It’s been three weeks since the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge was last in action at Road America, and TeamTGM has been busy preparing for Round 8 of the 2017 championship at VIRginia International Raceway this weekend.
Following a practice crash at Road America that saw the team unable to compete in the Road America race, TeamTGM is back and ready to go racing at VIR.
While team driver and owner Ted Giovanis continues to heal from his injury sustained at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park earlier this year, drivers Guy Cosmo and Hugh Plumb have once again been tabbed to carry the TeamTGM banner at the wheel of the No. 4 Camp Boggy Creek / JKTG Foundation Porsche Cayman ClubSport GT4 MR.
TeamTGM has visited VIR seven times since 2007 and the team’s best finish of seventh came last year when Giovanis and Cosmo teamed up for their second race as a driver pairing.
Both Plumb and Cosmo have numerous previous starts at the 3.27-mile Virginia road course.
In fact, Plumb is a three-time winner at VIR in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge competition – scoring all three victories while driving with his brother Matt (2006 ST – Acura RSX-S, 2008 GS – Mustang GT, 2015 GS – Porsche).
“I don’t think I’ve ever felt more driven to deliver than right now,” said Plumb. “Luck has not been on our side this season, but Ted Giovanis has assembled, as I’ve said in the past, the best team in the paddock. Now it is time for us to give Ted and the rest of our guys what they deserve, and that is to be at the front of the field. I have had success at VIR – most recently with a win in 2015 – and I look forward to that same success with TeamTGM.”
Cosmo is also a race-winner at VIR. He won in his very first race at the Virginia road course racing in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (formerly GRAND-AM Cup) while driving for Duane Neyer Motorsports with Mark Plummer.
“VIR is absolutely one of my favorite tracks,” said Cosmo, who has competed at the track for many years in the IMSA WeatherTech (GRAND-AM/ALMS) series and started from the pole at VIR in 2006. “It’s got a bit of everything – elevation, slow technical corners, those high speed Esses, massive brake zones – it’s a true challenge to a driver and just a beautiful place. I always love racing at VIR. I’m excited for our chances of success. The team has certainly suffered a tough season as far as results and work-load for the crew, but we have shown pace every time the cars have been on track this year. With a little luck and a mistake-free weekend we will absolutely have great success. And that is what we are prepared for. As Ted (Giovanis) continues to heal, Hugh (Plumb) and I are ready to battle for him and everyone at TeamTGM.”
TeamTGM recently completed a successful test at VIR and aims to start the weekend off strongly with the No. 4 Porsche Cayman ClubSport GT4 MR.
10:25 AM – 11:25 AM Practice 1
3:05 PM – 3:50 PM Practice 2
6:25 PM – 6:45 PM Practice 3
7:10 PM – 7:25 PM Qualifying
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Grid Walk
1:30 PM Facebook Live with Guy Cosmo
2:10 PM – 4:10 PM Biscuitville Grand Prix
Source. Sunday Group