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Rotek Racing Audi TT RS Wins USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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Top three Audi TT RS, Porsche 997 Cup, Radical

WILLOWS, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2013) - The No. 24 Rotek Racing Audi TT RS won the eleventh running of the United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill today.  Following the Rotek Audi to fill out the overall podium was the No.83 Barrett Racing Porsche GT3 Cup in second and the No. 38 Radical West Radical in third.

 A field of 57 cars took the green flag at 11 a.m. Saturday morning for 25 hours of racing around the 2.58-mile, 15-turn Thunderhill Raceway. The race witnessed several leaders throughout the running including an ESR Class Wolf, ES Class Superlite and the winning ES Class Rotek Racing Audi TT RS. The Rotek team took over the lead at 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning and never looked back. The stout team was being pressured throughout the early hours by a speedy No. 38 Radical West Racing Radical. At 8:00 a.m. the Audi began stretch its legs and had a 30 lap lead with three hours remaining.  The eventual winning margin to the second place was 28 laps.  The Rotek Audi TT RS was driven by Robb Holland, Kevin Gleason, Jeff Altenburg, Roland Pritzker and Rob Huff.  
 
"It was a blast today racing here this weekend," Pritzker said. "We had a couple of little issues with contact that took a couple of kunards off in the front in the middle of the night, but we replaced them and kept going. It was smooth sailing. Really we didn't have any big issues.  We kept it on the track and out of the pits and all of the drivers ran nice and clean laps. My stints in the car were really fun, I just had a blast driving this Audi TT RS here at Thunderhill."
 
Top Three ES Class:
No. 24 Rotek Racing Audi TT RS, 705 laps run, 1,819 racing miles
No. 83 Barrett Racing Porsche GT3 Cup, 667 laps
No. 8 GMG Motorsports Audi R8, 662 laps
 
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 The No. 38 Radical West Radical perservered in the ESR Class to take the category win.  The No. 38 was driven by Randy Carpenter, Ryan Carpenter, Todd Slusher, Anthony Bullock and Scott Atchison.
 
"We started off with a great base car," Carpenter said. "The car handled great, we had the balance just right and the team did a great job preparing the car. We had a little damage on the front, we threw some tape on it and kept going. The team just worked through the small issues and kept grinding, that is how you win this race. It is a first for us, we won the ESR Class and getting third overall is pretty spectacular with three of the four drivers being rookies."
 
Top Three ESR Class:
No. 38 Radical West Racing Radical
No. 48 Factory 48 Radical
No. 49 CSR Performance Spec Racer
 
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The No. 18 Luxury Racing Don't Crash Mustang won the E0 Class with a faultless run. The Mustang, with support from Winding Road, was driven by Tom Martin Sr., Tom Martin Jr., Tom Brown and Brian Zander.
 
"We started the race pretty well," Martin Sr. said. "We fell back a little at the beginning and we just a kept a steady pace. The car was so well prepared by the team that we were able to run just a flawless race. Our competitors had a little trouble and here we are winners of our class. The only problem we had was a broken stud on one wheel. We were worried we would lose the others, so we replaced and kept going."
 
Top Three E0 Class:
No. 18 Luxury Don't Crash Racing Mustang
No. 67 Pure Performance BMW
No. 31 Hankook/El Diablo Motorsports BMW
 
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In E1 the No. 27 Team Honda Research West Acura held on to take the class win. The Acura ILX was driven by Lee Niffenegger, Matthew Staal, Sage Marie, Scott Nicol and Michael Tsay.
 
"It was a great run by the team," Marie said. "We had a little bit of drama here and there, but overall our pace was really good. The BFGoodrich tires had a lot of grip. They helped to make our pace and our pit cycles very predictable. The Acura ILX is a great race car. The THRW team did an awesome job all weekend. The only real problem we had was a slight over heating problems under the yellows and there were a lot cautions."
 
