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Frankie Montecalvo
Frank Montecalvo
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1990-12-28) December 28, 1990 (age 31)
Highlands, New Jersey, United States
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2014
Current teamAIM Vasser Sullivan
Car number12
Former teamsScuderia Corsa
Alex Job Racing
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports
Wins1
Podiums10
Poles2
Previous series
2010-2011
2015-2017
American Le Mans Series
Pirelli World Challenge
Championship titles
2015Pirelli World Challenge - GTA Class

Frank "Frankie" Montecalvo (born December 28, 1990) is an American racing driver who currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.[1]

Early life

A native of Highlands, New Jersey, Montecalvo attended high school at St. John Vianney High School.[2]

Career

In 2012, Montecalvo took part in his first 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving for Luxury Racing in the GTE Am class.[3] The team failed to finish the race, retiring with crash damage after 146 laps. Montecalvo returned to Le Mans in 2014, replacing Enzo Potolicchio in the 8 Star Motorsports GTE Am entry.[4] In 2015 Montecalvo won the GTA class of the Pirelli World Challenge.[5]

Prior to the 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Montecalvo joined AIM Vasser Sullivan in the GTD class, driving alongside Townsend Bell.[6] Montecalvo scored his first IMSA victory in August 2020 at Road America.[7]

Personal life

As of October 2020, Montecalvo is not a professional racing driver, working a day job at his family's recycling business.[8]

Racing record

Complete American Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2010 Genoa Racing LMPC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet 6.2L LS3 V8 SEB LBH LGA UTA LIM MDO
5
ELK
5
MOS
3
PET
5
16th 37
2011 CORE Autosport LMPC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet 6.2L LS3 V8 SEB
2
LBH
4
LIM
5
MOS
2
MDO
6
ELK
3
BAL
3
LGA
4
PET
5

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2014 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet 6.2L LS3 V8 DAY
4
SEB
9
LGA
4
KAN
4
WGL
3
IMS
5
ELK
7
VIR
8
COT
4
PET
3
4th 255
2017 Alex Job Racing GTD Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2L V10 DAY
6
SEB
15
LBH COT DET WGL
14
MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET
6
32nd 83
2018 Scuderia Corsa GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 Ferrari F154CB 3.9L Turbo V8 DAY
5
SEB
17
COT DET WGL
10
MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA
9
PET
5
17th 109
2019 AIM Vasser Sullivan GTD Lexus RC F GT3 Lexus 5.0L V8 DAY
2
SEB
9
MDO
5
DET
3
WGL
9
MOS
3
LIM
13
ELK
9
VIR
7
LGA
11
PET
11
8th 236
2020 AIM Vasser Sullivan GTD Lexus RC F GT3 Lexus 5.0L V8 DAY
12
DAY
2
SEB
5
ELK
1
VIR
10
ATL
5
MDO
10
CLT PET
8
LGA
8
SEB
9
13th 223
2021 Vasser Sullivan Racing GTD Lexus RC F GT3 Lexus 5.0L V8 DAY
13
SEB
6
MDO
2
DET
5
WGL
11
WGL
2
LIM
10
ELK
6
LGA
10
LBH
13
VIR
13
PET
3
8th 2538
2022 VasserSullivan GTD Lexus RC F GT3 Toyota 2UR 5.0 L V8 DAY
15
SEB
7
LBH
3
LGA
8
MDO
3
DET
4
WGL
16
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
PET
-* 0*

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 France Luxury Racing Germany Pierre Ehret
United States Gunnar Jeannette
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE Am 146 DNF DNF
2014 United States 8 Star Motorsports Italy Gianluca Roda
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE Am 330 21st 4th

References

  1. ^ "Frank Montecalvo - IMSA". imsa.com. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Champion Race Car Driver Still Calls Highlands Home". tworivertimes.com. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Interview: Gunnar Jeannette and Frank Montecalvo". 24h-lemans.com. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Enzo Potolicchio out, Frankie Montecalvo in for 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans". us.motorsport.com. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Montecalvo, Thompson Win GTA/GTC Championships". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo Join AIM VASSER SULLIVAN". imsa.com. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo Victorious in Lexus RC F GT3 at Road America". prnewswire.com. 3 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Montecalvo Juggling Work, Race Life Balance". sportscar365.com. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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