TC MOTORSPORTS PREPARES FOR THE NASA 25 HOURS OF THUNDERHILL Federal Way, WA-- Coming off of their second straight victory at the 8 Hours of the Cascades in October, the endurance racing pros at TC Motorsports prepare to head to California...
TC MOTORSPORTS PREPARES FOR THE NASA 25 HOURS OF THUNDERHILL
Federal Way, WA-- Coming off of their second straight victory at the 8 Hours of the Cascades in October, the endurance racing pros at TC Motorsports prepare to head to California for the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 25 Hours of Thunderhill Severe Endurance Race Presented by the U.S. Air Force.
This will be the team's second trip to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, which is held at the challenging Thunderhill Raceway Park circuit in Willows, California on December 3 and 4, 2005. TC Motorsports had a very successful run at last year's 25 Hours of Thunderhill, with a third place finish in the highly competitive E2 class and 11th overall of 59 teams.
Preparation is currently underway preparing two team cars to campaign for victory in the E2 class. The team will field two Mazda Miatas, sponsored by Group 2 Motorsports, Applied Racing Technology, and EPRODIUS.COM. Group 2 Motorsports is again leading the way with suspension tuning and is meeting the team's lighting requirements with their purpose built Mazda Miata endurance racing lighting kits, featuring Cibie lamps.
Driving duties of the #25 car will be handled by Team Principals Taryn and Carlo Sparacio. Joining them will be Vancouver, Washington resident Will Schrader. Will has considerable experience in the Spec Miata class and will make a fine addition to the team. Additional drivers for the #25 car, as well as for the #27 sister car, will be announced at a later date.
"We are excited to announce that Jon Ament will once again be our crew chief for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Joining Jon will be Jon Zweiger. Jon 'Z' was our crew chief in our winning 8 Hour effort and we are thrilled his is joining us for this race," says Carlo.
During the race, the team is expected to cover a distance of nearly 2000 miles, make 16 pit stops for fuel, tires and driver changes, and use approximately 200 gallons of fuel per car. The challenging road racing circuit at Thunderhill twists and turns over the rolling hills of Northern California and 14 hours of the event will be in the early winter darkness. Carlo mentions, "This is one of my favorite tracks, especially in the pitch dark at 3 am. Having exceptional lighting at this event is critical, even more so if it rains."
The NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by the U.S. Air Force is considered the most extreme and severe endurance race on the planet. Professional teams from around the world gather for this event to claim the title of finishing and winning 'The 25.' More information about the 25 Hours of Thunderhill is available at www.nasa25hour.com.