Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Sebring International Raceway?

Our address is 113 Midway Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sebring is located about 90 miles from Tampa, Orlando and the Palm Beaches. The track is adjacent to Sebring Regional Airport, just off Highway 98, three miles east of US 27.

When is the 2014 12 Hour Race?

March 12-15. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida starts at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 15th. There is no racing activity on Sunday.

What cars run in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida?

Our race is part of the prestigious TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, featuring many of the same cars and drivers that compete in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. The TUDOR Championship features the world's most technologically advanced race cars, driven by road racing's finest drivers. Visit IMSA.comfor more information.

What other racing events take place?

Six different supporting series will race at Sebring prior to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.

What type of tickets should I purchase?

The "Superticket" is the most popular ticket at Sebring. It is offered as a four-day,two-day or Saturday-only ticket. Supertickets include access to the paddock, where the race teams are located. Supertickets purchased by February 15th are $15 less than tickets purchased at the gate. Other types of tickets include Pit Box seats in the open-air viewing area of the pit structure, overlooking the pits and the start/finish line. Club Sebring is the most exclusive ticket at Sebring, and includes access to the Club Sebring suite overlooking the pits, complimentary beverages all four days and catered meals on Saturday.

If I purchase a 2-Day or Saturday-only ticket, when can I enter the raceway?

Beginning Thursday at 8 pm for 2-Day Ticket or Friday at 8 pm for Saturday Only Ticket.

How do I purchase tickets?

You can order online at SebringRaceway.comor by calling 800-626-7223. Credit cards accepted are MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

Do kids have to purchase a ticket?

All children 12 and under are admitted free as long as there is a paid adult accompany them. The exception is Club Sebring and Pit Box access, where a child's ticket is required.

Are ticket orders mailed outside the U.S.?

No, ticket orders are mailed within the United States only. All other orders will be placed at "Will Call" located in Registration at Gate #2. March 1st is the last day tickets will be mailed out - after that tickets go to Will Call

When is the Will Call window open?

Beginning at 6:00 AM on 3/12/2014, tickets can be picked up at Will Call 24 hours per day (You will need a photo ID to pick up your tickets). Will Call is located on the Registration side of the Sebring International Raceway administration building located at the front entrance of the track (Gate 2).

If I can't attend, can I get a refund?

There are absolutely no refunds under any circumstances.

What about parking?

Sebring offers both reserved trackside parking and first-come/first-serve parking. All automobiles must pay a $50 charge to enter the raceway for first-come/first-serve parking in General Car Parking (fee waived for vehicles with four or more people). Parking in the North Paddock is $95 for cars and $125 for RVs. Motorcycle parking is allowed in designated areas only. Any vehicle that is pulling another vehicle will need to purchase an additional parking pass. If the vehicle being towed is enclosed (pop-up camper, etc.) you will be required to purchase an RV pass. If the vehicle being towed is open (utility trailer, etc) you will be required to purchase an additional car parking pass. Reserved trackside parking for motorhomes and cars is very limited and must be ordered in advance. Call the raceway for more details. If you are not arriving until Saturday, it is highly recommended that you park outside the track in the free parking overflow lot, use Gate 4, and take the shuttle inside ( see Track Map).

What about camping at Sebring?

Many race fans camp at the track. Reserved trackside parking spaces are located at several locations around the circuit, although they sell-out early. Non-reserved motorhome parking is also available on a first-come first-serve basis. See the ticket order form for motorhome parking fees. Tent camping is allowed at no additional charge.

Do you have hookups for motorhomes?

No.

Are there showers at the raceway?

Yes.

Can I bring my own food and beverages?

Yes.

Can I bring a charcoal or gas grill?

Yes.

Are there vendors selling food?

There are dozens of vendors, selling a wide range of food and souvenirs.

Can I meet the drivers?

Sebring is one of the most spectator-friendly tracks in the world. All spectators have access to the paddock, where the race teams are located. Every team is easily accessible. An autograph session open to all fans is held on Friday, in which every driver participates.

Can I walk on the track and see the starting grid before the race?

Yes! Spectators may go on the track prior to the start of the race Saturday morning and see the cars and drivers up close.

Are there special places for car clubs to gather?

Yes. Many marques have special car corrals. Call for more information.

What time do the gates close at night?

The gates are open 24 hours a day. Spectators can arrive anytime beginning at 6 am on Wednesday of race week.

Are there grandstands at Sebring?

Sebring is a traditional road racing circuit, in which spectators can walk from turn to turn and watch the action. There are elevated viewing berms at several locations. In addition, the Pit Box seats offer an elevated view of the front straight. There are afew grandstands available in select locations. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.

