There’s trials by fire, and there’s sticking your brand new race car baby in one of the most grueling races in the world: the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill. That’s exactly what Mazda did to debut its new MX-5 Cup car, and all four of the MX-5 Cups entered just crossed the finish line…
Want to watch the 25 Hours At Thunderhill but can't find it on television? You can catch a stream of it right here from the 034Motorsport Audi TTRS VLN, courtesy of our good friend Robb Holland. It's sure to be some pretty great racing.
Howdy and welcome to the 2012 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, where we're bringing you a special treat: an in-camera livestream of the race from our pal Robb Holland's insanely-overpowered front-wheel-drive Audi TT-RS racecar.
A Subaru WRX owner went to sleep at this weekend's 25 Hour of Thunderhill race with a complete car. This is what he found when he woke up a few hours later. Resident racer and gearbox theft-culprit Robb Holland explains why you shouldn't trust a racing team with your car. — Ed.
Racers at this weekend's 25 Hours Of Thunderhill will need special shades lest they be blinded by the stars in reasonably-priced Mazda race cars: The Fast and the Furious anchor Paul Walker, and Grey's Anatomy dude Patrick Dempsey. [Willows-Journal.Com]
The Honda Prelude has been one of the real heartbreakers of LeMons racing— plenty of power, great handling... and a head gasket that might as well be cut out from cereal-box cardboard. Today, however, a Prelude leads!
My kids had a box cart race. I had a NASA endurance race on the same day over 250 miles away. My wife said, "You'll have to choose." I said, "I can do both… maybe."
The second-annual Goin' For Broken race turned out to be a serious nail-biter, with the cruising-to-massive-victory Death Cab V8olvo blowing up with 40 minutes to go and an E30, a Miata, and an SE-R battling for the win.
Serious LeMons fans know that the Index Of Effluency— given to the team that accomplishes the most with the crappiest car— is the true top prize, and the Dust-N-Debris Dodge Shadow utterly dominated the IOE this time around.
Even after an SE-R Sentra (OK, fine, an SE-R 200SX) won a LeMons race last year, conventional wisdom held that Nissans can't really compete in the series. Forget conventional wisdom, because the Rogue Squadron SE-R just beat 107 cars!
With over a dozen cars wearing the Cone Of Shame (a traffic cone bolted to the roof, indicating that the team is one black flag from being booted from the race), it's easy to forget that some teams race clean.
Once again, the BumperCam captured the action at the 24 Hours of LeMons BS Inspections, shooting a photograph every 10 seconds, all day long.
A long, long, long day of inspecting so-called $500 cars for this weekend's Goin' For Broken 24 Hours of LeMons (moved to Thunderhill after Reno-Fernley went bust) has finally been wrapped up, and the car selection is staggeringly good.
A High Performance Driving Event is usually a great place to safely learn the limits of your car, on a track, with a helpful and professional driving instructor. Unless your instructor is this asshole.