Mid-Ohio: Guy Cosmo race report

Cosmo Finishes Fourth In American Le Mans At Mid-Ohio Mansfield, Ohio - Guy Cosmo, driving the ...

Cosmo Finishes Fourth In American Le Mans At Mid-Ohio

Mansfield, Ohio - Guy Cosmo, driving the #8 Road & Track, Kumho Tire, B-K Motorsports Mazda LMP2 car finished fourth in class for the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio race Sunday.

Pleased with the B-K Motorsports team's improvement and the new Kumho tires, Cosmo talked about the weekend.

"This is the second week in a row that our Road & Track Mazda has been great," said Cosmo. "Mid-Ohio is my favorite track - so all-in- all, it's been a good two weeks!"

"As for the race itself," Guy continued, "I had a great stint and really enjoyed my time in the car. Unfortunately, we had a problem with the right-rear wheel holding us up during our routine pit stop. That led to another visit to the pits and cost us valuable track time."

"Jamie [Bach] did a great job finishing the race," added Guy, "and we rolled the car in the trailer without a scratch on it. We've got some homework to do, but we're looking forward to Lime Rock."

Much of the 'buzz' before this week's event was all about the resurfacing of the Mid-Ohio course. Guy talked about the changes to his favorite track.

"The new surface changes at Mid-Ohio are fantastic," noted Guy. "The track really served as a great testing bed for our new relationship with Kumho Tires. We were able to learn a lot about the tires and what the car wants from them. Now we have a great direction for the next race at Lime Rock in July."

Cosmo remains in Ohio for testing this week and will head to Lime Rock for the Memorial Day weekend Grand Am race.

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 next round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series is the New England Grand Prix, set for July 1 at Lime Rock Park. The race is scheduled for a 3 p.m. EDT start. CBS Sports will televise the event from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT on July 2.


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