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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Cool INVITATION: ALMS at LONG BEACH on SPEED - Flying LIzards Motorsports

"Calling all Porsche Racing Fans"
Friends & Family
Your Invited to Join Us to watch the American Le Mans Race Round 2!!
Kevin & Dede Seward

~6 Big TV Screens~
Support your local Porsche racing team
~Flying Lizard Motorsports~
at
4:30pm - 7:00PM
(race starts at 5 pm on SPEED)
on
Saturday, April 17th
Canyon Inn
587 Canyon Road
Redwood City, Ca 94062
(Emerald Hills)
650-369-1646,Tim Harrison (owner)
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Interesting Facts: The Canyon Inn has on display an impressive collection of San Francisco Forty Niner Football memorabilia. When the 49er's had their practice center in Redwood City, they would go to the Canyon Inn after practice.

PLEASE RSVP to Dede....let me know if your interested ASAP.
EMAIL: dedeseward@gmail.com
Tim Harrison, the owner of the Canyon Inn will let us have the back part of the restaurant with 2 big TV screens.
Bring your PC laptop - WiFi available to follow the Lizard blog






"The Flying Lizards" are back on the West Coast for ALMS Round 2 at Long Beach.



Race & Broadcast Lizard Blog
Session notes will be available on the Lizard Blog starting Friday, April 17


Start:
4:40 pm PT, April 17 2009, 1 hour, 40 minutes
TV:
USA: SPEED, tape-delay: Sat. April 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm PT
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Old April 8th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #2
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WHO will be there?? bring your friends....
PLEASE RSVP to Dede....let me know if your interested ASAP.
EMAIL:dedeseward@gmail.com

1. Kevin & dedes


2. troomi ...aka Tarig


3. george g and Carol


4. Les Schreiber - PCA - LPR President

Les said he will try to stop by on the way home from the Rocklin Concours, where he is judging at the event that day.

5. Mark Powell - PCA/GGR - Social Director


6....a few others from the Porsche Club...Loma Prieta and Golden Gate....maybe Diablo Region too!

7. Terry & Helena

8. Susann Sousoures and Masuo Robinson - PCA/GGR

9. Peter Smith - PCA/LPR

10.

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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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Sorry Dede can't make this as the 17th is the first day of the BIG two day Redwood Region AX at Sonoma Airport. Long Beach is my hometown and I attended the first Long Beach Grand Prix and many thereafter.
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Hi Dede's. I'll actually be in Manhattan Beach that weekend.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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Sorry Dede can't make this as the 17th is the first day of the BIG two day Redwood Region AX at Sonoma Airport. Long Beach is my hometown and I attended the first Long Beach Grand Prix and many thereafter.
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Hi Dede's. I'll actually be in Manhattan Beach that weekend.
No worries, Offshore, Cas951...!

We will be there at the Canyon Inn (Redwood City Hills) watching the 2 hour race. (less than 2 hours)
If anyone wants to join us. Stop by and have a cold beer!

Easy to get too from hwy 280 or 101....Map
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Old April 10th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #6
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We'll be there.

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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #7
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We'll be there.

George & Carol
Your on the list!
I am so glad...will be good to see you both.

Nice to know who is interested beforehand...however, anybody can show up at the last minute.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #8
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Cool Porsche works drivers eager to repeat last year’s win

At the American Le Mans Series race on the street circuit of Long Beach/California on 17 April, Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long are keen to repeat their win of last year.

The title defenders tackle the fiercely-contested GT class at the wheel of the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.


“This circuit suits our car. We have a traction advantage in the tight corners,” says Joerg Bergmeister. But the fast acceleration out of the corners alone is not the key to success on the 3.167 kilometre time-honoured track with its postcard-perfect backdrop of sun, sea and palms. One problem will be traffic. With the new classes LMPC and GTC, even more cars are at the start compared to last year. Already then, overtaking was virtually impossible.

“Actually, there is only one place on the entire track where it works,” says Patrick Long, “and even there you need luck.”

