#127 BMW ST Team continues strong season with a can-do attitude.
The Grand American Road Racing Association’s KONI Challenge Series returns to Barber Motorsports Park this week. Guy Cosmo currently holds steady at sixth in the KONI Challenge Series championship standings, entering Barber driving the No. 127 Fountain Motorsports Trackmasters/Hawk Brakes BMW 330i with VJ Mirzayan. Cosmo has finished in the top 10 in each of his last six starts, a streak that began with a victory at Iowa Speedway.
After the team’s late-race disappointment at the Glen, Cosmo is determined to take care of some unfinished business. With but two laps remaining at the Grand American Road Racing Association’s KONI Challenge Series race at Watkins Glen International, a faulty fuel pump sent Guy Cosmo shuffling backwards from 2nd place to 10th.
“That was really a disappointment,” exclaimed Cosmo. “We had a strong car and a very good chance of winning. We were right in the mix and ready to fight for the win.”
Guy and the team remain optimistic heading into the weekend and looking forward to the balance of the season.
“We’ve had a good solid results of late,” Guy noted. “Believe me we aren’t complaining. We had a strong 4th place win at Mid-Ohio and a string of top-10 finishes before that. We’re still in pretty good shape in the points standings, though it's going to require a flawless run to the end of the season.”
“I really enjoy racing here,” said Guy. “It’s a fairly technical track and you need to keep yourself in the hunt. Pit strategy will be important as will staying clean. If you can keep your car under you and stay in the mix, you’ve got a good shot at a win. That’s pretty much a constant with this KONI Challenge Series.”
Official practice at Barber Motorsport Park begins Friday, with ST qualifying at 4:10 p.m. local time Friday. Qualifying for GS is scheduled for 10 a.m. local time Saturday. The ST race will start at noon local time Saturday, while the GS race will start at 8:30 a.m. local time Sunday.
Cosmo's extensive background with open-wheel formula cars and sports prototypes has earned him a reputation as one of the most successful and versatile young racing drivers in North America. The 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year ranks among the top-level road racers in the world. He has earned overall racing titles and major success in many disciplines including karting, Formula Ford, Formula 2000, Star Mazda, Toyota Atlantic, Grand American and American Le Mans. You can learn more about Guy Cosmo at www.guycosmo.com.
The Grand American Road Racing Association, which operates and sanctions the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve and the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series, is the premier road racing organization in North America. The 15-race 2007 Rolex Series schedule and the 12-race KONI Challenge Series calendar will deliver professional sports car racing to key markets throughout North America. All 2007 Rolex Series events will be televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED and distributed globally through ESPN International. With title sponsorship support from Rolex Watch USA and presenting sponsorship from Crown Royal Special Reserve, the Rolex Series showcases emerging and legendary drivers from around the globe and thoroughbred racing machines from the industry's leading constructors and the world's top automobile manufacturers. Learn more about Grand-Am at www.grand-am.com.