Founded in 2003, the Sonoma, Calif-based Flying Lizard team is competing in its third season of sports car racing in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), which is one of the most challenging racing series in the world.
In 2006, the Flying Lizard squad will run two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs (No. 44 and No. 45) in the complete 10-race ALMS season in North America. The team wil also field its No. 80 Porsche in the 2006 24 Heures du Mans in France. The Flying Lizard squad finished second in GT2 in the 2004 ALMS Drivers' and team championships and third in 2005. In 2005, the team also enjoyed a hard-earned podium finish at their first competition in the historic 24 Heures du Mans.
Flying Lizard is sponsored by several leading technology companies. PortalPlayer, based in San Jose, Calif., is a leading supplier of semiconductor, firmware and software solutions for personal media players and secondary display-enabled notebook computers. ShoreTel, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., provides IP telephony solutions and is the fastest growing IP PBX company in the world
The team is managed by six principals: drivers Johannes van Overbeek, Lonnie Pechnik and Seth Neiman; chief engineer Craig Watkins; crew chief Tommy Sadler; and team manager Eric Ingraham.
Visit the team website at www.lizardms.com