Top Three E1 Class:
No. 27 Team Honda Research West Acura
No. 5 Fantasy Junction Acura
No. 55 Mazdaspeed Mazda 6 Dealers A
 
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The E2 Class was won by is the No. 78 Sector Purple Racing Mazda Miata, driven by  Kyle Watkins, Dan Williams, Glen Conser and Robert W. Ames.
 
"The plan was to come out stay incident free and not be off the track," Conser said. "We got good gas mileage, saved the tires and we put together a solid effort.  We had some contact in the middle of the night when Dan was driving, but that was about it for our trouble. We had very smooth pit stops and overall just ran a great race."
 
Top Three E2 Class:
No. 78 Sector Purple Racing Mazda Miata
No. 74 AAF BMW
No. 95 Team Spoon Honda CR-Z
 
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In the E3 Class the No. 23 RJ Racing Mazda Miata driven by John Gibson, Rob Gibson, Jamie Florence, Roger Eagleton, Gary Browne won the class.
 
"It was a really great run," said team representative Chris Hillebrandt. "Last year we blew a motor 12 hours in after winning in 2011. We had some mixed emotions coming in this year. We raced our race and we won it again. We really did not have a lot of issues. We had some small issue with our dash giving us a funny fuel reading. It would give us a number than go out. Sometimes we had to wait until it coughed to come in an fuel the car. The drivers and team did a great job."
 
Top Three E3 Class:
No. 23 RJ Racing
No. 36 Spare Parts Racing 2

No. 60 A+ Racing 2 Mazda Miata 

Race Statistics:
705 laps covered by leader (laps x 2.86-track miles = 1,819 total racing miles covered)
13 caution periods
57 cars started, 40 finished
Fast lap of the race was set by Al Unser Jr. in the No. 52 JFC Racing Wolf, time of 1:37.789
 
 
* Great mix of cars including Audi R8 LMS, Audi TT RS, Norma Sports Racer, Seat Leon, Lexus IS300, Mazda 6 Diesel, Miata MX-5 and RX-8, Acura ILX, Honda Civic, Honda CR-Z, Factory Five Racing, Chevrolet Silverado, Porsche 997, etc.
* Six classes of race cars E0, E1, E2, E3, ES, ESR
* 60+ entries in E0 7, E1 10, E2 7, E3 11, ES 17, ESR 9; 16 Mazda entries, 12 BMW, 4 Porsche, 4 Honda, 4 Acura
 
The USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill will see a field of 63 cars racing in six classes (ES, ESR, E0, E1, E2, E3) going twice around the clock plus an hour over the 2.86-mile, 15-turn track located 90-minutes north of Sacramento.  To view the USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill media guide go to www.nasa25hour.com/Thunderhill%20Media%20Guide_r3.pdf
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For additional information, please contact  NASA Media Director, Kyle Chura at kyle@kcapr.com or (248) 821-0468.  More detail on NASA and the Thunderhill 25 Hour can be found at nasaproracing.com  or  nasa25hour.com.
 
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About NASA

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 with the premise of delivering high-quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a controlled professionally managed environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs.

 

NASA Membership

NASA members are entitled to enter and participate in any NASA event across the country, and membership includes an array of benefits, including vendor discounts and a subscription to the organizations online newsletter the NASA Speed News. Members will also receive a colorful membership hard card that will identify them as part of the organization and a welcome packet that includes more information on the many benefits and programs available to NASA members. While participating at events, all NASA members are covered by an extensive insurance policy, which includes General Liability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Excess Medical coverage. Best of all, membership is only $45. Refer to www.nasaproracing.com for member information.

