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#24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, GTLM: John Edwards, Jesse Krohn, #911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR - 19, GTLM: Nick Tandy, Fred Makowiecki, #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R, GTLM: Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, #4 Corvette Racing Corvette C8.R, GTLM: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, start
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February Newsletter

Got Tickets? Advance Purchase Prices Now Available

You can now purchase 4-day tickets for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and five additional races at a special advance-purchase discount. Order online at sebringraceway.com or call 800-626-RACE (7223). Gates open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, and if you buy now, you’ll not only save money on tickets, but also on parking. Remember, children 12 and under are admitted free at Sebring when accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Mazda MX-5 Cup Added to Sebring Schedule

If you want spine-tingling bumper-to-bumper action, get ready for the Mazda MX-5 Cup, which has added two races to the race-week schedule. If you saw the Mazda MX-5 Cup races at Daytona last weekend, you know how exciting the series can be! This series joins the Michelin Pilot Challenge and the debut of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America as supporting events this year at Sebring.

 

 

Sebring’s Premium Fan Hospitality Opportunities Nearing Sell-OutCc Luxurylounge

The Celebrity Cruises Luxury Lounge becomes even more luxurious in 2021 as it moves into the largest available indoor suite on Raceway property, a significant upgrade from its previous Turn 1 location.  For the same low price of $495, guests will continue to enjoy two days of VIP fan hospitality including trackside viewing, unlimited Yuengling and other beers, Pepsi products, catered meals and air conditioned and open-air seating.  It now has been further enhanced with the best available views on property in a second-level suite located in the Alan Jay Paddock overlooking pit lane.  Special VIP parking will be steps away on the Midway.  The Celebrity Cruises Luxury Lounge will be open Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20 from 8 a.m. until one hour after the end of the day’s track activity.  The ticket also includes admission to Raceway property on Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18.  The Celebrity Cruises Luxury Lounge made its successful debut in November and opened to rave reviews from fans who watched the excitement of the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.  It gets even better for 2021.  A limited number of tickets remain, and include gate admission, parking and all the privileges of the Celebrity Cruises Luxury Lounge listed above.  Visit sebringraceway.com and order your tickets before they sail away.

Club Sebring TransparentSebring’s original fan hospitality option – Club Sebring – is nearing a sell out. Guests will enjoy four-days admission to Club Sebring which is located on the suite level of the pit structure directly behind pit road. Like the Celebrity Cruises Luxury Lounge, Club Sebring offers unlimited Yuengling and other beers, wine and Pepsi products, catered meals, both air conditioned and open-air covered seating and special VIP parking.

IMSA Prototype Challenge Closes Out New Sebring Event on March 13

Sebring International Raceway will host a new event for fans March 13, the Saturday before the 69th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. Five races will be run on Saturday, March 13 including a Porsche Sprint Challenge race, an IMSA Prototype Challenge race, a GT Celebration event and two Masters Endurance Legends races. Gates open at 8 a.m. and all tickets are $20. Parking is free for cars and RVs, and all vehicles will be required to leave the facility within one hour after track activity has concluded. The 1 hour 45-minute IMSA Prototype Challenge race starts at 3:35 p.m. and will close the day.

 

Spectacular Season Opener at Daytona Bodes Well for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opened its season last weekend with the 59th Rolex 24 At Daytona. After 24 hours of racing, it came down to the final minutes with Acura battling Cadillac. The Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta No. 10 Acura took the victory after the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac, less than a second behind, was forced to pit with a tire puncture. Ricky Taylor, Alexander Rossi, Felipe Albuquerque and Helio Castroneves piloted the Acura to victory.

 

Corvette took a one-two finish in the GTLM category, with Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia and Nicky Catsburg aboard the winning No. 3 Corvette C8.R, just ahead of their teammates in the No. 4 Corvette. GTD honors went to the No. 57 Mercedes AMG. The LMP2 victory went to the No. 18 Era Motorsports entry, while the No. 74 Riley Motorsports entry won in the new WeatherTech SportsCar Championship LMP3 class.

 

A field of nearly 40 cars in five different classes will take the green flag at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, March 20 at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto parts. A stellar lineup of drivers from 20 different countries will make this year’s edition a truly international event.

 

IMSA Attracts 18 Different Manufacturers

If you want to see the world’s most diverse field of sports cars, Sebring International Raceway will be the place to be March 17-20. A total of 18 different manufacturers will be on track. Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, Acura, Mazda, Lexus, Lamborghini, Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes AMG, BMW, McLaren and Aston Martin compete in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Michelin Pilot Challenge features several of those manufacturers plus Ford Mustang, Hyundai, Toyota, Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet Camaro and Honda.

 

“Sebring Raceway at Sea” with Great Drivers and Celebrity Cruises

Sebring RacewayatseaCelebrity Cruises and Sebring International Raceway will soon announce details for the 2021 “Sebring Raceway at Sea,” an exclusive cruise aboard the Celebrity Edge® leaving from Ft. Lauderdale’s Port Everglades. Invitations to join the cruise will be extended to the winning drivers of the DPi and GTLM classes of the 2021 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and the drivers will join Sebring’s faithful fans on a seven-night luxury trip. Exact dates and cruise itinerary will be announced soon. All Sebring Raceway at Sea packages will be available exclusively through Cruise and Tour Supermarket in Sebring, who can be reached at 800-232-7447 or by writing to celebrity@cruisesupermarket.com.

 

Trans Am Season Opens at Sebring with SVRA Speed Tour

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The Trans Am Series comes thundering into Sebring International Raceway Feb. 19-21 as part of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Spring Classic Speed Tour.

The series dates back to 1966, when Sebring hosted the first-ever Trans Am race. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Names like Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg and Bob Tullius have all won multiple championships under the Trans Am name.

Trans Am has recently experienced unprecedented growth with a new class-based structure. Five distinct classes now take center stage – TA, XGT, TA2™, SGT and GT – featuring 70-car-plus fields populated by Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers and Corvettes – a massive dose of pure Americana, with just a touch of nostalgia. While it may be tempting to label this the ‘new Trans Am,’ it is more of a return to the true Trans Am.

The SVRA boasts a wide variety of vintage and historic classes, making the Feb. 19-21 weekend a fantastic three days of family fun. Tickets can be ordered online at svra.com or purchased at the gate.

Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel

Seven Hotel is the ideal destination for guests looking for a genuine automotive adventure at a facility that is full of motorsports history.

The hotel name, “Seven” is inspired by where it is situated on the Sebring International Raceway circuit – Turn 7 (aka the Hairpin). Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel features 123 rooms, two restaurants (Sunrise at Seven and APEX at Seven), a full-service bar, indoor/outdoor event space, a swimming pool, a fitness center and in-room dining. For reservations visit sevensebringhotel.com.

Did you know….?

  • The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is North America’s oldest sports car endurance race? Since 1952, 3,925 different cars have driven 2.8 million competition miles at the famed racing circuit that originated from a WWII B-17 combat crew training base called Hendricks Field.
  • The 3.74-mile, 17-turn Sebring circuit has both concrete and asphalt surfaces, featuring elevated viewing berms at various locations around the track.
  • Past winners of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring include Mario Andretti, Stirling Moss, A.J. Foyt, Phil Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, Ken Miles, Hurley Haywood, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, Tom Kristensen and Bobby Rahal.
  • Porsche is the all-time Sebring leader with 18 overall wins and 74 class victories.