25 Hours of Thunderhill Qualifying Nets DG-Spec Scion Team P2 Starting Position
Craig Stanton Puts Potent tC on Front Row of E1 Class
WILLOWS, Calif. - This past evening, under darkness, Craig Stanton helped the DG-Spec team put their car on the outside pole, a scant two-tenths of a second behind the E1 leader. Qualifying would be cut short when another car rolled, but not before Stanton and the tC had nabbed the front-row starting spot.
"It was tough to find space out on track," said Stanton. "We were in and out of the pits, adjusting our lighting setup to make sure it was perfect for the race. I only got a couple decent laps, but it was good enough to put us in the show. I can't wait for tomorrow."
The testing preceding the Qualifying session proved useful to the team, as all drivers were able to find good rhythm, with just a single second separating them.
"I'm satisfied with our P2 position," said team owner and driver Dan Gardner. "It's a 25-hour race; Qualifying is pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Craig kept the car out of trouble when others were having contact, and there could be worse things than being two tenths of a second off the pole."
New sponsors Motion Control Suspension and WPC will adorn the car when the race begins at 11 a.m. Pacific time. Motion Control Suspension makes premier dampers, while WPC provides micro shot peening for engine and transmission components. Both bring valuable additional expertise to the DG-Spec team.
The race will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, 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., while live TV coverage can be seen at www.goracingtv.com.
Photos, videos, and updates on the team and the 25-hour race happenings 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
- SquareSkull designs
- 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
- Motion Control 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
- WPC treatment on transmission parts
- HoseTechniques silicone hoses
- NST shifter bushings
The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is the longest road race in North America. Each year teams enter this premiere event from around the world. Drivers, and in some cases teams, come from as far away as New Zealand, Europe, and Japan. The event currently enjoys event coverage on the Versus network in High Definition
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.