Utah: Flying Lizard Motorsports race report

Flying Lizard No. 45 Wins in GT2 at Utah Grand Prix, No. 44 Sixth; Third Win in a Row May 17, 2009 -- Toole, Utah -- The No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche of Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long started from pole position in today's Utah Grand Prix...

Flying Lizard No. 45 Wins in GT2 at Utah Grand Prix, No. 44 Sixth; Third Win in a Row

May 17, 2009 -- Toole, Utah -- The No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche of Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long started from pole position in today's Utah Grand Prix and never looked back - leading the race from start to finish. The No. 44 Flying Lizard Porsche of Seth Neiman and Johannes van Overbeek started from ninth and climbed to a sixth place finish. This is the third win in a row for the Lizards and further extends their lead in the ALMS GT2 team and drivers' championship (Bergmeister and Long).

In the 2-hour and 45-minute race, Bergmeister started from the pole, with the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari second and the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche third. It was a ragged start for the GT2 class as jockeying in the prototype field up front accordioned into chaos at the back. Bergmeister explained, "I had expected a strong start. I was at the front of the GT2 field so when the prototypes started accelerating, I started accelerating. Then the prototypes were suddenly on the brakes and I had to hit the brakes. The GT2 cars behind me had momentum and Marc Lieb in the No. 87 flew by. Some of the GT2 cars got caught up in the mess, but luckily I was able to get through it and overtake the No. 87 again to retake the lead."

-credit: flm

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Series ALMS
Drivers Patrick Long , Marc Lieb , Seth Neiman
Teams Risi Competizione , Flying Lizard Motorsports