The 25 Hours of Thunderhill, a pro-am style endurance race held in the northern California town of Willows, isn’t a race for the faint of heart. Mazda, the self-proclaimed road-racers brand of choice, set out to compete in the event in their smallest car – the Mazda2. In and of itself, not a necessarily impressive feat. But the way they competed is what draws the imagination.
Mazda transformed a showroom stock Mazda2 into a B-spec, Thunderhill challenger in just under 25 hours. They did all of this on the floor of the Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, Florida. As soon as the car had completed prep, it was sent to the racetrack – where it finished 3rd in class, and 37th overall. Impressive.
Check out the timelapse video below. Or if you have undue amounts of time, you can watch a replay of the entire 25 hour live stream here.