Flying Lizard Motorsports will have four entries in the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo sequence. (FLM picture)
SONOMA, Calif. — Subsequent a championship-profitable debut in Lamborghini Super Trofeo North The us past year, Flying Lizard Motorsports will return this yr for its sophomore period in the collection with an expanded 4-car or truck Huracán Super Trofeo Evo2 effort.
Tom Tait will be back in the purple and inexperienced No. 64 Emerald Middle entry, although LB Cup Winner Slade Stewart will progress to the Pro/Am class with Andy Lee, racing the No. 14 pink unicorn Lamborghini. Longtime Lizards Chris Bellomo and Johannes van Overbeek will group up in a singular entry in the No. 68. Paul Nemschoff and Marc Miller will round out the team’s lineup, racing alongside one another in the Professional/Am course.
“Last year was our initial yr in this sequence and to arrive absent with quite a few podiums, wins and a class championship, which speaks volumes about our system,” stated system supervisor Darren Regulation. “We have set up a good romantic relationship with Lamborghini in both the Tremendous Trofeo Sequence and other GT Sequence that we contend in, we take pleasure in performing with them and they have a good method with this collection.
“We have stacked the deck this yr with several vehicles and have a good group of motorists. The collection is extremely-aggressive so with the aid we have from Lamborghini Newport Seaside and our motorists we will be pushing difficult and seem forward to continued achievement this period.”
Tait became the very first driver to join the Lizard’s new Super Trofeo software in 2022 and became portion of the effort’s potent basis in the series. He progressed with each individual race, earning 3 major-5 finishes in his rookie year.
Returning to the Am class, Tait will continue his trajectory, now with the advantage of a time full of practical experience with the No. 64 Emerald Center Lamborghini and the tracks on the 2023 calendar.
When Tait joined the Lizard method, he introduced in his good friend Stewart, who nearly immediately went viral in the athletics motor vehicle racing local community for his pink unicorn Lamborghini, which he wrapped at the behest of his daughter — a family members custom the father does with each and every of his little ones.
The automobile grew to become a hit with enthusiasts of all ages, and the growing fanbase celebrated Stewart’s on-observe good results. The unicorn livery celebrated 4 wins and 7 podiums, earning the LB Cup course championship at the Portimão, Portugal, time finale. This season, Stewart’s coach Lee will suit up to race along with him in the Pro/Am course.
Lee will also be racing in the team’s GT4 The usa attempts for a second season.
Immediately after racing with the team for many yrs in their a variety of Porsche racing collection, a number of-time winner Bellomo will step into the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo series in the Professional/Am class, enthusiastic for a new problem in his sporting activities car racing job. His longtime mentor and former Lizard driver Overbeek will return as a driver to the crew in which he acquired 9 wins and 38 podiums in the American Le Mans Series, 24 Hrs of Le Mans and 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
New off his freshman time racing Porsches with the workforce, Nemschoff will also phase up into the Super Trofeo series in the Professional/Am class with his mentor as his co-driver — Miller. Nemschoff had a effective season in the Porsche Dash Obstacle last yr, earning 3 wins, 5 2nd-area finishes and coming in next location in the all round championship.
He and Miller, who most not long ago concluded fourth at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, will generate collectively in the Pro/Am class.