Liz
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Bio


D.O.B: December 14, 1978
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, USA
Lives: Farnham, Surrey, UK
Profession: Racing Driver and Professional Equestrian
Education: University of California Santa Barbara (Biology)

Snippets


Halliday back in the Eurosport commentary box for Le Mans

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Halliday battles back for Lotus 2-Eleven class win at Donington

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Halliday eyeing Lotus Cup UK challenge at Brands

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Stunning comeback helps Halliday score second on Lotus debut

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Halliday primed for Lotus debut at Silverstone

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Liz Halliday to make full-time racing return in 2012 in the Lotus Cup championship

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Halliday to appear on Nissan GT Academy judging panel

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Liz Halliday back at Le Mans with Eurosport

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Liz Halliday enjoyed her first ever outing at the annual Silverstone Classic last weekend, where she competed with two historic Alfa Romeos to celebrate the iconic Italian manufacturer’s 100th anniversary.

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Liz will be racing her father's 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca at the Monza Coppa Intereuropa and the Silverstone Classic this summer.

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Dual sportswoman Halliday, who combines her careers as a racing driver and international 3-Day eventer, is currently planning her 2010 season on track and is also preparing to take three of her horses to Portugal for the Barroca d’Alva Horse Trials in March.

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Halliday to mentor BWRDC GoldStars winner Ilsa Cox.

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Racing driver Liz Halliday will form part of Eurosport’s commentary team for their exclusive coverage of the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13-14.

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Racing driver Liz Halliday will form part of Eurosport’s commentary team for their exclusive coverage of the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours on 14-15 June.

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Liz Halliday is back in the commentary box next weekend as the 2007 Le Mans Series season concludes with the 1000-mile Mil Milhas race at Interlagos in Brazil.

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Halliday, who combines her two sporting careers as a racing driver and as a three day eventer, had planned to return to the ALMS, where she is the most successful female driver in series history, for the final two races at Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca in October. However, she will instead undergo a final operation next week on the injury she suffered in an eventing accident in July, before concentrating on regaining her fitness for 2008.

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Are horses more dangerous that horsepower? Racing with the fastest prototypes in the world and taking 2nd in class in 2006 ALMS series, you would think that race cars were more dangerous. Go figure. Liz fractured her collarbone in a riding accident, not a racing accident. We all wish Liz a speedy recovery and long to see her back in a race car again!

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Liz and teammates after leading their class at one point, pulled out during the 17th hour with gear box problems at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Despite wet conditions throughout both of Thursday’s qualifying sessions Liz Halliday, the only female driver to contest this weekend’s iconic Le Mans 24 Hours, was happy to draw on the positives.

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Liz makes the podium at the 12 hours of Sebring (2007) finishing 3rd in an Aston Martin. First time she raced an Aston Martin and first time in a GT 1 car. Her team had a 6-lap lead on her old teammates who moved up from P2 to the much faster P1 car this year.

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Liz Halliday has been confirmed as part of the driving strength at Team Modena for the 2007 Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) opener at Sebring.

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Halliday appears in 18 month Women in the Winner's Circle 2007 calendar along with 17 other women throughout the motorsports field.

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Liz Halliday becomes the winningest women racer in ALMS history - Click on this runner.

Starting at the back of the grid at Laguna Seca, the team worked their way through traffic and ended up 12th overall and 3rd in class and Liz and Clint tied for second overall in championship points. Penske Porsche drivers Massen and Luhr tied for first overall.

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Liz had a Katherine Legge happen to her at Laguna Seca today, October 20. Part of her rear spoiler dislodged as she was going into turn 5 and spun her tail first into the wall which put the race car out of commission for the day of testing and qualifying.. Hopefully, her crew will get everything together for her four-hour race tomorrow.

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Liz Halliday and team finished 4th in class in the 1000 mile Petit Le Mans race in Atlanta (10/1/06) - the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series. There is one race to go at Laguna Seca October 21.

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Liz started the 2h45m race from 3rd in class, 7th overall, and had onlookers gripped when, having inherited 2nd place from arch rival Sascha Maassen of the mighty factory Porsche team when he pitted early for fuel under a safety car period, she managed to keep him at bay for nearly a full stint. Liz was matching his lap times lap for lap in a tense duel, until she was ultimately hampered by a couple of brake lock ups and a flat spotted tyre in the last lap of her stint. The team finished 3rd for an 8th podium finish. Round 9 of the 2006 American Le Mans Series is the famous “Petit Le Mans” in Road Atlanta and takes place on 30th September. As far as I can tell, if she finishes the last two races in 3rd or better, she'll take-home 2nd in class for the year. If she wins both races, she beats out the two mighty Penske factory Porsche teams for 1st in class.

