Flying Lizard Motorsports is joining forces with Toyo Tires in an attempt to win the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in December.
Flying Lizard’s Crew Chief, Tommy Sadler has participated in the event not only as a crew member, but also as a driver, earning four wins, three of which were overall. In the past three years, Toyo Proxes tires have earned 25 podiums in the event.
While also competing in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and the Porsche Club of America events, Flying Lizard Motorsports spent the 2015 season working closely with Toyo Tires to further tire development in hopes of clinching a win for the #45 Toyo Tires / Flying Lizard Audi R8 LMS this December.
“We are honored to partner with Flying Lizard Motorsports for this event. As one of the most well- known and successful teams in sports car racing, their experience and professionalism are second to none,” continued Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We are confident that the industry leading performance of our Toyo Proxes race products are a perfect match for the Audi R8 LMS, as both tires and racecar have proven themselves in numerous endurance racing events worldwide.”
DSC believes that this collaboration may well be a toe in the water for further future programmes featuring the Lizards and Toyo.
The driver lineup for the Toyo Tires / Flying Lizard Audi R8 LMS will be announced mid-November. The USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill will take place December 5-6 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California.