Wow! We did it again! We received another Silver Award from Graphis, the international design journal. This one was also for our rebranding as Legistics, but this time the award was part of Graphis’ Logo Design 9 annual — a different competition, but an equally competitive one.
We’re delighted that our new graphic identity continues to be recognized by the design industry, because it continues to make a positive impact on our company as well.
Thanks again to FreeAssociates for their stunning design concepts and execution.
Fresh off their storybook 2016 season, the Legistics/RS1 racing team took to the track on January 27th at Daytona International Speedway for the first race of the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The weather may have been cool but the competition was hot as drivers Nick Galante and Spencer Pumpelly kicked off what promises to be a hard-fought, action-packed, season-long defense of their championship title.
As the sun was going down on the legendary Florida speedway, scores of high-performance engines were revving up for the first qualifying round of the year. Behind the wheel of the #17 Porsche Cayman, Nick Galante got a good run out of the bus stop and a good draft out onto the oval. The stars all seemed to be aligned as Nick qualified the car at 7th.
The team was eager to build on Nick’s momentum, but there was a catch. Unlike a typical 2.5-hour race, the season opener would be a grueling 4 hours. On everyone’s mind: how would that extended time affect them, their cars and their carefully calibrated strategies? Undaunted by the challenge, Nick started the race on the inside of the 4th row and passed three cars before the 4th turn. By the end of his steely stint on the course, the #17 was in 2nd place.
Nick handed the car off to hot shoe Spencer Pumpelly who exited the pits in the 6th spot. Charging back in his usual aggressive way, Spencer was back in the 2nd spot by the 3-hour mark. After a fierce, multi-lap battle with the #56 of Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss, Spencer made a great pass and took the lead.
With only 45 minutes left in the race, an unexpected flurry of caution periods and yellow flags opened the door for other cars to stock up on tires and fuel. Spencer got pushed back to the 5th spot with 15 minutes remaining. After yet another caution period at the 5-minute mark, Pumpelly charged his way back towards the front of the pack. In a show of grit and skill, the veteran driver muscled the #17 across the line in 3rd place for a coveted spot on the podium!
A great start to another exciting season for the RS1/Legistics team!
The COPi Cup golf tournament, an annual celebration of competition, camaraderie and charity, will be held this year at the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts on March 4-6. Presented by Legistics to benefit the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Junior Scholarship Fund, the COPi Cup Pro-Am Invitational is a unique opportunity to mix it up with other executives and golfers who share a love of the game, a fierce but friendly rivalry, and a commitment to helping underserved youth succeed in golf and in life.
The action will play out across two of the most spectacular and legendary golf courses in the world: Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach. Each foursome will include three amateurs and one professional competing over two rounds for the coveted COPi Cup title. Off the course, collaboration is the name of the game, as participants and sponsors pull together to reach this year’s goal of $125,000 for the SCGA Scholarship Fund.
To find out more about this year’s COPi Cup, please contact Murray Joslin at [email protected] or 949-212-1965. To find out more about the SCGA Junior program, check out the February Collaborating for Good highlight.
There’s talent, there’s preparation, there’s determination…and then there’s that most elusive of all factors – luck.
Team RS1/Legistics would need them all in the final race of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in Braselton, Georgia on September 30th. Trailing by 8 points in the championship, the team had to have an absolutely perfect weekend. It was do or die time.
Mathematically the #17 Porsche could still win it all if they came in 1st in the Road Atlanta race – and if the current point leaders in the #25 Mazda finished in 5th place or lower. It was a tall order on both counts, but the RS1/Legistics team had dominated all season long – and they were ready to dance.
Driver Nick Galante headed out for qualifying with the tough task of driving aggressively enough to secure a position towards the front of the pack without risking damage to the car. The crash of another car on the second lap of qualifying meant that all of the cars were only able to complete one flying lap. Nick was able to qualify in 11th position on his single lap, a solid place from which to commence the fight to the season finish.
After a good start in the race, Nick was working his way toward the front when a car veered off the track and into the wall. As the cars formed up for a restart, a collision up front just before the green flag forced Nick to react to avoid the melee. Keeping the car clean and damage free came at the cost of two positions.
Moments later, yet another car spun off and into the wall, resulting in another full course caution. Team RS1/Legistics decided to use the opportunity for a full pit stop – driver change, new tires and a full tank of fuel. The adrenaline-fueled team handled the crucial pit stop perfectly, and “Hot Shoe” Spencer Pumpelly took to the track with a vengeance.
With the #25 Mazda in the lead, Spencer battled his way to 4th position with 50 minutes remaining in the championship race. At 28 minutes, the #17 Porsche was locked in an epic struggle with its chief rival. During a brilliant run down the back straightaway, Spencer dove to the inside and took the lead! Never backing down, the experienced driver widened the gap over the next couple of laps.
Fate steps in
But even a comfortable spot in front wouldn’t be enough to clinch the championship. The #25’s drivers, Steven McAleer and Chad McCumbee, had fought clean and hard all season; currently in second place in the race, they would have to drop to fifth for Team RS1/Legistics to win the season crown. It was an unlikely scenario.
Then, just like that, the seemingly impossible happened. The #25 Mazda began to slow up. Like a scene from a Hollywood movie, little puffs of smoke poured from the obviously wounded racecar. 18 minutes from the finish of the race, the only car that stood between Team RS1/Legistics and the title was forced to retire with a blown engine. The bad luck that had dogged the #17 in the previous two races had just caught up with their main rivals. Having run a gutsy, never-say-die race, Team RS1/Legistics was perfectly positioned to capitalize on the opportunity.
With a clear view to the finish line, Spencer brought home the win, and with it the championship title! It was a stunning finish to a dramatic season – and an enduring testament to the power of perseverance, positive thinking – and collaboration.