The 2022 25 Hours of Thunderhill by Hawk Performance continues to be in a holding pattern early Sunday because of thick fog blanketing Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, Calif.
Officials halted the race at 5:15 a.m. when it was clear the fog wasn’t going to lift quickly. A restart was scheduled for 8 a.m. but much of the road course remains shrouded in fog. The National Weather Service office in Sacramento, Calif., expects the fog to lift late morning.
The race, originally slated to end at noon, is expected to be extended to as late as 3 p.m.
Crowdstrike by Riley has dominated so far at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance. The ESR team running a Ligier LMP320 has built up a 65-lap lead having already run 493 laps (1,479 miles) on the 3-mile road course.
The battle is for overall positions 2-5 where MoreWood Creative White, Palomar Racing Thunder and Honda Racing THRW1 are either tied or within a lap of one another.
Weather has already been a challenge for the teams this weekend, with persistent light rain and cold temperatures since the race started Friday at 11 a.m. The race in 2021 had a seven-hour fog delay and resumed with Team One Motorsports 2 as the overall winner.
Racing is scheduled to resume at Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m.