Flying Lizard on Pole at Road America

Spencer Pumpelly set a new track record with a lap time of 2:11.931.

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – Flying Lizard Motorsports qualified 1st and 5th in GTC for tomorrow's American Le Mans Series race at Road America. Spencer Pumpelly, who will co-drive with Nelson Canache Jr. in the No 45 Venezuela / eSilicon Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, was able to take the top position and set a new track record with a lap time of 2:11.931. Dion von Moltke qualified the No 44 PR Newswire / eSilicon Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which he will share with Seth Neiman, in 5th place with a lap time of 2:12.844.

#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Nelson Canache, Spencer Pumpelly
#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Nelson Canache, Spencer Pumpelly

Photo by: Michael Tan

With only two 1-hour practice sessions during the race weekend, setup time was extremely limited. The team struggled during practice yesterday but made significant changes to the setup of each car and found additional speed for the qualifying session.

Dion spoke about those changes, adding, "Our engineers have done a great job to really improve the car overnight, and both setups were spot on for qualifying. I know that it was one of the best cars that I've ever had in qualifying and I am sure that Spencer would say the same! Considering we had less track time than usual we had to play catch up, but learned a lot very quickly and had a great car today and a great race car for tomorrow."

Spencer elaborated, "My co-driver Nelson has done a great job this weekend as has the Flying Lizard team. The car was decent yesterday but I wasn't able to put a lap together. The changes were a huge improvement though and today's lap was as good as could be across the board. I'm very proud of the team and the results we achieved today, hopefully we can continue at the same level tomorrow."

The 2013 Orion Energy Systems 245 gets the green flag at 2:00pm CDT on Sunday, August 11th. The race will be broadcast live in the United States on ABC from 2:00pm to 5:00pm CDT and online on ESPN3.com and ALMS.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Spencer Pumpelly , Seth Neiman , Dion von Moltke , Nelson Canache
Teams Flying Lizard Motorsports
Article type Qualifying report
Tags alms, canache jr, neiman, porsche, pumpelly, road america, von moltke