ESM’s home track heroes

July 5, 2013

ESM’s home track heroes

July 5, 2013

_RD41973For Extreme Speed Motorsports’ Scott Sharp and Guy Cosmo, this weekend’s race at Lime Rock Park is a homecoming.

Sharp was raised in nearby Norwalk, Conn., approximately two hours south of the facility. Sharp’s memories of the track include being a racer and spectator. He watched his father, Bob Sharp, race at the historic track and then from behind the wheel, the younger Sharp found success in SCCA, Trans-AM and IMSA. Sharp looks to add another Lime Rock win to his résumé. In 2008, Sharp and then co-driver David Brabham were the overall event winners in their Tequila Patrón-sponsored Acura LMP2.

sharpy_P2Cosmo is a native of Long Island, N.Y. From his first kart race, Cosmo was a staple at Lime Rock Park during his early racing years. He is looking to settle a score with the track after last year’s abrupt end in turn seven aboard the GT Ferrari.

The Long Beach Grand Prix P2 winners are looking to add to their victory tally in Connecticut this weekend.

“I’m very excited to get back to Lime Rock; I cut my racing teeth there. I followed my dad around ever since I was six months old. I watched many of his races and ran all of my early races there. It just feels so comfortable. It feels like home,” Sharp said.

“It should be a good weekend for us. We spent time testing and working to get the cars ready. I’m proud of the team and our growth with the P2 car during this break. I’m excited. I feel we should be close and very quick. I’m really looking forward to getting into the car this week and hoping for a great result.

“We have a lot of friends and family coming out, both myself and Guy. We always have such great support from the fans. It would be huge for us as a team to win the race, not only for our fans, but for Patrón. We’re looking to show all the work that we’ve been doing this season and especially these last couple of months. We have a lot of high hopes for the rest of the season and Lime Rock is the perfect place to kick that off.

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