Sebring International Raceway will host the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic Sebring 12 Hour Presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network, Dec. 3-6.
The HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour weekend celebrates the legendary race cars that have competed at Sebring over the past seven decades, with over 100 entries in several different classes expected. The weekend also features the Sebring Historics which include the final 2020 rounds of the HSR WeatherTech Sprint Series, the HSR B.R.M. Chronographes Endurance Challenge races, HSR Stoner Car Care Global GT, HSR Classic RS Cup and the HSR Sasco Sports International/American Challenge.
Similar races took place at Daytona International Speedway, Nov. 4-8, and winners from that event who will race at Sebring include Jim Cullen and Frank Beck in a Lola T70, Gray Gregory and his Chevron B26 and David Porter and his spectacular Peugeot 908 HDi FAP. The Peugeot was driven to overall victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in 2011 by the French trio of Nicola Lapierre, Loic Duval and Olivier Panis.
Cullen and Beck recently earned their second Classic 24 Hour HSR race win at Daytona in Group A. They also drove the No. 01 to victory in the Classic 24-Hour race at Daytona in 2018.
Group B was a drama-filled finish at the Classic Daytona that saw the 1973 No. 26 Chevron B26 of Gregory, and co-driver Ethan Shippert, breakthrough for the victory. The win was the second-straight HSR Classic victory for Gregory and the No. 26 Chevron after closing out 2019 with their second-straight HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour victory. Gregory goes for consecutive Classic Sebring wins and the HSR Classics three-peat at Sebring with longtime teammate Randy Buck, who co-drove with the No. 26 last year for the 12 Hour HSR race victory.
Porter in turn will be looking for his fourth-straight HSR Classics win at Sebring after racing the Peugeot prototype to a Group victory at Daytona in 2019 and again last month. He also won at Sebring in December 2019 in the 908 in its return to Sebring. Chassis number 10, one of the last 908 HDi race cars built, won Sebring with Team Oreca Matmut. The car closed out the prime of its competitive career later in 2011 with a second-place finish at Road Atlanta. Porter acquired the car a few years ago and has returned it to its original 2010 Peugeot factory livery.
COVID-19 protocols and safety procedures will be in place throughout the HSR Classic Sebring weekend.
Detailed event information for the Classic Sebring 12 Hour, including weekend schedules and entry lists, are available at www.HSRRace.com.
Spectator tickets for the HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour are available at www.HSRTickets.com. Ticket orders will be held in will call and available for pick up at the HSR registration windows starting December 3. Tickets will be available at the gate starting Dec. 3.