Houston, TX - Guy Cosmo, a New York born and bred driver, has already proven his talents both in the US and overseas. Now he has been tapped to pilot the ...
Houston, TX - Guy Cosmo, a New York born and bred driver, has already proven his talents both in the US and overseas. Now he has been tapped to pilot the #33 Western Union Speed Team / K.C. Technical Services Toyota Atlantic entry in the Texaco Havoline Grand Prix of Houston, Sunday Oct 7. 2001. This will be Guy's fifth start in the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Series, his third for the Desuenberg Brothers Racing team. The 24-year old Cosmo is looking forward to this race more than any other this past season.
"This is the most action-packed weekend as far as my duties both on the track and off," explains Guy. "Western Union has a strong presence in the Houston market and I want to put on a good performance for them."
Cosmo posted top-ten finishes in all three street races he entered this year without the benefit of testing or prior track experience. This will be Cosmo's first visit to the Houston street circuit. However, Cosmo assures all that he has something extra for this race.
"Im really fired up for this race," asserts Cosmo. "I'm looking to pull something out of my performance that I personally havent seen in a while. Given my lack of testing I've only been able to creep towards my true potential. I hope to show quite a bit more this weekend."
Cosmo's 2002 plans are still pending, although a CART Toyota Atlantic campaign is likely.
"I really feel the Duesenberg Brothers Racing staff is talented and we're definitely motivated to work together," said Cosmo. "They have a historic name and some great long term plans which I can envision myself being a part of."
In 1999, Guy Cosmo 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 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.