BRASELTON, GA (Tuesday, May 7, 2024) – Team TGM is off to one of its best race seasons, leading the points in the overall IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship with Matt Plumb, No. 46, the Bronze Cup points with Ted Giovanis and Hugh Plumb, No. 64 as well as the championship’s team points battle.

This weekend they have the opportunity to further boost that tally when they head to the famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for round three of the 2024 championship.

Having spent all of 2023 in the Aston Martin Vantage machines, the team has adapted and developed the iconic British marque and is reaping the rewards in 2024.  

“We now have a full season in the Astons, and it’s showing in results,” said team owner and driver Ted Giovanis.

“We will continue to build on the points for both the Driver and Team Championships with the No. 46 and 64 and the Bronze Cup Championship for car No. 64.

“WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca hasn’t been kind to us the past several years, but we won there in our championship season in 2018, and we know how to get around the place quickly.”

WHAT:
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, Round Three of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 (All Pacific Times)
10:25 – 11:25: Practice #1
4:05 – 5:05: Practice #2
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024
8:40 – 8:55: GS Qualifying
1:00 – 2:00: Pre-race activities, Open Grid, Fan Walk, Formation Laps
2:00 – 4:00: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge – 2 hours

HOW TO WATCH:
Watch live and on-demand on Peacock

HOW TO LISTEN: 
IMSA radio – http://imsaradio.com

HOW TO ATTEND:
Tickets available at https://www.countyofmonterey.gov/government/government-links/weathertech-raceway

FOLLOW TEAM TGM:
Twitter: @GoTeamTGM
Instagram: @Team_TGM
Facebook: @TeamTGM

Gallery: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca race day

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Gallery: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Friday

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Video: Sebring Crew Cam

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Ted Giovanis

“It’s always great to head to the West Coast for the Laguna Seca event, but it’s doubly sweet when Team TGM is bringing in a triple lead in the different points championships. We have worked hard the past 18 months to expand our knowledge of the Aston Martin Vantages and develop the race cars to fit Team TGM’s style and consistently finish on the podium. Our team knows how to win championships, and between the driver lineup, the guys in pit lane, and the unequaled race strategy from Joe Varde and John Terry, we couldn’t be happier with the way things are going this season so far.”

 

Hugh Plumb

“Laguna Seca is, for sure, one of my top places to visit on the schedule. It’s an iconic US track, and it’s always great to visit the Monterey Bay area. It’s been a little while since I last had a win at Laguna Seca but I’m looking to add to TGM‘s list of accomplishments at the circuit this weekend. It’s always tricky with the lack of grip at this place, but it makes for interesting and usually exciting racing. Team TGM has had such a strong start to the season, our team seems to be working well together and looking forward to adding to the success in our championship.”

Matt Plumb

“It’s been a great start to the season with two good finishes and holding the championship points lead. We made a change to add Paul Holton as my co-driver at Sebring. Paul will be in the #46 Team TGM Aston Martin Vantage again at Laguna Seca next week, and we’re both looking forward to it. We have driven together for many years in the past, have good chemistry, and know what each of our strengths are which is important. Consistency is going to win the championship, and that’s what we are focused on, but every weekend the goal is to maximize what we have. Hopefully, that is a win at Laguna!”

Paul Holton

“I’m excited to be back driving with Matt and Team TGM in the No. 46 Aston Martin this weekend at Laguna Seca. We had a pretty good run at Sebring so I am aiming to do my part to keep Matt and the team at the top of the points. It has been a few years since I last raced at Laguna Seca in a 720S GT3 in the Weathertech Championship, so this weekend will be a little different experience. I also won a championship there in an Audi TCR car a few years earlier. I’m looking forward to driving this track now with the repave. It’s always been an incredible circuit, but with the new asphalt, it should be an epic challenge and much more fun to drive.”

 

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.