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2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill Forms & Information: December 4th-6th, 2009

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Voltphreaks VPR-P6 contingency awarded to Car 95, Team Nitto/Bullet 1

Voltphreaks was a proud contingency sponsor of the 2009 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers. The program offered a completely free VPR-P6 lightweight racing battery system worth $1,900. We are proud to announce that the winner of the contingency award was car #95, Team Nitto/Bullet 1 (Ralph Warren). They will be recieving a VPR-P6 battery, one of the most advanced in the world which can be used to replace just about any battery in any car while only weighing in at a scant 6 pounds! Congratulations to Team Nitto on their performance in the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

Televised Coverage of 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

The Northern California office announced today that there will be significant television coverage for the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill.   Airtime will be purchased on the Versus Channel (formerly Outdoor Life), to air sometime in early 2010.  The show will be at least a one-hour production and focus on the action in the race, as well as feature select race teams.

"The plan is to spread coverage around so that each team will get something," said Event Director, Jerry Kunzman.  "However, we will have interviews and stories with several feature teams.  This will give the production some life to it, and make it more like reality TV."

Check http://www.versus.com/schedule for providers in your local area with the Versus channel.  Chances are you already have it.

There are currently two slots still open to become a featured team.  NASA is looking for interesting stories to cover, as well as for a team that is willing to help with a little funding to offset production costs.  "If no teams come forward with offers to help fund the production costs, the show will be subsidized from the event's budget," said Kunzman.  "This gives assurances to all the teams, the production and airing will go on as planned, no matter what.  With this in mind, private teams should be able to more easily obtain sponsorship for the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill."

Teams interested in being a featured team on the TV show, should send their team information to jerry@drivenasa.com.  Incomplete and/ or informal proposals will be accepted at this point.

For more information email Jerry Kunzman at jerry@drivenasa.com or call 510-232-6272

7th Annual NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers

RICHMOND, CA - December 9, 2009. The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today the successful completion of the 7th annual 25 hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners. The race has become a traditional feature event on the NASA calendar and the race is a season highlight for endurance racing teams from all over the world. Nearly 70 teams took the green flag to begin the longest closed course road race in North America on their quest to see if they could "Survive the 25".  The pace of the race was simply staggering this year helped by the uncharacteristically dry and cool weather present for the entire 25 hours of the event. The good weather and lack of full course caution periods helped the overall winning Mercer Motorsports team shatter the previous laps completed record by notching 761 laps and over 2400 miles traveled by the fall of the checkered flag. The event drew the attention of many media outlets including the local Fox television station which offered a great deal of coverage for the event. (FOX40 stories are online here.) Official results from the event have now been posted here.

NASA would like to congratulate not only the class winners, but everyone that competed in the event. "Any team can tell you just how difficult it is competing in a 25 hour long race and each team deserves to be congratulated for taking up that challenge," said Event Director, Jerry Kunzman. 

The 25 Hour event will also be the focus of a one hour long television show which is set to air in early 2010. More complete details regarding the show will be published at a later date.

Get a $2000 Voltphreaks VPR-P6 lightweight battery system for displaying a decal and meeting requirements!

This year, Voltphreaks has stepped onboard with a contingency program giving away a VPR-P6 lithium battery system worth nearly $2000! Team that completes the most laps with a single vehicle while displaying a Voltphreaks decal on their vehicle who also submits the required contingency form will be declared the winner. This means you do not have to be first overall! Decals and contingency forms will be contained in your registration packets.

The Voltphreaks VPR-P6 is a state of the art 6 pound battery system that replaces an Odyssey PC680. Besides the weight difference, battery has 1200 Cranking Amps (can start almost any car), and will last much longer than most batteries of comparable size in terms of runtime when the car's alternator dies, etc. The VPR-P6 is more than just a battery, it's a lightweight battery system. Battery has a built in remote disconnect switch, over-charge prevention, and over-discharge protection. Voltphreaks batteries are currently used by LeMans, NASCAR, drag, rally, and other racers.  More info @ www.voltphreaks.com

Hawk Contingency program for 25 hours of Thunderhill

The Hawk contingency award program will apply to ALL CLASSES and will award the top five finishers with certificates redeemable toward the purchase of Hawk Performance Brake pads.

