Thursday, July 20, 2023 – Highlands,NJ – Vasser Sullivan driver Frankie Montecalvo, alongside co-driver Aaron Telitz, is ready to contest the first of two GT-only events on the IMSA calendar this weekend at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT.
Lime Rock Park, often referred to as the Bullring, is the shortest circuit on the IMSA schedule at only 1.478 miles. With twenty entries set to take the green flag, the real estate for passing will be minimal, and strategy and time spent in the pits will be critical.
“I’m looking forward to heading to Lime Rock Park this weekend. The track is just a few hours away from home, so it’s always nice to be able to drive to the track and have friends and family come out to the event as well,” said Montecalvo.
“The team has been functioning flawlessly all season long. Even though we fell back slightly in the championship standings after Canada, we’re still in the hunt. That wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing crew changing our engine just hours before the race, calling a brilliant race strategy, and keeping our time in the pits to a minimum.”
“We’re now in third place in the championship, so we’re still in contention, and we’re looking to take home as many points towards the championship as we can.”
Because of the short length of the track, only the GTD classes are able to compete at Lime Rock, allowing the GTD field to headline the weekend and battle for the overall win.
“Lime Rock has traditionally been a difficult event for us, but our showing last year proved otherwise. We led for over 100 laps but contact from a competitor during the final restart foiled our day. Rolling into Lime Rock this weekend, I have confidence in the car and confidence in the team, so I’m looking forward to a great race and for the opportunity to claw some of those championship points back.”
On track action for Montecalvo begins Friday, July 21. The green flag flies for the two hours and forty minutes race on Saturday, July 22 at 12:10 PM ET. You can watch live on the USA Network or Peacock App with coverage beginning at 12:00 PM ET and continuing through the checkered flag. Don’t forget to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all of his racing news.