The new season for the Porsche Trophy West begins this week, and Flying Lizard Motorsports has plans to run eight entries throughout the 2019 championship. The season will host eight race weekends across the United States of America, visiting several of the iconic tracks Flying Lizard Motorsports has raced at over the course of their sixteen years of competition. One of the team’s entries at the season opener this weekend is the new Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup MR, one of only seven in the world.
“This year is another great year of expansion for our customer racing program,” said Program Manager Darren Law. “We’re pleased to have so many of our racers returning, and fully prepared to get this Trophy season started. This series does a great job of providing our racers with excellent racing experience; it is cost effective with a lot of valuable seat time and we’re looking forward to another great season of competition.”
Flying Lizard Motorsports will begin their third year in the Trophy West series, kicking off the season at The Thermal Club with four cars entered in the opening weekend. Racers Edie Arrowsmith and Martin Brauns are returning to the team for the full season in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR, respectively. Brauns’ No. 01 Porsche 011 GT3 Cup MR is sponsored by Colorado’s newest winery, Restoration Vineyards, in Palisade, Colorado. Mike Thurlow and his 911 GT3 Cup will compete in six of eight race weekends, as will 25 Hours of Thunderhill race winner Erin Vogel in her Porsche GT4 MR. The three day weekend in southern California will consist of one race on Saturday, March 23, followed by race two on Sunday, March 24. Timing and scoring for the event is available on the Race Hero app.
At least three more racers will join competition with Flying Lizard following the Thermal season opener. Lizard regular Andy Wilzoch plans to return to the series for select events in his Porsche 911 GT3 R, joined by Paul Camusi in a Porsche Cayman GT4 MR. Paul Bonderson and his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR will participate in six of the eight races on the 2019 calendar.
“Each year this series grows, and Porsche has really stepped up the support this season. Our program has grown as well, and it’s pretty remarkable to see what we’ll be doing this year,” concluded Law. “Depending on the venue, we will have anywhere from four to eight cars racing during a given weekend, and we’re proud to be supporting all of our racers throughout the year.”
Source. Flying Lizard Motorsports