Just into hour 18, the No. 81 GTE Am Flying Lizard Porsche lost drive with Spencer Pumpelly, who was in P2 at the time, behind the wheel. Spencer was unable to continue, and and the No. 81 was retired. It was a very disappointing end to a fantastic showing by Spencer, Darren Law and Seth Neiman who ran nearly problem free until the incident.
More trouble was not far behind – just after the 81 retirement, Patrick Long in the No. 80 radioed in that he had a problem. He was able to make it to the pits, where the crew repaired a broken injector wire to cylinder number 1. Lucas Luhr took over the wheel from Patrick, but the repair cost the No. 80 four positions, pushing them from fourth to eighth.
It was a frustrating 30 minutes for the Lizards who had successfully navigated the multiple incidents during the night – including another large incident involving the then-GTE leader (the No. 74 Corvette) and the 63 Felbermayr GTE Am Porsche – with no major issues other than tire punctures.
The No. 80 is currently P8 in GTE Am. The No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari currently leads GTE Pro.
-source: flaying lizard motorsports