Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Highlands, NJ –After a nearly two-month break from the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at Sebring International Raceway, AIM Vasser Sullivan driver Frankie Montecalvo is ready to return to the track for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid Ohio.
Montecalvo’s last trip to Mid Ohio was in 2015 when he competed in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship. He scored two podium finishes after two 50-minute sprint races and is hopeful to come away with another podium finish after this weekend’s two hours and forty-minute race.
“I’m really excited to get back to racing and to be back at Mid Ohio. I enjoyed my time there in 2015, and I cannot wait to get back behind the wheel of our Lexus RC F GT3,” said Montecalvo.
“Mid Ohio is a technical track that is difficult to pass on so qualifying will be very important this weekend. The last time I was at Mid Ohio, I competed in two 50-minute races, so I’m looking forward to racing in a longer format there, although this will be our shortest race of the season thus far at two hours and forty minutes.”
In 2018, the Lexus RC F GT3 saw it’s first victory at Mid Ohio. Montecalvo and teammate Townsend Bell are hopeful for a repeat this weekend.
“I think we have a really solid driver line-up for this weekend and the entire 2019 season. Townsend and I continue to learn more and more about the Lexus, and we’re getting more comfortable with the car every time we’re behind the wheel. I can’t say enough about the AIM Vasser Sullivan crew and how hard they work to give us a great car every weekend.”
“I’m looking forward to our first practice on Friday. At the moment, it looks like we’ll have rain Friday and Saturday but clear skies on race day, but at Mid Ohio, that can all change quickly. We saw at Daytona that the Lexus performs very well in the wet, so we certainly don’t mind the rain. Whatever race day holds, we’re hoping the end result is a podium for No. 12 Lexus.”
On track action for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid Ohio begins Friday, May 3 and continues through Sunday, May 5. The race starts at 1:40 PM ET on Sunday. Broadcast coverage begins on Sunday at 1:30 PM ET on NBCSN. Be sure to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with current broadcast times as well as all of Frankie’s racing news.