Sonoma, CA – With a long resume of success in sports car racing, both Flying Lizard Motorsport and K-PAX Racing have announced two significant expansions in their 2015 racing platform. The joint team will make available a customer McLaren 650S as the third car to join their two existing professional entries in Pirelli World Challenge. The second expansion includes a two car customer effort for Flying Lizard Motorsport in the 2015 Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup.
“Both Flying Lizard Motorsports and K-PAX have had such a successful racing history in various levels of the sport, and that’s something we never want to lose sight of,” said Flying Lizard Program Manager Darren Law. “In the past ten years of both our team’s history, we’ve built a strong brand that racers and fans connect to. We want to continue to make serious racing efforts available to customers who share our passion for success and speed, and we now have the opportunity to expand our operation on many levels.”
In December, the team announced a new partnership with K-PAX Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge, the only team to race McLarens in the United States. As announced, the joint endeavor will run two new McLaren 650S as professional entries for the full season. As part of the latest expansion, Flying Lizard Motorsports and K-PAX will make available a third car as a customer effort. A McLaren 12C GT3 will be updated to the 650s GT3 specifications to match that of the other two professional entries. The 2015 Pirelli World Challenge race season begins March 6-8 at Circuit of the Americas.
The second part of the team’s expansion includes Flying Lizard’s long awaited return to Porsche, running in the Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup as a customer racing program. The series is the result of a combined relationship between Porsche Motorsports North America and Competent Motorsports. Anticipating a two-car effort, the team expects to run the full season, consisting of eight races, also beginning March 6-8 at Circuit of the Americas. A live stream of each race will be provided.
“After looking at several race series, we felt the Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup had something very unique to offer both teams and drivers,” said Law. “Our history with Porsche goes back to day one of our program, and our fans haven’t let us forget it. We enjoyed great success with Porsche and look forward to running them again. It’s a proven race machine, and perfect for all types of racers. Not only do we want to allow customers to race in a professional environment, but have a strong package for the best chance of development and success. Through this series, we hope to provide just that, and we’re excited to get started.”
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
Flying Lizard is based in 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, along with the inaugural season of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship in the GT Daytona class in 2014. 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. Please visit the team website at www.lizardms.com and the team store at www.flyinglizardstore.com. Follow Flying Lizard Motorsports on twitter, and like us on Facebook for all team updates.
ABOUT K-PAX RACING
Sonoma, California-based K-PAX Racing was founded in 2007 by Jim Haughey. K-PAX, named after the 2001 sci-fi/mystery movie starring Kevin Spacey, has captured three GT Class championships in the Pirelli World Challenge sports car series (2007 and 2008 in a Porsche GT3, and 2010 in a Volvo S60). K-PAX is the only team racing McLaren sports cars in North America, campaigning two 650S GT3 sports cars in the 2015 season. To follow the K-PAX Racing team during the 2015 season, go to http://www.kpaxracing.com/, or follow the team’s social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.