-Saturday: American Le Mans Series Patron Challenge GT3 entry co-driving with John Baker at Lime Rock Park
-Sunday: Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Porsche 250 Grand Sports (GS)
(West Palm Beach, FL) 15 July 2009— With plenty of power, looks to match, and a racing pedigree that’s second to none, most guys spend lifetimes wishing they could drive a Porsche 911. But not Guy Cosmo.
Instead of daydreaming about driving one, he’s going to be racing one. In fact, he’ll be racing two different Porsche 911s this weekend as he returns to American Le Mans Series action at Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park to drive the No. 47 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the ALMS Challenge class as part of the featured American Le Mans Series event on Saturday afternoon. Cosmo will once again team with John Baker for Orbit Racing as the ALMS reconvenes for the first stateside race outing following the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
He’ll then jet down to burning Barber Motorsports Park, where he’ll join with Spirit of Daytona Racing co-driver Scott Russell to share the No. 83 Porsche 911 for BGB Motorsports in the 2.5 Hour Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge race on Sunday morning just outside of Birmingham, Alabama in the Legacy Credit Union 200.
“Two races on two different and challenging tracks, both in Porsches, what could be better?” asked Cosmo, who considers Lime Rock Park to be a bit of a home event as he grew up on Long Island. “John (Baker) and I had a good test day at Lime Rock Park earlier this week, and I think we can build on what we started in Salt Lake with a good run at Lime Rock Park. It’s going to be interesting going from being behind the wheel of a prototype and trying to get around the GT traffic to being the GT traffic, but I’m excited to get the chance to race in ALMS again. The track has changed since I last raced at Lime Rock, so that’s also something I’m really looking forward to!”
While the double-duty weekend is not a first for Cosmo, who has joggled multiple racing programs through the years, it does put some pressure on his travel agent as he changes race tracks and race cars in quick order to make both events.
“Yes, it is tight with the flights, but hopefully there aren’t any snags and I’m there ready to go Sunday morning at Barber,” said Cosmo. “I’m really looking forward to racing for BGB again-we’ve had some tremendous success through the years and I’m really excited about the prospect of getting back up on the KONI podium again.”