By Jason Bennion | December 7, 2013
Two top-of-the-line Audi R8 LMSs, diesel-powered Mazda 6s, exotic one-off prototypes, a NASCAR Camaro, even such incongruous entries as a Chevy Silverado pick-up, a Honda CRZ hybrid, a Mini Cooper with two engines, and a Honda Fit… some sixty cars in all.
A champion of the “drift” technique, an IndyCar legend and his son, and some of the top pro, semi-pro, and amateur drivers in the country.
Teams from as far away as Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, and New Zealand.
Six classes covering the entire spectrum of motorsports.
All competing on the longest endurance road race in North America.
This is 25 Hours of Thunderhill…
Sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and celebrating its tenth running this year, 25 Hours of Thunderhill takes place only a few miles from the bucolic orange groves and fruit orchards of Willows, California, at Thunderhill Raceway Park. The Daily Derbi has dispatched two intrepid crew members (including yours truly) to cover the event, so watch for our photos and personal impressions. (You can enjoy photos from today’s testing and qualifying now.) But in the meantime, you can keep up with the action at the official NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill website, which features a living timing feed here, or the official NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Facebook page.
This is Jason Bennion’s first time covering 25 Hours of Thunderhill. He also blogs at www.jasonbennion.com, when the silly thing is functioning properly.