12 HOURS OF SEBRING
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Sebring countdown: The 20 greatest battles countdown, Nos. 8 through 5: Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a five-part Autoweek series counting down–in our opinion–the 20 best 12 Hours of Sebring races since the event’s inception. Check back each day this week for a …
Nobody Tells You How Punishing the 12 Hours of Sebring Really Is: A rough, worn out track. Poor visibility. For 12 grueling hours, drivers beat themselves up in a quest for victory.
ONCE AROUND THE CLOCK SWIFTLY ROLLING: The driver sprints to his car, jumps in and, with 60 other racers careening about him, embarks upon the 12 Hours of Sebring. Once around the clock goes that
My botty best at summarizing from Wikipedia: the 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race for sports cars . the event is the second round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship . in 2012, the race was the opening event of the FIA the 12 Hours of sebring took place from 1953 to 1972 . 1966 event was a turning point in Sebring history . the circuit combined former airport runways with narrow service roads . five people were killed during the 24 hours of le mans . more people killed than in the race’s prior 15-year history combined . the circuit was made safer and there were no fatalities until 1980 . tom Kristensen has won the race more times than anyone else, with six victories . in 2005, the Chevrolet Corvette C6.R and Aston Martin DBR9 made their race debut in GT1 class 2007 saw Audi again win in the R10 TDI despite requiring more frequent refueling due to changes in American Le Mans series rules . B These races were stopped for a period of time due to the race clock was not stopped for these periods and counted towards the 12 Hours . the race “winner” in 1950 was the Crosley Hot Shot of Fritz Koster / Ralph Deshon . while the Wa