January 24, 2011

The 25 Hours of Thunderhill, because 24 Hours is for wimps

KriderRacing38s 2010 Acura CL

NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the endurance racing equivalent of Nigel Tufnel's amp, exists because, say you've raced for 24 hours and you need to go just that little bit extra, to push you over the cliff so to speak, what do you do?

Check out the story of Krider Racing as told in this documentary by "Racer Boy" Rob Krieder. You might recognize Rob from Speed:Sport:Life and Jalopnik.
Set aside about a 1/2 hour.

Krider Racing, a team that drove its way to success in crap-can racing with both the 24 Hours of LeMons and ChumpCar $500 racecar events, graduated to National Auto Sport Association (NASA) races and competed in the Western Endurance Racing Championship (WERC). The team applied their tried-and-true formula from racing beaters and went on to earn the 2010 E3 Championship title in the WERC series. Cameras followed the team to NASA’s headline-year-ending event, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. With narration by “RacerBoy” Rob Krider and production from GoRacingTV.com this gritty documentary came to life about what it was like to “Survive the 25.”

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