P7 Finish for Montecalvo at Sebring 12

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – Highlands, NJ – After twelve hours of fierce racing, Vasser Sullivan driver, Frankie Montecalvo, finished P7 at the Mobil-1 12 Hours of Sebring. 
Montecalvo and his co-drivers, Richard Heistand and Scott Andrews, drove near flawless stints throughout the twelve-hour enduro, but contact from a lapped GTD car would ultimately put them out of contention for a podium finish. 
“It was great to be back at Sebring for the twelve-hour. As always, it was a crazy day. It’s a tough race on the car, the drivers, and the crew; so being able to cross the finish line is always a huge accomplishment,” explained Montecalvo. 
“I started off with a triple stint, and they went very well. I had a clean start and was able to pick off three cars on the first lap.” 
“From there, I pushed to keep the car in the top five of the GTD class while running a fairly safe race. After being collected in someone else’s wreck at Daytona, I wanted to make sure I stayed out of trouble, looked after the car, and gave my codrivers a car that could race for a podium at the end. I achieved that goal, and then handed the car off to Richard and Scott who both did double stints before my final turn at the wheel.”
“My last run was just before sunset, and it went well. The temperatures had started to cool down, and we had a competitive pace consistently running in the top five. I handed the car off to Richard. Unfortunately, he was hit by another GTD car that was a lap down causing damage to the front of our car. After that we began to have issues keeping our lights on, so we had to make several unscheduled trips to the pits to address the problem.”
“It’s a shame that we weren’t able to finish higher up the order.  I credit and thank the entire Vasser Sullivan crew, everyone at Lexus Racing, and my co-drivers for giving 110% the entire weekend. They all made sure we saw the checkered flag. We definitely had a car to race for a podium position, but we’ll take the seventh place points and come back even stronger for Long Beach next month.”
The next race for Frankie will be the Long Beach Grand Prix. On track action begins Friday, April 8, and the race will take place on Saturday, April 9. To stay up to date with current broadcast time and all of Frankie’s racing news, follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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