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Outside of my GT-R duties here at STILLEN, I crew chief on a friends Scion tC that he races. For the last ~4 years I have been working on the car on weekends, and nights. We have done a lot of NASA events, one year of World Challenge(TC Championship in 2010) with the car/cars.

In 2011 it has been the WERC series, and really prep for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. This weekend - December 3rd at 11 am we start, and run until December 4th at noon. 25 hours. Feel free to peek at www.nasa25hour.com. This is also the place you will go for live timing and scoring during the event.

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DG-Spec Scion Racing Team Announces Driver Lineup for 25 Hours of Thunderhill
Pro Superstars Craig Stanton and Ryan Eversley Join Dan Gardner and Scott Webb


LONG BEACH, Calif. - As the longest road race in North America, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill requires a solid driver lineup to be successful. Veteran pro endurance racer Craig Stanton and Gram-Am standout Ryan Eversley will join team owner/driver Dan Gardner as well as regular Scott Webb to handle driving duties at the prestigious event.

"Our DG-Spec Scion tC racecars have raced about everywhere possible on both a club and pro level," said Dan Gardner. "Still, we've never taken on the 25-Hour, and I wanted to ensure we had the very best guys behind the wheel. I can't think of two better drivers than Craig Stanton and Ryan Eversley, and it's our honor to have this caliber of driving talent on the team."

Stanton has won the 25-Hour overall, and clearly knows what it takes to win the event. He has won the 2004 Koni Challenge GS Championship as well as the 2005 Rolex GT Championship, and has wins in nearly every conceivable sports car pro series in North America, including ALMS.

"I drove the Scion with Dan in Grand-Am in a huge 50-car ST field a few years back," recalls Stanton. "I've always thought about coming back to drive for Dan and Scion. This is that chance. As far as development goes, I'd put this DG-Spec team up against any in the paddock, and I'm beyond excited to be a part of the whole thing."

In 2004, Eversley competed in ALMS in the extremely quick LMP2 class, taking one win during the season. In 2010, he claimed eight top-five finishes in Grand-Am's ST class. This past Grand-Am season, Eversley really came into his own, finishing second in the standings for ST, a scant three points away from the championship.

"I've run against Dan as a competitor in the past, and I'm excited to join DG-Spec and Scion Racing. I've never run the 25, but have done the 24 Hours of Daytona four times," explained Eversley. "From what I've seen, I think we're going to have the most tested car in the class, and I'm thrilled to represent the team and the brand."

The 25 Hours of Thunderhill takes place in Willows, California the first week of December. It begins at 11 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, December 3rd, and the checker will fly at high noon on Sunday, December 4th. Information on the event as well as live timing and scoring can be viewed at www.NASA25Hour.com.

Photos, videos, and updates on the team can be found on DG-Spec's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/DG-Spec/202937143062874 as well as their YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/DanGardnerSpec.

The DG-Spec team uses and is supported by:

• Scion-supplied OE parts
• TRD front big brake kit
• Garrett by Honeywell GTX-series turbocharger
• Burns Stainless exhaust and aluminum intake
• OS Giken Super Lock Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
• Dezod-supplied turbo kit, AEM standalone engine management, plug-and-play harness, fuel rail, and injectors
• Church Automotive Testing dyno tuning
• Pilot Automotive HID driving lamps
• Enkei RPF-1 17x8 wheels
• Moton Suspension remote reservoir coilover shocks
• Vogtland springs
• DG-Spec Progress Technology rear swaybar and camber kits
• Motul brake fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, and super coolant
• Tri-Mountain Racewear team gear
• Racepak IQ3 logger dash and VNET sensors
• AEM sensors, fuel pressure regulator, boost solenoid, EMS, and dry flow air filter
• Kaminari carbon-fiber roof and composite headlights
• America's Tire Co. tire mounting and balancing
• Racetech Viper head-restraint race seat and 6-point harnesses
• Centerforce clutch and low-inertia steel flywheel
• AIT carbon-fiber hood and hatch
• Goodridge complete suite of fittings and lines
• Carbotech Performance Brakes
• G-Force racing suit, gloves, helmet, window nets, and other safety and crew gear
• Energy Suspension bushings and motor mounts
• HoseTechniques silicone hoses
• NST Braille batteries, and shifter bushings
• SquareSkull designs
 

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Good Luck guys! I ran the event last year with the Krider/Kramer Racing guys. What an awesome event!
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Good luck and have fun. I planned to be there crewing, but hurt my knee. Hope the weather is kind to you.
 

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The weather was pretty good. Just some wind. No rain, no snow. We finished 3rd in class, after being as far in front as 1st in class about 28 laps up, and 5th overall. Lost the engine 22 hours in, and swapped it in time to come out and finish off the race, and take 3rd in class.
 

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They gave you a lot of credit on the internet broadcast when you guys got out in time to finish the race. Good job finishing on the track rather than in the paddock.

My friends were in the Subi that finished 6th.
 

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They gave you a lot of credit on the internet broadcast when you guys got out in time to finish the race. Good job finishing on the track rather than in the paddock.

My friends were in the Subi that finished 6th.
That is nice to hear. It took a lot of effort. Losing the engine with 3 hours left , about 28 laps up on 2nd place in E1 and about 5th place overall was pretty heartbreaking.

http://racersdrive.com/2011/12/04/motorsports-report-from-thunderhill-team-scion-engine-change/

I was about ready to throw in the towel, but the guys wanted to attempt it. Got it done with about 30 minutes left, and finished the event running solid times with a car put back together as fast as we could. Finished 1 lap up on 4th place.
 
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