Frost Engineering Team Racing announces its driver lineup for the 2009 Edition of the NASA 25 Hour at Thunderhill on December 5th and 6th.  

The 25 Hour is the world's longest endurance road race. This year the Frost team will field two cars, piloted by a team of nine drivers. The team is delighted to be supported in this year's effort by a major sponsorship from Bridgestone... [read more]

Car #40, a BMW E36 M3 running in the ES class, is a 25-Hour veteran.  In the 2007 and 2008 25 Hour campaigns the car was running near the front of the pack but suffered from reliability problems.  Extensive focus on preparation for this year's race will improve its chances of running the distance.  The driver lineup in car #40 is Andrew Newell, Bob Spreen, Dan Rogers, Donna Gilio, and Kyle Gimple.  Andrew, Bob, and Donna are confirmed endurance racing enthusiasts with previous experience in the 25 Hour.  Dan is fresh from a top-10 finish in the 12 Hours of the Cascades at Portland International Raceway in October.  Kyle is a successful young open wheel racer eager to gain endurance racing experience.

The other Frost entry is car #48, another E36 M3.  This car is newly built by Jerold Lowe of Lowe Group Racing in Carnation Wa, specifically for endurance racing.  Drivers are former CART star Dominic Dobson, Dominic Cicero, Ted Anthony Jr, and Caelin Gabriel.  Cicero drove in American LeMans this past season.  Anthony ran a full 2009 season in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Series, taking second place in the hard-fought championship.  Gabriel is the 2009 Champion in the International Conference of Sports Car Clubs very competitive Pro3 class.

Frost Engineering Team Racing principal Stan Bovetz is excited about this year’s effort.  With a second car and an enlarged driver and crew contingent, this year figures to be a bigger challenge than we've faced before.  But with an experienced team, our focus on preparation, and meaningful support from Bridgestone, I feel we can do very well this year, says Stan.  He adds but really it’s about having fun and that’s what keeps us coming back, no matter how we place.

Stay tuned for continued coverage of Frost Engineering's effort at this years NASA 25 Hours at Thunderhill

Photo: Curtis Creager
Editorial: Bob Mearns

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