Montecalvo Ready for Northeast Grand Prix

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – Highlands, NJ – Vasser Sullivan driver Frankie Montecalvo is ready to take on the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. After a second-place finish at the WeatherTech 240 at Watkins Glen, Montecalvo and co-drive Zach Veach are hopeful to carry that momentum into the two-day event in Lakeville, CT. 
“We haven’t been to Lime Rock since 2019, so I’m looking forward to getting back to the track this weekend. It’s nice rolling off a strong performance like we had a Watkins Glen with a 1-2 finish for the team, and we’re hoping to keep that momentum going for the race at Lime Rock,” said Montecalvo. 
The Lime Rock circuit is vastly different than that of Watkins Glen. At only 1.5 miles long, drivers should see lap times in the 52-second range, the shortest lap times of the season. The compact circuit, also known as the bullring, produces fierce racing and has seen some of the closest finishes in the GTD class in IMSA history. 
“It’s always challenging going back to Lime Rock. The bullring is a perfect nickname for the circuit. It’s tight, there are only seven corners, and it is extremely hard to pass. Everyone is fighting for every inch of track from the drop of the green flag to the checkered. Lime Rock has been a GT-only event since 2017, so it’s nice to essentially have a single field rolling into such a tight circuit.”
“Since the track is so different from Watkins Glen, where we were most recently, the team has been working hard to ensure that the car is set up properly so we can hit the ground running on Friday. With such a short weekend, only two practice sessions and qualifying before the race, it’s important to maximize the track time we have. The Vasser Sullivan team is the best in the business, so I know we’ll be in great shape when things start rolling on Friday.”
“We’re looking forward to another solid race for both the No. 12 and No. 14 cars. We’ll be pushing those Lexus RC F GT3s as hard as possible on Saturday and are hopeful to come away with another 1-2 finish for Lexus and Vasser Sullivan.”
On track action begins Friday, July 16 with two practices and qualifying. You can watch the race live on NBC Trackpass at 3:10 PM ET. There will also be a tape-delayed broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 5:30 PM ET. Be sure to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with current broadcast times and all of Frankie’s racing news.

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