Racers Al Carter and Hugh Plumb returned to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Fall Line Motorsports and their No. 45 Eagle Tech/B+ Foundation/Jetset Magazine BMW M3 in 2013.
This season, Carter and Plumb are looking to win races and ultimately win their first championship together. In addition to their season CTSCC program, Carter and Plumb raced in the exciting Rolex 24 At Daytona this year, and co-drove the No. 45 Porsche entered in the GT class with Mark Boden, Charlie Putman and Charles Espenlaub. Thanks to this effort, a significant amount of money was raised for the B+ Foundation during the event.
The B+ Foundation is still one of the primary partners of the Fall-Line Motorsports No. 45 Eagle B+ Racing BMW. The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew McDonough, and the overall goal of the Foundation is to “Do Good.” The B+ Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer nationwide. In the last two years, The B+ Foundation awarded over $1,000,000 to families of children with cancer while giving over $500,000 to support research efforts.
“The B+ Foundation is humbled and so appreciative that Al Carter allows us to be a partner of his car at no cost to the Foundation,” says Joe McDonough, founder of the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. “Al and co-driver, Hugh Plumb, are passionate supporters of the battle against childhood cancer and have given so much to our kids. The Eagle B+ Racing Program brings so much awareness to the fight for those 46 innocent children who are diagnosed with cancer every day.” As part of the 2013 Eagle B+ Racing program, the “B+ Fighting Childhood Cancer Tour” continues this year. Before each key race, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb, with the B+ Foundation, visit a children’s hospital to meet kids with cancer and deliver The B+ (Be Positive) message and bring smiles to the children’s faces. The first two stops of the 2013 tour took the drivers to Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida and the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Texas.
“This year is a key season for us and I know we are going to do well with this team that is really motivated,” announced Al Carter. “We are still in search of our illusive first win, but I am confident it should come sooner than later. I am looking forward to continuing our ‘B+ Fighting Childhood Cancer Tour’ and meeting our B+ Heroes during the hospital visits.”
To celebrate the third year of their program, The B+ Foundation and Al Carter and Hugh Plumb announced an exciting fundraising program named “The B+ Foundation Challenge” to be implemented throughout the 2013 season. The goal of the program is to Increase awareness and raise $100,000 from corporate donations, donations from racing fans at the track and via a “text to give program.” Text “FIGHT” to 80000 and you can make a $10 donation.
“2013 is going to be really successful for all of the partners that make this Eagle B+ Foundation operation compete at such a high level,” says Hugh Plumb. “I am so thankful to be a part of this effort and to have them continue to believe in me. I am really excited to race with Al Carter and be one of the 2013 championship contenders. I am also proud to get an opportunity to represent Eagle Tech, The B+ Foundation, Jetset Magazine and the other partners. Thanks to Joe McDonough’s B+ Foundation and our program, I am also honored to play a key role in promoting the fight against childhood cancers.”