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PREVIEW: NTe Sport by M1 Makes IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Debut at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 22, 2020) – As the new Michelin Pilot Challenge begins this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, NTe Sport by M1 is ready for their IMSA debut with Sheena Monk and Corey Lewis, in this weekend’s BMW Endurance Challenge. The pair will race full season in their new No. 3 McLaren 570S…
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January 22, 2020 0

Meet the Driver:Nic Minassian

Hello everyone, I am Nic Minassian and I will be racing this week at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the No. 18 Era Motorsports Oreca in the LMP2 class with my team mates Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Lewis. I have been a racing driver for 20 years, but I also do many…
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January 20, 2020 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Switches to Aston Martin for GT4 America Return

SONOMA, Calif., (January 9, 2020) – Sports car racing champions Flying Lizard Motorsports will return to compete in the SRO-sanctioned GT4 America championship for 2020, making a splash with the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4. The team will again compete in both the Sprint and SprintX championships with returning American drivers Michael Dinan (Sprint, SprintX), and…
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January 9, 2020 0

Meet the Driver – Ryan Lewis!

Hi I’m Ryan. And I’m driving for Era Motorsport at the 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona, which is pretty cool. So, a bit about me. I’m a racing driver, but sometimes I’m a driver coach, or a driving instructor for car manufacturers. Sometimes I’m even a car journalist. But at all times I am a…
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January 9, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Pleased with Roar Before the 24 Test

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 7, 2020) – New IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship team Era Motorsport has just completed the first full-series test of the season, the Roar Before the 24. With eight sessions over the course of the three days, the team made massive strides with their new Oreca LMP2 07 with drivers Kyle…
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January 7, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Roars into 2020 with Successful Daytona Test

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 6, 2020) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship came together for the first time following the new year at Daytona International Speedway for the first official test of the 2020 season, the Roar Before the 24. The No. 16 Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R participated in all nine…
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January 6, 2020 0

GRT Magnus Rings in New Decade with New Livery, Celebrating New and Old Relationships

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 31, 2019) – A new era for the team formerly known as Magnus Racing is set to begin this week at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, following a new partnership with GRT Grasser Racing. In the first official test of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, the…
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December 31, 2019 0

Era Motorsport Announces IMSA Rolex 24 Lineup

LMP2 sports car racing team Era Motorsport will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut next week at Daytona International Speedway. IMSA’s Roar Before the 24 will open the 2020 race season as the first official test of the year, featuring over 40 cars from four classes, and Era Motorsport will run the No. 18…
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December 28, 2019 0

Wright Motorsports Unveils Livery and Lineup for Rolex 24 At Daytona

BATAVIA, Ohio, (December 20, 2019) – The final details for the Rolex 24 At Daytona Wright Motorsports No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R have been secured as the team prepares to begin its 20th year of professional competition in sports car racing. Anthony Imperato and Klaus Bachler will join Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long in…
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December 20, 2019 0

Ryan Dalziel Set for Action Packed 2020 Season

WINTER PARK, Fla., (December 11, 2019) – Following what can only be described as a character building year, Ryan Dalziel is ready to put the 2019 season behind him and look ahead to 2020, where the sports car racing Scotsman will race in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as GT World Challenge…
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December 11, 2019 0

Starworks Motorsport Returns to Prototype Racing in 2020 IMSA LMP2 Championship

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., (December 9, 2019) – On its 10 year anniversary, Starworks Motorsport will return to prototype racing for the 2020 season, running in IMSA’s LMP2 class under the team name of Tower Motorsport by Starworks. December 12th will see the four-time prototype champions taking delivery of a new ORECA 07 chassis, entering the…
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December 9, 2019 0

Wright Motorsports Announces IMSA WeatherTech Entry with Hardwick and Long

BATAVIA, Ohio, (December 7, 2019) – As 2019 draws to a close, Wright Motorsports is charging into the 2020 sports car racing season at full speed, announcing a two car return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Wright Motorsports newcomer Ryan Hardwick and Porsche Factory driver Patrick Long will be the full season drivers of…
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December 7, 2019 0

Flying Lizard Returns for Fifth Consecutive 25 Hours of Thunderhill

SONOMA, Calif., (December 2, 2019) – Flying Lizard Motorsports is returning to Willows, California next month to compete in their fifth consecutive NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by HAWK Performance. The reigning champions of the last four years have put together a last minute effort to defend their title, entering an Audi R8 GT4 in…
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December 2, 2019 0

Big Diehl Racing Concludes 2019 Season with Victory at Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla., ( November 18, 2019) – The 2019 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli season concluded on a high note this weekend for Big Diehl Racing at Daytona International Speedway. The sports car racing team again partnered with Mike Cope Racing, entering Thomas Merrill into the season finale event at the legendary circuit. The…
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November 18, 2019 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Finds Remarkable Success in Porsche Trophy West USA

