This week Guy and the Extreme Speed Motorsports team head to Elkhart Lake, Wisc. for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón Road Race Showcase. The longest track on the ALMS schedule, the Extreme Speed Motorsports team has high expectations for the No. 01 and 02 Patrón Ferrari GT458's in Saturday's four-hour classic.
“Road America is the pinnacle of true, American road racing," said Guy. "I absolutely love this place. It’s one of the country’s largest race tracks, and certainly one of the most beautiful. It’s big, fast, scenic and just plain fun!”
The permanent road course has hosted races since September 1955 and is one of only a handful of road circuits in the world maintaining its original configuration… being 4.048 miles in length and 14 turns. The track features many elevation changes, along with a long front stretch where speeds approaching 200 mph may be reached. One of the best known features of this course is a turn on the backside known as "the kink."
“My first time racing at Road America was in 2002, in the Star Mazda series." Guy recalled. "I qualified on pole by over a full second on the entire field, and won the race in dominant fashion. That’s how I always remember this place - by being the guy to beat.
“I'm ready to tack on another victory at this place.”
“I think the four-hour format is going to play well for Ed and me," added Guy. "We've been extremely quick lately and have been very close to capturing a great finish. With the length of the laps at Road America and our strengths together, Ed, ESM, Patrón and I are looking for a podium finish. It's going to happen.”
The Road America Road Race Showcase is the seventh round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-hour race is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 18.ESPN2’s telecast begins at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 19. Full, live coverage starts at 3:15 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
2012 Subaru Tour De Road America - Bike Ride To Fight Cancer
Having recently discovered a passion for cycling, Cosmo will again participate in the 2012 Subaru Tour de Road America - Bike Ride to Fight Cancer.
The Tour de Road America takes place each year in August during the American Le Mans Series race weekend at one of America's greatest race tracks - Road America, in Elkhart Lake, WI. It supportsLIVESTRONG, the Austin Hatcher Foundation, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic and the millions of people whose lives are affected by cancer.
In 2011, Cosmo raised over $4000.00. Guy's goal for 2012 is to raise over $5,000.00 through the support of friends, family and fans. A donation of just $10.00 per person can add up quickly. Supporters have until Friday, August 17th to share and support Guy! Donate on line at LIVESTRONG
Guy Cosmo, 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year drives the No. 02 Extreme Speed Motorsports Patrón Ferrari. Cosmo is a race record-holder at Mid-Ohio (for fastest lap in the GTCseries, which he set in 2009 in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup). Cosmo has 38 starts in the American Le Mans Series, finishing in the top-five 18 times and has been on the winner’s podium twice. In addition to being an accomplished driver, Cosmo is also a highly sought-after driving instructor. You can find out more about Guy Cosmo at http://www.guycosmo.com or follow Guy through the racing weekend on Twitter @guycosmo and on Facebook.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is the world`s leading sports car championship and is recognized as the Global Leader in Green Racing. In the tradition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, multiple classes of cars - purpose-built prototypes and production-based Grand Touring automobiles - race on the track at the same time to create compelling race action and constant passing. All cars in the Series compete using one of five approved alternative fuels or energy sources: clean sulfur-free diesel, cellulosic E85 or E10, Isobutanol and electric hybrid technologies. The Series has more automobile marques involved than any other major race series in the world as manufacturers develop relevant technologies on track that transfer directly to the customer showroom. The ALMS competes at North America`s premier road racing tracks and selected temporary street circuits in major urban markets.