 

NASA Thanks Our Partners

NASA would like to thank its National sponsors for their continued support: Toyo Tires, Royal Purple, Hawk Performance, OG Racing, Ford Racing School, and GoPro. We also want to thank MAZDASPEED, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan, and Ford Motor Company for supporting our members. We greatly appreciate those companies that offer our racers contingency support, including Toyo Tires, AST Suspension, BFGoodrich, Ford Racing, Goodyear, Hawk Performance, Honda Performance Development (HPD), Hoosier Racing Tire, MAZDASPEED, Nissan, Sampson Racing Communications and Yokohama. NASA competitors can also get discounts from Fuel Safe, Vehiport, APR Performance, the Ford Racing School, Avis, Cruise America, Eibach Springs, Exedy, Fastbrakes, Konig, The Mid-Ohio School, Hobie Polarized, Konig, Molecule, Motel 6, OG Racing, Torco, TPIS, Porterfield, Joegblood Wheels, Yavay, and Monster Clutch.  

 

NASA at a Glance

* NASA was founded in 1991 on the premise of providing motorsport competition programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full-performance capabilities of their cars in a safe and controlled environment.

* NASA has over 14,000 members in 16 regions.

* Key events include the NASA Championships and the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Dec. 6-7, 2014. NASA Eastern States Championship at Road Atlanta on Aug. 29 - 31, 2014 and the NASA Western States Championship at Sonoma Raceway on Nov. 7 - 9, 2014.

* NASA runs over 150 events each year encompassing over 250 races, including the association's Rally Sport and Time-Trial program.

* Manufacturer partners include Honda Performance Development (HPD), Nissan, Ford Racing, and MAZDASPEED.

* NASA Management: Jerry Kunzman, Executive Director; Ryan Flaherty, National Chairman; Dave Royce, Chief Divisional Director; Jeremy Croiset, Director of Sponsorship; Dave Ho, Business Operations Manager, Will Faules, National Event Manager.


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2013 Survive the 25 to Air on NBC Sports April 18 at 4:00pm ET.

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Napa Valley, CA --The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of "Survive the 25" presented by Mazda and Hankook Tire will air on NBC Sports April 18, 2014 at 4:00pm ET.

Follow along with four teams as they battle to complete and win one of the toughest endurance races in the world; the NASA 25 hours of Thunderhill. The telecast puts you right in the mix and does an excellent job of demonstrating just how incredibly difficult it is to conquer what has become one of the world's most grueling and challenging to win endurance races. See as these four teams endure obstacles and hardship through three days of competition in an attempt to come out on top. 

Make sure to join us (or set your DVRs) for the telecast on the NBC Sports Network April 18, 2014 at 4:00pm ET. 

Rotek Racing Audi Leads at 18 at USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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WILLOWS, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2013) - The No. 24 Rotek Racing Audi TT RS is leading the United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill at the 18-hour mark.



Team Quick Racing Leads Half-way at USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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WILLOWS, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2013) -The No. 03 Qucik Racing Superlite is leading the United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill at the half-way mark.   

JFC Racing Wolf Leads at Six Hours at USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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WILLOWS, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2013) -The No. 52 JFC Racing Wolf is leading the United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill at the six hour mark.    

Field Set for USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill JFC on Pole

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Wolf, Eagle, BMW, Acura and Mazdas take class poles

WILLOWS, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2013) - The field is set for the 2013 United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill.  The No. 52 JFC Racing Wolf driven by Remo Bellarosa will pace the 63 car field to the green flag tomorrow at 11 a.m. PST.



USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill adds Mazda Diesels, Audi TT RS and Eagle

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Mazda Diesel armada, Davidson Eagle, Audi TT RS, Endurance Radio

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2013) -The 2013 United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill race will feature a great cross-section of cars including the MAZDASPEED Diesels, Audi TT RS as well as the Davidson Racing Eagle. Sixty-three cars are scheduled to take the green flag for 25 hours of racing on Sat., Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.    


Grassroots racers get huge support from Hawk Performance at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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PARK CITY, UTAH - At this year's longest endurance race, one race class, E3 is being recognized and supported to epic proportions by Hawk Performance. The company will be rewarding the winning team of the lass a title sponsorship for their 2014 NASA racing season.


Lowe Group Racing Announces 2013 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Campaign

WOODINVILLE, Washington (November 25, 2013)--Lowe Group Racing (LGR) announced today it's entry into the 2013 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the longest endurance road race in North America, to be held December 7-8, 2013, at Thunderhill Raceway Park near Willows, California. 