SONOMA, Calif., (October 28, 2019) — This month, Flying Lizard Motorsports completed its most successful Porsche Trophy West USA season since joining the series in 2017. The eight race championship concluded earlier this month at Sonoma Raceway, and the Lizards closed out the year with an astounding 47 podiums and three class championships for drivers Martin Brauns,…
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October 28, 2019 0

Flying Lizard Closes Out SRO America Season in Las Vegas with Top Five Finish

LAS VEGAS, N.V. (October 20, 2019) – The 2019 SRO GT4 America season drew to a close this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Flying Lizard Motorsports finished the championship with a fifth place finish overall, racking the total season tally up to ten top five finishes in 25 races. Michael Dinan and Robby Foley earned…
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October 20, 2019 0

Event Preview: Flying Lizard Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, N.V., (October 16, 2019) – The 2019 GT4 America season will come to a close this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hosting another double header weekend of both the Sprint and SprintX championships, sanctioned by SRO America. This will mark the first time Flying Lizard Motorsports has competed at the circuit in…
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October 16, 2019 0

BRM Chronographes Pays Tribute to Flying Lizard Motorsports with Limited Edition Timepiece

SONOMA, Cali., (October 1, 2019) – In celebration of over fifteen years of motorsports success, BRM Chronographes has created a limited edition Flying Lizard Motorsports timepiece. Inspired by motorsport and driven by craftsmanship, BRM will release fifteen watches with the iconic Flying Lizard Motorsports shield. “I got to know Flying Lizard Motorsports in early 2009 when…
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October 1, 2019 0

Big Diehl Racing Scores Trans Am Win in Dramatic Fashion at VIR

ALTON, Vir., (September 24, 2019) – Big Diehl Racing, Thomas Merrill, and the No. 81 Skip Barber Racing School Mustang earned their third win of the season on Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway, following an action-packed race for the Trans Am TA2 powered by AEM. Narrowly missing out on pole position in qualifying, Thomas Merrill…
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September 24, 2019 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Shows Strong Performance in Chaotic Weekend

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (September 23, 2019) – Flying Lizard Motorsports performed well in another action-packed SRO America weekend at Road America, competing in the Sprint and SprintX double headers. With four races in two days and various weather conditions, the Lizards came close to earning several podium finishes, but rainy conditions and contact from other cars…
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September 23, 2019 0

Event Preview: Flying Lizard Motorsports at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (September 19, 2019) – The penultimate race weekend of the 2019 GT4 America season has arrived and Flying Lizard Motorsports will join 38 other GT4 competitors for an action packed race weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Entering the pair of Flying Lizard Motorsports No. 21 and No. 210 Porsche 917…
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September 19, 2019 0

Starworks Motorsports Statement Regarding Departure of Parker Chase

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., (September 19, 2019) – Following the announcement of Parker Chase joining AIM Vasser Sullivan for Petit Le Mans, Starworks Motorsports sends the young racer warm wishes as he continues his development in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Chase ran the majority of the season with Starworks Motorsport, where the team faced multiple…
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September 19, 2019 0

Black Sheep Racing Earns Four Podiums at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

FAIRFIELD, Calif., (September 18, 2019) – In the penultimate race event of the Porsche Trophy West USA championship, Black Sheep Racing picked up four more podium finishes at the Monterey Sports Car Championship Powered by McLaren. Twenty-seven Porsches in eight classes competed in the double header racing event on the 2.238 mile circuit. In the…
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September 18, 2019 0

Big Diehl Racing Scores Podium at Watkins Glen International

SAN JOSE, Calif., (September 9, 2019) – Big Diehl Racing and Thomas Merrill scored their third podium of the 2019 Trans Am season on Saturday at Watkins Glen International in the No. 81 Skip Barber Racing School Mustang. After starting fourth, Merrill endured an action filled race to finish third at the TA2 powered by…
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September 9, 2019 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Returns to Podium at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (September 1, 2019) – For the second year in a row, Flying Lizard Motorsports has graced the GT4 America podium at Watkins Glen International. Drivers Michael Dinan and Robby Foley earned a third place finish on Sunday in the No. 21 Porsche 718 GT4, netting the team’s 94th professional podium in its 16…
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September 1, 2019 0

Event Preview: Flying Lizard Motorsports at Watkins Glen International

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., (August 28, 2019) – The Pirelli GT4 America series has entered in to its final three race events of the year, beginning with this weekend’s double header at Watkins Glen International. Flying Lizard Motorsports returns to the track for a third time in their 15 year history, defending Mike Hedlund’s 2018 win.…
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August 28, 2019 0