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Liz Halliday and team finishes on the podium once again, in third place (8th over-all), but not high enough in the race to hold her number one place in the series. She drops to a tie for 2nd overall, 2 points behind Sascha Maassen in the Penske Porsche, with three more races to go.

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Liz Halliday became the winningest female in Series history today (7/23/06) with her sixth career win as she and Clint Field gave Intersport Racing its third LMP2 victory of the season in LMP2. Halliday took the lead with seven minutes to go as Penske Racing's No. 6 Porsche RS Spyder sat helplessly in pitlane with a blown engine. Entering the race with a 1-point lead in the class drivers championship, they leave with a 5-point advantage over Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen. Next race is August 20 at Road America , Elkhart Lake, WI.  

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Penske Racing earned its third straight victory as Luhr and Sascha Maassen cruised after the sister car of Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas stopped at the pit exit with throttle problems. The victory propelled the two Germans to within 1 point of the class championship lead, held by Intersport Racing's Clint Field and Liz Halliday, who finished second in class together in their Lola B05/40-AER. The race will air on CBS, Sunday, July 16 at 2pm EDT.

The next round of the American Le Mans Series is the Les Schwab Tires Presents Portland Grand Prix. The sixth race of the 2006 American Le Mans Series season is scheduled for 6 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22. CBS Sports will broadcast the race from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 23. American Le Mans Radio will have live coverage at americanlemans.com, which also will feature IMSA Live Timing & Scoring.

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UK-based Californian, Liz Halliday, heads to the brand new Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City this weekend for round five of the American Le Mans Series. Along with her Intersport Racing co-driver, Clint Field, Liz leads the LMP2 class drivers’ championship by just five points ahead of the factory Porsche squad of Saacha Maassen and Lucas Lurh. Despite scoring two superb class wins and two thirds in the opening four races, Halliday and Field are only too aware that their challenge to stay at the top of the table intensifies as the might of the Porsche rollercoaster roars on.

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Having barely drawn breath since finishing 4th in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the British-based Californian sportswoman Liz Halliday, headed to Lime Rock, Connecticut, last weekend to continue her title chase in the American Le Mans Series. She and teammate Clint Field took their fourth podeum this year, placing third in the LMP2 class to the two factory Porsches.

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Liz and teammates finish 24 Hours of Le Mans with a fourth in class and 19th overall.

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Through 18-hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Liz and teammates have had two major fight-backs and were standing in the 28th position over-all. Check www.lemans.org for the absolute latest.

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The Intersport Racing team completed the fourth and final qualifying session for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans by posting the second fastest time in the LMP2 category. This means they will start the 74th running of the greatest motor race on earth second in class and 13th overall. The team missed out on pole position by two seconds, over the 13.5Km La Sarthe circuit.

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Racing driver and equestrian Liz Halliday will be the only lady driver taking part in this year’s running of the most famous endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Liz Halliday returns to Le Mans for the official test day that forms the prelude to the world’s most famous endurance sports car race. She will be the only lady driver taking part in this year’s running of the most famous endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Liz Halliday follows the two factory Porsche entries to finish 3rd at Fundidora Park Monterey Mexico for her third podium in as many races.

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Five: The number of victories for Liz Halliday in the Series, making her the most successful female driver in ALMS history. Intersport Racing's heroic victory over Penske Racing - the defending LMP2 champions - outlasted the two Porsche RS Spyders in Houston.

Results


Liz was the first women to race the Aston Martin DBR9 in International sportscar competition and the first women to ever win a round of the British GT Championship – Spa, 2003.

2007: At Sebring, debuted in Series GT1 class with Team Modena in an Aston Martin DBR9. With driving mates Antonio Garcia/Darren Turner, the trio battled sister cars from Corvette Racing for a third-place finish in GT1. . .At Houston, joined broadcast crew for CBS Sports as pit/feature reporter for the four CBS shows - Houston, Salt Lake City, Lime Rock and Mid-Ohio. . .At Le Mans, drove for Noel Del Bello and Courage LC75 that retired near the 10-hour mark with gearbox problems. Was her third consecutive appearance at Le Mans.

