The 54 car field takes the green flag at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill
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This past opportunity I traveled to Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California to participate in the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill.  To the unfamiliar the 25 hours of Thunderhill is America’s longest endurance sports car race and its become an end of the year tradition for many racers.  The race regularly attracts racers from across the country and beyond.  This years event had 55 vehicles entered ranging from Mazda Miata’s to factory supported cars like the Acura ILX to sports races like the Radical SR3.

 

A Radical sports racer and Acura ILX sit on the race grid

 

 

I was invited to race with Mazda who brought a trio of diesel powered Mazda6s that were purposely built just for this race.  Since the Mazda6 is not available with a  diesel in the United States, Mazda started with three Russian Spec cars and built them up from there.  Two of the cars were driven by Mazda dealers with the third driven by a foursome from Mazda North America.

 

The trio of Mazda6 race cars entered at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill, America’s longest endurance race

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