Montecalvo Ready to Take On GTD Pro Class at the Detroit Grand Prix

Thursday, May 30, 2024 – Highlands, NJ – Vasser Sullivan driver Frankie Montecalvo is set to drive a second GTD Pro entry from Vasser Sullivan in the Detroit Grand Prix. Montecalvo and co-driver Parker Thompson will pilot the No. 15 Lexus RC F GT3 in the GTD Pro category on Saturday’s 100-minutes street race.
The event will mark the first time the IMSA WeatherTech Championship has run on the new street-circuit in downtown Detroit, as the previous events were held at the Belle Isle circuit. Montecalvo has scored multiple third place and top-five finishes at the Detroit Grand Prix on the Belle Isle configuration and is hoping for another strong showing at the Grand Prix this weekend.
“I’m incredibly excited to compete at the Detroit Grand Prix and experience a new track with a new car number competing in the GTD Pro category with Parker. As soon as I found out there would be a chance to do this race, I was in,” said Montecalvo. 
“We’ve had a lot of ups and downs this year, so I’m looking forward to some good luck this weekend and battling it out with Parker against the pro cars. The cars are built to the exact same specifications in the GTD and GTD Pro classes, so it will be fun to race against the all pro teams and try to fight for my first podium of the season.”
“A new circuit should be a lot of fun. I haven’t experienced a new track in a long time. Being a street course, it’s always super tight, and there’s no room for mistakes. It will be challenging to learn a new circuit, especially one as unforgiving as a street circuit, but I’m looking forward to it. We’ve always done well at Detroit in the past, but that was across the bridge on Belle Isle circuit, so I’m hopeful that both the No. 14 and No. 15 Lexus cars will have a strong weekend on this side of the bridge.”
On track action for Montecalvo begins Friday, May 31 with two practices and a qualifying session. The green flag flies for the Detroit Grand Prix on Saturday, June 1 at 3:10 PM ET. You can watch the race live on the USA Network or Peacock App with coverage beginning at 3:00 PM ET. Don’t forget to follow Frankie on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with current broadcast times and all of Frankie’s racing news.

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