Darren Law to Join Flying Lizard Motorsports Management Team
November 20, 2014 – Sonoma, California
Effective November 24th 2014, notable racer and motorsports businessman Darren Law will join Flying Lizard Motorsports as Program Manager in the team’s continued sports car efforts. Previously a driver for the California based team, Law will leave his role as Chief Operations Officer at Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, he will be involved in team management and operations, manage the race team’s relationships with manufacturers, partners, sponsors and customers as well as driver coaching and driver development.
“It is great to have Darren back as a Lizard,” said Team Principal and Driver Seth Neiman. “He has remained close to the team in the years since he drove with us, and in some ways it feels like he never left. His time as COO at Bondurant gives him great insight into the business of racing, sponsors, and manufacturer partnerships – I expect he will have a big impact in these and many other areas.”
With many years of experience in motorsports as a race car driver as well as his most recent position in the business side of the industry, Law’s extensive resume will prove beneficial to the continued development of Flying Lizard Motorsports. Law spent six years as an instructor at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving before leaving to pursue professional racing career for more than a decade in the American Le Mans Series, Rolex Sports Car Series and IMSA. Present at the start of Flying Lizard Motorsports, Law drove for the team from 2004 to 2012. In 2011, the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving invited him to return, offering the role of COO, overseeing the day to day operations of the business, as well as corporate partner negotiations and relations.
“My time as the COO was a great business learning experience,” said Law. “Bondurant has been part of my life in many ways, from driver training to business management. Bondurant was based at Sonoma for 20 years. I’m going back to one of the original tracks the school is famous for and I am looking forward to this new opportunity with the team that I have so much history with. Bondurant has been a huge part of my life and will continue to be just as Flying Lizard Motorsports has been as well. I feel I can give the program a unique perspective that can assist with the challenging situations a race weekend presents.”
In addition to joining the current management lineup of Team Manager Eric Ingraham, Chief Strategist Thomas Blam, and Crew Chief Tommy Sadler, Law will incorporate his driving and data set up and analysis to the program.
“The Lizards and myself have dedicated our careers to setting ourselves apart from other drivers, teams and programs,” said Law. “With that in mind, we’re laying the groundwork for an even stronger program for our drivers, manufacturers and partners. Each member has something to contribute and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
Flying Lizard is based on Sonoma, California, and has competed in the American Le Mans Series for ten consecutive seasons, from 2004 to 2012 in the GT class and in 2013 in GTC, along with the inaugural season of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship in the GT Daytona class in 2014. The Lizards have won two ALMS GT team championships (2008 and 2009), one ALMS GTC team championship (2013), and have secured three ALMS GT Drivers’ championships (2008, 2009, and 2010).
Flying Lizard has also competed in the 24 Heures du Mans from 2005 through 2012, finishing third in 2005, fourth in 2006, sixth in 2008, sixth in 2011, and fourth in 2012.