By: Kobe Lambeth
Change Racing announced that Spencer Pumpelly and Corey Lewis will drive the Number 16 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 for the entire season.
Pumpelly spent last season at Park Place Motorsports co-driving alongside Patrick Lindsey. He brings experience and speed to Change Racing. Lewis raced in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Championship in the Pro-Am class. He was able to win a world championship with Change Racing in 2015.
“This is a big move for our team to be expanding into the IMSA GTD Class, and we are proud to have this roster in place for the season,” said team principal Robby Benton.
I remember Robby Benton from his days owning RAB Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His most successful years came when he ran young drivers, Alex Bowman and James Buescher. Benton certainly knows how to spot talent. I expect that Change Racing will be a championship contender immediately. Choosing Pumpelly and Lewis was a great idea.
“We know Corey very well and he makes a good case for moving up our ladder from the Lamborghini Super Trofeo program into the WeatherTech championship,” said Benton.
To be honest, I had never heard of Corey Lewis before this announcement. After spending time doing some research, I believe that Robby Benton made the right decision to hire Corey. Based on what I have read, Lewis is fast and has plenty of upside! It will be interesting to see a rookie driver mix it up with WeatherTech Championship veterans in GT Daytona.
“And to have a proven winner like Spencer, with his knowledge and experience join us, it makes for a very strong lineup for this team,” added Benton.
It is easy to agree with Benton’s statement on Spencer Pumpelly. Having a driver who has experience, a great team leader, and has speed is wonderful for a new program. Pumpelly is going to be a great mentor for Corey Lewis.
How do you think Change Racing will do in its debut season race fans? Pumpelly and Lewis the right lineup? Who will join Change Racing for the endurance races?
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