DRIVER DOWNLOAD: Frank Gannett

1 July 2020

Frank Gannett has been part of World Challenge Competition since 2017 with Ian Lacy Racing. He returns with the team for the 2020 season, piloting the #24 Ford Mustang GT4 in Sprint. Read more about Frank below in his Driver Download!

 

QUICK FACTS

Team: Ian Lacy Racing
Car: Ford Mustang GT4

Age: 62
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Birthday: October 24
Favorite Track: Watkins Glen International
Daily Driver: Jaguar 2020 I-Pace 
Dream Car: Retro mod GT 350 Mustang
Racing Hero: Anyone driving F1 in the early years
Favorite Food: Sword Fish
Favorite Hobby: Scuba Diving
Occupation: Running G3 Racing
Favorite Vacation Spot: I live here now!
Pet Names: Ginger / Toy Schnauzer (my new boss)
First Car: Toyota Carola Wagon/ surf mobile  
Favorite Movie: The Last Samurai
Favorite TV Show: MayBerry

DEEP DIVE

What have you been doing in your extra free time with quarantine?
Training my new Puppy and Gardening.

How did you get into racing?
I ran the Skip Barber east coast series long ago.

What is your favorite racing memory?
Running second in a formula ford at Sebring and out braking the leader for the win! My Grandfather was there to see it happen!

What is the story behind your helmet design?
Just a logo with an Indian style look.

Something interesting about you or a hidden talent?
I sponsor an elephant at " The Elephant Sanctuar in Tennessee.

If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would it be and why?
I'd have some tuff questions for any politician brave enough to eat my cooking!

We’ll be back racing at VIR soon, what are you looking forward to most?
I get the most enjoyment from the team aspect whether it's us or another team. I’ve missed being able to visit with those I haven't seen in a while and obviously getting back into the car at a famous venue will get the adrenaline going!!

Tell us about your relationship with Ian Lacy Racing and the improvement of the Mustang into 2020.

Ian is a good friend with lots of racing experience over many years. We're both Ford people and love mustangs for which he has built one for TC racing a few years ago from the ground up. He doesn't tell me everything he works on, but I do know when that car goes out on track it's better than anything another team presents.