For 2016, Spencer Pumpelly will co-drive with Nick Galante in the No.17 Legistics sponsored Porsche Cayman, with support from Cobra Golf. Galante has 19 career races in the series, with five top 10 finishes and a career best finish of seventh at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2013.
Pumpelly was the lone driver to win in both the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire Challenge in 2015, taking GT Daytona victories at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda for Park Place Motorsports. He has 93 career races in the Continental Tire Challenge, with nine victories, 23 podiums, three poles and 49 top 10 finishes.
The No. 17 will have a new look for 2016 along with Legistics as the new sponsor. Philip Frengs, president and CEO of Legistics, an experienced on-site provider of practice support for law firms, knew a good thing when he saw it. "The match up of Spencer and Nick with RS1 was clearly a good pairing. I am excited for the season to start and see what we can do."
RS1 team principal Justin Bellinzoni was planning this winter on a good 2016 pairing for the No.17. “When we were able to line up Nick with Spencer, and with the support from Legistics, it made sense and we decided to go with it. The car has a new look for 2016, and we’ve put a lot of time into testing. We thought we developed the chassis very well last year and progressed throughout the season, and obviously it showed with our results. But in this off-season, there was no time to take a break. It was back to basics, and we’ve worked to make our cars that were good even better. We feel like we’ve accomplished that, and we’ll be coming to Daytona very prepared. We’re built a brand-new No. 17 for Spencer and Nick.” Bellinzoni said. “The old No. 17 had a big hit last year at Road America. We patched it up and managed to win at VIR and Circuit of The Americas, but it was never really the same. We started with a fresh new chassis, so we’ll have a brand-new car that these drivers deserve.”
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