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
DG-Spec is a line of parts designed and endorsed by National Champion Scion road racer Dan Gardner. Gardner draws up the specifications for the parts himself. The parts are then tested and proven on the track. The goal of DG-Spec is to provide enthusiasts with parts that have been developed on the track and that have significant performance advantages at an honest price. Parts are offered either in hardcore track trim, identical to what Gardner and his team race with, or in Gardner-specified standards more appropriate for enthusiast use on the street. www.DanGardnerSpec.com.