• Dec 6, 2008
UPDATE - 11:13 AM PST: The green flag has dropped and the race is underway.

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Click above for a high-res gallery of the pits at Thunderhill

We're a few minutes away from the start of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, so we took the opportunity to stroll through the pits to see the cars and crews about to take on North America's most challenging enduro.

The Scion tC we reported on yesterday is up and running, although slightly worse for the wear after an off-course excursion at turn 8 during qualifying put the turbo'd coupe on its roof. The Mazda contingent is out in force, with every generation of MX-5/Miata and RX-7 represented and ready to mix it up with Fords, Hondas, BMWs (including an utterly fantastic V8-powered E46 -- our bad, it's not racing, it's for sale) two Fun Cup cars and everything in between. Hit the jump to check out the (poorly formatted) qualifying results that puts Team Cytosport and its Daytona Prototype on the poll. We'll have more images once the race gets underway, but check the gallery to get a virtual walk-through of the pits.



25 Hours of Thunderhill Qualifying - December 5th, 2008 5:15 PM
Pos No. Name Best time In lap Best speed Diff Gap Laps
1 06 Team Cytosport 1:45.043 4 102.815 4
Benicia, CA, n/a, Riley, 473, DP, Grand Am-DP, 2003
2 87 Team Green Alternative Motorsports 1:45.850 10 102.031 0.807 0.807 10
Palo Alto, CA, 1250, Norma, 441, M20F, NASA-ESR, 2007
3 70 Team Trimtex/Fall-Line Motorsports 1:51.372 10 96.972 6.329 5.522 14
Northbrook, Il, BMW, 446, M3, BMWCCA-SM, 2005
4 50 Team Kumho Tires / Life is Good Rac 1:55.299 6 93.670 10.256 3.927 6
Santa Monica, CA, 2500, Porsche, 436, LS951, NASA-ES, 1987
5 4 Team Prototype Development Group 1:56.725 3 92.525 11.682 1.426 8
Stockton, CA, n/a, FFR, 452, GTM-R, NASA-SU, 2007
6 86 Team Speedzorb 1:57.172 1 92.172 12.129 0.447 12
San Ramon, CA, 2750, Chevy, 496, Monte Carlo, NASA-ASC, 2008
7 90 Team Pfadt Corvette Domination 1:58.969 2 90.780 13.926 1.797 2
Salt Lake City, UT, 2951, Chevy, 435, Corvette, NASA-SU, 1999
8 00 Team ACS Express Racing 1:59.304 7 90.525 14.261 0.335 10
Huntington Beach, CA, 3600, Ford, 465, Mustang FR500S, Grand AM-Miller Cup, 2008
9 19 Team Mazdaspeed / Team MER 1 2:00.280 9 89.790 15.237 0.976 11
Cresson, TX, n/a, Mazda, 479, MX-5, SCCA-SPU, 2006
10 13 Team Tiger Racing / Bavarian Tuning 2:00.464 5 89.653 15.421 0.184 10
Larkspur, CA, 2800, BMW, 454, M3, NASA-ES, 2002
11 98 Team Larry Miller Racing 2:00.725 5 89.460 15.682 0.261 8
Toole, UT, 3400, Ford, 453, Mustang, NASA-AIX, 2007
12 25 Team Honda Research West 2 2:00.985 5 89.267 15.942 0.260 12
Torrance, CA, 2300, Acura, 443, RSX-S, NASA-USTCC, 2002, 6 & 25
13 40 Team Frost Engineering Team Racing 2:01.291 5 89.042 16.248 0.306 12
Woodinville, WA, 3300, BMW, 427, 325IS, ICSCC-SPM, 1994, 6 & 25
14 67 Team Nitto Tire 2:01.478 3 88.905 16.435 0.187 5
Costa Mesa, CA, 2700, BMW, 433, 325, NASA-GTS-3, 2000
