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Guy Cosmo aims to extend win streak Returns to Grand-Am Cup with BGB Motorsports (Daytona Beach, FL - January 27, 2004) - Guy Cosmo begins his 2004 season with a turn at the wheel of the ...

Guy Cosmo aims to extend win streak
Returns to Grand-Am Cup with BGB Motorsports

(Daytona Beach, FL - January 27, 2004) - Guy Cosmo begins his 2004 season with a turn at the wheel of the #38 BGB Motorsports Porsche 996 in the Grand Am Cup Series. He'll be teamed with another young talent, Mark Plummer, for the 2004 season. The series opener is the Daytona 250 at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, January 30.

Cosmo's 2003 debut in the series was nothing short of sensational, posting two consecutive wins in his only two series starts, in the super-competitive ST class driving a BMW Z3 for BGB Motorsports. For the young open-wheel champion and prototype driver, it was also his first experience ever competing in a production class car. Guy has no prior experience in a Porsche, looks forward to the new task as well as the pressure to keep his winning streak in tact.

"The Porsche has a few unique quirks to it, but was very enjoyable to drive." admits Cosmo. "At the Daytona Test Days, we were 3rd quick in class. Two wins in my only two Grand-Am Cup starts is a tough record to keep up. There are quite a few heavy hitters on the entry list for this season. But I'm confident in the team, my co-driver and myself to make this the most exciting year Grand-Am Cup has ever seen. I definitely plan on continuing my winning record!"

Team owner Duane Neyer wasted no time securing Cosmo for the 2004 season, and Cosmo wasted no time answering the call.

"Duane Neyer and John Moore are responsible for the great selection of crew members and creating an atmosphere within the team where everyone really enjoys being part of the program," said Cosmo. These are all extremely talented and motivated people on board, and I guarantee they have more fun than anyone in the paddock. We all get long very well and are looking forward to fantastic 2004 season."

The Daytona 250 starts Friday at 2:30 EST. A tape-delay broadcast of the race will air on Speed Channel, Saturday, February 14 at 4:00 EST.

BACKGROUNDER

Cosmo, the 2002 Star Mazda Champion, has earned a reputation as a flexible driver who quickly adapts and succeeds in different formats and vehicles. In addition to his 2003 Grand Am Daytona Prototype podium finishes and his Grand Am Cup wins, he has been an active prototype driver in the American Le Mans Series.

He has a podium finish in one of two STRANA Super Truck demonstration races and served as a test driver in the development of the new Star Mazda formula race car.

Guy Cosmo won four races on his way to winning the 2002 Star Mazda North American Championship. In 2001, Guy finished in the top-ten in three of his four Toyota Atlantic starts, including the daunting street circuits at Long Beach and Houston.

In 2000, the young driver spent ten months in Denmark as the Mygale works development driver in the Scandinavian Formula 2000 series. While there, he scored two poles, two wins, and 14 top-five finishes on his way to a second place finish in the championship.

In 1999, he won the US F2000 American Continental Championship, notching five victories in the process. Also that year, he tested Indy Lights and was selected as a test driver for Dunlop tires.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Guy Cosmo , John Moore