Fogarty Joins The Lizard Three
The movers and shakers from the GT Class of the 2004 ALMS –
Flying Lizard Motorsports – has announced that three of its
drivers will continue into 2005, with Jon Fogarty (who drove in
the ’04 endurance races) joining full time for 2005, replacing
Darren Law. Fogarty / Johannes van Overbeek and Seth Neiman / Lonnie
Pechnik will drive the pair of 911 GT3-RSRs.
Motorsports had an astonishing first season of ALMS competition,
heading the established ‘factory’ team of Alex Job Racing
for part of the year, and finishing second in ALMS Team points.
looking forward to getting the No. 45 out on track in 2005 and having
Jon on board as my driving partner," said Johannes van Overbeek
(left). "Finishing second in GT in the Drivers' Championship
in 2004 far exceeded our expectations for a first-year team. Our
commitment is to continue to build on that and do even better next
“We'll see what
Seth and I can do to build on what we learned in our first year
and do even better in 2005," said Lonnie Pechnik.
A wider view
of the Lizards heading into 2005 later this week on dsc, with Seth
has already shown himself to be blindingly quick in a Porsche, and
he and van Overbeek are going to be a very strong pair in the new
season. “Other than the difference in height, Johannes and
I are very complementary: we are both laser-focused on competing
at the highest level we can," says Fogarty (below, with Neiman
Motorsports is expected to make its Le Mans 24 Hours debut in 2005.