What else is there to do at the raceway?

Vintage race car displays, the Spring Brake Party Zone featuring live music and a bikini contest, special "Tech Talks" and autograph sessions for fans, and many other activities take place during race week.

Can I drive a motorcycle at the race?

Motorcycles are now allowed to enter the raceway and park in a designated area. They may NOT go anywhere else on the raceway property.

Can I bring a bicycle, scooter or ATV?

No. Positively no vehicles of this type are allowed inside the raceway.

Can I bring a golf cart?

Personal motorized carts (golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, scooters, etc.) are not permitted on Sebring International Raceway’s property. However, golf carts may be rented through Sebring’s golf cart vendor – Mid Florida Golf Cars Distributors, Inc. by calling 800-385-1385 or through website at www.midfloridagolfcars.com. If any motorized cart (golf cart, all-terrain vehicle, scooter, etc.) is brought onto the premises, an impound lot will be available to store such cart during the event.

Can I bring my pet?

No. Absolutely no pets are allowed.

What is the weather like at Sebring in March?

Daytime temperatures are usually in the 70s. It has rained on race day only six times in 56 years, however be prepared! It can get cool at nights as well, sometimes into the 40s.

What if it rains?

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida runs rain or shine.

Is there a gift shop at Sebring?

There is a Wine Country Motorsports location next to the main
administration building at Sebring International Raceway. For more details please
contact the track at 863-655-7777 or  WineCountryMotorsports.com

Is the race broadcast locally on radio?

Yes. Please see signage around the track on race day for the official broadcast partner.

Where can I buy the souvenir program?

Programs are sold at the front entrance and at several locations throughout the facility. The Sebring souvenir program is recognized as one of the finest in racing and a true collector's item. After the race, they can be purchased at the Gift Shop or online at SebringRaceway.com(supply is limited and the program often sells out).

Can I monitor the radio frequencies of the race teams on my scanner?

Yes. A list of frequencies is made available by the scanner vendor located in the paddock.

Is there an ATM at the track?

Yes.

What about lodging?

There are over 1,500 hotel rooms in the Highlands County area. See the accommodations sectionon this website for information regarding preferred providers.

Is there a hotel at the track?

Yes, the Chateau Elan Hotel & Conference Center has 122 rooms and overlooks the famous hairpin turn. Rooms during race week are very limited. For more information call 863-655-6252 or visit  CESebring.com.

Can I have dinner at the track hotel?

During race week, the hotel facilities are only available to registered guests. Sometimes special events are held at the hotel that are open to the public, but advanced purchase tickets are required.

What facilities do you have for handicapped guests?

An elevator and handicapped accessible restrooms are located in the pit structure. Designated reserved parking for disabled guests is located along the midway and in the paddock.

What about handicap accessibility?

-All passenger trams used during 12 Hours of Sebring are handicap equipped
-There is handicap parking throughout the facility
-There is handicap seating in the pit tower
-There is an elevator in the Pit tower
-Bathrooms and port-o-lets are handicap accessible

How can I get from the Sebring Airport to the Track?

The raceway offers a shuttle service between the airport and the main entrance.

I have heard there is a lot of wild partying at Sebring, is that true?

Be assured Sebring is a family-friendly environment, and no activity is tolerated that in any way infringes on the enjoyment of the race.

I used to go to Sebring in the 1960s and 70s. The facilities were not very good back then. Have they improved?

Since 1999, millions of dollars in improvements have been made including a new pit structure, track hotel, restroom upgrades, and other amenities that have made Sebring one of the finest road racing circuits in North America. If you haven't been to Sebring recently, you will be pleasantly surprised by the improvements.

Are tours available at Sebring International Raceway?

Tours are offered from January thru April (except race week) on a special request basis for groups of 10 or more. Dates of availability and access can change on a daily basis pending on-track activities. For further information call 863-655-1442.

What famous drivers have won at Sebring?

Legends such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Hall, Al Holbert, Bobby Rahal have won the Sebring 12 hour classic.

Have NASCAR drivers competed at Sebring?

Bill Elliott, Ricky Rudd, Ken Schrader, Terry Labonte, and Joe Nemacheck are some of the NASCAR drivers have competed at Sebring. Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr tested at Sebring. NASCAR legends Curtis Turner, Fireball Roberts, Bobby Allison also raced at Sebring.

Are there racing schools at Sebring?

The Skip Barber Racing School is located at Sebring. For more information visit SkipBarber.com

How do I become a volunteer at Sebring International Raceway?

The Sebring International Raceway Advisory Council (SIRAC) is the official volunteer organization.   .

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