The USAF NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance is set for its next running this weekend, and several Mazda teams are preparing to tackle America’s longest endurance race, including a three-time winner looking for a fourth consecutive class win.
While Flying Lizard Motorsports gets much of the attention for its trio of overall wins, Team RA Motorsports has accomplished a similar feat, winning the E3 class three years running. Racing three Mazda Miatas in E3, the team has been putting in late nights to prepare for the grueling event, where weather is often as big a player as the other cars.
“No pressure to win a fourth,” says team owner Ron Gayman. “We know if we just drive smart, we always have a chance. Just coming prepared is half the battle. Even then, crap happens! So, having things to fix the car is a must.