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  12 Hours of Sebring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race held at Sebring Raceway, a former Air Force base in Sebring, Florida.
Since the 24 Hours of Daytona are part of the Grand-Am only, the Sebring race is now the season opening event in the American Le Mans Series.
It is known as an excellent preparation for the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, as the track's extremely bumpy surface, combined with South Florida's perennial hot weather, is a true test of a car's reliability.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/12_Hours_of_Sebring   (420 words)

 Sebring, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sebring is a city located in Highlands County, Florida.
Sebring is host to automobile racing circuit, created on a former airbase, first used in 1950.
It hosted the 1959 Formula One United States Grand Prix, but is currently best known as the host of the 12 Hours of Sebring, an annually held sports car race.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sebring,_Florida   (465 words)

 Photos@VectorTrust.com pictures of the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Yet, for an hour in the afternoon that was the decision of the marshals.
Sebring has lasted 50 years not so much because it’s a 12-hour race, but because the last four hours are in the dark.
Note: It was announced in June of 2002 that the 50th Anniversary 12 Hours of Sebring broke the usd$1 million mark in ticket sales for the first time.
www.vectortrust.com /hiddenphotos/12_hours_sebring.html   (2691 words)

 RFM Front Page News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Four hours later, the car was up to fourth where it remained for the last third of race until a stop forty minutes from the end to replace the rear shocks dropped it down to sixth.
At the race’s ten hour, 24-minute mark, the elder of the two brothers spun on what is believed to be oil or sand and made substantial contact with the Sebring International Raceway’s turn 17 wall.
The Sebring circuit, a former airfield, is considered to be extremely demanding for both man and machine and, with Le Mans in mind, was the perfect test during the successful R8 project years.
www.rfmsports.com /Sebring/News/News.html   (4932 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Other sports / Auto racing news / Team Veloqx leads 12 Hours of Sebring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Team Veloqx was proving that the Audi R8s might again be too much for the rest of the American Le Mans Series field after nine hours of the 12 Hours of Sebring.
SEBRING, Fla. -- Team Veloqx was proving that the Audi R8s might again be too much for the rest of the American Le Mans Series field after nine hours of the 12 Hours of Sebring.
With 12 of the 44 starters retired after nine hours, leaders in the other classes at the halfway point were Johnny O'Connell (GTS), Sascha Maassen (GT) and Mike Borkowski (LMP 2).
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/autoracing/articles/2004/03/20/team_veloqx_leads_12_hours_of_sebring   (323 words)

 SebringFans.com - New Book on 1970 Sebring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The classic Sebring race of 1970 – when Mario Andretti’s Ferrari 512 passed the Peter Revson/Steve McQueen Porsche 908 in the closing minutes to win by a scant 23 seconds – is relived in a new hardbound book, 12 Hours of Sebring 1970.
Harry Hurst was track photographer at Sebring in 1970 at the age of 19, and was fortunate to be able to capture some memorable images of the great cars and drivers of that era.
12 Hours of Sebring 1970 is published by Hurst Communications, 643 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, Pa., 19312, (610) 725-9600.
www.sebringfans.com /PHPNuke/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=76   (629 words)

 2003 12 Hours of Sebring Index
12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Dodge March 12-15, 2003
"Sebring is an 'event' that would be impractical and unwanted if it was a fresh proposal to the motor sport community today - there are too many cars of varying speeds yet year after year we all turn out.
It has something to do with the great fans it attracts, the fantastic feeling it gives the driver when you manage to get a clean fast lap and of course the history of the place - every one of our famous predecessors has been there and endured the same.
www.endurancesportscar.com /2003sebindex.htm   (111 words)

 Team ADT Champion Racing Seeks First First Victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frank Biela (Nuess, Germany) can become the first driver in the long and prestigious history of the event to win four Sebring championships should he capture the title this year.  He is one of only five drivers to post three (3) victories in the 52-year history of Sebring with wins in 2004, 2003 and 2000.
Obviously I dream about winning Sebring - and my first Le Mans - but also about retaining the ALMS title in 2005.  Sebring will be tough but it's good training for the year ahead.
Sebring is a physically demanding track - more so than Le Mans.  Like JJ [Lehto], since my Sebring victory [2000] I've always been in a competitive car but have just missed out on winning each time due to little problems.  I hope it changes for 2005."     
www.fourtitude.com /news/publish/Motorsport_News/printer_1122.shtml   (434 words)

 Sebring International Raceway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sebring, Fla. - Audi Sport North America made history Saturday as the diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will go down as history as Frank Biela became the first driver to lead the classic endurance race with a diesel-powered sports car in the No. 1 Audi R10 TDI.
At the end of the first hour, Biela was more than 40 seconds ahead of teammate Rinaldo Capello in the No. 2 car, which had to start the race from pit lane after switching out a heat exchanger.
www.sebringraceway.com   (249 words)

