Guy Cosmo to sub for JC France in Iowa

Guy Cosmo Joins Brumos Racing Iowa Speedway Veteran, Guy Cosmo To Join Brumos Racing for Friday Race Newton, Iowa -- Brumos Racing has announced the addition of Guy Cosmo as a driver for the Brumos team's ...

Guy Cosmo Joins Brumos Racing
Iowa Speedway Veteran, Guy Cosmo To Join Brumos Racing for Friday Race

Newton, Iowa -- Brumos Racing has announced the addition of Guy Cosmo as a driver for the Brumos team's #59 car for Friday night's Rolex Grand-Am Series race at Iowa Speedway. Cosmo will join Hurley Haywood behind the wheel of the Brumos car, filling in for driver J.C. France. (France will be spending the weekend with his family, following the tragic loss this week of family member Dr. Bruce Kennedy.)

While the other three Brumos team drivers have yet to compete on this new Iowa track, Cosmo has not only raced on the course, but has already posted a win for 2007 at the venue. In the April 21st Koni Challenge race at Iowa Speedway, Cosmo took home a first place finish, racing for Fountain Motorspsorts in a BMW 330i.

Cosmo, who resides in West Palm Beach, Florida, has enjoyed success in many diverse types of racing, including open-wheel formula cars, sports prototypes, and GT sedans. The young driver credits much of his current success to the work in his early days in his father's machinery shop, which enabled him to acquire the level of skill and knowledge needed to support his racing activities. He has years of experience in maintaining and preparing his own cars and equipment -- experience which has served him well through the years and translated into racing successes.

The 2007 Rolex Grand-AM series season-opener Rolex 24 at Daytona saw Cosmo co-driving the #15 Black Forest Motorsports Ford Mustang GT . In 2006, he made nine starts in the Rolex series, with a best finish of second place in the Miller Motorsports season finale endurance race. He also started from the pole position for his first time in 2006 at Virginia International Raceway. He earned a 4th place Grand-Am Championship with the #19 Playboy/Uniden Racing team that year, in addition to a 3rd place ALMS Series LMP2 Team Championship.

To further round out his 2006 resume, he co-drove with NASCAR's Bobby LaBonte in the Grand-Am DP Spirit of Daytona car as well as in the Grand-Am Cup series for Fountain Motorsports. Other accomplishments of the versatile driver include being the winner of the ALMS Rookie of the Year in 2005 while making nine Grand-AM Cup Series starts, with a season-best fifth overall at Daytona to open the season.

"It's a terrible and unfortunate circumstance that provided me this opportunity to drive for Brumos Racing," said Cosmo. "I'm very honored that they came to me to help J.C. and his family in this time of need." He also added, " Bob Snodgrass and I had many conversations about the possibility of my getting to drive a Brumos car -- it's a shame he's not here to see it--.but I do feel he is watching."

Guy Cosmo and Hurley Haywood will pilot the Brumos #59 car, and will be joined by the Brumos Racing/Red Bull team of Darren Law and David Donohue in car #58. The race will begin from Iowa Speedway at 8:00 PM Friday, July 13th. It is scheduled to be televised by tape delay on Speed TV, beginning at 10:00 PM ET.

-credit: guycosmo

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Hurley Haywood , Darren Law , David Donohue , JC France , Bob Snodgrass , J.C. Fra