The longest race in the world.
The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is the longest race in the world by 1 full hour. sure, the guys and girls go for 24 at Le Mans and Daytona, but there is only one 25 hour race. Endurance racing history is full of tales of heroic drives and teamwork, but the really hard core guys, the ones all the others remember are the
nut jobs truly tough individuals who have completed a race around the clock driving solo.
How does one sit that long without peeing?
At the end of this weekend, Donny Edwards hopes to be able to answer that question. Donny is planning to run the 2009 25 Hours all by his lonesome in the very competitive E2 class in his Brimstone Dynasty Spec E30 BMW. Just to clarify this, the race starts at 11 am this Saturday and runs all night, finishing up at noon on Sunday. Most teams will cycle between 5 or 6 drivers to keep everyone fresh. Just in case, there is a back up plan and thats where The Garage comes in.
Occasional contributer to The Garage, Will Faules, is a pro racer and a regular competitor in the Spec E30 class. In fact, the only times Donny hasn’t dominated his class in 2009 are the events that Will showed up. Just in case even Will needs a nap, the roster has up and coming pro racer Christian Harteine. As Will’s old man has said, the key to winning a round the clock race is to have a back up plan for everything and it seems like Donny has some pretty serious back up.
Did I mention that those Faules guys have won the 25 Hours a couple of times? These dudes know how to get the job done! Team Brimstone Dynasty is also being supported by Durtworks Incorporated, Terra Nova Industries, Rental Solutions, Trout Farm Photography, Mother Nature INC. With power like that, we’re looking for a strong finish!
Internet availability is a bit spotty at Thunderhill, but I know that Will and Gary will do their best to keep us up to date as the day turns into night and the big lights come on.