Montecalvo Ready to Take On the Motor City

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – Highlands, NJ – Vasser Sullivan driver, Frankie Montecalvo, is ready to take on the final street race of the season – The Detroit Grand Prix. The event marks the halfway point of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech season and will be the final time that the Motor City race is held on the current Belle Isle circuit.
Montecalvo will be joined by co-driver, Aaron Telitz, and the duo hope to bring home their third podium finish of the season after a P3 finish at Mid-Ohio last month.   
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Detroit and competing at the final street race of the 2022 season. This will also be the last time that the race is held on Belle Isle before it moves back to downtown Detroit for 2023, so I’m glad to be able to run the race in the current configuration,” said Montecalvo. 
“Last year we qualified second in class, so we know the circuit is one that suits our car well. We have some unfinished business to take care of from last year as we were spun out on a restart by a competitor and cycled to the back of the pack. Unfortunately, that’s how street racing goes, so it makes it that much better when you come away from the weekend with a win.”
“We’ve had double podiums at Detroit before with our sister car, but the competition has stepped up. It will be even more difficult to finish in the top spot, but I believe that we have a great team and a strong car to go back and fight for a win at Detroit.” 
“The team has been working hard to get us set up following Mid-Ohio. It’s always a battle to stay out of the barriers, have the fastest pit stops, and qualify at the front during a street race weekend. I have no doubt that our crew and line up can achieve those goals, and I can’t wait to get our No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 back on track on Friday.”
“I also want to send well wishes for a speedy recovery to Jack Hawksworth who sustained an injury from a motorcross incident over the weekend. We’ll miss him at Detroit but hope he’s able to rest and heal over the next few weeks and be back stronger than ever very soon.”
On track action for the Detroit Grand Prix begins Friday, June 3 at 8:00 AM EDT and continues through Saturday. You can watch Frankie race Live on Saturday, June 4, with flag – to – flag coverage on the USA Network with coverage beginning at 3 PM EDT.  To stay up to date with current broadcast times and all of Frankie’s racing news, be sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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