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17 02, 2017

Thunderhill 2016 by the Numbers

2017-02-17T01:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2017|

Cars entered: 58 Cars finished: 35 Lap count of overall winner: 751 Miles driven by overall winner: 2,152 Laps completed by all cars: 30,418 Mileage driven by all cars: 87,177 Fastest Race Lap Team: JFC Racing Wolf MJ-V8, 1:38.333 Racecars, by brand Mazda 15 BMW 15 Honda 5 Porsche 4 Acura 2 Nissan 2 Factory Five 2 Panoz 2 [...]

17 02, 2017

Thunderhill 2016 – Results

2017-02-17T01:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2017|

Overall Position Class Position Team Laps 1 ES/1 TOYO Tires / Flying Lizard Motorsports 751 2 ESR/1 Ryno Racing Team 1 745 3 ES/2 TOYO Tires / Flying Lizard Motorsports 730 4 ESR/2 Ryno Racing Team 2 725 5 ES/3 CLP Motorsports 713 6 ENP/1 Diamond Level Motorsports 2016 701 7 ES/4 Tiger Racing/Bavarian Tuning [...]

17 02, 2017

Scenes From Thunderhill 2016

2017-02-17T01:00:00+00:00 February 17th, 2017|

If you can’t be racing in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the paddock is the place to be, and if you can have a camera, it’s even better. Here are a few scenes captured during the 2016 25 Hours of Thunderhill.   Night Shift Here’s a taste of what it’s like during the nighttime at [...]

15 02, 2017

Corvette Takes on Thunderhill

2017-02-15T01:00:00+00:00 February 15th, 2017|

The last time a Corvette raced in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance, George W. Bush was still in office and C6 Corvettes were barely a year old. That seems like a long time ago. NASA SoCal’s T.C. McNett was the crew chief of that team. He said they only raced it [...]

14 02, 2017

Brothers in Arms – Team Diamond Level Motorsports Assembles a Crew of Veterans to Raise Awareness for Recreational Therapy for Those With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

2017-02-14T01:00:00+00:00 February 14th, 2017|

When U.S. Army veteran Tom Woods wanted to get back into racing, he also wanted to do something positive. Woods then partnered with Diamond Level Motorsports and Fisher House to bring together a group of five veterans, and himself, on a team that would take on the toughest endurance race in North  America. “The thought [...]

13 02, 2017

ESR Class – Thunderhill 2016

2017-02-13T01:00:00+00:00 February 13th, 2017|

The front row for the start of the race was a pair of Ryno Racing Ginettas, which were large — in a literal and figurative sense. These brutes loomed over everything in the ESR class and dwarfed some of the smaller production vehicles in the numbered classes. Powered by General Motors’ LS V8s, the Ginettas [...]

12 02, 2017

ES Class – Thunderhill 2016

2017-02-12T01:00:00+00:00 February 12th, 2017|

For the last several years, the overall winner has gridded in ES class. ES cars don’t usually have the pace that ESR cars do, but they compensate for what they lack in comparative speed with greater durability. That was true in 2015 when the Toyo Tires/Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 cranked out 690 laps during [...]

11 02, 2017

E3 Class – Thunderhill 2016

2017-02-11T01:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2017|

Back in 2012, 25 E3 cars gridded for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Over the last four years, the class has witnessed a slow, steady decline in numbers. In 2016, six cars took the green flag. RA Motorsports fielded two teams, and team owner and 25 Hour veteran Ron Gayman knows how to prep car [...]

10 02, 2017

E2 Class – Thunderhill 2016

2017-02-10T01:00:00+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

If you look up and down the grid before the start at Thunderhill, you notice that most of the hardware is pretty new. This isn’t a race that lends itself to vintage tin. Don’t tell that to KD Motorsports, which took a car built when Ronald Reagan was president, and took home all the marbles [...]