2nd and 4th class place finishes for ESM Patrón at CTMP

Runner-up honors for No. 01; No. 02 earns fourth

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 21, 2013) – The Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) team battled through heavy traffic to finish second and fourth (third and fifth overall) during Saturday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP).

Guy Cosmo started from the fourth position in the No. 01 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-03b. In less than one hour, Cosmo took the P2 class lead and was clicking off some of the quickest times in the class. Although fast, Cosmo struggled with race traffic and relinquished the class lead to the competition 17 minutes later.

#01 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b: Scott Sharp, Guy Cosmo
#01 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b: Scott Sharp, Guy Cosmo

Photo by: Michael Tan

With less than an hour to go in the two-hour, 45-minute race, Cosmo turned the race car over to co-driver Scott Sharp in the second position. Sharp fought the same traffic issues as Cosmo all the while posting some of the quickest P2 race laps. Frustrated that the competition was holding him up, Sharp sought to advance his position but settled for a second-place finish in the class.

Ed Brown, co-driving the No. 02 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-03b, had one of his strongest races of the season. Starting from the third position in class, Brown maintained his position and found a comfortable lap pace in the racing machine. Brown drove his hour-long stint before pitting for fuel. As he was exiting the pits, Brown was too fast and was charged with a stop-and-go penalty which resulting in the No. 02 team losing a lap.

Brown completed his stint and co-driver Johannes van Overbeek then went to work on the field. At the start of his stint, van Overbeek was two laps down on the P2 field. Shortly after climbing into the race car, he was posting the quickest lap times of the P2 class and earned one of the laps back. He was chasing down that other down lap, but ran out of time as the checkered flag fell.

Next up for the Extreme Speed Motorsports team is the Orion Energy Systems 245 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9-11.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Scott Sharp , Guy Cosmo , Johannes van Overbeek , Ed Brown
Teams ESM Racing
Article type Race report
Tags canada, ed brown, esm, extreme speed motorsports, guy cosmo, johannes van overbeek, mosport, p2