TEAM RELEASE: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen Qualifying Results
June 28, 2014 – Watkins Glen, New York
Flying Lizard qualified as the top two Audis in the 17-car GT Daytona field, with Spencer Pumpelly qualifying the Yoddle / Venezuela / eSilicon No. 45 Audi R8 LMS in 4th place and Dion von Moltke in 6th place in the PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon No. 35. For tomorrow’s 6-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race, Spencer will start the No. 35 which he will share with Dion and Seth Neiman, while Nelson Canache Jr. will start the No. 45 before turning the car over to Brett Sandberg. Spencer will handle the anchor leg of the race, taking over the No. 45 for the run to the checker, having driven each of the Flying Lizard cars around the 3.4 mile Watkins Glen International circuit during the race.
Dion von Moltke and Seth Neiman (USA) currently sit 4th in the TUSC Driver Championship and 12th in the NAEC standings, with teammates Nelson Canache Jr. and Spencer Pumpelly in 5th in TUSC and 6th in NAEC points.
Quotes from the Drivers:
Dion von Moltke, No. 35:
“Our engineer Steve Conover gave me the best qualifying setup that I’ve had all year so far. I don’t know that we had anything for the Porsche today but we have a very consistent setup and I think we can battle with everyone during tomorrow’s race.”
Spencer Pumpelly, Nos. 35 and 45:
“It was a really good job by the guys today and we have a great car for the race. We tried so hard to get our third pole in a row in qualifying but came up a little short. I am looking forward to challenge of running in two cars tomorrow and driving with my teammates Dion and Seth together for the first time.”
Race start is at 11:15am ET on Sunday, June 29th. Live timing and scoring can be found at www.imsa.com and on the IMSA mobile app. The race will be televised starting at 11:00am ET on Fox Sports 1 and also available on the Fox Sports Go mobile app. Outside of the United States, the full race broadcast will be available at www.imsa.com.
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. 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.
About Audi of America and the Audi R8 LMS
Audi began a new chapter in 2009 with the introduction of the Audi Sport customer racing program. For the first time it was possible for motorsport customers to acquire a race car designed for customer racing events. Since its inception, the success of the R8 LMS has been significant throughout the GT3 racing format worldwide, including victory in the GT class in the 2013 edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Audi R8 LMS shares more than 50% of its parts with the Audi R8 street car including the naturally aspirated V10 5.2 Liter engine, the Audi Space Frame and a variety of other components.
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2012, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products and technologies.
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Source: Flying Lizard Motorsports