After nearly two months away from IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC) competition, TeamTGM returns to racing action at Watkins Glen International for the 4-hour Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 on Saturday.
Owen Trinkler and Hugh Plumb will be back behind the wheel of the No. 46 Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation / Camp Boggy Creek Mercedes-AMG GT4 as they return to the 3.4-mile road course. The duo is coming into the weekend with the goal of continuing the progress made at The Glen during the 2018 edition of the event which saw TeamTGM finish the weekend with a top-five result.
The Trinkler and Plumb driver pairing overflows with experience with Plumb having made eight starts at Watkins Glen while Trinkler has been victorious with two wins in IMPC competition in 2013 and 2017.
Guy Cosmo and Ted Giovanis in the No. 4 JKTG Foundation / Camp Boggy Creek Mercedes-AMG GT4 will return to Watkins Glen International after missing last year’s race due to an incident in qualifying which kept the No. 4 from competition.
The racing duo are veterans at the 11-turn course in upstate New York with a combined 26 starts. Cosmo has brought home four top-five finishes including two podiums in IMSA WeatherTech and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition. The experienced Cosmo and Giovanis pairing have their sights set on taking a step on the podium together.
The TeamTGM Mercedes-AMG GT4 duo have excelled in previous long-race formats and aim to take the two rockets back to the top of the time sheets in IMPC competition.
The Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 will take the green flag on Saturday, June 29th at 1:55pm ET live on IMSA.tv.
Team TGM Driver Quotes:
Ted Giovanis, No. 4 JKTG Foundation / Camp Boggy Creek Mercedes-AMG GT4:
“I am looking forward to getting back to Watkins Glen. I have so many fond memories at The Glen including being able to race the car that got me started there. Unfortunately, last year we were unable to partake in the race after an incident in qualifying. The Mercedes AMG-GT4 will be great this year. We have some BOP help in the lower gears which will help us be better on track.”
Guy Cosmo, No. 4 JKTG Foundation / Camp Boggy Creek Mercedes-AMG GT4:
“I have been going to Watkins Glen for many years now so I know the track very well. The TeamTGM Mercedes is going to be strong. It carries a very well-rounded performance there that will be one of the most consistent cars in the field. A win here has eluded me but I think with the combination of our Mercedes, the work put in by the team and strategy Ted and I will be able to fight near the front when it counts the most.”
Owen Trinkler, No. 46 JKTG Foundation / Camp Boggy Creek Mercedes-AMG GT4:
“Watkins Glen is a good track for me and TeamTGM. Last year it marked a momentum shift in our season that helped us win the championship. The strengths that we have as a team will shine this weekend. The durability of the No. 46 Mercedes AMG-GT4 is good over a 4-hour period. We aren’t necessarily dominant in one area but we have a great, consistent car that will run strong and we have some BOP to help us this time around.”
Hugh Plumb, No. 46 JKTG Foundation / Camp Boggy Creek Mercedes-AMG GT4:
“We will be heading into The Glen weekend like we do any other race weekend. Pace, consistency and heads up racing will be important for the four hour race. I think we have a strong car on our hands and TeamTGM always gives 110% when it comes to performance and execution.”
Source. Sunday Group