BRASELTON, GA (Wednesday, October 11, 2023) – Ted Giovanis and Team TGM are set for a huge week to finish off the 2023 Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship – racing on their home track and also launching Giovanis’ new book – FOCUS FORWARD, Life lessons from Racing.
Giovanis will again join forces this week at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with regular teammate Owen Trinkler aboard the No.64 Aston Martin Vantage GT4, while Hugh and Matt Plumb will pilot the No.46 entry.
Team TGM is located just a stone’s throw away from Road Atlanta, with a number of the team’s crew based here in Atlanta.
Giovanis’ new book will officially go on sale on November 9, but is now available for pre-order. The 48-chapter book features key life lessons Giovanis has learned throughout his three-decade career in the sport.
“This book accounts the accomplishments of my life in racing terms,” Giovanis said.
“I’ve always had a can-do attitude in life, and this book shows many of my life’s lessons gained at the race track.
“We are coming into the season finale with nothing to lose. This is our home track, and we know it well. We are only looking for podium finishes on Friday.
FOCUS FORWARD, Life Lessons from Racing can be purchased on-site at Road Atlanta from the Styled Aesthetic merchandise outlet at the track.
FOX Factory 120 – 10th round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
2:30-3:30: Practice 1
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
1:15 – 2:15: Practice 2
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:50-9:05: GS Qualifying
12:25-2:25: FOX Factory 150 race
HOW TO WATCH:
Watch live and on-demand on Peacock
HOW TO LISTEN:
IMSA radio – http://imsaradio.com
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“As our home track, we always expect the best at Road Atlanta. We actually drive our race cars to/from our shop to the track for this event.
“I have been very focused on the book’s release in early November. FOCUS FORWARD is a passion project for me. I can’t say how much I appreciate the relationships I’ve created through motorsports and the lessons I’ve learned.
“I hope that passion comes through in the book.”
“We tested at Road Atlanta recently and gained some good information. Obviously, we know the track well, but we are still learning the Aston Martin Vantage this year.
“Having the home track advantage makes a difference; however, balance of performance comes into play with the series.”
“At Team TGM, we consider Road Atlanta our home track. We haven’t felt the home track advantage in the past couple of years, so it’s our time. As we wind down another season, I’m grateful to Ted and Kristina Giovanis for the opportunity to race for them. Every race, our goal is to win but to finish the season with successful results is even more important with the hard work everyone on the team has put in this year.”
“A schedule conflict prohibited me from taking part in the testing last month but the team came back with some great data on setup and information for our race strategy.
“The trick will be racing from daytime into night. That is something they did not get to practice at the test as all the running was in the heat of the day. The car changes can be fairly dramatic with the evening hours cooling down significantly.
“The team will be busy keeping up with the car and track’s evolution throughout the four hours.”
Ted Giovanis the author
FOCUS FORWARD: Life lessons from racing
Life comes at you fast when you’re traveling 180 miles per hour. For Ted Giovanis, it’s also where you can learn the most valuable lessons. Since becoming a race car driver three decades ago at age forty-six—a ride that is still in overdrive—Giovanis has discovered how the tools of racing and the teamwork within it are applicable to life and business. In forty-eight motivating and, at times, exhilarating chapters, he shares his experience and knowledge.