Double Duty with BGB Motorsports for Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
With the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season having it's annual kick-off at Daytona International Speedway, Guy Cosmo will lend his driving talents to Orbit Racing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona driving the No. 88 Orbit Racing GT3 Porsche Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31. He will be teamed up with drivers John Baker, Johnny Mowlem, Tom Papadopoulos and Lance Willsey.
"On a personal level, this will be my first time driving competitively in the Rolex GT class," noted Cosmo. "I'm looking forward to adding to my already wide range of experience. In addition, I'm really happy to be back with the Orbit team and joining John Baker. I like being a part of John's exploits behind the wheel and helping him with this next big step. It's a great experience for him."
"I should also point out," said Guy, "we're with a good line up of drivers, so we're looking for a solid finish. After all, Orbit has WON this race in the past with Johnny Mowlem; I hope we'll have a shot at another victory for Orbit, while getting my first at Daytona."
Cosmo will also drive the No. 83 911 Porsche with BGB Motorsports in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Fresh From Florida 200 on Friday, Jan. 29.
"Friday I'll be in BGB Motorsports No. 83 911 Porsche," Cosmo continued. "It's the familiar Orange car I've made guest appearances in over the past two seasons and I'll be driving with Stuart Tetreault, another former BGB driver. I really enjoy racing with the crew at BGB. They always put a car on the grid that is capable of winning. I think we've got a genuine shot at getting BGB's 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season off to a good start with a win on Friday."
Guy Cosmo is one of the most successful and versatile young racing drivers of his day. Guy is recognized as a first-class professional racer in the sports car road racing industry, having won the 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year award and positioning himself as a proven front-runner in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype category. Guy's success stems from supportive family, friends and fans that have helped him through race wins and championships from Kart Racing, Formula Ford, Formula 2000, Star Mazda and Toyota Atlantic, to his professional endeavors in the Grand-Am and American Le Mans Series. Guy’s extensive background between open-wheel formula cars, sports prototypes and GT sedans make him one of the most diverse and accomplished young drivers in the world. You can read more about Guy at http://www.guycosmo.com
In recent news, Guy has been signed to drive with Extreme Speed Motorsports in a Tequila Patron Ferrari GT car. He will join Scott Sharp, Ed Brown and Johannes van Overbeek in the two car effort. The team will campaign the full 9-race 2010 season across North America in the American Le Mans Series.
The 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge gets underway with the Fresh From Florida 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Jan. 29. SPEED will provide television coverage at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 13.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31 on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway infield road course in Daytona Beach, Fla. The race will start and end at 3:30 pm ET. It will be telecast live on SPEED on Jan. 30 from 3 pm to 10 pm and on Jan. 31 from 7 am to 4 pm ET. Live timing/scoring will be available at grand-am.com.