Flying Lizard qualifies 3rd and 7th for Oak Tree GP

Missed tire pressure targets left Flying Lizard with 3rd and 7th places on the grid.

October 4, 2013 – Alton, Virginia
In today's 15-minute GTC qualifying session at Virginia International Raceway, Flying Lizard took the 3rd and 7th place positions in class. Spencer Pumpelly, who will be sharing the Venezuela / eSilicon No 45 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with Nelson Canache Jr., turned in a 1:52.621 lap, just one hundredth of a second off of 2nd place and four tenths from pole. Dion von Moltke had qualifying duties in the PR Newswire / eSilicon No 44 car and completed a 1:53.507 lap, which will put Seth Neiman in the 7th place starting position on the grid. } Quotes from the team:
{{1627228|left|s3} Steve Conover, Chief Engineer: "The cars were pretty good in qualifying but we missed a bit on our tire pressure targets. Some cloud cover came over right before the session which caused the track temp to drop and caused us not to build enough hot tire pressure. So we struggled a bit with front grip and that cost both drivers a bit during that session. That said, the race setups are pretty similar between the two cars and we are confident that they will be fast for tomorrow's race."

The Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway gets the green flag at 2:15pm ET on Saturday, October 5th.

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Tags 2013, dion von moltke, flying lizard, gt3 cup, nelson canache jr, oak tree, porsche, seth neiman, spencer pumpelly, vic

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