Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Highlands, NJ – After securing his first win of the season at Road America, AIM Vasser Sullivan driver Frankie Montecalvo hopes to carry that momentum to the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway. Montecalvo and co-driver Townsend Bell are looking to make it two wins in a row for the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 and four in a row for the AIM Vasser Sullivan team.
“I’m very excited to be racing at VIR this weekend. VIR is one of the most fun and rewarding tracks on the schedule, and I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of our Lexus there,” said Montecalvo.
“We had a great run there last year. I qualified P2, but unfortunately, we had a bit of contact early on that set us back. We had to fight our way through the field, but the track suits our Lexus well, and I’m hoping that will show again this weekend.”
“Our team is coming into this weekend with a lot of positive momentum. Townsend and I got our first win at Road America two weekends ago, and the team has won the last three races in a row. The crew has been doing such a phenomenal job to give us a great car every weekend and turning every opportunity we have on track into one where we are constantly learning and improving.”
“Our goal is to keep building on the momentum we have and hopefully have another good qualifying session and stay out of trouble throughout the race this weekend. If we can do that, I think we should have a good shot of running in the front and hopefully bringing home another podium.”
“It’s a shame that we won’t be able to have fans at VIR this weekend because they make the race so special. Rest assured we will be doing everything we can to put on a good show for everyone watching at home, so make sure you’re tuned in.”
On track action for The Michelin GT Challenge at VIR begins on Friday, August 21. The race will be on Saturday, August 22, at 2:00 PM ET. You can watch live on Saturday with NBC TrackPass. You can also catch the race on Sunday, August 23, at 10:00 AM ET on NBC Sports. Be sure to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with current broadcast times, networks, and all of Frankie’s racing news.