Live From the Twenty-Five, 2008 edition

The BiggsB Motorsports  # 55 Spec Miata is on it's way to the track to secure a paddock spot for the 2008 running of the 25 hours of Thunderhill

The official team web site is now online, http://www.livefromthe25.com/

Race Operations

Ron and some of the team got to the track Wednesday and secured paddock space, and set up Camp BiggsB.  Tom got to the track  early Thursday afternoon.  The drivers rotated through setting up the suspension, but were taking it easy on the engine until it was fully broken in.  The car is very comfortable, and easy to drive.

Breaking it in

For some reason the radios stopped working.  They worked fine in testing in the shop, but at the track, so far the driver can transmit, but cannot hear.  After some time was spent troubleshooting, it was decided to go back to the lass powerful radios from last year.

There was already problems, as the The Special Operations Warrior Foundation Scion apparently rolled going up the hill into turn 9. Not sure if they are going to make the race, but they have been working hard all night, and it looks like it should make it.  Hopefully they make it back in as they are a charity fund raising effort for children of Special Ops Soldiers who were KIA.  More info here:

More antennas than an Arkansas State Trooper

The track is currently closed for lunch, while a team from Google takes pictures of the track for their Street View, and the crew applies the numbers and sponsor decals to the car.

Some photos of the test day are available here: 


Andrew Caddel qualified Third in class on a busy track, Qualifying results are available here:    Qualifying results

NASA will have live timing and scoring available online here:  http://www.nasa25hour.com/timing

The official team web site is now online, http://www.livefromthe25.com/

We will post more as time allows.

Check back later for more updates.