DARREN LAW AND FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORTS OVERCOME
ADVERSITY TO SCORE 4TH PODIUM FINISH IN A ROW AT ARMS PORTLAND ENDURO
Despite being forced
to start this past weekend’s American Le Mans Series Grand
Prix of Portland from the pit lane, ALMS series standouts Darren
Law and Johannes van Overbeek were able to take the Flying Lizard
Motorsports team's #45 ShoreTel/eSilicon/Brocade Porsche GT3 RSR
to a hard fought and well earned 2nd place.
A mechanical glitch found in the pre race warm-up, forced an engine
change with only two hours before the start of the race. A flurry
of activity marked the intense efforts made by the dedicated Flying
lizard crew to meet the two-hour deadline with time to spare.
"The crew did a fantastic job getting the new motor put in
the car so quickly," remarked Law. "I have to admit that
I was a little worried for a second there when we initially found
the problem, but I've really got to hand it to this crew for getting
the car up and going."
Once the 2 hour 45 minute endurance event started, Law and van Overbeek
knew they had their work cut out for them, and were determined to
work their way to the front. van Overbeek started the race and handed
the car over to Law at a mid race stop for fuel and tires. Law continued
the #45 car’s trek to the front of the field and finished
his stint with a decisive late race pass of the 2nd place GT car
to secure the team’s fourth consecutive podium.
"We knew we were going to have to push hard from the start,"
said Law following the event. "Johannes did a great job in
his stint and once I got in, I basically drove hard the whole time.
It was some great racing, and I was really glad to be able to get
by Craig (Stanton) at the end there."
Law and van Overbeek continue to lead the GT driver's championship
points standings heading to the sixth round of the 2004 ALMS at
Mosport International Raceway scheduled for August 6-8. Stay current
with all of Darren's racing at www.darrenlaw.com. Stop by www.cdoc.com,
and check out all the high performance safety and vehicle enhancement
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Visit Flying Lizard Motorsports at www.lizardms.com,
and the team's partners at, www.ShoreTel.com,