Perfect Weather with crystal blue skies, cool nights and daytime temps in the 70s was the backdrop at Lime Rock Park for the International GT inaugural visit to the historic and scenic track.
Blue Skies, Big Smiles and Huge Crowds at Lime Rock Park on Memorial Day Weekend
One of the largest spectator crowds in recent years celebrated the Memorial Weekend Classic at Speed Tour, which features Trans Am, SVRA and International GT. The prime viewing areas on the grassy hills and paddock areas were full with enthusiastic fans, picnics, car clubs and campers.Ted Giovanis leads Guy Cosmo around LRP. Both beautiful Team TGM cars campaign on behalf of the JKTGFoundation.org…check it out, they are doing fantastic work in the medical field!!
Close qualifying times set up the 60 minute enduro on Saturday. Series regular TED GIOVANIS in his Team TGM Porsche 3.8 liter car with co-driver HUGE PLUMB took his first overall win in International GT competition!
Congratulations Ted and Team TGM!!
GUY COSMO also ran with International GT at Lime Rock in his AMG G14, putting in some test laps.
Finishing a close second on Saturday was PAUL REISMAN, Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy 3.8 liter #75, followed by his son, JOHN REISMAN in his Stuttgart Cup 3.4 liter Cayman #5, both prepared by Hudson Historics. The Reismans have been long time sponsors of International GT with Pacifico, Costa Rica and The Interlaken Inn. The INTERLAKEN INN is a charming country resort nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires and just a few miles from Lime Rock Park. Thanks to Paul and John for their support of International GT!Enduro podium in the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy category. Overall race winners Ted Giovanis with co-driver Hugh Plumb, second Paul Reisman and rounding out the podium, Mark and Joe Boden.
Katz’s in his #113 Porsche had a great run in Monday’s sprint races as did fellow New Yorker, Ian Darcy #98. International GT welcomed Williams #14 who had a great outing in the enduro and first sprint and plans to return soon.
Another father and son duo, MARK and JOSEPH BODEN, teamed up for Saturday’s enduro classic filling the third step on the Mission Foods 3.8 liter podium.
Mark and Joseph Boden continued their winning ways on Monday with first and second place finishes in both sprint races. Joseph has continued to impress coming in on Saturday to qualify and race with very competitive times while Dad celebrated overall wins in both international GT and Trans Am.
International GT welcomed local drivers STEVE KATZ #113 and IAN DARCY #98 to the Memorial Day Celebration. Both call Lime Rock Park their home track and joined International GT for the first time in the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy 3.6 category. Local track knowledge contributed to them seriously challenging for overall honors in the two sprint races on Monday, finishing first and second respectively in the 3.6 liter class.
2017 Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy Champion John Mauro coached newcomer MICHAEL WILLIAMS to podium finishes in the enduro and sprint race 1, in a Musante Motorsports prepared Porsche 3.6 liter.
The very popular podium extras went to Michael Williams for the Speedcom Communications merchandise certificate (right) and the Speed Demon winner was Ted Giovanis. Our thanks go to these series partners.
International GT enjoyed special guests from the “DRIVE IT FORWARD” program which helps to raise money for deserving charities. Partnering with Neil Saffer of Saffer & Company Auctioneers and Charity Events, the program donates VIP International GT race experiences which include weekend passes, tours and pace car rides. The Frankel Family, Barry, Maureen and Jack, traveled from Boca Raton, Florida after their winning auction bid at the Chiera Foundation event a few weeks earlier. Their generous bid helped to send kids with cancer to Camp Boggy Creek, part of Nick’s Camp. The “Drive It Forward” campaign historically raises more than $60,000 annually for a number of different children and community charities.
Round 5 of the 2019 International GT Season at Mid Ohio, June 20-23
Round 5 of the 2019 International GT season will return to Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, June 20-23. This is one of the most anticipated events of the season. To enter click below. If you have any questions please contact Julie Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770)380-7770.