11:30 am ET - Daytona Beach Florida - With four hours to go in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Lizards are P11, with Patrick Long currently behind the wheel. It was a long but uneventful night for the Lizards, capped by a rather dismal three-hour full course caution due to heavy fog.
At the twelve-hour halfway point, Patrick Long had just taken over for Joerg, with the No. 45 in P 12. Patrick clocked through his 90 minute stint with no problems, handing the wheel over to Seth Neiman. 45 minutes into Seth's stint, after one full course yellow and scheduled front brake work for the No. 45, a prototype in the tires caused yet another full course caution. As the temperature dropped rapidly, iIt looked like we would be underway shortly when dense fog suddenly blanketed the circuit. The short yellow extended into a nearly 3-hour caution period, as officials waited for the fog to clear.
After more than two hours of the fog, Seth pitted, still under yellow, to turn the wheel over to Johannes van Overbeek. When the green flag finally flew around 8 am ET, Johannes was still in P12, 17 laps down on the overall leader and 3 laps down on the next-closest DP competitor. Just over 90 minutes later, the crew took advantage of the next full course yellow for a driver change to Joerg Bergmeister. After working through another series of full couse cautions, Joerg found himself stuck in the lead group of DPs on a restart and focused the last part of his stint on getting through them. At 11 am ET, with 4.5 hours left in the race, Joerg handed the No. 45 over to Patrick, now in P11. At 11:30 am ET, the No. 45 is 17 laps down on the DP leader, and about 5 on the next closest DP .