 Supporters Rush To Defense Of 12 Hours Of Sebring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is my 22nd year as media director at Sebring, and I can honestly tell you we have NEVER had more media interest than 2006 because of the Audi diesel story, which is a milestone in automotive history.
Truth is, I always watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famous race upon which the ALMS was based, and I appreciate forms of racing that have a higher sophistication than NASCAR.
But Sebring fans should remember the fact the race is a big deal to the racing media from Germany and maybe Japan doesn't, by itself, make it a huge story in Tampa, Orlando or Miami.
www.tbo.com /sports/autoracing/MGBTIZ9BDKE.html   (786 words)

 Sebring 12 Hours 2004
Sebring has a 48-car entry of which 36 are potential starters in the rest of the series.
The Audis should still of the rough Sebring track and 12 hours be the class of the field.
The 5th hour is largely uneventful until within 20 minutes of half way the GT class lead changes when Dumas passes his team-mate.
www.club-arnage.com /yabbse/index.php?board=11;action=display;threadid=1581   (9206 words)

 Johnny Herbert Website: Race News, 2002: Sebring 12 Hours
Audi have won the 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the most demanding motorsport events, for a third time in a row in front of a record crowd of more than 150,000 spectators.
The start to the ALMS season starts next saturday 16th March in Sebring with the classic 12 hour race that Audi should win for a record 3rd time in succession.
Britain's Johnny Herbert makes his début for the "factory" Audi team in the Sebring 12 Hour sportscar race next Saturday (16 March) bidding to claim the German manufacturer's third consecutive victory in the 50th running of the historic American race.
www.johnnyherbert.co.uk /news/races/2002/sebring02.shtml   (1400 words)

 R&T ROADandTRACK.com -- On the Road: On the Road (1/2005)
Hurst was the track photographer at Sebring in 1970 (at the tender age of 19) and was witness to what many people think was the greatest Sebring 12 Hour ever.
You have to understand that back in the 1950s, 1960s and into the 1970s, the 12 Hours of Sebring race was a really big deal on the international racing calendar.
12 Hours of Sebring 1970 focuses on that race alone, which has been described as one of the most exciting endurance races ever.
www.roadandtrack.com /article.asp?section_id=25&article_id=1686   (581 words)

 OutdoorsBest Forums: Who's going to the 12 Hours of Sebring?
Sebring Fl I will be there already have to spots and tickets.
I'm crewing for a car in the HSR race using the motorhome for the tow vehicle.I'll be staying for the race in the competitors paddock around turns 13-14.
There will be a PCA 50th Anniversary and Membership station within the Porsche Corral at the Sebring 12 Hour race on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com /zerothread?id=314372   (1463 words)

 12 Hours of Sebring 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tom Kristensen won Sebring last year for BMW and was looking for a second win this year in the Audi.
The Rafanelli Olive Garden team with the new Sebring pit structure in the background.
This was the only car to have a woman driver in this year's Sebring race - the very fast Claudia Hurtgen.
www.pha.jhu.edu /~jdavies/sportscars/sebring2k/grid.html   (464 words)

 Vici Racing Enters Lamborghini GTR At The 12 Hours at Sebring
Vici Racing announced today that they have entered a Lamborghini GTR in the 12 hours at Sebring.
He won the GT class at the 24 hours at Daytona in 1993 and drove with Bob Wollek to finish 3rd at Atlanta.
Joseph Safina has several podium finishes over the years and competed at the 12 hour in 1997, he finished 3rd at Homestead in the GT class and ran the 24 hours at Daytona four times without a DNF, finishing in the top ten, three times.
www.lamborghiniregistry.com /News/ViciRacing.html   (381 words)

 12 Hours of Sebring 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After some stop-and-go penalties for pit lane speeding and time spent in the pits after debris hit the engine kill switch, the gorgeous Red Bull RWS Porsche was in a fine 4th place and ran well to the finish.
The driver's area is quite small, but not a bad spot to spend 12 hours...
12 hours of dirt, grit and rubber take their toll on the once-immaculate bodywork.
www.pha.jhu.edu /~jdavies/sportscars/sebring2k/night.html   (749 words)

 Dyson Racing Tests New Riley and Scott; www.TheRaceSite.com
The team had a heartbreaking weekend at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in February, leading the race throughout the cold, rainy night until the leading #16 car blew an engine.
The car for Sebring is the teamÂ’s new Riley & Scott MkIII C chassis.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Dyson Racing is not planning to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.
www.theracesite.com /index.cfm?pagetype=2&form_article=1585   (632 words)