The race in the harbor region of Long Beach, where the pits are just a stone’s throw away from where the docked ocean-liner giant “Queen Mary” lies anchored, is a highlight of the season. It is the shortest race of the year with the flag dropping after just 100 minutes. A good grid position is crucial on the narrow track edged by walls and fences.

“If you make one bad mistake you can forget about a top result,” says Joerg Bergmeister. In Sebring he planted his 911 GT3 RSR on pole position in his class and is now ready to do it again in Long Beach. “One advantage you have with a quick qualifying time is that you don’t have to take huge risks during the race.” Precious seconds are not lost in the pits. Because the race is so short, teams only schedule one pit stop with a driver change. During this, tyres are changed and a few litres of fuel are added. Last year, the pit stop for the # 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR took just 14 seconds. “We had to be really quick with the driver change,” says Joerg Bergmeister, who enjoys support from the experienced Flying Lizard Motorsports squad. Darren Law and Seth Neiman, winners of the environmental Michelin Green X Challenge in Sebring, drive the #44 sister 911 GT3 RSR of the US customer team.

Wolf Henzler’s new team, Falken Tire, has not been in business as long as Flying Lizard Motorsports. Long Beach is just the second race they contest together. Still, the Porsche works driver from Germany, who shares the 911 GT3 RSR with starting number 17 with Bryan Sellers (USA), is optimistic. “I was positively surprised by my team in Sebring,” he says. “We took a huge step forward and learned a great deal in the race. I hope we can now utilise what we learned in Long Beach.”

In the LMP sports prototype class, the American customer team, Cytosport, fields the Porsche RS Spyder, with which they celebrated their greatest success in the American Le Mans Series to date by claiming class victory at the season-opener in Sebring. Manning the #6 cockpit are Klaus Graf and Greg Pickett.

The race in Long Beach takes off on Saturday, 17 April, at 16.40 hours local time (01.40 hrs CEST Sunday) and runs over 1:40 hours.
source: Planetlemans.com

2010 Drivers

Jörg Bergmeister
(Germany)

In 2010, Joerg returns to Flying Lizard for the fourth consecutive season to defend his 2009 GT2 drivers' championship title. He will be paired with Patrick Long in the No. 45.


Patrick Long
(U.S.A.)

Patrick joins Flying Lizard for the 2010 season, driving with Joerg Bergmeister in the No. 45 Porsche for the second consecutive season.


Seth Neiman
(U.S.A.)

After winning his first professional race in 2003 (the Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen with Johannes van Overbeek and Lonnie Pechnik), Seth founded Flying Lizard.


Darren Law
(U.S.A.)

Darren returns to the Lizards in 2010, teaming with Seth Neiman in the No. 44 Porsche. He has driven with the Lizards for five seasons: 2004, and 2006-2009.

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Old April 12th, 2010, 10:18 AM   #9
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Arrow Update

BTW, Paul Pillitteri, Managing Director, Team Merchandising at "Flying Lizards Motorsports" is sending me some goodies for us FLM fans!

Looks like I have received a fair response from some PCA members and a few Babblers....Please spread the word and join us for a couple of hours this Saturday late afternnon 4:30-7 pm (details above) Should be fun,stop by if your in the neighborhood.

See "MAP" details, easy directions from Hwy 280 or 101. See Ya!

Saturday, April 17th
Canyon Inn
587 Canyon Road
Redwood City, Ca 94062
(Emerald Hills)
650-369-1646,Tim Harrison (owner)
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Old April 17th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #10
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Cool Anybody else going to show?

WHO will be there?? ... hope to see you, great day for a drive and stop in for a cold BEER!! Bring your friends too!



1. Kevin & dedes


2. troomi ...aka Tarig


3. george g and Carol


4. Les Schreiber - PCA - LPR President

Les said he will try to stop by on the way home from the Rocklin Concours, where he is judging at the event that day.

5. Mark Powell - PCA/GGR - Social Director


6....a few others from the Porsche Club...Loma Prieta and Golden Gate....maybe Diablo Region too!

7. Terry & Helena

8. Susann Sousoures and Masuo Robinson - PCA/GGR

9. Peter Smith - PCA/LPR

10.

11.
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