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Profile


Professional Racer :: Brand Ambassador :: Entrepreneur :: Driver Coach

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Profile


Professional Racer :: Brand Ambassador :: Entrepreneur :: Driver Coach

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Photo Credit: John Thawley / Richard Dole

Guy Cosmo


Full name: Guy Andrew Cosmo
Birth date: March 12, 1977
Place of Birth: Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York
Residence: West Palm Beach, Florida
Marital Status: Married to Louisa
Personal Interests: Music lover and musician. Enjoys weight training, cycling, running, boating.
Height/Weight: 6’1”, 155 lbs.

  • FIA & IMSA Driver Classification: SILVER
  • Extensive experience in car and chassis development, tire testing, driver coaching, data acquisition and knowledge of tracks throughout North America.
  • Fast, responsible and consistent. Solid history of excellent results while preserving equipment and avoiding incidents.
  • Infectious enthusiasm, ability to boost team morale.
  • Young, marketable, professional and a favorite with fans and media.

A stand out among North American sports car drivers, Guy Cosmo boasts extensive experience in both Prototype & GT racing.  Cosmo's career began in karting at the age of 11. A rising star in North American open-wheel racing, Cosmo earned championships in karting, Formula Ford, Formula 2000 and Star Mazda before a limited season in the Toyota Atlantic Championship. 

Cosmo transitioned to sports cars in 2003 where he quickly established himself, racing in Grand-Am's Daytona Prototype category as well as the American Le Mans Series' LMP2 class. Cosmo won the 2005 ALMS Rookie of the Year award in LMP2 and has since maintained a reputation as a first-class professional and proven front-runner in both the Prototype and GT ranks. Cosmo has 54 starts in the American Le Mans Series including 4 wins, 16 top-3 finishes, 3 pole positions and has set the fastest race lap 6 times, as well as over 30 starts in Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes.

A native of New York, 37 year-old Cosmo now resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  When not competing, Guy can be found providing high-end driver coaching services to racers and enthusiasts world-wide, as well as running Cosmo-Sport, Inc. - his Automotive Event Management, Motorsports Marketing & Driving Events company with his wife, Louisa.

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History


History


Career History

2016:
LMP3 Lap Record Holder, Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France - United Autosports Ligier JS P3
ACO Road to Le Mans LM24 Support Race
Pirelli World Challenge:  M1GT Racing - Test Driver & Driving Coach: Audi R8 LMS GT3
IMSA Continental Tire Challenge:  Team TGM Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport 

2015:
IMSA TUDOR United Sports Car Championship:
    GTD Category: Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS - Laguna Seca, Petit Le Mans (5th Place)
    Overall Winner NASA 25hr at Thunderhill: Flying Lizard / Toyo Tires Audi R8 LMS

2014:
IMSA TUDOR United Sports Car Championship:
    GTD Category: Level 5 Motorsports Ferrari F458 - 6th Place, Rolex 24 at Daytona
    P Category: Whelen Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype - Sebring 12 Hour, Watkins Glen 6 Hour

2013:
3rd Place American Le Mans Series P2 championship: #552 Level 5 Motorsports Honda Racing/HPD ARX-03B / #01 Extreme Speed Motorsports Honda Racing/HPD
     9 Podium Finishes with 2 Wins,  4 seconds, 3 thirds

2012:
American Le Mans Series GT2 class: #02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Tequila Patrón Ferrari F458GT
Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT class: #03 Extreme Speed Motorsports Tequila Patrón Ferrari F458GT
Test Drove a 2003 Ferrari Formula 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

2011:
American Le Mans Series GT2 class: #02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Tequila Patrón Ferrari F458GT
Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge: #83 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman (GS)

2010:
American Le Mans Series GT2 class: #02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Tequila Patrón Ferrari F430GT
Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge: #83 BGB Motorsports Porsche 911/Cayman (GS)
Overall Winner NASA 25hr at Thunderhill: Mercer Motorsports Porsche GT3-Cup
Awarded the Dick Moroso Memorial Award / Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame

2009:
3rd Place American Le Mans Series GT-Challenge Championship, #47 Orbit Racing GT3 Porsche
    3 class pole positions, 1 race win & 2 seconds.
Grand-Am Rolex Series, Daytona Prototype Category: Spirit of Daytona Racing #09 Coyote / Porsche V-8 development program
KONI Challenge Series with BGB Motorsports (GS), Next Generation Motorsports, Freedom Autosport (ST)

2008:
Grand-Am Rolex Series, Daytona Prototype Category: Spirit Of Daytona Racing #09 Coyote / Porsche V-8 development program
KONI Challenge Series with BGB Motorsports (GS), Next Generation Motorsports (ST)

2007:
Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona, Blackforest Motorsports, Ford Mustang GT
Grand-Am Daytona Prototype: Doran Racing, Brumos Racing, Southard Motorsports, Spirit of Daytona
5th Place, KONI Challenge Series Street Tuner Championship - Fountain Motorsports BMW 330i
    1 Win, 2 Podium Finishes (2 Seconds)
Chosen as Development Driver for Spirit Of Daytona Racing / Lozano Brothers Porsche-V8 engine development and Fabcar/Coyote Daytona Prototype Chassis development programs.

