Racer Emilio di Guida Dies Suddenly
This past Saturday the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM race car veteran Emilio di Guida (50) died suddenly while jogging near his house. According to a report from John Dagys (SportsCar365.com) the Florida resident suffered from a heart attack.
In 2013 di Guida and IndyCar pilot Sebastien Bourdais teamed up for the 8Star Motorsports’ Corvette DP program. They raced at the Laguna Seca and Lime Rock Park, winning 2 top-5 finishes in 6 starts. In the last 3 years di Guida also came away with two GTC class victories in 2012. (NBCsports)
A heavy competitor in the United States of America as well as his native Venezuela, he was a Venezuelan GT Junior champion in 1994 before he began hitting the serious race tracks in America. These include tracks such as the Chrysler Neon Cup, the Fiat Palio Cup, the Mustang Cup, the Chevrolet Corse and the Aveo cup, di Guida also finished second in the 2007 Colombian Endurance Championship. (FOXsports)
Having recently participated in the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway this past January, di Guida had been planning to compete later this year in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. He is survived by his wife, Carla.