Flying Lizard Qualifies Sixth and Seventh at Houston May 11, 2006--Houston, Texas--Flying Lizard Motorsports' No. 44 and No. 45 Porsches qualified sixth and seventh, respectively, for Friday's Lone Star Grand Prix of Houston. Lonnie Pechnik ...
Flying Lizard Qualifies Sixth and Seventh at Houston
May 11, 2006--Houston, Texas--Flying Lizard Motorsports' No. 44 and No. 45 Porsches qualified sixth and seventh, respectively, for Friday's Lone Star Grand Prix of Houston. Lonnie Pechnik brought the No. 44 to a sixth place starting position on the grid for tomorrow's race on the 1.7-mile street circuit at Houston's Reliant Park. Pechnik's take on the session: "Overall, considering the amount of time we've had on track, we've made good progress with the No. 44. I think it's in the ballpark, now if we can fine-tune how the car behaves we can get to a predictable car for the race."
In the No. 45, Johannes had a shortened qualifying session after the crew discovered and repaired a leak in the hydraulic system just prior to the session. "It's going to be a challenge to get to a race setup for us by tomorrow," he said. "The short amount of track time before this race has definitely made it harder for us. We'll just have to see what we can do between now and the morning warmup."
van Overbeek and Pechnik will start tomorrow's 2 hour and 45 minute race, which begins at 8 p.m. CDT on May 12. They'll be joined by co-drivers Wolf Henzler (No. 45) and Seth Neiman (No. 44).
During the race, follow the team's progress on the Lizard blog, at www.lizardms.com. American Le Mans Radio coverage and live timing and scoring are at www.americanlemans.com. The race will be broadcast at 1 p.m. May 13, EDT on CBS Sports, the first of five straight Series events on the CBS network.