Goodsport Racing Thunderhill 25H preview
Goodsport Racing Returns to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill Goodsport Racing Corporation will return to the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill on December 1, 2007 in an effort to repeat past success in the world's longest endurance road race. Run in ...
Goodsport Racing Returns to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill
Goodsport Racing Corporation will return to the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill on December 1, 2007 in an effort to repeat past success in the world's longest endurance road race. Run in Willows, CA since 2003, the 25 Hour continues NASA's many years of successful 12 hour endurance races, and has attracted factory team efforts, professional drivers, and mass media outlets from around the globe.
2007 will be the sixth appearance for Goodsport Racing at this historic event. Goodsport Racing achieved a class win in 2005 in a 1984 Volkswagen GTI and a 2nd place in 2006 with an 2004 Mitsubishi Evolution. For '07, the team will campaign both the Evolution and a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer in classes E0 and E2 respectively. The all new Lancer was introduced worldwide in the middle of 2007, and the team will benefit greatly the new model's stiff chassis, potent drive train, and advanced suspension.
Drivers will include a full complement of experienced racers including special guests from Car & Driver and Grassroots Motorsports magazines. Tony swan from Car and Driver, a 25 Hour Veteran and past winner, will drive with teammates Glorymar Fernandez, Martin McKeefery, and Steve Krshul in the Evolution. Veteran J.G. Pasterjak from Grassroots Motorsports will pilot the Lancer along with very experienced co-drivers Ralph Alexander, Art Muncheryan, Ken Mollenauer, and Yang Tang.
Team owner David Bongiovanni is confident that the Mitsubishis will go the expected 2000 mile distance. Bongiovanni stated "We were delighted with the performance and reliability of the Evolution last year which allowed us to take 2nd in class with very limited resources. This year, we are back with two fresh cars and a fantastic team that includes thirty drivers, crew, and supporting manufacturers and tuners. Every member of the team is putting forth a first class effort making this a truly rewarding experience for all of us."
Major contributions to the effort have included race preparation and parts from FIA/Method4, suspension components from Robispec, data acquisition from Innovate Motorsports, engines from Amaral's Engine Parts and Machine, and suspension components from Ground Control.
Goodsport Racing Corporation has been preparing, renting, and maintaining race cars since 1998. In that time the team has amassed seven NASA driver's championships, a first and second in the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, and the 2006 US Touring Car Championship. Based in San Francisco, CA, the team currently campaigns two Mitsubishi sedans in road racing events throughout the western United States.
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