SEBRING, FL (Friday, March 15, 2024)— With temperatures hitting the high 80s at race time, Team TGM’s #46 took a fourth-place finish in the GS in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge today at Sebring International Raceway.

Matt Plumb and Paul Holton drove to finish just off the podium, with Plumb taking over the unofficial championship points lead with today’s result.

The race was a tale of opposites, with three lengthy cautions in the first hour and going caution-free for the second hour.

“Our goal is always to win the championship, and this year is no different,” said Team TGM owner/driver Ted Giovanis.  

“It’s obviously a long season ahead but leading the points is a huge motivator going into Laguna Seca in May.”

The sister car driven by Giovanis and Hugh Plumb came home second in the Bronze class and continues to lead that championship.

Next up is round three of the championship at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway on May 10-12, 2024 

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Ted Giovanis

“I think the start of the race was actually pretty good. I was staying close to the field. I made a couple of little mistakes in the first few laps but stuck to the pack and drove a lot of consistent laps. We got a bit of an advantage with the long caution as we moved back up to the pack which gave us more options for strategy. We topped off with fuel and then came in a few laps later to change drivers. I’m happy I hung with the group and raced some consistent laps.”


Hugh Plumb

“The race was good. We went out on the lead lap but just got held up a bit in pit lane. I think my crew did a great job. Then we came back in for fuel, and there was a big stackup in pit lane. My guy gave me the one finger, which means lane one is clear however, there was a car in lane two and it just got really tight right in the middle of pit lane. I guess IMSA viewed it as an unsafe release. I’m not going to blame anyone, it was just part of racing. I’m super proud of the guys.Our objective this year is to win the Bronze Championship and win the GS overall championship. I think the #46 car did a great job finishing in the top five, Ted did an equally great job staying on the lead lap, and now we move on to California.”

Matt Plumb

“So fourth place today for the Team TGM Aston Martin Vantage, I think it was what we had in this car today. It was a really good car. A really good co-driver in Paul Holton, he kept the car clean and moved it to the front. We showed some pace there at the end and on old tires. We were able to move through the field and make up some distance to the leaders. Congratulations to the team. Everyone did a great job today.”

Paul Holton

“We had a slightly different pit strategy. We chose to come in really early to just take tires the first time. Then, there were a bunch of yellows during the middle of the race with a big crash and debris. We spent a lot of time driving around to protect the tires so I could give Matt the best car possible while saving as much fuel as possible. The way the strategy worked out, we ended up coming out of the pits in about 12th or 13th place, and Matt absolutely drove through the field. I am so grateful to Ted and Kristina for giving me this opportunity to be here with Team TGM.”


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.