Cosmo and Baker Team Up For American Le Mans Challenge at Road America Coming off a solid second-in-class performance at Mid-Ohio, Guy Cosmo and John Baker head to Road America. Driving the No. 47 Orbit Racing prepared Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the...
Cosmo and Baker Team Up For American Le Mans Challenge at Road America
Coming off a solid second-in-class performance at Mid-Ohio, Guy Cosmo and John Baker head to Road America. Driving the No. 47 Orbit Racing prepared Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the ALMS Challenge class, Cosmo and Baker have their site's set on a win in The Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase set for 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, August 16.
No stranger to the track, Cosmo earned a Star Mazda pole and victory at Road America in 2002, enroute to winning that years championship. His last trip to the circuit was in 2005 driving the Mazda powered Courage LMP2 prototype. Guy went on that year to win the American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year title. On the other hand, this will be Baker's first time on the legendary 4-mile circuit.
"Road America is one of North America's treasures," said Guy. "This is what sports car racing is all about. Natural rolling terrain with winding curves, long fast straights coming through woods... it really doesn't get much better than this. And let's not forget about the brats!"
"We've got our work cutout for us this weekend," Guy continued. "We need to put all the pieces together. If we can grab another pole and turn in solid race performances, I'm confident we can win this thing. It looks like Team Snow is closing in on the championship, but that doesn't mean we aren't in it to win it. Running in the ALMS and on classic tracks like Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio and Road America is great experience for my teammate. Championship or not, we're out here to have fun and get some wins."
Reflecting back on his 2005 Rookie of the Year title, Cosmo is still actively pursuing a full time seat in the American Le Mans Series. With his prototype experience as a definite plus, Cosmo is confident his background is of value and would fit in with any number of ALMS teams.
"I'd really like to have an opportunity to race in a prototype or GT2 car," expressed Cosmo. "These four races participating in the American Le Mans Challenge have really wet my appetite. It's hard to be around the paddock and the equipment and not want to get back in it. There's really nothing else like it and I know I have the talent to help one of these teams get to victory lane. Hopefully, I can get an opportunity for the remainder of 2009 and find something full-time for 2010."