Road Atlanta: Flying Lizard race report

Flying Lizard No. 45 5th and No. 44 7th in Rain-filled Petit Le Mans September 26, 2009 - Braselton, Georgia - The 12th annual Petit Le Mans ended with a damp whimper just before hour nine when the race was called due to rain. Officials had ...

Flying Lizard No. 45 5th and No. 44 7th in Rain-filled Petit Le Mans

September 26, 2009 - Braselton, Georgia - The 12th annual Petit Le Mans ended with a damp whimper just before hour nine when the race was called due to rain. Officials had red-flagged the race just before hour five when heavy rain turned the 2.5 mile track into a gigantic skating rink.

With cars parked on pit lane under tarps and umbrellas, teams waited out the rain, with the hope that the race would be able to restart. Finally, with night falling and temperatures dropping, officials made the call to end the race around 8 pm ET, after less than 5 hours of racing in what was planned to be a 10 hour or 1000 mile endurance race. Cars finished with the positions that they held at the time of the red flag.

The Flying Lizard No. 45 was fifth and the No. 44 seventh. The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari won in GT2. This reduces the No. 45 and team's GT2 championship lead to 19 points heading into Laguna. At Laguna, which is worth 25 points, if the No. 45 finishes tenth or higher, the No. 45 and the team will still win the championship.

-credit: flm

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