Monterey, CA (Thursday, May 11, 2023) It’s been a big week for the Giovanis family and the JKTG Foundation. Most don’t know that the leading cause of death is not any one kind of cancer, but it’s in the metastasizing or spreading of the cancer.
With that in mind, Ted Goivanis has pledged $35 million to Johns Hopkins University Hospital to research metastatic cancer.
“This week has been a long time in the making. We have worked closely with Johns Hopkins University Hospital in the past and are so proud to announce the $35 million donation to cancer research – this will be a huge step in changing lives.
“I’m also very close to releasing my second book, but all that important work aside, this week is about one of my favorite race tracks at Laguna Seca.
“Last year was not great for us, but I think this course is suited to the Aston Martin. We are expecting a good run at Laguna.”
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120
Friday, May 12, 2023
10:25- 11:25: Practice 1
2:10-3:10: Practice 2
Saturday, May 13, 2023
11:20-11:35: GS Qualifying
3:30-4:10: Pre-race ceremonies, open grid/fan walk
4:20-4:30: Formation Laps
4:30-6:30: Race – 2 hours
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“The team has had success here before and we expect the same this weekend.
“We’re getting to know the Aston Martins better, and with a couple of races under our belt, we think this course is good for our chassis.
“The long straights up and down the corkscrew should work well for the Aston Martin.”
“Laguna is one of my favorite tracks. The climb up to the corkscrew and the esses coming down are some of the most iconic portions of any track in the US.
“We’ve had great success here and plan to continue. It’s a huge week for Ted and Kristina, and we want that spirit to continue through this weekend.”
“I’m so proud to be associated with Team TGM and team owner Ted Giovanis. Going into Laguna Seca on this major announcement of Ted’s commitment to cancer research is phenomenal.
“Team TGM and everyone associated with this team continues to focus on the great success which we have had here in the past. We’re all looking forward to giving Ted and Kristina a great finish this weekend.”
“It’s been a big week for Ted and I want to congratulate him and Kristina on their announcement of the donation to Johns Hopkins University Hospital; it’s life changing!
“Racing and entertainment are important and a great relief for everyone, but it’s days like these that we are grateful for people like Ted who contribute to the bigger picture.
“The team is focused on Laguna and contributing to the positive momentum of the week. Team TGM has had success at this track, and we are going to do all we can to finish this outstanding week on a high note.”
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.