2006:
3rd Place American Le Mans Series LMP2 Team Championship, #8 B-K Motorsports / Mazda Program
4th Place Grand-Am Rolex Daytona Prototype Team Championship, #19 Playboy / Uniden Racing
Co-driver to NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte in Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes / Spirit of Daytona Racing
Grand-Am Cup Series, Fountain Motorsports BMW 330i

2005:
WINNER - American Le Mans Series ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.
3rd Place American Le Mans Series LMP2 Category, #8 B-K Motorsports / Mazda Development Program
    1 Win, 8 Podium Finishes (3 Seconds, 4 Thirds)
Grand-Am Cup Series, BGB Motorsports Porsche 996
Grand American Rolex 24 at Daytona, Apple Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup

2004:
Grand-Am Cup Series, BGB Motorsports Porsche 996
Star Mazda Pro Series Test / Development Driver, American Speed Factory
Chosen by Toyota Racing Development as Daytona Prototype Test Driver at Rolex 24 Tests
Tested in Finlay Motorsports Riley/BMW Daytona Prototype

2003:
Grand American Rolex, Grand-Am Cup and American Le Mans Series Debuts.
    3 Podiums and 2 Fourths in only 5 Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Starts
    2 Wins in 2 Starts in Grand-Am Cup STI class
4th Place- Grand-Am Rolex 24 At Daytona; Cegwa Sport Toyota/Fabcar Daytona Prototype
9th Place – 12 Hours of Sebring; LMP 900 - American Spirit Racing Riley & Scott
Completed impressive test with JML Team Panoz LMP 900
Chosen as Development Driver for new Star Mazda Pro Formula Car

2002:
WINNER - Star Mazda North American Championship
    4 Race Wins out of 9 races
    2 Pole Positions, each over one full second faster than all other drivers.
Chosen by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. as official test driver for tire development

2001:
CART Toyota Atlantic Championship series debut
4 Street circuit starts, 4 Top-ten finishes

2000:
Works Development Driver for Mygale Race Cars, Racing Denmark/Team Den Bla Avis
2nd Place, Scandinavian Formula 2000 Championship
    2 Race Wins, 2 Poles, 14 Top-five Finishes
Completed impressive CART Toyota Atlantic test with Michael Shank Racing

1999:
WINNER - USF2000 American Continental Championship
    5 Race Wins, 7 Pole Positions out of 8 races
    Most laps led in 6 of 8 races
2nd Place, SCCA Valvoline Runoffs Formula Continental
Completed impressive Indy Lights test with Brian Stewart Racing
Chosen by Dunlop Tires as official test driver for tire development

1998:
3rd Place, USF2000 National Championship "B" class
    2 Race Wins, 4 Podium finishes, Qualified 3rd or better in all races

1997: 
WINNER - Formula Ford 1600 Southeast Division
Rookie year in SCCA competition, FF 1600
    4 National Wins, 2 Track records, 7 Podium finishes in 9 Nationals.
    Qualified 3rd or better in all 9 Nationals, Picked as favorite to win 1997 Valvoline Runoffs

1996: 
Eastern Motor Racing Association Club Formula Ford - 3 Wins and 1 Second in 4 races

1991-95:
60 Kart Races;  21 Wins, 16 Seconds, 11 Thirds, 12 Top-fives
Swiss Hutless factory driver – CIK Karting World Championships, Valence France
Swiss Hutless factory driver – CIK Karting North American Championships

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Trackography


Trackography


  • Auto Club Speedway / Fontana

  • Autodromo Hermanos Rodrigues

  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza

  • Baltimore Grand Prix Circuit

  • Belle Isle Raceway

  • Blackhawk Farms Raceway

  • Bridgehampton Raceway

  • Buttonwillow Raceway

  • Carolina Motorsports Park

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • Circuit de la Sarthe / Le Mans

  • Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

  • Circuit of the Americas

  • Daytona International Speedway

  • Firebird International Raceway

  • Gingerman Raceway

  • High Plains Raceway

  • Homestead-Miami Speedway

  • Houston Grand Prix Circuit

  • Indianapolis Raceway Park

  • Jyllands Ringen

  • Kinnekule Ring

  • Lime Rock Park

  • Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit

  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

  • Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course

  • Mont Tremblant

  • Mosport / Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

  • Motorsport Ranch

  • MSR Houston

  • Mugello Circuit

  • Nelson Ledges 

  • New Hampshire Speedway

  • New Jersey Motorsports Park

  • NOLA Motorsports Park

  • Oschersleben

  • Palm Beach International Raceway

  • Phoenix International Raceway

  • PittRace / BeaveRun

  • Pocono Raceway

  • Portland International Raceway

  • Putnam Park Road Course

  • Ring Djursland

  • Road America

  • Road Atlanta

  • Roebling Road Raceway

  • Sebring International Raceway

  • Shannonville

  • Snetterton 300

  • Sonoma Raceway / Sears Point

  • Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

  • St. Petersburg Grand Prix Circuit

  • Summit Point Raceway

  • Summit Point Raceway

  • Texas World Speedway

  • Thunderhill Raceway Park

  • Trois-Rivieres

  • Utah Motorsports Campus / Miller

  • Virginia International Raceway

  • Walt Disney World Speedway

  • Washington D.C. RFK Stadium

  • Watkins Glen International

  • Willow Spring Raceway

 

Here you will find a comprehensive list of the race tracks Guy has driven.

Guys favorite race track of all time is the late Bridgehampton Raceway from Long Island, New York.