ELKHART LAKE, WI (Saturday, August 6, 2022) – On a day when Trinkler No.64 led many laps in the middle of the race with a dominant car and Matt Plumb No.46 held second equally for many laps, the Team TGM duo of Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport’s experienced some unlucky timing of yellows but held on to bring both cars home in the top ten.

It was a race brimming with caution periods equaling 90 minutes of the 4-hour race. Hugh Plumb was strong at the start and drove the No.46 car from sixth on the grid through to second place.

Ted Giovanis started the No.64 and completed his stint before handing over to Owen Trinkler.

“My stint was fairly caution-filled. There was some really aggressive driving out there for the beginning of an enduro, but thankfully we were able to avoid all the chaos,” said team owner and driver Ted Giovanis.

“We planned to be a bit off strategy with the No.64, pitting early, and once Owen was in the car, he was incredible; he absolutely charged through the pack, so we know we had fast Porsches. Owen led for quite some time, and Matt and Hugh in the No.46 also ran very strong up to second for many laps.”

“In the last 90 minutes of the race, we had a couple of yellows that did not fall in our favor, and track position is so important on such a long circuit. I’m proud of the entire team for getting us the two top ten finishes. With a little luck, we had the cars to be on the podium, but it feels good to finish both cars, and we’ll take that confidence to VIR.”

Next race, VIRginia International Raceway, August 26-27

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Ted Giovanis

“We had a couple of good runs, not as good as we wanted. I think with our car, I had a good start, held on to the pack, and we had help with two yellows that were pretty long. Unfortunately for the people that were involved in them. I nailed the restarts and turned the car over to Owen in a pretty good position, close to the top ten. He took it and leveraged it. He was in first place for a while Hugh in the 46 car did really well. He worked his way up to second when they pitted. Matt got in and was in first for a while. The cars were running together at the end somewhere around 8th and 10th, but all in all, it was a good day for us; we have two clean cars and can take them onto the next race.”

 

Owen Trinkler

“It was good to have Ted back in the seat this weekend. We missed him at Lime Rock when he got sick before the race there. Overall he did his job today, kept the car clean, did what he needed to do, and ran some good laps there for himself. We just need to go back on the drawing board a bit. I think our fueling is taking too long. We led a bunch today on older tires when the other guys had newer tires, so I knew we had a fast car. We really drove through the field to third, then a couple others pitted, and we got the lead. Once we got the lead, we held onto it for a while. But just some long pit stops with the fuel restrictor set us back and just trying to drive back through the field. But if we had the track position we did earlier, I think we would have been on the podium for sure or had won this race. Overall a good result for the team, especially how the last few races have been, and we’ll go to my home track in Virginia and kick some butt there. I love it there and looking forward to going to VIR in a couple weeks.”

 

Hugh Plumb

“We have lots of positive momentum to take away from Road America. As always the crew did a great job. Today, track position was not our friend. We ran out front a bunch and both cars were fast, everybody executed, what more can you say. We’ve progressed and that’s a good thing.”

Matt Plumb

“Momentum is great, and we will take a finish considering the last few rounds have gone for us, but at the end of the day eighth and tenth, TGM deserves better. I think as a group we will be better. We’re coming off some rough times with bad luck and it’s tough to get back on track, no pun intended. To get everybody’s confidence back and get everybody doing business the way they know it should be done, myself included – as great. When everybody just relaxes, and we work out some of the kinks, we’ll be right back at the top. The car was fast, we had great pit stops as far as tire changes, we just had some refueling issues.”

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.