SEBRING, FL (Thursday, March 17, 2022) – With both Team TGM Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsports finishing in the top ten at today’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 race, team owner/driver Ted Giovanis and co-driver Owen Trinkler unofficially take over the points lead in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

In a caution-filled race with very little long-stint racing, Hugh and Matt Plumb in the #46 finished sixth followed, but Giovanis and Trinkler in the #64 in seventh.

After only the team’s second outing with the new Porsches, Ted Giovanis explained, “We’re still learning the car and adjusting to fit our team strategy, but we couldn’t be happier with the outcome from the first two events of the season. We have learned that these Caymans really come into their pace on longer runs which we didn’t have today, yet we still finished both cars in the top ten.”

Giovanis experienced a bit of the “Luck of the Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day gambling on a slash of fuel in the last caution period that would literally take him to the finish and nothing more. “We had our fingers crossed and a few four-leaf clovers on the pit stand, hoping that we would get to the checkered on fuel.”

As Giovanis and Trinkler take over the points lead, Hugh and Matt Plumb in the sister car move into fourth place in a tightly contested championship battle.

Next up is the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 on May 30th.

Team TGM grabs another podium finish and strong points haul in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (Saturday, July 13, 2024) - Team TGM continued its championship charge today at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with another podium for Matt Plumb and Paul Holton extending the team’s points lead in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship....

Gallery: CTMP Race Day

Another brilliant day of points for Team TGM as the team extends its overall championship lead as well as the Bronze Cup. We have all the pics from a big day at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.Ted Giovanis the author FOCUS FORWARD: Life lessons from racing Life comes at...

Gallery: CTMP Friday Practice

Kicking off the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with Team TGM's IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Aston Martin Vantage GT4 machines for Friday practice.Ted Giovanis the author FOCUS FORWARD: Life lessons from racing Life comes at you fast when you’re traveling...

Ted Giovanis

“It was a great points day for us. I was a bit apprehensive about following up our finish in Daytona, which was a great start to the season but this one we held on – we had a good strategy. We stubbed our toes on the pit strategy, but things worked out. We had a great points day for us and for Matt and Hugh.”

 

Owen Trinkler

“That was a great run for us at Sebring; I love coming here. I’ve won in the past at this track, and it’s great to get a good run for TGM. Ted did a great job in his stint, kept the car clean like we’ve always talked about, and lady luck is riding with us a little bit, so now we are leading the points.
“We might have gotten a bit more in the finish, but I was thinking points, and we are out of here with the lead, and I’m so happy for Ted.”
“We’ll keep riding this momentum from Daytona and now leaving Sebring. We’ll look forward to Laguna.”

 

Hugh Plumb

“I feel like my stint was a lot of single-file following around. I didn’t make up any positions because it was so much yellow running. I think the crew did an amazing job on my stop and Matt drove an amazing race getting us back up to sixth and I’m super happy with that. Two sixths should help us points-wise. I’m really pleased with the TGM guys and the guys on the box making good calls.”

Matt Plumb

“Nobody is really happy with a sixth-place finish. First of all, it is a really competitive field so finishing sixth in this field is not bad by any stretch of the imagination. Points are points, and we are going to keep grinding them out. If it’s sixth or fifth, it doesn’t matter as long as the people in front of us are not scoring those points, we’ll be there at the end, and it’s a long game.”

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.