2006: At Sebring, hustled Intersport Lola to P2 win and second overall finish with her Field (Clint/Jon) teammates. It marked Halliday’s fourth win in just nine total starts. Halliday in turn became the highest-placing female driver in Sebring history, besting the previous fifth place finish turned in by Lyn St. James. The independent team found itself in a heated battle with the factory-sponsored Penske Porsche in the latter stages, relinquishing second place in Hour 10, but regaining the runner-up spot (to Audi) when the Porsche stopped on the track with 22 laps remaining. . . At Houston, Halliday and C. Field practiced patience and were rewarded with second win of '06 as both Porsches again fell by the wayside. For Halliday, her fifth victory tied her with Milka Duno for most victories by a female competitor. She’s also won half her career Series starts, now totaling 10. . . At Mid-Ohio, Halliday overcame potential disaster on the pace lap to end up with third podium appearance in as many ’06 starts. Paddle shift failed, necessitating pit stop for repairs and a start from rear of field. She made up most of the ground in race’s first hour before turning car over to Field; Halliday drove final 45-minute stint to claim third place in class, trailing just two Porsche Spyders, who finished 1-2 overall. . .At 24 Hours of Le Mans, drove Intersport Lola with Field and Duncan Dayton. Early promise gave way to a frustrating string of mechanical and other failures that kept the car along pit lane throughout first hour. Team did manage to finish the race, one of roughly half the original starters to do so, and took fourth in LMP2 ranks. . .At Lime Rock, took third place podium finish despite late-race contact that retired Intersport Lola at 136-lap mark. . .At Salt Lake City, Halliday and Field recovered from a subpar opening stint to claim second place among LMP2 competitors. Halliday ran two stints, with Field in the middle, and moved the car up a position with the No.7 Porsche Penske Spyder encountered throttle problems that necessitated a lengthy stay along pit road. . .At Portland, Halliday and Field saw perseverance pay off with their third LMP2 victory in six starts this year. After spending much of early portion of race in third class position, Intersport twosome moved into second place following No. 7 Porsche shunt and blown engine by leading No. 6 Porsche with 15 minutes left. Win allowed Intersport to maintain its slim points lead and made Halliday winningest female driver in Series history. . .At Road America, Halliday, Clint and Jon Field each took a turn piloting Intersport Lola to third place class finish and seventh consecutive podium in as many starts. With three events remaining, team trails Penske's Maassen by 2 points in LMP2 race. . .At Mosport, Halliday started Intersport Lola and drove what she described as ‘best stint in driving career’ before turning car over to Clint Field. Field maintained rapid pace for short interval before brake lining caught fire, forcing car behind pit wall for 30 minutes worth of repairs that eliminated any hopes of class win. Team did achieve necessary 70 percent of race to qualify for third place points. . .At Petit Le Mans, was heading for season's fourth class win before broken steering rack erased seven-lap lead over trailing RS Spyders. Lost time eventually resulted in fourth-place finish. . .At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, finished third in class for ninth podium in 10 races.

2005: Second year in Series saw the California native pick up three wins on this side of the Atlantic in LMP2. . .Paired with Clint Field/Gareth Ridpath at Sebring, only to have electrical malfunctions trip them after 82 laps for DNF. . .Returned to Series at Infineon and co-drove with Field to class win in the Intersport Lola EX257-AER. . .Did not compete at Portland when Intersport team asserted itself in P2 points chase with second win in row. . .Started from P2 pole at Road America but race came to abrupt end when car caught fire on lap 13 and was forced to retire. A split fuel filter was the culprit. . .At Mosport, Halliday/Field combination returned to victory circle as Halliday drove first hour-plus of shortened 2:30 event before turning car over to Field for second win of season – third for Intersport Racing. . .At Petit Le Mans, survived contact with Maserati MC12 to preserve P2 win; victory propelled Clint Field into prime position to win class driving championship as two were joined by Jon Field in cockpit. . .Same trio teamed at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Intersport finishing a hard earned fifth after day of mechanical gremlins, but completed enough laps to win P2 team championship. . .Racked up 77 championship LMP2 driver points in six starts to finish four in standings.

2004: Paired up with Piers Masarati and Ian Donaldson in the PK Sport No. 60 Porsche at Petit Le Mans, but the trio saw its day come to a premature close with mechanical problems after 127 laps. . .Halliday/Masarati teamed at Laguna Seca, but this time electrical malfunctions shelved their car after 108 laps.

Photo Gallery - Laguna Seca

Photos: Laguna Seca Raceways, CA, October 20-22, 2006, Gordon Clay

Photo Gallery - Portland International

Photos: Portland International, July 21-22, 2006 by Gordon Clay

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