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Flying Lizard Audi Wins Thunderhill 25H

Flying Lizard Motorsports captures third consecutive Thunderhill 25H win…

Photo: Bob Chapman

Flying Lizard Motorsports captured its third consecutive overall victory in the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill on Sunday, overcoming the pace advantage of several prototypes, which all hit trouble.

The team’s Toyo Tires-backed No. 45 Audi R8 LMS of Darren Law, Nate Stacy, Charlie Hayes and Tom Haacker finished six laps ahead of the No. 73 Calvert Dynamics/Competition Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car driven by Preston Calvert, Andrew Davis, Michael Lewis and Kurt Rezzetano.

Both of the GT entries rose to the top shortly after sunrise when a pair of Ginetta G57 prototypes retired with mechanical issues.

The nearest ESR class entry, the No. 44 Crowd Strike/One Motorsports Radical SR3, finished 42 laps behind in third.

Flying Lizard is only the second team to have earned three consecutive wins in the race, joining Team Mercer Motorsports from 2009-11, which members of the California-based team had assisted.

“It’s still fun to win them,” said Law. “We literally didn’t touch any other car. There’s not a mark on it and we didn’t have anything go wrong. It was perfect.”

More than 50 cars took the start in this year’s race.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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