15 80 Team Castrol / Speed Trapp Racing 2:01.509 7 88.882 16.466 0.031 14
Portland, OR, 2870, BMW, 472, M3, NASA-GTS-3, 1996
16 22 Team Calculated Risk/GOTO Racing 2:01.565 3 88.841 16.522 0.056 4
Scotts Valley, CA, 2400, Honda, 428, Del Sol, NASA-HC2, 1994
17 6 Team RP Motorsport 2:02.097 4 88.454 17.054 0.532 11
Magna, UT, 3600, Ford, 475, Mustang FR500S, Grand AM-Miller Cup, 2008
18 9 Team Fantasy Junction 2:02.206 1 88.375 17.163 0.109 11
Emeryville, CA, 2725, Acura, 493, RSX, NASA-USTCC, 2002
19 24 Team Honda Research West 1 2:02.734 12 87.995 17.691 0.528 12
Torrance, CA, 2300, Acura, 442, RSX-S, NASA-USTCC, 2002, 6 & 25
20 38 Team Independent BMW / E-Ticket Mot 2:02.754 7 87.981 17.711 0.020 11
Tucson, AZ, 2905, BMW, 487, M3, NASA-GTS-3, 1997
21 29 Team Mazdaspeed / Team MER 2 2:02.815 5 87.937 17.772 0.061 6
Cresson, TX, 2600, Mazda, 480, MX-5, SCCA-MX-5 Cup, 2006
22 27 Team MPME Team Scion/Modified Mag 2:02.989 3 87.813 17.946 0.174 7
Hayward, CA, 2500, Scion, 440, TC, NASA-SU, 2007
23 49 Team Hooverspeed / Mazda Motorsport 2:03.076 7 87.751 18.033 0.087 9
Cameron Park, CA, 2600, Mazda, 502, MX-5, SCCA-MX-5 Cup, 2006
24 93 Team Ciencia Extrana 2:03.087 8 87.743 18.044 0.011 13
Yountville, CA, 2900, BMW, 491, 325is, BMW-JP, 1994, 6
25 8 Team TC Motorsports 2:03.746 2 87.276 18.703 0.659 8
Auburn, WA, n/a, Ford, 451, FR500S Mustang, Grand Am-Miler Cup, 2008
26 30 Team Mazdaspeed / Team MER4 2:03.840 8 87.209 18.797 0.094 8
Cresson, TX, 2600, Mazda, 482, MX-5, SCCA-MX-5 Cup, 2006
27 48 Team Hooverspeed / Mazda Motorsport 2:04.156 11 86.987 19.113 0.316 11
Cameron Park, CA, 2600, Mazda, 501, MX-5, SCCA-MX-5 Cup, 2006
28 74 Team B and B Mazda 1 2:04.567 3 86.700 19.524 0.411 10
Los Altos, CA, 2600, Mazda, 503, Rx-7, NASA-PTD, 1986, 6
29 26 Team Mazdaspeed / Team MER 3 2:04.678 8 86.623 19.635 0.111 14
Cresson, TX, 2600, Mazda, 481, MX-5, SCCA-MX-5 Cup, 2006
30 77 Team Toxicdrift Racing 2:04.760 1 86.566 19.717 0.082 7
Newport Coast, CA, 3000, Dodge, 507, Comp Coupe Viper, NASA-GT1, 2006, 6 & 25
31 41 Team Racer's Coop 2:05.100 1 86.331 20.057 0.340 6
Oakland, CA, 2350, Porsche, 498, 911, NASA-GTS-3, 1978, 6
32 5 Team Divaspeed 2:05.121 6 86.316 20.078 0.021 8
Carson City, NV, 2500, Acura, 464, Integra, NASA-HC4, 1992, 6 & 25
33 44 Team Achilles Motorsport 2:05.755 2 85.881 20.712 0.634 2
Murrieta, CA, 2865, BMW, 467, M3, NASA-GTS-3, 1995
34 91 Team Motovation Motorsports 2:05.783 6 85.862 20.740 0.028 6
Santa Rosa, CA, n/a, BMW, 489, M3, NASA-SU, 1997, 6
35 42 Team Wasabi Race Team 2:05.891 8 85.788 20.848 0.108 12
Lakewood, CO, 2700, VW, 478, GTI, NASA-GTS-3, 2002
36 16 Team Dreams Motorsports 2:05.939 3 85.756 20.896 0.048 3
Torrance, CA, 2587, Honda, 426, Civic, NASA-PTB, 2009
37 2 Team Miatacage.com 2:06.637 12 85.283 21.594 0.698 13
38 55 Team Biggs B Racing 1 2:07.594 1 84.643 22.551 0.957 11
Mountain View, CA, 2255, Mazda, 456, Miata, SCCA-ITA, 1990
39 3 Team Bimmerworld 2:07.748 9 84.541 22.705 0.154 9
Clayton, CA, 2624, BMW, 466, M3, NASA-GTS-2, 1988
40 28 Team Racing 4 A Reason 1 2:07.760 2 84.534 22.717 0.012 6