Darren Law to Join CP Racing for 24H Barcelona

PHOENIX, Ariz., (August 26, 2019) — Darren Law, former full time driver and now program manager and team owner at Flying Lizard Motorsports, will return to the driver’s seat this weekend for the 24H Barcelona with CP Racing. Replacing Shane Lewis, Law will race in the No. 85 Mercedes AMG GT3, alongside Charles Putman, Charles…
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August 26, 2019 0

Big Diehl Racing Rebounds from Mechanical for Fourth Place Finish at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 25, 2019) – After a series of mechanical issues plagued Big Diehl Racing at Road America for the Trans Am weekend, the team rebounded to earn a fourth place finish with the No. 81 Ford Mustang sponsored by Skip Barber Racing School. The Trans Am Championship Presented by Pirelli weekend dealt…
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August 25, 2019 0

Parker Chase Uses Racing Program to Benefit Music Movement Non-Profit

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (August 19, 2019) – This week professional race car driver Parker Chase will combine two of his greatest passions, music and motorsports, by attending a two day event that will introduce the Tennessee Wireless Association to Music Movement. Chase has been a longtime supporter of Music Movement, which provides funding for music-centric programs,…
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August 19, 2019 0

Big Diehl Racing Earns Top Five Finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

LEXINGTON, OH., (July 13, 2019) – Last weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Big Diehl Racing and Thomas Merrill returned to competition in the Trans Am Championship powered by Pirelli, earning their third time five finish of the season with the No. 81 Ford Mustang sponsored by Skip Barber Racing School. Merrill qualified the Mustang…
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July 13, 2019 0

Shoulder Injury Sidelines Nicolai Elghanayan for Remainder of Season

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., (July 12, 2019) – More than halfway through his first full season in the SRO GT4 America series, Marco Polo Motorsports driver Nicolai Elghanayan is forced to retire from his remaining three races following a shoulder injury. In a volleyball game gone wrong, the driver of the No. 71 KTM X-Bow dislocated…
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July 12, 2019 0

Bettenhausen Readies for Portland International Raceway Debut

PORTLAND, Ore., (July 11, 2019) – With 40 cars expected to compete in this weekend’s the 59th Annual Rose Cup Races presented by Fastlife.TV, race car driver Ben Bettenhausen is set to make his Portland International Raceway (PIR) debut in the No. 95 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS. “I’m very excited to run for the…
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July 11, 2019 0

Event Preview: Lizards Return to Portland with Dinan and Foley

SONOMA, Calif., (July 10, 2019) – The Pirelli GT4 America series heads to Portland International Raceway this weekend and Flying Lizard Motorsports will return to the track with Michael Dinan, Robby Foley, and their Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The duo took an eight week break from competition following a shoulder fracture that sidelined Dinan…
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July 10, 2019 0

Starworks Motorsports Withdraws from Upcoming Northeast IMSA Events

DEERFIELD, Fla., (July 3, 2019) – Following a challenging first-half of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Starworks Motorsports has opted to withdraw its No. 8 Audi R8 LMS from the upcoming events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Lime Rock Park. “It has been our goal all along to run the full season, but…
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July 3, 2019 0

Skeen Joins Starworks Motorsport for Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., (June 25, 2019) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to endurance racing this weekend at Watkins Glen International, and Starworks Motorsports has secured Mike Skeen to race alongside full season drivers Ryan Dalziel and Parker Chase in the No. 8 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo. Skeen replaces Ezequiel Companc, who raced…
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June 25, 2019 0

Sonoma Recap: Vogel Nets Consistent Results in SRO America Debut

SONOMA, Calif., (June 9, 2019) – Sports car driver Erin Vogel made her professional racing debut this weekend in the SRO sanctioned GT4 America series at Sonoma Raceway with Flying Lizard Motorsports. Coming from the Porsche Trophy West USA series, Vogel immersed herself in the highly competitive series for the weekend’s double header event, finishing…
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June 9, 2019 0

Elghanayan Confident in Sonoma Double Header Following Win in Canada

SONOMA, Calif., (June 5, 2019) – Two weeks after his first win of the 2019 Pirelli GT4 America win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Californian sports car racer Nicolai Elghanayan is still riding the high of victory, his third in the series. This weekend, the Laguna Beach native will race his No. 71 KTM X-Bow…
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June 5, 2019 0

Event Preview: Flying Lizard Ready for Home Race at Sonoma Raceway

SONOMA, Calif., (June 5, 2019) – Flying Lizard Motorsports has little distance to travel for the next rounds of the GT4 America championship this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. With three of their four California based shops on site at Sonoma Raceway, the team will race in front of their home crowd this weekend with Erin…
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June 5, 2019 0

