David Cheng, an up and coming race car driver from Sammamish, WA, teams-up with Texas Ranger superstar pitcher, CJ Wilson, to win their class in the longest closed-course race in the world, the 25 hrs. of Thunderhill in Willows, CA.
The race began in cloudy conditions at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 4th. Dueling throughout the day and into a rain-drenched evening, the team persevered through tire problems, brake issues, and driver fatigue to win the E1 class in a modified Mazda MX5 by 38 laps over their nearest competitor.
David Cheng began his career participating in local autocross and go-karting events. He moved on and developed his skills at the Skip Barber School of Driving and began racing in the Pacific F2000 series in 2009 with PR1 Motorsports of Fresno, CA. In 2010, David finished 2nd overall in the Pacific F2000 season standings and is currently testing PR1's Grand Am BMW M6 for a run in next month's running of the Rolex 24hr race in Daytona. In addition to another run at the Pacific F2000 championship, he is also testing PR1's American Le Mans Series Le Mans Prototype for selected ALMS events in 2011, with a full schedule planned for 2012.....including a trip to France to race at the 24hr of Le Mans.