26 or more starters 15-25 starters 10-14 starters 5-10 starters
1st-$500 1st-$400 1st-$200 1st-$150
2nd-$300 2nd-$200 2nd-$150 2nd-$100
3rd-$200 3rd-$100 3rd-$75 3rd-$50
4th-$100 4th-$75 4th-$50  
5th-$75 5th-$50 5th-$25  

Competitors must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this contingency. 

  • Display 4 Hawk decals - front, back and each side of the vehicle during the week's event. (Decals will be available at event).
  • No other brake pad company's decals may be displayed on the vehicle.
  • Winning team owner must complete the contingency claim form found HERE and submit it by fax to the number specified within the form. Winning drivers must submit this form by no later than December 30th, 2009 to receive their award.
  • For additional information on contingency programs Hawk Performance is offering this year, please visit the NASA website at www.nasaproracing.com/contingency/hawk.html.

    For more information on Hawk Performance Brake pads, please visit www.hawkperformance.com

2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill Event Information

The 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill is being held December 4th-6th, 2009!

This document outlines the entry procedures for the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill Raceway. There are several steps and deadlines, so it is best to read this document carefully. All deadlines are "postmarked by" or "faxed by."

Entry Fee:

The entry fee is $1395. The team will submit a $45 non-refundable fee with the Team Declaration Form. This $45 will be applied to the entry fee, and the balance of $1350 is due November 1st, 2009. The entry fee includes the car and up to four drivers. The submission of the Team Declaration Form, along with payment, will determine the "order of entry."

Additional Drivers:

Each additional (over four) driver is $200. Drivers may be added or subtracted at anytime up to the close of registration, which is 9:00am Saturday, December 5, 2009.

Crewmembers:

Each crewmember must obtain and wear one crew credential during the event, when in the pit lane. If a crewmember is on more than one team, they only need to purchase one crew credential. Crew credentials are $25.

Late Fee:

Entries after November 1st or entries not fully paid (at least $1395 total) will incur a $200 late fee.

Refunds:

All fees are fully refundable, except the $45 team declaration fee and any crew credentials, providing that the car did not go on course any time after 4:30 pm December 4, 2009. Request for refund must be made via email or phone to the NASA office by December 12th, 2009. No refunds after December 12th, 2009.

Step One: Send in the Team Declaration Form (Deadline November 1, 2009)
Step Two: Submit a Vehicle Information Form (Deadline November 10, 2009)
Step Three: Submit Driver Information Forms (Deadline November 17, 2009)
Step Four: Submit Crew Credential Form (Received by November 25, 2009

Voltphreaks VPR-P6 contingency awarded to Car 95, Team Nitto/Bullet 1

Voltphreaks was a proud contingency sponsor of the 2009 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers. The program offered a completely free VPR-P6 lightweight racing battery system worth $1,900. We are proud to announce that the winner of the contingency award was car #95, Team Nitto/Bullet 1 (Ralph Warren). They will be recieving a VPR-P6 battery, one of the most advanced in the world which can be used to replace just about any battery in any car while only weighing in at a scant 6 pounds! Congratulations to Team Nitto on their performance in the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

Televised Coverage of 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill

The Northern California office announced today that there will be significant television coverage for the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill.   Airtime will be purchased on the Versus Channel (formerly Outdoor Life), to air sometime in early 2010.  The show will be at least a one-hour production and focus on the action in the race, as well as feature select race teams.

"The plan is to spread coverage around so that each team will get something," said Event Director, Jerry Kunzman.  "However, we will have interviews and stories with several feature teams.  This will give the production some life to it, and make it more like reality TV."

Check http://www.versus.com/schedule for providers in your local area with the Versus channel.  Chances are you already have it.

7th Annual NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers

RICHMOND, CA - December 9, 2009. The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) announced today the successful completion of the 7th annual 25 hours of Thunderhill presented by Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners. The race has become a traditional feature event on the NASA calendar and the race is a season highlight for endurance racing teams from all over the world. Nearly 70 teams took the green flag to begin the longest closed course road race in North America on their quest to see if they could "Survive the 25".  The pace of the race was simply staggering this year helped by the uncharacteristically dry and cool weather present for the entire 25 hours of the event. The good weather and lack of full course caution periods helped the overall winning Mercer Motorsports team shatter the previous laps completed record by notching 761 laps and over 2400 miles traveled by the fall of the checkered flag. The event drew the attention of many media outlets including the local Fox television station which offered a great deal of coverage for the event. (FOX40 stories are online here.) Official results from the event have now been posted here.

