Baltimore Pre-Race Report

Posted on: August 30th, 2012 by Martin Plowman

Event: Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT

Location: Streets of downtown Baltimore, MD

Drivers: Martin Plowman, David Heinemeier Hansson

Team: Conquest Endurance

Car: #37 Conquest Endurance/Morgan/Nissan/Dunlop

Duration: 2 hours

Television Broadcast: Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 12:00pm on ABC; rebroadcast on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 4:00am on ESPN2

Live Streaming: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 4:15pm on ESPN3 and XBOX LIVE

Live Qualifying: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:00pm on ESPN3 and XBOX LIVE

Coming off his second win with the Conquest Endurance team, Martin Plowman is gearing up for the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT. With only five points separating Plowman and his teammate David Heinemeier Hansson from the championship lead in the P2 class, the pressure is on to deliver a top finish this coming weekend.

Plowman is returning to a course he knows. He drove in the inaugural Grand Prix of Baltimore last year in an IndyCar with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. He’s hoping this course advantage will propel the team to the top of the podium – and the top of the championship. With the P2 class race so close, expect a fierce battle between Conquest Endurance and challengers Level 5 Motorsports. It’s been a season-long war between the #37 Conquest car and the #055 Level 5 car, and with a Conquest win in Baltimore, the championship standings could easily be switched. This will be a race that’s not to be missed.

Martin Plowman, driver: “For the Baltimore GP, the number one item on my packing list was a mouth guard. The track is easily the bumpiest track I have been on, so it will be a true test of reliability for our Morgan-Nissan LMP2 car. The track layout was very aggressive but a lot of fun last year.  They have made some changes for this year, so I am excited to see what they look like. It is a very heavy steering, high-cardio kind of track, and combined with the high temperatures, a lot of drivers were really put to the test fitness wise last year. I feel like I am in better shape after a stronger off-season of training so it won’t be an issue. The Baltimore event last year was a fan favorite and a new favorite track for me too. I posted a strong result in my third and final IndyCar race of 2011, so I am looking forward to attacking the street course in the ALMS race and pick up where we left in Road America. We can’t afford to let our focus slip for even half a second here.”

One Response

Vic and Delana Pearman says:

We watched it on TV and was rooting for you till your misfortune, sounds like a long weekend..

and Good luch to your other half in Miss Indiana USA.

Delana and Vic

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