Road America: Guy Cosmo race summary

Cosmo extends championship lead in Star Mazda. Scores third season win at Road America. Elkhart Lake - Guy Cosmo notched win number three for the 2002 Star Mazda Series season, extending his championship lead. His win in the ...

Cosmo extends championship lead in Star Mazda.
Scores third season win at Road America.

Elkhart Lake - Guy Cosmo notched win number three for the 2002 Star Mazda Series season, extending his championship lead. His win in the #45 www.kc-baggers.com / Racers Edge car at Road America, July 7, was another notably decisive win for the young standout driver. He took command of the race in turn one and never looked back.

"Tire wear was definitely a concern, " said Cosmo. "We've seen throughout this event that we had to be cautious of it. I just kept pressing as hard as I could, but within reason. I gauged what I was doing based on qualifying and practice, and I was judging my performance on the exit speeds in each corner. I had to keep myself at 9/10ths to run away with it."

Guy Cosmo won handily at Mid-Ohio only one week before the Road America race. He admitted that the emotions were still high, but that he had to bottle up the energy from the win at Mid-Ohio. However, it didn't affect his focus on the race at hand.

"I just packed a little more into the bottle, that's really about it," grinned Guy.

Guy Cosmo will continue his trek towards the championship title during Round Six of the Star Mazda Series when it travels to the street circuit at Washington D.C.

Guy Cosmo is no stranger to the Star Mazda victory circle. He pulled off a podium finish for Round 1 at Sebring, won at Sears Point and finished 6th on the oval Pikes Peak circuit. At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Guy Cosmo bested the field by more than 10 seconds, in spite of a late yellow flag.

Guy Cosmo has consistently demonstrated his aptitude in several different formulae. In 1999, he distinguished himself as one of the hottest young drivers in the US when he won the US F2000 American Continental Championship, notching five victories in the process. Also that year, he tested in Indy Lights and was selected as a test driver for Dunlop tires.

In 2000, the 23 year-old Long Island based 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 talent rich Scandinavian open-wheel series championship.

In 2001, he has contested the Star Mazda series for Racers Edge at Texas Motor Speedway and Sebring. Cosmo finished third at Sebring in only his second Star Mazda series start. He also made his debut in the CART Toyota Atlantic Series. Guy finished in the top-ten in three of his four Toyota Atlantic starts, including the daunting street circuits at Long Beach and Houston.

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