Montecalvo Ready for Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Highlands, NJ – Vasser Sullivan driver Frankie Montecalvo is looking forward to getting back to the track this weekend at the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. 

The event marks the penultimate round of the IMSA WeatherTech Series before heading to Petit Le Mans next month. 

“I’m looking forward to getting back to VIR this weekend. Our Lexus RC F GT3 performs very well there. This is also the first time the event has been held in October, so I think the cooler temperatures will be a welcome change for both the drivers and the cars,” said Montecalvo.

“Last year we were very competitive at VIR. We showed a lot of pace throughout the weekend, but unfortunately the race didn’t work out for us. I think we should be strong at VIR this weekend and hope that we’re able to convert that into a win.”

“VIR is such a great track to drive. It’s got a little bit of everything, so it’s a ton of fun in our No. 12 Lexus. It’s also cool to have a GT only race as well.”

“I know everyone at Vasser Sullivan and Lexus have been working non-stop to make sure we’re ready to go for the weekend. Thankfully we kept the car in one piece after the street race at Long Beach. I know it’s a massive job to get the cars from the west coast back to the east coast and get them prepped for a completely different type of track, so I can’t thank everyone enough for all of their hard work.” 

“We’ve had some bad luck over the last couple of races with the flat tire at the start of Long Beach and getting caught up in other drivers’ on track incidents that have ultimately kept us from finishing where we should. I’m hoping we’re able to turn that around this weekend and come away with a strong result. It would be awesome to go into the final event of the season with a podium, or even better, a win. Zach [Veach] and I will definitely be pushing for the top step of the podium this weekend.”

On track action for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR begins Friday, October 8 at 8:00 AM EDT and continues through Saturday. You can watch Frankie race live on NBC at 12:00 PM EDT on Saturday, October 9. Be sure to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with current broadcast times and all of Frankie’s exciting racing news.

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