Spencer Pumpelly

Spencer
Pumpelly
DOB:
12/28/1974
Birthplace:
United States
Residence:
Suwanee, GA
Team:
Flying Lizard Motorsports

Driver Bio

Pumpelly will drive the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS in the TUDOR Championship GTD class.

Driver History

2013
Finished second in 2013 ALMS GTC points, winning at Lime Rock, Road America and Petit Le Mans.
2012
At Sebring, TRG experienced right rear damage four hours in to the enduro. Team quickly regained position and climbed three spots to a fourth-place finish... At Long Beach, quiet race for TRG except for Pumpelly's two pit lane speeding penalties. ...Pumpelly qualifies Porsche second at Lime Rock Park. Mike Piera starts car but left rear wheel comes loose early and team needs lengthy pit stop to repair. Pumpelly sets fastest GTC lap of the race, but further problems force additional pit stops. Team finishes 23 laps down. ...Pumpelly qualifies car second at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Di Guida starts the car and has excellent back-and-forth with #22 Porsche before handing car to Pumpelly in second place. Pumpelly clicks off fast race laps and propels team to GTC win. ...Pumpelly partners with Al Carter at Mid-Ohio who leads the GTC category early in the race before handing over to Pumpelly while running second. Pumpelly brings car home in the runner-up spot. ...Pumpelly back with di Guida at Road America. Their TRG Porsche spent too much time behind the wall for repairs at Road America following an opening lap incident. The damage plagued the team throughout the four-hour race and resulted in an eighth-place finish. ...Pumpelly with Marc Bunting for Baltimore. Bunting starts car and must pit early for flat tire. Car does not want to restart, nor does it want to restart on subsequent pit stops costing team time in pit lane. Pumpelly finishes car in fourth. ...Pumpelly and Di Guida must start from the back of the grid at VIR when team's exhaust does not pass post-qualifying technical inspection. Di Guida must pit to replace flat tire after opening lap incident and is later penalized for contact with a PC car. Pumpelly takes over car and sets fastest GTC lap of the race, but hit with penalty for not packing up with the field on a restart. Team finishes in fifth. Finished 20th in GT points. … Second-place in Rolex 24 best finish in eight races.
2011
Pumpelly and teammates Duncan Ende and Alain Li led a flawless race to a GTC second-place finish at Sebring... At Long Beach, finished sixth after encountering brake and suspension problems. ... At Lime Rock, Pumpelly and Ende steadily overcame the chaos climbing three spots to a second place finish. ... At Mosport, Pumpelly spun at the 2h and 24m mark after apparent contact with Dirk Werner in the #55 BMW at Turn 10. BMW incurred a penalty for avoidable contact. Pumpelly recovered the lead at 2h, 47m and began battle for the top spot with teammate Dion von Moltke in the #68 TRG car. After a fierce GTC battle, Pumpelly and Ende take the victory. ... Pumpelly and teammate Duncan Ende were one of the few duos to avoid penalties or spinning in the rain at Mid-Ohio thus enabling them to score their second GTC win in a row. ... At Road America, Ende and Pumpelly fought a fierce battle in the top three but were passed on the last lap by Black Swan Racing`s Jereon Bleekemolen who captured the win, leaving #66 in second place. ... At the 1h,37m mark, Ende made an unscheduled pit top to tighten a loose tire. Ende and Pumpelly maintained their sixth-place starting position throughout inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. ... Pumpelly and teammate Duncan Ende competed in a back-and-forth battle for first place at Mazda Raceway. Pumpelly overtook the #54 Black Swan Racing car with three minutes to spare for first-place finish. ...At Petit Le Mans, Pumpelly and teammates Duncan Ende and Peter Ludwig maintained a fair fight in the top three throught the race but slipped to a third-place finish. Finished 19th in GT points. … Two victories in six races with TRG, winning Rolex 24 and Watkins Glen. … Also finished third at Road America.
2010
Finished 21st in GT points. … Eight races with TRG, winning Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen with Andy Lally and Bob Doyle.
2009
Finished 13th in GT points. … Best finish second in Rolex 24 At Daytona and New Jersey. … Led standings early in season.
2008
Finished seventh in GT points. … Four podium finishes in first five races and nine top 10 finishes.
2007
Finished 19th in GT points. … In nine races, won at Watkins Glen and scored three top-five finishes.
2006
Finished 24th in GT points and 98th in DP points. … GT winner with TPC Racing in Rolex 24. … Finished 15th at Infineon in DP debut with Synergy Racing.
2005
Finished 24th in GT points. … Finished third three times in 12 races.
2004
Finished 14th in GT points and 17th in SGS points. … SGS winner at Watkins Glen International, podium finishes in all four races. … Best finish second at Mid-Ohio in five GT races.
2002
Finished 12th in GT points. … Best finish second at Auto Club Speedway.
2001
Finished fifth in GT points. … First career victory at Trois-Rivières.
2000
Finished 14th in GTU points. … Competed in four GTU races, with best finish of sixth in back-to-back races.
Other Racing History
2010: Finished 19th in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS points. … Seven races, won at Mid-Ohio with Steve Bertheau in a Porsche 997. 2009: Finished 10th in GS standings, co-driving with Duncan Ende at TRG. … Won at New Jersey, five top-five finishes in nine of 11 races. … Also competed in two SCCA World Challenge races, finishing best of 10th. … Made ARCA RE/Max Series debut at New Jersey, finishing third. 2008: Finished 16th in GS points. … Nine races, two runner-up finishes – at Lime Rock and Miller. 2007: Finished 21st in GS points. … Ten races, won at Mazda Raceway and three podiums. 2006: Finished second in GS points. … Won at Phoenix for Marcus Motorsports. 2005: Finished 10th in GS points. … Ten races, best finish of second at Trois-Rivières and Virginia. 2004: Finished 12th in GS points. … Best finish of fourth at Mont-Tremblant. 1997: Won first career Barber Eastern Racing Series race.