10 years ago, Dan Lawson and his Factory Five West race team were the VERY FIRST entry to race in the inaugural 25 Hours of Thunderhill road race. We lost Dan in April 2006. Dan was loved and respected by many people in the Factory Five community.
At least one Factory Five has competed every single year in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill and this year in the 10 year anniversary of this amazing race.
This weekend, three teams will be running Factory Five cars at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Team Boothman will be competing with their modified Factory Five Challenge Series Racer, Team Thunder Valley Racing will be campaigning their Type 65 Coupe, and Team PDG will be returning with their 2011 podium-finishing GTM!
Above: Dan Lawson, 2002. Team Boothman completes the 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Many of the racers and customers who participate and crew at this event do it out of pure love for racing and are also inspired by the memory of Dan Lawson.
Good luck to the teams this year! Team Boothman has a streaming video link prepared so that if you want to follow the action online, you can. Factory Five Racing Director on R&D Jim Schenck will be driving/crew for Team Boothman.
Rich and Yvonne Migliori return with their Team PDG and their multiple race title winning GTM.
Team Boothman runs hard at the 2011 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
Factory Five community member and West Coast race champion Karen Salvaggio completes the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Karen and her team dedicated last year’s 25 Hour effort to her husband Andy Salvaggio who passed away a year ago.
This year’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill will be a special one as it is the 10 year anniversary and so much work has gone into this decade of racing Factory Fives. On behalf of everyone at Factory Five, I would like to wish all of the racers the best of luck and send our deepest thanks to racers like Dan Lawson, Karen Salvaggio, Rich Migliori, and everyone who has helped the Factory Five family at Thunderhill.