Along with The Baltimore Grand Prix, Team Baltimore Racing has returned to represent Baltimore as the hometown team for a second year at the 2012 race. Maryland resident, business owner and professional race car driver Marc Bunting has teamed up with another local driver—Spencer Pumpelly—to take on this year’s competition. The duo is the only team of its kind in Baltimore, giving the city the opportunity to cheer on local drivers and the community this Labor Day weekend. Team Baltimore Racing has aligned with The Racer’s Group (TRG) to drive the #66 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
“Combining my two passions of racing and my hometown is truly amazing. The local support we garnered last year was thrilling, and we would love to keep up the same momentum for this year’s race,” commented Marc Bunting. “Team Baltimore Racing allows local companies and fans alike to get involved with an event that has transformed Baltimore into a city that is internationally recognized like never before.”
Supporting the community is at the core of Team Baltimore Racing's mission, and local sponsors, racing fans, and their friends and families are invited to join the team and participate in upcoming events. Now in its second year, the team is excited for the opportunity to partner with new and exciting local companies. Sponsors have the opportunity to show their support by having company logos appear as decals on the official race car and on team apparel, which will be showcased in front of the Baltimore Grand Prix Race attendees and will also air before the ALMS audience, made up of more than 25 million fans. This year’s sponsors include Planit, Goetze Candy, Inc., Integrated Insurance Solutions of MD, Porsche of Towson, Alpine Bagel, Chesapeake Electrical Systems, Turbo Performance Center, X Sell Promotions, Signs by Tomorrow (Middle River) and Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.
“In 2011 Goetze's Candy Company and TBR partnered to expand our Give & Goetze initiative which centered around assisting our efforts with the Boy Scouts locally. TBR's driver Marc Bunting brought his race car replica to store visits and to the Boy Scout day camp at Druid Hill park for the scouts to get a firsthand look into racing,” commented John A. Leipold Jr., director of sales and marketing for Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.—a previous sponsor from 2011 who plans to join the team this year as well. “TBR also supported the fund raising efforts of the scouts where they sold Goetze's candy during the Grand Prix. Our partnership brought forth a successful fund raising effort and raised the level of awareness of scouting locally. Hats off to TBR.”
Team Baltimore Racing’s Marc Bunting is one of the most successful drivers in TRG’s history. He has raced on a national level since 1999, and his recent highlights include:
- 2012: 12 Hours of Sebring Top 5 Finish (GTC)
- 2011 ALMS Mosport 2nd Place Finish
- 2006 Rolex GRAND-AM GT Championship
- 2004 Rolex GRAND-AM SGS Championship
For more information on Team Baltimore Racing, visit www.teambaltimoreracing.com.
About Team Baltimore Racing
Team Baltimore Racing is a Maryland-based team with local ties to the Baltimore community. Marc Bunting and Kieffer Rittenhouse created the concept to bring local businesses together through the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix and introduce them to marketing and hospitality opportunities with a real race team and local driver. The mission of the team is to give back to the community through racing.