Sebring, Fl (March 15, 2013) - Following teammate Spencer Pumpelly’s strong drive to grid fourth for tomorrow’s 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Brian Wong will join the prolific Flying Lizard Motorsports organization with his strongest chance yet of victory.
Wong, from Newport Beach, California, will be running in his first race with the team. The winner of two ALMS GT Team Championships, three Driver’s Championships, and over a decade of experience, Flying Lizard is providing Wong’s best chance to date to become the first ever Asian-American to win in the series. Teaming with drivers’ Pumpelly, a two-time winner at The Rolex 24 at Daytona, and Nelson Canache, who recently took his maiden victory at Daytona as well, Wong has high aspirations for tomorrow’s event.
“Driving for Flying Lizard Motorsports is truly a great honor,” stated the Califonian. “The team’s reputation for performance matched with professionalism is simply the pinnacle in sportscar, and from the first day I arrived this has been evident. I couldn’t ask for better teammates in Spencer and Nelson, hopefully we can all take our first Sebring victories together, and with a great foundation to help push us all the way.”
While personal accolades are a strong motivator as it is, Wong will also proudly feature the Jeremy Lin Foundation on the no. 45 Porsche. Founded and named after National Basketball Association (NBA) star Jeremy Lin, the foundation seeks to raise awareness and funding for several Houston-based children’s organizations.
“We’re very pleased to have the Jeremy Lin Foundation on board,” stated Wong. “Jeremy’s work both on and off the court has been inspiring to all communities, and the Foundation is the latest extension of that. The program currently seeks to benefit children’s organizations throughout the Houston area, and we really look forward to raising the awareness nationwide.”
The 61st Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will take place this Saturday, March 16 at 11AM ET. Television coverage will begin on SPEED at 10:30AM ET and continue on until 12PM, then again from 1PM to 7PM, followed by a tape-delayed finish at 10:30PM. The race can also be seen in its entirety live on alms.com.
About Brian Wong
Brian Wong, from Newport Beach, California, is an experienced member of the racing community at only 23-years-old. A veteran of the American Le Mans Series, NASCAR, as well as numerous international ranks, Wong is a proven winner in multiple categories. With multiple victories in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, Wong has earned the moniker as a bit of a Porsche specialist, having run in multiple ALMS races in 2010 and 2011, as well the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Brian made history in 2011 when he became the first Chinese-American driver to take a podium in the American Le Mans Series, doing so at the prestigious Petit Le Mans.
More information can be found at www.brianwongmotorsports.com.
About The Jeremy Lin Foundation
Jeremy Lin is a professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Compelled to help the community, Jeremy Lin founded the Jeremy Lin Foundation to love and serve children and youth, by providing hope, empowerment and leadership development. The Jeremy Lin Foundation is a 501 c3 non-profit organization. 100% of the proceeds donated to the Jeremy Lin Foundation will go to supporting non-profit organizations that are making an impact in the lives of children and youth and their communities.
More information can be found at www.jeremylinfoundation.org.
About World Stage Racing
World Stage Racing is the first Asian-American led business in the NASCAR and professional sportscar ranks. Business is our foundation, but racing is our passion, at World Stage Racing. As the first Asian-American led team in both ranks, WSR offers its
partners a distinct advantage with a marketing activation platform that will reach a more significant domestic and international audience. With the growing Asian-American influence in the United States, as well as our team’s ability to mobilize this untapped Asian-American fanbase, WSR will thrill on and off the race track. The team
garners attention above and beyond that of a typical race team owing to its professional approach and Asian-American leadership.
Visit their site at www.worldstageracing.com.
About Flying Lizard Motorsports
Flying Lizard is based on Sonoma, California, and has competed in the American Le Mans Series for ten consecutive seasons, from 2004 to 2012 in the GT class and in 2013 in GTC. The Lizards have won two ALMS GT team championships (2008 and 2009) and have also secured three ALMS GT Drivers’ championships (2008, 2009, and 2010). Flying Lizard has also competed in the 24 Heures du Mans from 2005 through 2012, finishing third in 2005, fourth in 2006, sixth in 2008, sixth in 2011, and fourth in 2012.
Visit the team website at www.lizardms.com.