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Name: Mark Capristo

Occupation: Student

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

I've been a fan of the Flying Lizard since 2005; I loved the car and quickly became a great fan of the drivers. I've met most of them on a few occasions and have watched them grow as drivers in other race series. I have attended the Road America race every year for the last five years and love watching the lizards run there.


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Favorite Lizard driver of all time? Jörg Bergmeister, he's an amazing driver and a really nice man.

Most memorable Lizard race? I'd have to say the Sebring race of 2007 when Bergmeister and Melo went at it; Melo's tires went off, Jörg closed huge gap to pass the Ferrari after a run off 16; Melo slammed into Jörg; even though we'd lost the race it was a brilliant drive and a great result.

Favorite racetrack? To name a few, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Road America and of course LeMans. I'm looking forward to doing the dance when the Flying Lizard 80 wins there; I watch it every year.

When you're not racing on the track, you like to: I love to work at Road America and do every year. I would enjoy working full time for the series or Flying Lizard Motorsports.

Your motto: An extremely great racecar driver once said, "You're here for a good time, not a long time" Colin McRae

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