Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Ready to Roll and Fly into Sebring International Raceway with a First-Class Collection of Historic Race Cars and Vintage Airplanes
SEBRING, Fla. – The Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic Sebring 12 Hour, Pistons and Props, Presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network rolls and soars back to Sebring International Raceway Nov. 30-Dec. 4.
The five-day celebration features historic and vintage sports car racing and a Friday “fly in” and weekend display of equally jaw-dropping military and civilian aircraft from the last half century and WWII. The vintage sports cars are a tribute to the facility’s legendary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the planes celebrate Sebring’s former role as a WWII Army Air Corp. training base for heavy bombers.
This year’s HSR Classic 12 features a priceless lineup of debuting and returning vintage airplanes and sports cars and other road racing machines from the last 60 years and beyond. Several noteworthy cars set for Sebring include race winners from earlier this month at the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway.
Among the great classic cars competing at Sebring include:
- Phil Reilly and Co. 1974 No. 26 Chevron B26 driven by Gray Gregory, Ethan Shippert and Randy Buck
- Hamilton Safe Motorsports Camaro No. 11 Camaro R&S driven by Kenny Bupp and Jordan Bupp
- Boulder Classics 1992 No. 21 Porsche 964 USA Cup driven by Alan Benjamin
Airplanes on display at Sebring include:
- USAF 1968 Cessna 02A nicknamed “Oscar Deuce.” This twin-tail and “push-pull” tandem-engine aircraft saw action in Vietnam and carries bullet hole patches still visible on the left flap, left vertical and elevator, all critical wing components that keep a plane in controlled flight.
- 1942 Vultee BT-15 Valiant piloted by Tom Smith, one of four still flying of 1,200 produced.
- 1973 Bulldog 120 a British-built plane manufactured by Scottish Aviation LTD.
The major on-track part of the HSR Classic Sebring is the 12 Hours of Sebring tribute race that takes place Saturday and Sunday. It begins with a symbolic 12 hours of non-stop competition Saturday before all four competing Run Groups contest a final round of races Sunday morning to bring the Classic Sebring to a close.
The race weekend also features the HSR Sebring Historics that will determine the 2022 Champions of the full-season HSR WeatherTech Sprint, Stoner Car Care Global GT, Sasco Sports International/American Challenge and B.R.M. Endurance Challenge series.
Detailed event information for the Classic Sebring 12 Hour and Sebring Historics, including weekend schedules and entry lists, is available at www.HSRRace.com.
Spectator tickets for the HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour are available exclusively at Sebring International Raceway throughout the event beginning at 8 a.m. EST, Thursday, December 1. Learn more at www.HSRtickets.com.
About HSR: Now an International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) property, Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) was formed in the mid-1970s with an event at Road Atlanta. There was one goal then and it remains true today: to celebrate the race cars from the past. As a “time machine” of sights and sounds, HSR provides a venue for competitors and spectators alike to share in the wonderful history and excitement created by the cars that competed at race tracks around the world. HSR currently sanctions eight vintage and historic racing events at some of the world’s most renowned race tracks, including Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Sebring International Raceway, Daytona International Speedway and more. The complete schedule and full event information can be found on HSR’s website at www.HSRRace.com. Look for the HSR Channel on YouTube and follow HSR on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HSRrace/ and on Twitter and Instagram at @HSR_race. A dedicated website for the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona presented by IMSA is available at www.Classic24hour.com.