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11 06, 2018

Learning by Doing – Auto Shop Teacher and Student Volunteers Prove It Doesn’t Take Big Bucks to Finish 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

2018-06-11T15:15:00+00:00June 11th, 2018|

In the shadows of two-story scaffolding and mega haulers on pit row, there is an old teacher’s desk and a canopy with timeworn car covers to form the walls. Standing behind the desk is Alvin Angulo reminding the teenage crew about an upcoming driver change. Team A+ Racing No. 49 takes the green flag at [...]

20 02, 2018

Looking to Repeat

2018-02-20T12:56:00+00:00February 20th, 2018|

Last year, Team Valkyrie Autosport took the E0 win over Rearden Racing, both of which were racing Nissan Z cars. It was the first time a Nissan Z car had won any class at the 25 Hour. Rearden Racing returned with its 370Z and Valkyrie brought back its 350Z looking to repeat last year’s win, [...]

20 02, 2018

Fighting Like a Boss

2018-02-20T12:27:00+00:00February 20th, 2018|

Donny Edwards has never missed a 25 Hours of Thunderhill and his friends weren’t about to let the streak end. Just 10 weeks after getting out of the hospital for treatment of lymphoma, Edwards was out on the track driving for Edge Motorworks MV and raising awareness about cancer. “I couldn’t even spell cancer. I [...]

20 02, 2018

E3 NASA 25hrs of Thunderhill 2017

2018-02-20T12:07:00+00:00February 20th, 2018|

A lot of attention has been paid to the Toyo Tires Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi team, which took the overall and class win for the third consecutive year. Meanwhile, farther back in the grid, Team RA Motorsports was busy winning E3 for the third straight year. RA Motorsports won last year with the slower of [...]

19 02, 2018

ES NASA 25hrs of Thunderhill 2017

2018-02-19T13:06:00+00:00February 19th, 2018|

The Toyo Tires/Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi had taken the overall and ES class win in 2016 and 2015, and it came to Thunderhill in 2017 looking for a three-peat. Only one other team has done that in the history of the race. Team Mercer Motorsports won overall in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Making the prospect [...]

19 02, 2018

Racing and Rock ‘N’ Roll

2018-02-19T12:45:00+00:00February 19th, 2018|

2017 marked the first time anyone had raced a Mitjet at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. The EXR Exotics Racing Mitjet Racing Team brought two Mitjet EXR LV02 cars to compete in E0. According to crew chief Bill Hynes, the team’s goals were to come out and have fun, and just to finish the grueling [...]

18 02, 2018

ESR NASA 25hrs of Thunderhill 2017

2018-02-18T13:16:00+00:00February 18th, 2018|

The answer in racing is often as simple as “more motor.” Other times not so much, which was the case in ESR at the 2017 25 Hours of Thunderhill. The two ESR cars with the most motor, the two Ginetta G57 prototypes of Team Ryno Racing, had the biggest engines in the class, and they [...]

15 02, 2018

E2 NASA 25hrs of Thunderhill 2017

2018-02-15T15:26:00+00:00February 15th, 2018|

Last year, KD Motorsports came to Thunderhill and walked away with the E2 win. It didn’t have the pace of its nearest competitor Team RDR Racing, which had entered “Kermit,” a green Mazda RX-8. This year, KD Motorsports didn’t have the pace of RDR’s new RX-8, which was about 4 seconds a lap quicker. RDR [...]

15 02, 2018

E1 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

2018-02-15T15:14:00+00:00February 15th, 2018|

The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is always a testament to the value of persistence, but that was especially true in E1 in 2017. Any one of the three podium finishers easily could have thrown in the towel at given points along the way, but their dedication paid off. Let’s begin with third-place Das Boot Motorsports. [...]