.
The pair of Turner Motorsports BMWs were the first to apply the pressure, before the No. 97 car suddenly fell off the pace. Then it was the turn of the No. 15 Mustang to apply some pressure, but Plumb was able to manage the gap sufficiently to never let the Mustang mount a credible challenge. A final caution period allowed Plumb to cruise to the finish line to take Rum Bum Racing's fourth series win and third in a row dating back to the final two races of 2010.
check out their web site at http://rumbumracing.com
Circuit of the Americas COTA Grand Am Continental CTSCC 2013 in car Video
Grand Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge ST (street tuner) class
racing at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) 2013 in Austin, TX. Autometrics
Motorsports #24 Boxster driven by David Baum and Cory Friedman. In car
video from the middle of the race; mostly for 5th-7th position (nearly 40
car ST field). 2008 987 2.7 liter Boxster. Video from RacecamHD.
BMW M3 in-Car Video: Turner #97 (Michael Marsal)
Ride along with Turner Motorsport driver Michael Marsal in his No. 97 BMW
M3 during practice at Miami-Homestead Speedway. March 4, 2011. Marsal was a
rookie for 2010, but after earning two victories, seven podiums and eight
top 10s with his co-Driver Joey Hand, its clear he's no rookie in 2011.
GRAND-AM Road Racing -- Who Tweets?
The GRAND-AM drivers have some time off so they wanted to chat about
Twitter. Find out who Tweets, who doesn't, who to follow, and what it's
going to take for Jordan Taylor to grow a mullet..
Continental Tire: Official Tire of GRAND-AM Road Racing
Founded in 1999, GRAND-AM Road Racing showcases emerging and legendary
drivers from around the globe and thoroughbred racing machines from the
industry's leading constructors and the world's top automobile
manufacturers. The series competes on the top road racing courses in
America; pitting world class teams against each other, as well as the
field, in an all out clash for driver and constructor supremacy.
GRAND-AM features multiple classes of race cars including The Grand
Touring, GT, class which is home to production-based race cars that are
similar in appearance to the latest high-performance sports cars. GT is a
mixture of U.S.-produced muscle cars going against the international
flavor, mainly German, Japanese and Italian models.
Taking the name of the sanctioning body's location - Daytona Beach, Fla.,
The Daytona Prototypes are the premier class of the GRAND-AM racing. These
are exotic, mid-engine machines that are purpose-built for competition.
With an incredibly dynamic horsepower to weight ratio,
these vehicles weigh less than 2300 pounds and tout engines capable of
producing 500 horsepower. The result is a
spectacular racing machine capable of speed up 195 mph that still have cat
like reflexes. Each vehicle is custom built from the ground up at a cost of
over $400,000. Although costs and specs are controlled, teams are
encouraged to innovate in the design and construction of their vehicles, as
well as engine and chassis combinations.
All vehicles in GRAND-AM run on Continental Tires.
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Dodge Viper ACR-X V-10 Dyno Test
The V-10 under the hood of the latest version of the Dodge Viper ACR-X race
car produces about 640 horsepower. Viper
Powertrain Development Engineer Dick Winkles takes us through a test of the
V-10 on the Dyno at
the Chrysler Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Baltimore Street Racing / ALMS Grand-Am Merger - /SHAKEDOWN
Leo Parente and ShakeDown present a special 2-part show - First, taking you
to the Baltimore GrandPrix to get a look as to how a street course affects
the racing experience. Second, we talk with Speed.com's John Dagys, the
journalist that broke the story of the impending merger between American Le
Mans Series and Grand-Am to create a unified North American sports car
racing enterprise. Names and acronyms for the new series are being
requested? SCRU [Sports Car Racing United?] Noooo...!!
ALMS merging with Grand-Am
ShakeDown -- ALMS v Grand-Am 2010
ShakeDown -- ALMS v Grand-Am 2011
ROLEX TMS Report from Daytona: "It's game on..."
Will Turner gives us the first of many reports from Daytona during this
weekend's ROLEX/Continental race. Stay tuned and don't miss the 'extras' we
will be giving you in every video! Make sure you turn up the volume to 11!
Mercedes C63 vs BMW M3 vs Audi RS5!
Mercedes C63 vs BMW M3 vs Audi RS5!
We compare the latest BMW M3 coupe with the new Audi RS5 coupe, and we
bring in the Mercedes C63 AMG Break to deliver us some snacks...
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Turner Motorsport's 535 hp Frozen Gray BMW M3 and Championship-Winning M3 Race Car - /TUNED
In our season 2 finale, Tuned goes to Monticello Motor Club to visit the
Turner Motorsport race team, who have brought us two cars: Their 535-horsepower, all-motor
Frozen M3 street project car, and the 2011 Continental Tire Series
Championship-winning E92 M3 Race Car driven by Bill Auberlin and Paul Dalla
Lana. We learn the importance of having your street car tuned by a company
that goes out and wins races every weekend, and that on the track, horsepower is far from