Trim-Texm, along with partners Hoosier Tire, and Fall-Line Motorsports will be competing in the National Auto Sports Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill in California early next month. This will be a drive for the overall win, as well as a Drive for Charity-teaming up with Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Thunderhill is the longest race held in the United States
and due to its running next month, it has been called the “most severe
endurance race on the planet.” With more than 14 hours of darkness, and
temperatures that can range from below freezing to above 70, coupled with a
severe track that has many blind turns and elevation changes, the drive to the
finish will be a tough one.
Team Trim-Tex/Hoosier/Fall-Line will have a great
driver line-up and team for the “Drive for 25.” The custom-built 2005 BMW M3
will be piloted by long-time motorcycle drag racer Joe Koenig, who recently
competed in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs in only his first full year
of sports car racing. Joining Joe will be the 2007 SCCA Pro Racing Speed World
Challenge Rookie of the Year, Brian Kubinski, who brings GT race experience to
the quartet of drivers. The remaining drivers are all experienced endurance
racers coming from the Fall-Line Motorsports Grand-Am Koni Challenge team.
Steve Jenkins and Mark Boden have been Koni Challenge co-drivers for the past
three seasons. With Top ten finishes in pro racing, as well as multiple wins in
club racing, Steve and Mark will provide the endurance racing mentality for the
team. Rob May (Fall-Line Team manager) will also be suited up for driver duties
should the need arise.
This 25-hour-long race will be a grueling test of both man
and machine. Every driver and team member will be pledging a per lap donation
to Shriners Hospitals for Children. In past years, the overall winners of the
race have done approx 650 laps from Green to Checker. The team’s goal for the
“Drive for 25” is to raise a minimum of $25,000 for
Shriners Hospitals for Children and will graciously accept donations from the
public. To make a pledge, please call (773) 622-5400 ext 5623.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system
dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty
care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs. Every year, they
provide care for thousands of kids with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal
cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate in a caring and nurturing
family-centered environment at no charge. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit
organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children relies on the donations of
Shriners and the general public to carry out their mission and change the lives
of children every day.
This drive for charity is sponsored by: Kawasaki, Irwin Tools, Diamond Construction,
Competition Race Parts, Worldwide Bearings, Chicken Hawk
Racing, Autobahn Country Club, Hoosier Tire, Fall-Line Motorsports and Trim-Tex