NASA would like to congratulate not only the class winners, but everyone that competed in the event. "Any team can tell you just how difficult it is competing in a 25 hour long race and each team deserves to be congratulated for taking up that challenge," said Event Director, Jerry Kunzman. 

The 25 Hour event will also be the focus of a one hour long television show which is set to air in early 2010. More complete details regarding the show will be published at a later date.

Get a $2000 Voltphreaks VPR-P6 lightweight battery system for displaying a decal and meeting requirements!

This year, Voltphreaks has stepped onboard with a contingency program giving away a VPR-P6 lithium battery system worth nearly $2000! Team that completes the most laps with a single vehicle while displaying a Voltphreaks decal on their vehicle who also submits the required contingency form will be declared the winner. This means you do not have to be first overall! Decals and contingency forms will be contained in your registration packets.

The Voltphreaks VPR-P6 is a state of the art 6 pound battery system that replaces an Odyssey PC680. Besides the weight difference, battery has 1200 Cranking Amps (can start almost any car), and will last much longer than most batteries of comparable size in terms of runtime when the car's alternator dies, etc. The VPR-P6 is more than just a battery, it's a lightweight battery system. Battery has a built in remote disconnect switch, over-charge prevention, and over-discharge protection. Voltphreaks batteries are currently used by LeMans, NASCAR, drag, rally, and other racers.  More info @ www.voltphreaks.com

Hawk Contingency program for 25 hours of Thunderhill

The Hawk contingency award program will apply to ALL CLASSES and will award the top five finishers with certificates redeemable toward the purchase of Hawk Performance Brake pads.

26 or more starters 15-25 starters 10-14 starters 5-10 starters
1st-$500 1st-$400 1st-$200 1st-$150
2nd-$300 2nd-$200 2nd-$150 2nd-$100
3rd-$200 3rd-$100 3rd-$75 3rd-$50
4th-$100 4th-$75 4th-$50  
5th-$75 5th-$50 5th-$25  

Competitors must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this contingency. 

  • Display 4 Hawk decals - front, back and each side of the vehicle during the week's event. (Decals will be available at event).
  • No other brake pad company's decals may be displayed on the vehicle.
  • Winning team owner must complete the contingency claim form found HERE and submit it by fax to the number specified within the form. Winning drivers must submit this form by no later than December 30th, 2009 to receive their award.
  • For additional information on contingency programs Hawk Performance is offering this year, please visit the NASA website at www.nasaproracing.com/contingency/hawk.html.

    For more information on Hawk Performance Brake pads, please visit www.hawkperformance.com

2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill Event Information

The 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill is being held December 4th-6th, 2009!

This document outlines the entry procedures for the 2009 25 Hours of Thunderhill Raceway. There are several steps and deadlines, so it is best to read this document carefully. All deadlines are "postmarked by" or "faxed by."

Entry Fee:

The entry fee is $1395. The team will submit a $45 non-refundable fee with the Team Declaration Form. This $45 will be applied to the entry fee, and the balance of $1350 is due November 1st, 2009. The entry fee includes the car and up to four drivers. The submission of the Team Declaration Form, along with payment, will determine the "order of entry."

Additional Drivers:

Each additional (over four) driver is $200. Drivers may be added or subtracted at anytime up to the close of registration, which is 9:00am Saturday, December 5, 2009.

Crewmembers:

Each crewmember must obtain and wear one crew credential during the event, when in the pit lane. If a crewmember is on more than one team, they only need to purchase one crew credential. Crew credentials are $25.

Late Fee:

Entries after November 1st or entries not fully paid (at least $1395 total) will incur a $200 late fee.

Refunds:

All fees are fully refundable, except the $45 team declaration fee and any crew credentials, providing that the car did not go on course any time after 4:30 pm December 4, 2009. Request for refund must be made via email or phone to the NASA office by December 12th, 2009. No refunds after December 12th, 2009.

Step One: Send in the Team Declaration Form (Deadline November 1, 2009)
Step Two: Submit a Vehicle Information Form (Deadline November 10, 2009)
Step Three: Submit Driver Information Forms (Deadline November 17, 2009)
Step Four: Submit Crew Credential Form (Received by November 25, 2009

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