Cosmo returns to SRO action at VIR

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Cosmo returns to SRO action at VIR

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DANVILLE, VA (14 June 2022) – Guy Cosmo and Chris Cagnazzi return to SRO competition this weekend, competing in four races at Virginia International Raceway. Cosmo and Cagnazzi will share the No. 39 Presidio Mercedes-AMG GT4 fielded by Steve Cameron Racing in a pair of one-hour SRO GT4 America races, while Cagnazzi will also run a pair of 40-minute SRO GT America powered by AWS events.

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“I’m excited about going to VIR, and it will be nice to get back into action after a long break,” said Cosmo, who last competed in the series at Sonoma in April. “Unfortunately, we haven’t had the opportunity to test but hopefully we can make progress through the weekend.”
 
Eliminated in an early-race incident in the first race of the Sonoma weekend, Cosmo and Cagnazzi came back to place fourth in the competitive Pro-Am class in the Sunday event.
 
Now, the pair are looking forward to being in podium contention on the historic Virginia layout.
 
“VIR is one of my favorite tracks,” said Cosmo, who won in his second Michelin Pilot Challenge (then Grand-Am Cup) race in 2003. “It’s a place that really offers some great racing, so it’s going to be an exciting weekend. I’m ready to get back in action.”
 
“One of the very first races I did in Grand-Am was at VIR, and I won with Mark Plummer with BGB Motorsports,” Cosmo said. “I also had success there in Daytona Prototypes with Finlay Motorsports and (Daytona 500 winner) Michael McDowell, along with a few podiums in ALMS competition.”
 
Cagnazzi is looking forward to racing at VIR, coming off a very successful second day of action at Sonoma.
 
“Chris loves VIR – it’s a track he really enjoys – and we should have a good time there,” Cosmo said. “He raced there in Ferrari Challenge, and we ran together there last year in SRO, which was basically a learning experience.”
 
After starting at the back of the pack for the opening GT American race of the Sonoma weekend, Cagnazzi worked his way back to finish ninth in class and 16th overall. He had better luck on Sunday, starting on the pole and finishing second.
 
GT4 America qualifying will be held on Saturday at 10:40 a.m. (all times ET), with Race 1 at 4:05 p.m. Saturday and Race 2 at 10:55 a.m. on Sunday. The two GT America races are Saturday at 12:10 p.m. and Sunday at 8:45 a.m.