Dinner With Racers - Spencer & Tom Pumpelly

Dinner With Racers - Spencer & Tom Pumpelly

15Feb 2016

**How does Bruce/Caitlin Jenner factor into the Pumpelly story?

 

When we sent Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge driver, Ryan Eversley, and Sean Heckman, partner in TMB Creative, Inc., out for a 30 day road trip, we didn’t know what to expect. They told us they’d like to get to know some racers better and in order to do that, they needed to do a 30 day, 8,000 mile road trip in an Acura fitted on Continental’s CrossContact LX20 tires. They said if they talked with these racers over dinner…they’d get the real scoop. And that’s just what they did.

 

So, 20 states and 27 conversations later, we had “Dinner With Racers”. Dedicated to long-form, unstructured conversations, Ryan and Sean meet up with drivers, engineers, team owners, business types, and media stars across a number of motorsport disciplines including IMSA, InydCar, NASCAR, Global Rally Cross and more.

 

Driver Spencer Pumpelly and his father, Tom, a former driver himself, discuss vehicular manslaughter, flipping busses, being homeless, and the dynamic of a father and son in racing. While Tom was a star of IMSA racing in the ’80’s, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree (on the track) with Spencer’s two wins at The Rolex 24 at Daytona. Lunch was served at Raging Burrito. And BTW, Tom Pumpelly owned a successful tire dealership and Spencer was a college cheerleader.

 

Take a listen: Dinner With Racers – Spencer & Tom Pumpelly