Guy Cosmo Doubles Back To Houston For Friday Night's American Le Mans Series Lone Star Grand Prix Houston, Texas - Doing double duty this weekend, Guy Cosmo is participating in the Houston Lone Star Grand Prix with the ...
Guy Cosmo Doubles Back To Houston For Friday Night's American Le Mans Series Lone Star Grand Prix
Houston, Texas - Doing double duty this weekend, Guy Cosmo is participating in the Houston Lone Star Grand Prix with the #8 B-K Motorsport LMP2 Mazda team and shuttling back and forth to Phoenix where he is sitting in for the injured Memo Gidley in the #19 Playboy Uniden Daytona Prototype car at the GAINSCO Grand Prix.
The Lone Star Grand Prix gets underway at 8PM local time Friday night in Houston and the GAINSCO Grand Prix will get underway at 7PM Saturday night in Phoenix.
"First and foremost," stated Guy Cosmo, "I'm most appreciative of the extraordinary effort both teams went to in order to make this happen. The guys here at B-K Motorsports have had a full weekend testing our set-ups on the new Kumho tires and figuring out a brand new racetrack. Jamie Bach (co-driver) has been doing a yeoman's job carrying the load."
B-K Motorsports also unveiled a new marketing program with Road & Track magazine this weekend.
"The Road & Track relationship is not only an excellent match," noted Cosmo, "it's a compliment to the team and a tribute to the professional way this team presents itself. The program is going to be a fantastic vehicle for Mazda and the American Le Mans Series to advance their respective products to a broader audience of automotive enthusiasts. I'm proud to be associated with the entire program."
Cosmo was able to get in the car for this afternoon's brief warm-up session.
"It's definitely a challenging track," Cosmo acknowledged. "There's not a lot of time to gather your thoughts. The surface presents some unique challenges and will require a careful mix of finesse and aggression. I can see a few spots where this track could bite back pretty hard."
Following tonight's race, Cosmo will grab a few hours sleep and head to Phoenix in the morning.
"The Playboy Uniden team had a pretty good package when I left Phoenix," said Cosmo. "Michael McDowell will handle the practice and qualifying race Friday night, and I will start the car in Saturday night's race. Michael has been very fast and been doing a great job in the qualifying races each time we've driven together. He's been leaving me with excellent starting positions and I trust Phoenix will be the same."
"The #19 Playboy Uniden team are really hitting their stride," Cosmo continued. "I really appreciate the opportunity they've afforded me. Memo is a driver I respect tremendously and I'm honored to sit in for him."
Guy Cosmo's extensive background with open-wheel formula cars and sports prototypes has earned him a reputation as one of the most successful and versatile young racing drivers in North America. The 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year ranks among the top- level road racers in the world. He has earned overall racing titles and major successes in many disciplines including karting, Formula Ford, Formula 2000, Star Mazda, Toyota Atlantic, Grand American and American Le Mans. You can learn more about Guy Cosmo at www.guycosmo.com.
The Lone Star Grand Prix will be broadcast tape delayed at 1 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, May 13th, on CBS Sports. The ALMS Radio Web will have live coverage online at www.americanlemans.com. In addition, all races will again be televised live in Europe in a television arrangement between the series and MotorsTV, a European television channel dedicated to the world of motorsports.
The Grand American Series GAINSCO Grand Prix is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start Saturday night and will be televised on SPEED Sunday, May 14th at 3:00 p.m. ET.