Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell started from the front of the grid in their No. 6 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro Z/28.R at Road America Saturday, but failed to match the race pace required to take home the win on the 4.048 mile racetrack. Instead, Rum Bum Racing’s Hugh and Matt Plumb stood atop the podium after driving to victory in their Porsche 911, edging the pair closer to the Davis and Liddell in the Grand Sport drivers standings.
Saturday’s race was anybody’s to win after four different manufacturers (Ford, Porsche, Chevrolet and BMW) posted the top four fastest times in practice. Hugh Plumb helped Rum Bum jump to an early advantage, leading the first 14 laps of the 57-lap race before pitting under caution. Hugh then asserted Rum Bum as the class of the field, easily working his way back to the front and leading another 8 laps before handing driving duties over to his teammate.
As Motorsport.com points out, the Camaro Z/28.R has dominated much of the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge season, but the V8 pony car struggled to match the pace of Porsche, Nissan and BMW Saturday. Likely to Chevy’s delight, the two Shelby Mustang GT350R-Cs of Multimatic Motorsports also failed to match the pace of the competition, finishing in seventh and 35th overall.
Liddell and Davis lead the Plumb brothers by 15 points in the CTSC’s driver standings. They’ll be looking to keep their brightly colored Porsche at bay when the series heads to the Virginia International Raceway Next for the Oak Tree Grand Prix on August 22.
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