Flying Lizard to Field Two Porsches in GT2 for the 2006 ALMS Season
January 9, 2006 - Sonoma, CA - Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today its racing plans for the 2006 season. For the third consecutive year, the Sonoma-based privateer team will field two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs in the GT2 category in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The team will compete in the entire 10-race ALMS season, starting with the Mobil Twelve Hours of Sebring in March and finishing in October with the ALMS season finale.
For the 2006 season, drivers Johannes van Overbeek and Jon Fogarty will again pair up in the team's No. 45 Porsche, looking to best their 2005 third in class finish. Sister car No. 44 will host three drivers: Seth Neiman will be paired for four races with his partner from the last two seasons, Lonnie Pechnik, and for four races with Darren Law. All three will drive together at the two longer races (Sebring and Petit Le Mans). Law ran with the Lizards in the No. 45 car for the full 2004 season and two races in 2005.
The Lizards also welcome a new addition to the team this year. Stefan Pfeiffer will join the team for the 2006 season, working with Flying Lizard crew chief Tommy Sadler and chief engineer Craig Watkins. The highly experienced engineer moves to the Lizards after serving as crew chief for the Petersen/White Lightning team for the last two years.
"In our first two years of competition, we finished in the top three in the Drivers and Team Championships: second in 2004 and third in 2005. We will do everything in our power in 2006 to fight for the GT2 championship," said crew chief Tommy Sadler. "This year we'll be bringing back both of our 2005 Porsches. We have about twelve weeks before Sebring to refresh, prep and livery both cars, do some pre-season testing, and get the team ready for the season. We're looking forward to being back on track with the ALMS in what should shape up to be a competitive GT2 field again in 2006."
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
Flying Lizard competes in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The No. 44 and No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs are running the entire 2006 ALMS 10-race season.
Flying Lizard was founded in 2003; and finished second in class in both Drivers' and Team points in the 2004 ALMS championship and third in class in 2005.
The team is managed by six principals: drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Lonnie Pechnik and Seth Neiman; chief engineer Craig Watkins; crew chief Tommy Sadler; and team manager Eric Ingraham. Visit the team website at www.lizardms.com