Cosmo returns to Daytona Prototype Action to christen New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ-28 Aug 2008--After Spirit of Daytona sat out the Armed Forces 250 round of Rolex Sports Car Series racing at Infineon last weekend, it's back to...
Cosmo returns to Daytona Prototype Action to christen New Jersey Motorsports Park
Millville, NJ-28 Aug 2008--After Spirit of Daytona sat out the Armed Forces 250 round of Rolex Sports Car Series racing at Infineon last weekend, it's back to work for Guy Cosmo this week as he is called to action in the No. 09 Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche V8-Coyote in Sunday's Supercar Life 250 at the brand-spanking-new New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey.
Cosmo got a sneak peak of the 2.25-mile track that the Rolex Series will utilize, known as "Thunderbolt Raceway," as he was tapped as an instructor for a Supercar Life program the week of the race.
"Everything is brand new-the pavement, the paddock, the garages, the pit lane, everything, and I think it's going to be good," said Cosmo. "I'm really looking forward to getting the Porsche Coyote on the track because I think we should go well here."
Cosmo's stone has gathered no moss since his last race outing in the Porsche-Coyote, as he raced the Next Generation BMW at Iowa Speedway before doing double duty for the team at Trois Rivieres, where he co-drove both the No. 127 and the No. 128 during the sprint street course race, the latter with his Daytona Prototype teammate Marc Camirand.
"That was a blast running for Next Generation with Marc and jumping into both cars during the race," said Cosmo. "We didn't finish nearly where we wanted but it was a fun weekend and I enjoyed getting to race at Trois Rivieres again."
But this weekend is all about the Rolex Series for Cosmo as Spirit of Daytona gathers precious data for the 2009 effort by fielding an effort on the brand new track. While the Coyote doesn't have the mileage of some of the other DP entries, it has certainly shown that it has some grip when others falter in challenging conditions, and Cosmo is hoping to once again grab the Coyote by the scruff of its neck and move up the order with a good run on Sunday.
"You never know how this track is going to be in terms of what will give teams an advantage, but having rain in the forecast as a possibility could shake things up even more than running on a new track where no one knows the perfect set-up just yet, and we will only be getting an idea of surface grip and how tough it is on the tires as the weekend goes along, so you never know what could happen. I'd really like to bring a good result home for the guys who've worked so hard to have this car ready every time we've gone out, so I just can't wait to get started."