Toyo Tires and Flying Lizard Motorsports
Score Third Consecutive Overall Win
Toyo Tires and Flying Lizard Motorsports scored their third consecutive overall victory at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill this past weekend in Willows, CA. Considered North America’s longest endurance racing event, the 25 Hours is one of the premier events held annually by National Auto Sport Association (NASA).
Winning overall and finishing first in the ES Class was the #45 Toyo Tires / Flying Lizard Audi R8 LMS driven by Darren Law, Charlie Hayes, Tom Haacker and Nathan Stacy. With great weather conditions throughout the race, the Toyo Proxes Slicks-equipped Audi completed a total of 780 laps on the 3.0-mile Thunderhill road course, a new record for the most laps completed in the race. And just like last year, their margin of victory was six laps over the second-place finisher.
The new Toyo Tires GT Challenge class was won by the #74 Toyo Tires / Flying Lizard Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Running on class specified 18-inch Toyo Proxes RR DOT competition tires, the Porsche completed 658 laps during the 25-hour road race with a best lap time of 1:54.740. The driver line-up included Craig Watkins, Johannes van Overbeek, Michael Hedlund and Ross Thompson.