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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: ianacole on December 04, 2008, 12:24:08 AM

Title: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: ianacole on December 04, 2008, 12:24:08 AM
For those wishing to keep tabs on our efforts at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, here are some links:

Live Timing: http://www.nasa25hour.com/timing

25 Hour Website: http://www.nasa25hour.com/

Team Wasabi Site: http://www.wasabiraceteam.com/
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: 92UrS4 on December 04, 2008, 07:27:02 AM
Good luck Ian! I will be trying to check in and see how you guys are doing. Are you nervous?
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: kraut-sled on December 04, 2008, 09:16:20 AM
Are you nervous?

Come on Jay!  He is not nervous, he is a professional is a fantastic car.  He is scarred out of his mind.

Good luck Ian, you know I will be watching.
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: jfrahm on December 04, 2008, 07:41:56 PM
Cool!  My friend Scott with Miller Motorsports has joined forces with Evil Genius, he is finishing two spare motors tonight.  Good luck to all of you, wish I could be there too.

-Joel.
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: jayryan on December 06, 2008, 02:07:12 PM
Go speed racer go!

Looks like he's a great team lineup too: Currently he's in 9th: http://www.wasabiraceteam.com/team.html
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: gragravar on December 06, 2008, 09:55:41 PM
just checked on the status of the race at 9:50pm MT.  Race is red flagged due to fog.   :(
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: jfrahm on December 07, 2008, 08:24:09 AM
I got relayed a few texts.  They went Green at 5am but went under yellow again due to fog for 10 minutes or so at 6:30am.  Back to Green again but still a bit foggy after that.

My friend's team lost the motor in the A car (changed it but is in 12th place in class.) The B car 'Scrappy' is 2nd in class.   Go Ian!  Go scrappy!

-Joel.
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: 92UrS4 on December 07, 2008, 11:10:46 AM
as of a few moments ago...

Team Wasabi Race Team
   
20 Position overall
   
9 position in class
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: methodicalmayhem on December 07, 2008, 06:01:10 PM
Currently 8th in class 18th overall for Ian
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: 92UrS4 on December 08, 2008, 08:41:56 AM
Autoblog.com has been reporting on the race and has some photos...

Ian's Car!
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-25-hours-of-thunderhill-darkness-descends/1207484/ (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-25-hours-of-thunderhill-darkness-descends/1207484/)
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: ianacole on December 08, 2008, 04:36:26 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone - what a hoot of an adventure this trip was!

Autoblog.com has been reporting on the race and has some photos...

Ian's Car!
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-25-hours-of-thunderhill-darkness-descends/1207484/ (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-25-hours-of-thunderhill-darkness-descends/1207484/)

Hahaha, that's cool!  We are on our way back now, stopped at a Flying J for some early dinner and WiFi.  I think we did fantastic!!  8th in class (out of 18) and 18th overall (with 74 cars starting - 6 were there only for the 6-hour, so 68 is the total for the 25 hour).  Fantastic for our first effort!!  The hot shoes in the car turned some amazingly quick laps (02:01.423 posted by Patrick Barrett) and really turned it on in the end.

Joel, with Patrick Barrett driving, we took 18th overall from the Evil Genius Racing leading car in turn 12 on the final lap ;)  We spent a lot of time over in their compound, what a bunch of great guys.

This was such a blast.  I'm really hoping we get to do it again next year.
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: Docwyte on December 08, 2008, 06:44:52 PM
Congrats dude!!
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: gragravar on December 08, 2008, 09:23:31 PM
congrats on what sounds like a great run.

Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: jayryan on December 09, 2008, 09:38:15 AM
Congrats Ian! I had to turn off the live results middle of Saturday afternoon...but glad to see you finished in the top ten in your class!
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: jfrahm on December 09, 2008, 03:55:37 PM
Fantastic work, it's hard to imagine even getting a car on the grid let alone battling it out and finishing well in a race that demanding.  I was wondering if your car would get around Scrappy before the checkered flag, that sounds like it was exciting.

EGR/Miller getting the win, and not even in the A car was fantastic for them.  I guess Scrappy oiled down the clutch a bit from a dripping rear main, but they cleaned it with brake cleaner and it held out.  I'm particularly glad they were on top, as the other top teams have trotted out the Drama Llama with some protests regarding air jacks, refueling, etc.  Nice to not be a part of that, I'm sure.

If anyone is interested in an inside look at some endurance racing experiences I suggest reading the hilarious articles about Army of Darkness motorcycle racing team.  Scroll down and start at the beginning, or fpr the serious Endurance stuff that starts in 1996 "Entropy bites back":

http://www.armyofdarkness.com/aodarticles.html (http://www.armyofdarkness.com/aodarticles.html)

Very interesting and funny.

Congratulations Ian!
-Joel.
Title: Re: 25 Hours of THill Live Timing
Post by: ianacole on December 10, 2008, 06:15:32 PM
Galleries are now up, and you can pull down photos or link to them as you please.  Just please bear in mind that the photos in the folder "Head-On Photos" are copyrighted and not to be used without permission.  Please contact me if you wish to use one of these photos for anything other than personal use ;)

Here's the link to the galleries: http://www.wasabiraceteam.com/gallery/2008Events/2008Events.html (http://www.wasabiraceteam.com/gallery/2008Events/2008Events.html)