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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
SEBRING, Fla. – Top Ten Tweets from Sebring’s 60th anniversary 12-Hour (compiled, extended, unabridged, annotated, not previously published version):
1. The race day crowd at the Sebring International Raceway was judged to be up this year – making it the biggest ever 12-hour throng after a decade of growth under the aegis [...]
To the surprise of virtually nobody, Audi Sport Team Joest’s LMP1 cars went 1-2-3 in qualifying for the 60th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Friday.
The factory R18 TDIs have dominated practice at the historic 3.7-mile circuit.
On Friday, the R18 of Andre Lotterer won the pole with a lap of 1:45.820. That was nearly [...]
Doug Fehan took several seconds and one step backward on Thursday as he attempted to answer a question about two of his favorite subjects; the Sebring 12-hour race and Corvettes.
Finally, Fehan, General Motors’ program manager for Corvette Racing, hit on an answer which seemed to satisfy him after he was awkwardly asked: Um, er, duh, [...]
The defending American Le Mans Series championship-winning car of Dyson Racing will return to action for six races of the 2012 ALMS season. Michael Marsal and Eric Lux will be driving the No. 20 Lola B09/86-Mazda starting on the streets of Long Beach on April 14th and in the season’s remaining sprint races.
“We welcome Michael [...]
Audi Sport Team Joest ended Tuesday at Sebring International Raceway the same way it closed Monday – with the top three times in testing for America’s greatest sports car race. The Audi R18 of Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish set the best time of the day at 1:48.138 (124.508 mph) as all of [...]
The DeltaWing racing car that will debut at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will be powered by Nissan it was announced Tuesday in London.
A race-prepared 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, featuring direct petrol injection and a turbocharger, will power the Nissan DeltaWing, which is half the weight and has half the aerodynamic drag of a [...]
NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip’s foray into sports car racing continues this week when he tested at Sebring for next month’s annual 12-hour race.
Waltrip, who drove his first laps at Sebring on Thursday morning. The two-time Daytona 500 winner is eyeing his first start at the track following the second day of the annual Sebring Winter [...]
Dyson Racing has accepted two automatic entry invitations for this year’s 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16th and 17th.
The team will enter two new Lola B12/60 coupes in the race, powered by upgraded versions of the same AER-built Mazda engines that took the team to the American Le Mans [...]
Sports Car Racing Notes:
Scottish sportscar ace Marino Franchitti has been selected as the first driver for the unique DeltaWing program that will debut at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Franchitti’s name was revealed today at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) press conference that announced the entries for this year’s twice round-the-clock endurance classic.
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The first big race of 2012 is history and, truly historical the Rolex 24-hour race was. Not to mention exciting and entertaining.
Some random thoughts about the 24, its cars, its drivers, its teams and its big moments.
– The race was devoid of mega NASCAR driving stars like Jimmie Johnson, Tony [...]