Seth Neiman

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Seth Neiman
Nationality United States American
Born June 27, 1954 (1954-06-27) (age 60)
East Liverpool, Ohio, U.S.
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2005 - 2012, 2014
Teams Flying Lizard Motorsports
Best finish 13th (3rd in class)(2005)
Class wins 0

Seth Neiman (born June 27, 1954) is a businessman and professional racing driver. He races for and is the team principal of Flying Lizard Motorsports in the American Le Mans Series.

Racing career[edit]

Neiman joined Flying Lizard Motorsports in 2005 and competed in the ALMS GT2 class for the team as well as finishing third in GT2 class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He finished 4th at Le Mans the following year and finished 9th in ALMS GT2 points for the same team in 2006. He also drove in four SCCA World Challenge races in the Touring Car class. In 2007, he finished 10th in ALMS and the car failed to finish at Le Mans. In 2008 he captured a career best 5th place in ALMS GT2 points and finished 6th at Le Mans. In 2009 he again failed to finish at Le Mans and finished 7th in ALMS points.[1] He has returned to the team in 2010 and competed in his first 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing 9th overall and 2nd in GT.[2]

Biographical[edit]

Seth Neiman was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, and grew up in Dayton. His mother was Judith Klapper Neiman and father was Ralph Bernard Neiman.[3] The second child of four, he had two sisters and a younger brother. His pastimes included science, throwing discus, and running track.[citation needed] He graduated from the Ohio State University in philosophy and attended graduate school there.[4]

Neiman was involved with Maxitron Corporation and Dahlgren Control Systems before becoming vice-president of the Sun Microsystems division developing TOPS. He joined the venture capital firm Crosspoint Venture Partners in 1994, and was as a founder of Brocade Communications Systems in 1995.[4] Neiman served as a lead investor and board member of networking companies, such as Foundry Networks, Avanex, iPass, Shoreline, Juniper Networks and NexPrise.[5]

He currently resides in San Francisco, California.[citation needed]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Lonnie Pechnik
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 323 13th 3rd
2006 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 309 18th 4th
2007 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 124 DNF DNF
2008 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 289 32nd 6th
2009 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Darren Law
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 194 DNF DNF
2010 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Darren Law
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 61 DNF DNF
2011 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Darren Law
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
211 DNF DNF
2012 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports France Patrick Pilet
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
313 27th 4th
2014 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Al-Faisal
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Am
327 27th 7th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seth Neiman, Driver Database, Retrieved 2010-07-22
  2. ^ Sulka, Mike. 2010 Daytona 24: Grand Am Final Race Results - Porche, Action Express Racing Win!, PaddockTalk, January 21, 2010, Retrieved 2010-07-22
  3. ^ "Judith Klapper Neiman obituary". Dayton Daily News. January 2, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Seth Neiman Managing Partner". Web site bio. Crosspoint Venture Partners. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seth Neiman". Web page bio. Venture Beat. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2013.