FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON
GALANTE AND PUMPELLY TAKE SECOND IN DAYTONA
1/29/2016 Daytona International Speedway,
The first race of the season in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series had its new obstacles. Qualifying in the rain was looking to be interesting. The session went without incident.
Nick Galante who joined the new Rennsport One team this winter along with teammate Spencer Pumpelly looked to qualify towards the front. Galante with a new car to learn, was unable to find a drafting partner in the rain, was only able to manage 14th out of the 29 qualifying cars in the ST class. That was not to stop a great drive for the race. Galante was able to learn his new car for the season and worked his way up to sixth before handing the car over to his co-driver. Towards the end of the race Spencer Pumpelly put his head down and charged his way towards the front. With only minutes to go Pumpelly was able to pick off the third and second place drivers. With Eric Foss in the #56 Mosing Porsche too far ahead to challenge, Galante and Pumpelly would finish second. A great start to what is looking to be a action packed season. Stay tuned for more updates and news. Be sure to watch the race next week, Febuary 13, on FOX SPORTS1, 8:30AM EST