Mont-Tremblant: Guy Cosmo race notes

Cosmo joins G&W for podium at Mont-Tremblant Mont-Tremblant, Quebec - (September 22, 2003) Andy Lally, Darren Law and Guy Cosmo co-piloted the ...

Cosmo joins G&W for podium at Mont-Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec - (September 22, 2003) Andy Lally, Darren Law and Guy Cosmo co-piloted the #8 G&W BMW-powered Picchio as the team achieved their second Daytona Prototype podium finish in the Rolex Sportscar Series race at Mont-Tremblant. Cosmo joined team drivers Darren Law and Andy Lally for the six-hour endurance contest. This was Cosmo's second start in the car this season. Lally was second quick in qualifying and the team lead in the early going of the race. However, mechanical problems and and contact with another car compounded their effort to bring home a strong finish.

"Overall they've made a lot of progress with the car since I last drove it," recalls Cosmo. "I was very much looking forward to driving it and seeing how it was going to go. The car was great in qualifying. Andy put in on the outside pole. We were in the lead during the early hours of the race. It's too bad that halfway thru Darren's stint, the power steering shut down. During my stint, I was hit in the rear by another DP and got spun around in the famed Namerow Corner. I finished my shift, but we lost several laps in the pits to repair the damage. The team did a great job getting us back underway."

The race was also a New York reunion of sorts. Both Guy Cosmo and Andy Lally are Long Island natives.

"There was definitely some New York representation," said Cosmo. "It was the first time that Andy and I have worked together or been on track together. We both grew up in the same area and even started racing in the same go kart club in Long Island. After that we went different ways. We didn't know of each other until we met up in F2000."

Cosmo, the 2002 Star Mazda Champion, is earning a reputation as a flexible driver who quickly adapts to different formats and vehicles. In addition to his podium finish in the G&W Picchio, he made his debut in the Grand American Cup Series with an STI class victory.

Also in 2003, he has been an active prototype driver in the American Le Mans Series. He has driven two STRANA Super Truck demonstration races and served as a test driver in the development of the new Star Mazda formula race car which will debut in 2004.

"I'm starting to believe that variety is the spice of life," quipped Guy. "The more different cars I drive the more I learn from each of them and the better driver I will become overall. I want to do what I can to position myself for a full time ride next year."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Andy Lally , Darren Law