From an injury to the team leader to a practice crash that ended the weekend early for the team in the previous event of Road America, it has been a busy few weeks for Atlanta-based TeamTGM. But returning to a track that rewards both preparation and driver confidence, the Ted Giovanis-led organization worked relentlessly to rebuild the team’s double Porsche Cayman effort in time for the VIRginia International Raceway event this weekend in Southern Virginia.
And those efforts were repaid on Friday when the team secured a third row starting spot for the Biscuitville Grand Prix at VIR.
Hugh Plumb qualified the No. 4 Camp Boggy Creek / JKTG Foundation Porsche Cayman GT4 MR on Friday evening ahead of the 2-hour race to be held Saturday afternoon. In the 15-minute session that saw cooler track conditions than the day’s warmer practices, Plumb put down a quick time of 1:56.226-seconds to secure a spot on the third row of the grid.
“It’s been a difficult year and TeamTGM just continues to put their heads down and move forward,” said Plumb following the run. “But we show up at the race and we are good to go. I wish I could have shown a bit more performance, but tomorrow will be a better day. This is a good car with a very strong team behind it, so I think we have the opportunity to race our way forward in the race. We’ll race better than we qualified so we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”
Plumb will open the race before turning the car over to Guy Cosmo who will anchor it to the finish.
“Despite all of the things that have taken place this season and the end result of each weekend – there has never been a practice session where we weren’t P1 on the charts at some point or for the majority of those sessions, so to start the weekend the way we have, it is not the way a lot of our weekends have gone,” said Cosmo. “We have a car that is in great shape and is competitive – we’re looking for a solid run tomorrow. We don’t have the pace this weekend compared to some of these other cars but we’re smart and we’re going to race well. Hugh (Plumb) is phenomenal. We’re going to have a great run, solid pit stops and we’ll see how it goes.”
The Biscuitville Grand Prix will go green at 2:10 PM ET and will be shown LIVE via video streaming at IMSA.tv.
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