Frankie Montecalvo

Frankie Montecalvo

Date of Birth: December 28th, 1990
Residence: Highlands, NJ, US

Frankie Montecalvo made his racing debut in 2008 by entering various club and historic events. Contrary to traditional driver progression, Montecalvo drove a race car before ever setting foot in a shifter kart. The young driver’s passion and commitment to racing was demonstrated when he chose to race at Watkins Glen instead of attending his high school graduation. The New Jersey native is now in his fifth season of piloting race cars.

Montecalvo competed in the 2009 Grand-Am Koni-Challenge, partnered with pro-driver Gunnar Jeannette. Together, the duo snagged two top-10 finishes including their best finish of seventh place at Mid-Ohio. Multimatic Motorsports presented Montecalvo with the opportunity to join the development team for the Boss 302R Mustang and to drive in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Challenge for a full season in 2010. That same season, after 20 minutes in a prototype, Montecalvo became a participant in the Cooper Tire Prototype Lites Series. By the 4th race, he took first place at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.

In 2011, he stepped up to the top level in ALMS and promptly recorded a second place at the Sebring 12 Hours. Driving for CORE Autosport, Montecalvo also claimed second place in the driver championship for LMPC class and his team won the championship. Broadening his horizons, Montecalvo and Jeannette teamed up for a WEC campaign in a Ferrari 458 in 2012. Montecalvo made his debut at the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans in France. In 2013, Montecalvo rejoined Multimatic Motorsports to contest the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class in the #16 Aston Martin Vantage V8, co-driving with Nick Mancuso.

When not advancing his racing career, Montecalvo takes full advantage of the waterfront life in New Jersey. He is an avid boater who enjoys jet skiing, wake-boarding, snowboarding, ski diving and restoring cars. Physical fitness, strength and health training are also amongst his hobbies.

 

Career highlights:

  • 2012 – Drove a Ferrari 458 in a campaign in the WEC GTE-AM class, was also recognized as one of the most notable rookies of 2012 during the 24 Hour of Le Mans.
  • 2011 – Drove the CORE #05 LMPC car, finished second in 2011 driver points, won team championship
  • 2010 – Joined the development team for the Boss 302R Mustang, Ford Multimatic Motorsport Team
  • 2010 – 1st place finish in IMSA Lites at Miller Motorsports Park
  • 2010 – 3rd place finish in LMPC at Mosport
  • 2009 – Two 3rd place finishes in Historic Rolex Endurance Series
  • 2008 – Started his professional racing career

 

Follow Frankie on Twitter @FMontecalvo

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