Team SRC/Sampson Racing Communications Gunning For Second Win at NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill
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Team SRC/Sampson Racing Communications Gunning For Second Win at NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill



After taking the EO class victory at the 2005 edition of NASA's 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the Sampson Racing Communications team returns in search of win number two with their 1986 Mazda RX-7. Powered by Mazda's venerable rotary engine, the RX-7 will take the green flag on December 1st with a host of performance upgrades, including brilliant PIAA lamps, a Tein Super Racing suspension system, an AiM MyChron MXL data acquisition system with LCD display and new body and paint work. The team also enjoys technical and sponsorship support from Mazdaspeed, Star Shield Armor, Mobicanics, Motul and Sparco.



The driver line-up for 2007 is unique in that it features racers who all compete in rotary-powered Mazda RX-7's throughout the regular racing season. Drivers include:

- Shawn Sampson: 4-time 25 Hour competitor and 2005 class winner currently racing in NASA's Western Endurance Racing Championship series.

- Scott Webb: NASA 25 Hour and NASA/SCCA endurance racing veteran, and Sampson's WERC RX-7 teammate. (www.ScottWebb.com).

- Dave Beatie: 3-time 25 Hour competitor and current Mazda GT Series driver.

- Jim Waggaman: 3-time 25 Hour competitor and current Mazda GT Series driver.

- Bob Stebbens: 3-time 25 Hour competitor and current Mazda GT Series driver.



As with any endurance race, communication and strategy will play a key role in pursuing victory. Having Sampson Racing Communications equipment on board and in the pits will certainly give the team the tools necessary to maximize this aspect of their performance. For more information about Sampson Racing Communications, please visit www.SampsonRacing.com.



Practice and night qualifying take place on Friday, November 30, while the race itself begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 1. The current weather forecast calls for clear skies with daytime temperatures near 60 degrees, and nighttime lows approaching 30 degrees. Thunderhill is located north of Sacramento on CA 162, just seven miles east of the 5 freeway at Willows, CA - http://www.thunderhill.com/.



SPONSORS:

Sampson Racing Communications - www.sampsonracing.com

Mazdaspeed - http://www.mazdamotorsports.com/

PIAA - www.piaa.com

Tein USA - http://www.tein.com/
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