Monday, October 8, 2018 – Highlands, NJ – Scuderia Corsa driver, Frankie Montecalvo, is ready to take on the final race of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season, the Motul Petit Le Mans. The 10-hour enduro takes place on Saturday, October 13 at Road Atlanta.
Montecalvo will be reunited with his Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup co-drivers Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler. Last month, Bell and Montecalvo competed in the penultimate round of the WeatherTech season at Laguna Seca. The duo scored a top-ten finish and gained valuable data for the No. 64 Ferrari 488 GT3 in preparation for Petit.
“I’m really looking forward to Petit Le Mans. Road Atlanta is a track I love, and the event is one of the bigger race weekends we have on the calendar, so it’s a lot fun to be a part of,” said Montecalvo.
“I think our Ferrari should do well at Petit. Several of the other cars in our class showed pretty well at Laguna, so I’m hoping we get a little break in the balance of performance. We learned a lot about the car at Laguna, so we should be able to roll off of the truck in a good position for our first practice on Thursday.”
“Rain always seems to be a factor at Road Atlanta. The early forecasts are calling for rain for the entire race weekend. Last year it rained the first hour of the race, but was dry for the remaining nine hours. We haven’t had much run time in the wet, but I think the Ferrari should do well in the wet and the cooler temperatures that we could face at Road Atlanta.”
“At the end of the day, Petit is an endurance race so we need a good strategy going into the race and must make sure we don’t make any mistakes in the pits or on track. The Scuderia Corsa guys are some of the best in the business when it comes to strategy so I’m hoping for a podium finish to end our season.”
On track action for the Motul Petit Le Mans begins Thursday, October 11 and continues through Saturday, October 13. The green flag flies at 11:05 AM ET on Saturday. You can watch the race LIVE and in its entirety with coverage beginning at 10:30 AM ET on Fox Sports 1. The coverage will then switch to Fox Sports 2 at 12:00 ET and continue through the checkered flag! Be sure to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all of his racing news throughout the weekend.
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