DAY OF THE RAT
Rat Race - Thunderhill Raceway Park (Willows, CA)
Star Projects Events' crapcan series Rat Race makes its first foray into California with a weekend at Thunderhill on February 23 and 24th. The Rat Race weekend will be at two-day event with a single-session, eight-hour race on Sunday, February 24.
Saturday, February 23, will include morning technical inspections and a drivers' meeting, followed by open practice. A 30-minute qualifying session will be held at 4:30 p.m. to determine the next day's grid for the endurance race.
Here's an eventful lap around Thunderhill during the 2010 24 Hours of LeMons there from the cockpit of the Prickstine (formerly the Porcubimmer) BMW E30. The lap includes some good shots of the Star Trek-era Eyesore Racing Mazda Miata, particularly the capture of the Miata spitting flames on a downshift around the 0:40 mark.
Official Star Projects/Rat Race site with rules and event schedule
Thunderhill Raceway Park's official website
Trackpedia page for Thunderhill