SCC: Cosmo to join Blackforest Motorsports at Mid-Ohio

Cosmo In For Blackforest Motorsports Grand-Am Cup Mustang At Mid-Ohio West Palm Beach, FL - Guy Cosmo will team up with Valerie Limoges to drive the ...

Cosmo In For Blackforest Motorsports Grand-Am Cup Mustang At Mid-Ohio

West Palm Beach, FL - Guy Cosmo will team up with Valerie Limoges to drive the #4 USG Sheetrock/Ramset Tools/OMP Ford Mustang FR500C at Mid-Ohio for the Grand American Road Racing Associations Grand-Am Cup race this weekend at Mid-Ohio. Cosmo will be substituting for David Empringham who has a schedule conflict.

"I'm pretty excited to drive for Tom [Nastasi] and Blackforest Motorsports," said Guy. "The Grand-Am Cup races have been wild this year and I'm looking forward to getting back in the mix. Valerie has been doing a very good job in her first season of Grand-Am Cup racing and I think she's got a lot of potential. Together I think we'll have a very strong showing."

"Tom and I have been great friends since we raced against each other in the Star Mazda series," added Cosmo about Nastasi. "Now, he's not only a competitor but one of my teammates... as well as 'my boss.' We're both Italians from New York, so naturally we speak the same language."

Nastasi had high praise for Cosmo.

"Knowing that Dave was going to miss several races," said Nastasi, "I wanted to bring in replacement drivers that had good track knowledge of each track. For Mid-Ohio, Guy was my only choice. I have seen Guy get pole in just about everything he has driven there and usually dominate in the race. And that is personal experience racing against him in several classes. He is also an excellent driving coach and will get Valerie up to speed quickly."

"The Ford Mustang is a fantastic car in this category," said Cosmo. "And Mid-Ohio is absolutely my favorite track. I expect nothing other than to challenge for the win at the end of the 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 Grand American Road Racing Association was established in 1999 to return stability to major league sports car road racing in North America. As the organization begins its sixth season of competition in 2005, Grand American is universally regarded as one of the world's fastest-growing motorsports organizations.

The Emco Gears Classic will be held June 23-25 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The green flag will drop at 1:00 PM EST on June 25. The race will air tape delayed on SPEED, July 9 at 11:00 AM EST.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Valérie Limoges