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8 12, 2016

Flying Lizard Audi Wins 2016 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance

The 14th edition of the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance has been won for the second year in a row by the No. 45 Flying Lizard Audi R8.
In a dramatic late race twist the dominate No. 57 Ginetta of Ryno Racing came to the pits with a right rear suspension problem at 9:15 a.m. (21+ hours into the race of which it led to that point). The No. 45 Audi R8, run by the Flying Lizard team, lurked in the top three all race just waiting for the 57 to have a problem. It was time for the defending race champions to take the overall lead. Darren Law was behind the wheel of the 45 when he took the lead with three hours remaining. It was not clear sailing from that point. NASA officials parked the 45 for 15-minutes at 10:20 a.m. for on track contact.

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15 09, 2016

WERC Doubles Down in the Desert

NASA SoCal offered up rounds four and five of the Western Endurance Racing Championships series in July at Willow Springs International Raceway.
Saturday night’s three-hour enduro kicked off at 5:10 p.m., which meant racers wouldn’t have to find their way around Willow Springs in total darkness, but they would have to contend with a setting sun and dusk conditions.
Unlike the March event, which ran from start to finish with nary a yellow flag, the Saturday night race dished up a double-yellow and a red flag due to a fire on pit row.
 
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At the one-hour mark, Team Prototype Development Group held a one-lap lead over Team Coldcock Whiskey and Lang Racing Development.

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20 08, 2016

TruSpeed On Top at Buttonwillow

Team TruSpeed Autosport comes to WERC races to win. With a crew outfitted with a full complement of gear on a tractor trailer for its GT3 Cup car, Team TruSpeed Autosport plays at a high level, yet a win in 2016 had eluded them. That is until the sun went down at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in June.
 
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TruSpeed Autosport has been battling with Team Prototype Development Group all season long for top honors in ES and for overall wins. In every event this year, Team Prototype Development Group has come out on top, and they had a one-lap lead over TruSpeed for the first hour even after one pit stop.

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