Watkins Glen, N.Y. (24 June 2014) - Guy Cosmo will return to IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition this weekend as he returns to race for Whelen Motorsports in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen (Sunday, 11:00 AM FOX Sports 1 live broadcast). Cosmo, a native New Yorker, first raced for the team at Sebring International Raceway in March, where a promising effort was cut short late in the race due to a mechanical set back.
The Glen visit marks a return to a longer format in the inaugural United SportsCar Championship season as well as the third round of the Patron-sponsored North American Endurance Championship, providing the Whelen squad with multiple ambitions to target on the traditional endurance event weekend.
Driving the No. 31 Whelen Motorsports Corvette DP, Cosmo will join full-season Whelen pilots Boris Said and Eric Curran, both of whom have enviable records of success at Watkins Glen in a wide range of equipment. The Whelen Daytona Prototype campaign, which sees the team moving up to the top Prototype class in 2014 after closing the team’s GT efforts in winning style last year, will look to make a big impression as IMSA returns to the classic 3.4-mile track for round five of the 2014 championship.
“It was great to be back in a DP at Sebring with Whelen, and I’m very excited to get the call back for the 6 Hour,” said Cosmo. “I’ve raced anything with wheels there and I can’t wait to get back. It’s always a great weekend and I’m lucky to have a lot of family and friends who always come out for the 6 Hour. 54 other cars on the track, it will be a busy one! We didn’t get to take it to the finish at Sebring but hopefully we can do that on Sunday.”
Opening practice for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen is set for Friday at 12:50 PM, with live timing and updates available at www.imsa.com. The race will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 1 starting at 11:00 AM on Sunday, June 29 with MRN Radio also providing broadcast coverage.
Additional information: http://www.whelen.com/motorsports/index.php
About Team Fox
Team Fox was created to engage and support the thousands of people worldwide who have made it their mission to raise funds and awareness for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Team Fox members across the globe share a single goal: help us make Parkinson's a thing of the past by turning their talents and interests into events that bring their friends, family and communities out in passionate pursuit of a cure.
Since its launch in 2006, Team Fox has more than quadrupled in size. In Team Fox's first five years, members have raised an astounding $15 million for Parkinson's research. There is no limit to the creativity and optimism each of our Team Fox heroes bring to the table.
Help us speed a cure for Parkinson's. Join today.
Matt Cleary, Sunday Group