Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan wars served as the pit crew for Diamond Level Motorsports, which ran Jeremy Croiset’s NP01 in the 2016 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Vets from left: David Butcher, Scott Ralston, Tom Woods, Josh Leland and Andrew Trefonas. Desert Storm veteran Sean Mellick, who is not pictured, also crewed for the team.

Toyo Tires® continues its support of amateur road racing with VIP track services and an on-site hospitality area at the 25-Hours of Thunderhill™, the longest endurance road race in North America.  This year’s race will take place December 1-3 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in the rolling Northern California foothills.  Competitors using Toyo® Proxes® tires will enjoy access to the Toyo Tires hospitality area including meals on Friday (lunch and dinner), Saturday (breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack), and Sunday (breakfast and lunch).

Registered participants will also receive free mounting and balancing services from Thunderhill AIM Tire on all preorders and via trackside service at Thunderhill Raceway Park from December 1-3.  The program applies to racers using the Toyo Proxes® RS1™ full-slick, the Proxes® RR DOT competition, the Proxes® R888™ and the new Proxes® R888R™ tires in dry conditions; while the Proxes® R1R™ and Proxes® RA1™ are approved for wet use.

“We are thrilled to have the continued support of Toyo Tires at what has quickly become the premier pro-am endurance race in North America,” said Jeremy Croiset, NASA Director of Business Development. “NASA competitors at the 25 thoroughly enjoy this VIP program Toyo Tires makes available for their customers as it makes a number of logistical aspects of the event much easier to manage for them.”

This is the 15th year Toyo Tires has been the Official Tire of NASA and the sixth year the company has provided VIP track services to support racers in the 25-Hours of Thunderhill.

“To survive the 25, you need the right tires and the right support,” said Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “Our race-proven Toyo Proxes tires deliver the on-track performance and long treadlife teams need to make it through the weekend.  We also offer unparalleled on-site hospitality and round-the-clock trackside assistance.”

Space for this special program is limited.  Racers must register for the VIP hospitality at and tire purchases must be made through one of the following dealers by November 24.

AIM Tire.
Ron Cortez
(707) 938-9193
[email protected]

Thunderhill AIM Tire
Jim Thompson
(530) 519-2201
[email protected]
To learn more about the 25-Hours of Thunderhill, check out  For more information about the Toyo Tires contingency offered for NASA competitors, go to

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