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Biggins
12-18-2008, 09:07 PM
What happened to the RumBum team? Are they campaigning a Daytona Prototype this year in Grand Am?

I was just curious because I stumbled upon the Rolex 24 entry list and the #7 RumBum BMW was missing, and it appears the #7 will be a Penske Porsche for the Rolex 24.

tenfifteen
12-19-2008, 10:51 AM
Huh, you're right. #7 is now Penske's Porsche/Riley. Kooky.

Sigalsport's site says they're preparing for it, though who knows how old this entry is.

http://sigalsport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=63&Itemid=29

woodym3
12-19-2008, 11:52 AM
The e-address for information on the Sigalsport website is no longer valid. Remember early in 2008 they had sponsorship problems and Rum Bun stepped in at the last minute when an investment company went belly-up.

It looks like there will be at least one BMW-powered DP car in 2009. Orbit Racing (principal sponsor InterMedia) has been practicing with Kyle Petty as one of the drivers.
http://www.grand-am.com/rolex/news/index.cfm?cid=20053

woodym3
12-19-2008, 02:05 PM
The entry list for the early January Grand-Am Daytona test days does show two BMW-powered DPs. #55 LevelFive Motorsports and #22 Alegra Motorports. The Alegra entry includes the Scot Ryan Dalziel who was so good in the SAMAX Riley-BMW last year.

http://www.grand-am.com/rolex/schedule/entrylist.cfm?eid=862

Biggins
12-19-2008, 06:57 PM
I was just puzzled because they even changed their race team name to RumBum Racing, but I saw that it was back to SigalSport again. I had a friend who worked for Bacardi (owner of RumBum) for awhile, but I guess we'll have to wait and see if the team will be back.

I hope there will be decent entry lists this year in Rolex and especially ALMS.