 Press Release: Corvette Racing Victorious at the 12 Hours of Sebring - Corvette Action Center
SEBRING, FLA. - Corvette Racing's Chevrolet Corvette C5-R powered the team of Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell and Franck Freon to victory in the GTS class of the opening round of the American Le Mans Series at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
Despite a few battles for position in the GTS class during the first hour, the Corvettes led every lap of the race thereafter.
The drivers from the #4 Corvette, which led the race the majority of the race until mechanical complications forced them to retire, were philosophical after capturing third place in the GTS class.
www.corvetteactioncenter.com /history/press/2003/04242003b.html   (504 words)

 Sports: Audi wins 3rd straight 12 Hours of Sebring
SEBRING -- Team Joest, the juggernaut Audi effort that has dominated the American Le Mans Series the past two years, celebrated the 50th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday with a solid, hard-fought win for its third straight title.
The race, considered by many top drivers to be among the toughest endurance events in the world, again lived up to its billing as an event in which heartbreak is a heartbeat away.
For Theys, fresh off two victories -- the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Miami Grand Prix this month -- the extensive damage to the car ended his hopes.
www.sptimes.com /2002/03/17/Sports/Audi_wins_3rd_straigh.shtml   (690 words)

 12 Hours of Sebring Facts
The 12 Hours of Sebring is celebrating the 47th year of racing.
Sebring hosted the first ever Formula One race in the US in December 1959.
The victory means that Gianpierro Moretti wins the 36 hours of Florida (Rolex 24 and Sebring 12 Hour).
www.theautochannel.com /news/date/19990319/news020700.html   (471 words)

 Motorsport.com: News channel
Due to the inclement weather conditions, a provisional grid has been announced for the 53rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
This is Team ADT Champion Racing's second 12 Hours of Sebring pole position.
Of course we were a bit lucky this time, but we would have had a car to achieve this anyway.
www.motorsport.com /news/article.asp?ID=179482&FS=alms   (835 words)

 USATODAY.com - Audi primes diesel prototype for Sebring's 12 Hours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The talk late Saturday night may not be about a record fourth Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring title for Tom Kristensen but the car that got him there.
Kristensen was part of an Audi team that won last year's Twelve Hours of Sebring by the thinnest margin (6.365 seconds) in race history.
It's a coming-home-again story for Roger Penske, who had two class wins at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in the early 1960s as a driver.
www.usatoday.com /sports/motor/2006-03-14-sebring-preview_x.htm   (566 words)

 Panoz GT Race @ 12 Hours of Sebring - Team Juicy Racing Forums
There were a few World Challenge and 12 hour drivers there as well for extra practice/to learn the track.
I've been to the 12 hours before as a spectator, but driving infront of a crowd of 100,000+ was something way different.
From what I heard, the 12 hour weekend was more competitive than a normal race weekend with them.
www.teamjuicyracing.com /forums/showthread.php?p=10243#post10243   (3716 words)

 Field Fills Up For 12 Hours Of Sebring - from Highlands Today and TBO.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That’s what the 53rd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring endurance race has attracted as the 40-car field begins to take shape.
The 12 Hours of Sebring is only two weeks away, and the star-studded entry list is is headed by the five-time winner Audi R8.
The return of Maserati to the Sebring track has brought an added excitement to the event, and the Aston Martin DBR9 will look to make a name for itself with a good showing in the GTS-1 Class.
www.highlandstoday.com /MGBAJULSS5E.html   (321 words)

 Lamborghini At Sebring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I have been developing and testing this car for over six months and we are ready to come to Sebring and win.
He won the GT class at the 24 hours at Daytona in 1993 and drove with Bob Wollek to finish 3
Cristiano Piquet, cousin of Formula 1 Champion, Nelson Piquet was a rising Go Karts talent in Brazil and moved to the Skip Barber series where he finished in the top three out of 129 drivers in the 2002 series championship.
www.lamborghiniclub.com /sebring.htm   (353 words)

 Mobil 1 52nd 12 Hours of Sebring - Race Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Now called "A Taste of Sebring" local restaurants and vendors ring the outside of the circle giving you an opportunity to try their wares.
Saturday, the day of the 12 Hours of Sebring, SVRA’s exhibition laps are the last on track activity before the big race.
A great chance to show off our cars and a reminder to the fans that SVRA is preserving the history of not only the 12 Hours of Sebring, but of all the great Sports Car Races.
www.svra.com /SVRA/SVRAHome.nsf/weblinks/EJEN-5ZLGFM?OpenDocument   (919 words)

 cars.g93.net: 12 Hours of Sebring 2005
They didn't appear to be promoting anything, unlike Pirelli girls, and they didn't seem to be affiliated with any of the professional race teams that make the trip each March to this otherwise undistinguished patch of central Florida.
At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it's the ferris wheels and amusement rides for the kids; for the British, the pubs.
The 12 Hours is a five day affair.
cars.g93.net /archives/000136.html   (341 words)

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