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Flying Lizard to Make IMSA Return at Long Beach in Aston

Elias Sabo, Andy Lee confirmed in team’s Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo for Long Beach event…

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Flying Lizard Motorsports will make its highly-anticipated return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in next weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, with Andy Lee and Elias Sabo set to compete in the GTD class with the team’s Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Evo.

The driver pairing made their Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS debut with the car in last weekend’s pair of season-opening races at Sonoma Raceway and are now set for a one-off outing in the WeatherTech Championship.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be driving in the Long Beach Grand Prix this year,”said Sabo, a resident of Newport Beach, Calif.

“This race is at my home track. It’s so exciting to be able to compete in front of a number of my friends and family who will be in attendance. Andy and I had originally entered the race in 2020 but it was canceled due to COVID. Now four years later we get a chance to compete in a bucket list race for me.”

The Lizard’s return to IMSA competition comes as the Arizona-based team celebrates its 20th anniversary, with a long history of racing in the American Le Mans Series.

“From the moment I started working with Elias, Long Beach was always a huge goal for us,” said Lee. “It’s basically Elias’ hometown race since it’s so close to his business and family.

“We came close to competing in 2020 in the GT4 division before the event was cancelled during the pandemic. I can’t tell you how excited we are for the opportunity to compete this year and to do so in the IMSA WeatherTech GTD class is extra special.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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