Bettenhausen Heads West for Next SRO America TCA Rounds at Sonoma Raceway

SONOMA, Calif., (June 4, 2019) — Five weeks have passed since the most recent round of the TC America championship at VIRginia International Raceway, and this weekend the action resumes in California at Sonoma Raceway. Ben Bettenhausen will be one of forty cars in the TC America field, racing his Subaru BRZ tS with TechSport…
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June 4, 2019 0

Starworks Motorsport Aims to Repeat Past Success at Detroit Grand Prix

BELLE ISLE, Mich., (May 30, 2019) – Following a challenging start to the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the drivers and crew at Starworks Motorsport are optimistic heading into their first street course race of the year, the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in Detroit, Michigan. The three day festival of speed will take place May…
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May 30, 2019 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Announces Return to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with Toyo Tires®

SONOMA, Calif., (MAY 21, 2019) – After a second place finish in their Pikes Peak International Hill Climb debut in 2018, Flying Lizard Motorsports is set to return to the Race to the Clouds with Toyo Tires and race veteran Clint Vahsholtz, racing a McLaren 650S GT3. In the team’s Pikes Peak debut, Vahsholtz and…
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May 21, 2019 0

Paul Miller Racing Returns to Mid-Ohio as Championship Points Leaders

PARSIPPANY, N.J., (April 30, 2018) — Six weeks after a victorious performance at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, Paul Miller Racing enters the next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as the GTD class point leaders. With two podiums in as many races, the No. 48 TOTAL Lubricants/UIS Huracán Lamborghini race team will be…
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May 2, 2018 0

Tequila Patrón ESM Brings Nissan Prototypes to Mid-Ohio

RIVIERA BEACH., Fla. (May 2, 2018) — Following a second place finish last month at the Long Beach Grand Prix, Tequila Patrón ESM will travel to Lexington, Ohio this weekend for the next round in the IMSA WeatherTech series, the Acura SportsCar Challenge at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course. The No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi and the…
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May 2, 2018 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Scores Podium in Virginia

ALTON, Vir. (April 30, 2018) – Flying Lizard Motorsports earned its 94th podium on Saturday at Virginia International Raceway at the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Virginia. Mike Hedlund and the No. 45 Audi R8 LMS finished tenth overall in race two, scoring a second place finish in the GTSA class, Hedlund’s second podium…
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April 30, 2018 0

Virginia Preview: Flying Lizard Motorsports Prepared for Success at VIRginia International Raceway

ALTON, Vir., (April 25, 2018) – After a month break in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS calendar, Flying Lizard Motorsports returns to VIRginia International Raceway this weekend for rounds three and four of the SprintX championship with Mike Hedlund, Adam Merzon, and Ryan Eversley in the pair of Audi R8 LMS GT4 cars. In preparation…
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April 25, 2018 0

Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Podium at Long Beach Grand Prix

LONG BEACH, Cal., (April 15, 2018) – Strong strategy, fast pit stops, and commanding passes from the Tequila Patrón ESM squad earned the team a second place finish Saturday afternoon at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach. Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel piloted the Nissan Onroak DPi to…
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April 15, 2018 0

Tequila Patrón ESM Aims for Continued Success on the Streets of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Cal., (April 12, 2018) – The streets of Long Beach California come alive for this weekend’s BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begins the first of three consecutive sprint races on the 2018 calendar. Twelve Hours of Sebring race winners and Round 2 champions of…
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April 12, 2018 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports and Toyo Tires® Set Sights on Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

SONOMA, Cal., (April 5, 2018) — After winning three consecutive runs together at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Flying Lizard Motorsports and Toyo Tires® have partnered to enter a car in the 2018 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb this June. Colorado native and Pikes Peak master Clint Vasholtz will drive the No. 45 Flying Lizard…
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April 5, 2018 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Produces Monumental Effort at Circuit of the Americas

AUSTIN, Tex., (March 25, 2018) – Rounds one and two of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship dealt Flying Lizard Motorsports a challenging hand, but the Audi R8 LMS GT4 team persisted to close out the weekend with two strong finishes at Circuit of the Americas. Mike Hedlund started the Texas weekend in a strong…
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March 25, 2018 0

Eric Curran Joins Callaway Competition USA for SprintX Championship

TEMECULA, Cal., (March 19, 2018) — Following a successful debut for the Callaway Competition USA Corvette C7 GT3-R on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida earlier this month, German driver Daniel Keilwitz will be joined by American Eric Curran this week for the Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas for the first race…
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March 19, 2018 0