Friday, December 01, 2006

MSR on Front Row for 25 Hour Enduro

Photographs by Mary Seelhorst

The 2005 Mazda-powered Sport Racer of Alliance Financial/CSR Performance qualified second overall, and first in its class, for the 2006 version of the NASA's 25 Hours of Thunderhill at Willows, California.

Last year’s early race leader is back for a second try after mechanical problems took it out of contention last year. Only a second back of the pole winning O'Connell 2004 Porsche 911 GT3 is the Mazda-powered sports-racer fielded by the Alliance Financial team from Palo Alto, California.

Unlike the O'Connell Porsche, this is a purpose-built race car with an open cockpit, plastic bodywork, and very low curb weight. The problem with cars answering this description in years past has been reliability, but the Alliance team members naturally hope that their car will be different in this respect.

Photo and story information is paraphrased from
[ Car & Driver's 25 Hour Update 2 ]

[ NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill ]

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