Lake Matthews, CA, 2450, Factory Five Racing, 437, Spec Cobra, NASA-FFR, 1965
41 85 Team Racing 4 A Reason 2 2:08.320 8 84.165 23.277 0.560 8
Naples, FL, 2450, Factory Five Racing, 438, Spec Cobra, NASA-FFR, 1965
42 18 Team Last Minute Motorsports 2:08.490 7 84.053 23.447 0.170 9
Manhattan Beach, CA, 3400, Ford, 492, Mustang, NASA-CMC2, 2007
43 99 Team The BMW Store 2:08.513 9 84.038 23.470 0.023 11
Vancouver, BC, 2700, BMW, 474, 330i, NASA-GTS-3, 2001
44 11 Team Brimstone / Valley Motorwerks 2:08.604 6 83.979 23.561 0.091 8
Napa, CA, 2750, BMW, 458, 325is, NASA-Spec E30, 1991
45 65 Team Evil Genius / Kumho Tires 1 2:08.866 4 83.808 23.823 0.262 5
Davis, CA, 2380, Mazda, 431, Miata, SCCA-ITA, 1994
46 21 Team 2-3 Enduro Team USA 2:09.072 5 83.674 24.029 0.206 11
Danville, CA, 2915, VW, 505, Jetta, NASA-PTC, 2000, 6
47 04 Team Butte College Motorsports 2:09.476 6 83.413 24.433 0.404 6
Oroville, CA, 2795, Honda, 485, S2000, NASA-EC, 2004
48 31 Team Mazdaspeed / Team MER 5 2:09.740 10 83.243 24.697 0.264 10
Cresson, TX, 2600, Mazda, 483, MX-5, SCCA-MX-5 Cup, 2006
49 52 Team Highlander Motorsports 2:09.944 6 83.113 24.901 0.204 8
Bothell, WA, n/a, Nissan, 424, 240z, ICSCC-SPM, 1970
50 64 Team Evil Genius / Kumho Tires 2 2:10.317 7 82.875 25.274 0.373 11
Davis, CA, 2380, Mazda, 432, Miata, SCCA-ITA, 1994
51 23 Team RJ Racing 2:10.356 8 82.850 25.313 0.039 10
Aliso Viejo, CA, 2293, Mazda, 439, Miata, NASA-PTE, 1995, 6 & 25
52 15 Team Paclifts Racing 2:11.979 10 81.831 26.936 1.623 14
Mountain View, CA, 2280, Mazda, 495, Rx-7, SCCA-ITA, 1983, 6
53 1 Team Fun Cup 2:12.135 5 81.735 27.092 0.156 7
Ventura, CA, 1700, Fun Cup, 447, Fun Cup, SCCA-Fun Cup, 2008
54 7 Team Redstone Motorsport 2:12.774 1 81.341 27.731 0.639 8
San Jose, CA, 2280, Honda, 460, Civic, NASA-HC2, 1993
55 17 Team Matrix Integrated/Hilton Motor 2:13.212 2 81.074 28.169 0.438 4
Issaquah, WA, n/a, Porsche, 429, 944s, ICSCC-SPM, 1987
56 63 Team Evil Genius Club Sport 2:13.719 12 80.766 28.676 0.507 12
Davis, CA, 2255, Mazda, 430, Miata, SCCA-ITA, 1990
57 14 Team Lowe Group Racing/Frost Engine 2:15.229 1 79.865 30.186 1.510 1
58 43 Team Speedy Motorsports 2:16.206 3 79.292 31.163 0.977 6
San Francisco, CA, 2450, Honda, 462, Civic, NASA-HC2, 1997
59 33 Team Smart Thot Trax 2:17.390 4 78.608 32.347 1.184 5
Petaluma, CA, 2350, Mazda, 471, Miata, SCCA-ITA, 1990
60 97 Team Pacific Power Motorsports 2:17.682 3 78.442 32.639 0.292 3
Danville, CA, n/a, Porsche, 504, 996, NASA-SU, 1996
61 94 Team B.A.M.F. Racing 2:19.103 8 77.640 34.060 1.421 10
Brentwood, CA, 2700, Mazda, 484, RX-7, NASA-PTE, 1979
62 83 Team Goodsport Racing 2 2:21.901 2 76.109 36.858 2.798 3
San Francisco, CA, 2350, Mazda, 497, Rx-7, NASA-PTF, 1983, 6
63 03 Team Heim Brothers Demolition --:--:--.--- 0 - 0.000 0
Martinez, CA, n/a, RSR, 499, RSR, NASA-ESR, 1985, 6


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      mmmmmm...Cinnamon Rolls.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That an E39 M5 V8 in that E46 at the end?