FRISBY PERFORMANCE TIRE/PIRELLI TIRE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THEIR SUPPORT FOR 2013 NASA 25 HOUR OF THUNDERHILL

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LAS VEGAS NV (November 22, 2013) - Frisby Performance Tire/Pirelli Tire proudly announces today that they will be offering services and support for the 2013 NASA 25 hour of Thunderhill. They are excited being a part of the longest endurance road race in North America for the first time. NASA holds 25 hour of Thunderhill near Willows CA, where hundreds of sports car competitors compete, testing their endurance. A race where tire companies strive to be the best and drivers challenge one another to become number one.

USAF 25 Hour Attracting Top Competitors

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Lynam Racing, Dai the drifter and Achilles ready for 25

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2013) - The 2013 United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill race is looking to be one of the most exciting and competitive races in its ten year history with strong competition featuring racing personalities from around the world.  A current entry of 63 cars are ready to take the green flag on Dec. 7-8 at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, Calif.



Endurance Radio to broadcast coverage of NASA's 25 Hours of Thunderhill

   Endurance Radio is pleased to announce its third straight year of live, full, and exclusive radio coverage of the National Auto Sport Association's 25 Hours of Thunderhill! Join Brendan Kaczmarek, Joseph Mudrak, and Tim Stoll live from the circuit for over 27 hours of coverage from one of motorsport's true hidden gems on December 6-8 on endurance-radio.com. Nearly 250 drivers in 64 cars will take to Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California for the 11th and decidedly most competitive running of the event.

Lynam Racing to field the No. 66 Coldcock Whiskey Silverado in the 2013 USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Willows, CA - Lynam Racing announced today their plans to field the No. 66 Coldcock Whiskey Silverado in their bid to win the 2013 United States Air Force (USAF) 25 Hours of Thunderhill organized by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) which will be run December 7-8 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California.  

Royal Purple's Offers Big Prize to top E3 team at the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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NASA is pleased to announce that Royal Purple, the Official Motor Oil of NASA, will provide a fantastic contingency-support program at the 2013 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by the USAF

"Double Down" The 25 Hours of Thunderhill Documentary by Krider Racing Released

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 Teams which competed in the tenth anniversary running of The 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by the United States Air Force are featured in the new documentary film Double Down which was created by Krider Racing who earned a podium finish in the 2012 event in the E2 class. 

Team Honda Research, Spoon and TruSpeed Ready for 25 at Thunderhill

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USAF 25 Hours of Thunderhill entry list at 73

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2013) -  The 2013 United States Air Force (USAF) National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 25 Hours of Thunderhill race is less than a month away. Seventy-three teams have entered the race to take place at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, Calif., Dec. 7-8.

USAF NASA 25 Hour Grid Getting Bigger and Stronger

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Winding Road, Migliori's, Advanced Auto Fab and the Dutchman are ready for 25

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NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2013) - The 2013 United States Air Force (USAF) National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 25 Hours of Thunderhill race continues to see the entry list filled with outstanding competitors in all classes. The December 7-8 event at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, Calif. will be one for the record books.

USAF NASA 25 Hour Attracting Top Competitors

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Black Swan, GMG, Davidson and Factory 48 head early entrants
NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2013) - The 2013 United States Air Force (USAF) National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 25 Hours of Thunderhill race to run Dec. 7-8 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, Calif. is attracting top entries.

Toyo Tires® Returns to the 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ To Support Racers in their Quest for Glory

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CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires® returns to the 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ on December 6th-8th to once again offer VIP treatment for racers competing exclusively on the Toyo® Proxes® line of tires. The 25-Hours of Thunderhill is held annually at Thunderhill Raceway Park, located near the town of Willlows in Northern California. The event is considered the longest endurance road race in North America and attracts hundreds of National Auto Sport Association (NASA) road racing competitors.


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