Here’s some of the interesting cars, drivers running Thunderhill

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NASA’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill is a wonderful hodgepodge of drivers, cars and teams for a year-end gathering of a seemingly no rules – or limited rules – endurance race in Willows, Calif.

I say this as someone who’s talked to drivers who have competed in the Thunderhill, yet not gone myself. It’s something I’d like to do at some point.

With the entry list out, here’s a number of the interesting cars, drivers and lineups running in this year’s race. The full team, car and class and driver entry lists are linked in this sentence.

  • TOYO Tires/Flying Lizard Motorsports, No. 45 Audi R8 LMS, Darren Law, Johannes van Overbeek, Dion von Moltke, Mike Hedlund
  • TOYO Tires/Flying Lizard Motorsports 2, No. 74 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Tommy Sadler, Andy Wilzoch, Charlie Hayes, Will Owen
  • JFC Racing, No. 52 Wolf GB08MJ-K20, Ryan Eversley, Al Unser Jr., Miles Jackson, Todd Harris
  • CLP Motorsports, No. 14 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4, Marc Miller, Tyler McQuarrie, Tom Dyer, Tanner Foust, Pat O’Keefe
  • ONE Motorsports/Desert West, No. 67 Radical SR3, Sean Rayhall, John Falb, Todd Slusher, Jesse Menczer
  • ONE Motorsports/Crowd Strike, No. 44 Radical SR3, George Kurtz, Jeff Shafer, Dave House, Paul LaHaye, Kenton Koch
  • Patent It!, No. 19 Panoz GTS, Davy Jones, Paul Edwards, Chuck Hemmingson, Anthony Lisa, Steven Lisa
  • Ryno Racing Team 1, No. 5 Ginetta G57, Colin Braun, Ryan Carpenter, Parker Chase, Colton Herta, Bryan Herta
  • Roadshagger Racing 2016, No. 61 BMW M3, Gavin Ernstone, Jon Morley, Thomas Merrill
  • THRW Honda Racing 2, No. 20 Honda Civic, Chad Gilsinger, Brian Shanfield, Matthew Staal, Douglas Chan, Michael Tsay
  • 2016 – HPD Honda Racing 2, No. 93 Honda Civic, James Nazarian, Jeff Barrow, Tom O’Gorman, Shea Holbrook
  • El Diablo Motorsports, No. 30 BMW 325, James Clay, Lance Boicelli, Cameron Evans, Dale Sievwright, James Colborn, Charles Postins
  • El Dorado Motorsports 2016, No. 22 Honda Prelude, Mike Lock, Carl Young, Tom Lepper, Nathan Pope
  • Fantasy Junction with Winding Road Racing, No. 15 Riley Daytona Prototype, Spencer Trenery, Robert Gewirtz, Darrell Anderson, Mark Drennan
  • Strom Motorsports 2, No. 68 BMW 330Ci, Dan Clarke, Vic Pizzino, Mark Mitchell, Harold Petit
  • 2016 Trim-Tex, No. 9 Mazda MX-5, Joe Koenig, Josh Bilicki, Keil Zornow, Cameron Cassels
  • MAZDA USA #55, No. 55 Global MX-5 Cup, Taz Harvey, Richard Fisher, Scott Clark, CJ Wilson
  • MAZDA USA #70, No. 70 Global MX-5 Cup, Spencer Brockman, Mark Abouzeid, Liam Dwyer, Stevan McAleer
  • RDR, No. 34 Mazda RX-8, Robert Davis, Joel Miller, Dennis Holloway, Jeremy Barnes