Sebring International Raceway Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway will be postponed to November 11-14 due to multiple circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Following a European travel ban enacted as part of the U.S. government’s plan to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), IMSA has decided to postpone Sebring until the November 11-14 weekend. Many team members, drivers and other personnel needed for the weekend would be unable to fly to the United States. The rescheduled race will take place the same weekend asRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New Zealander superstar Scott McLaughlin will make his much anticipated NTT IndyCar Series debut at the GMR Grand Prix in Indianapolis May 9, driving for Team Penske. The two-time defending Virgin Australia Supercars champion successfully participated in last month’s rookie evaluation test at Sebring International Raceway, resulting into this landmark opportunity for the 26-year-old. “This is an amazing opportunity – to race against some of the best open wheel drivers in the world on one of the most historic tracks in motorsports,” said McLaughlin. “I’m excitedRead More

Posted On November 8, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Indy Lights Gears Up for Sebring Outing

By Road to Indy Competitors in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – the top rung of the world-renowned Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development ladder system – will turn their attention to the Sunshine State in just over a month’s time for a two-day Series Open Test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., on December 11 and 12. Sebring has long been a popular off-season locale for teams, being renowned as the best portrayal of a street circuit – which typically offers precious little trackRead More
By IMSA Wire Service SEBRING, Fla. – Defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season champion Felipe Nasr and the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R team were the quickest ones “off the truck” in Thursday’s initial practice session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. Nasr posted a best lap of 1:46.996 (124.507 mph) to top the overall and DPi class time charts in the car he’s sharing with new full-season co-driver Pipo Derani and Eric Curran, the driver with whom he co-drove to theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Billy Johnson and Jonathan Bomarito have been tapped to complete Ford’s lineup in the FIA World Endurance Championship 1000 Miles of Sebring event on March 15th at Sebring International Raceway. Johnson has driven part-time in the last three seasons of the FIAWEC for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and will return to the No. 66 Ford GT for the FIAWEC race. The American also co-drove the winning Ford GT in the GTE-Pro class at the 2018 Six Hours of Spa and has developed the Ford GT sinceRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Unlike most of his counterparts in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, BMW Team RLL driver John Edwards doesn’t have many frequent flyer miles on any commercial airline. When it comes time to head to the racetrack – or head for home after a race weekend – he’s not taking off his shoes nor removing electronics from his backpack in the airport. He’s not navigating the TSA Precheck line or jockeying for position at the gate. Instead of waiting for his zone numberRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – He may be a full-time IndyCar driver now, but there’s no driver with more experience in various Acura prototype sports cars than Simon Pagenaud. It’s a fact that wasn’t lost on him in testing last week at Sebring International Raceway as he and his Acura Team Penske teammates prepared for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. “I’ve been fortunate,” Pagenaud said. “I’ve seen every iteration of the Acura prototype since 2008. It’s been a phenomenal timeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The celebration in the Mazda Team Joest pits following the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans in October almost resembled a victory. There were cheers, hugs, high fives and fist bumps all around as the pair of Mazda RT24-P Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars landed on the podium for the first time thanks to savvy race strategy on the part of the team as other top contender came up a lap short – or less – on fuel.Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – At the Motul Petit Le Mans last month at Road Atlanta, there were a total of nine race cars riding on Michelin tires, and all of them were racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. When the 2019 season begins in January, Michelin will be providing tires for more than 100 race cars across three IMSA-sanctioned series and seven different classes of race cars as the new “Official Tire of IMSA.” All four WeatherTech Championship classes –Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The drama-filled closing hours of the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 13 brought a thrilling conclusion to a successful 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – and not just on the racetrack. The 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course in Braselton, Georgia that has hosted the prestigious event run for the 21st time in 2018 was packed with race fans as perfect weather conditions combined with world-class racing brought one of the largest audiences ever for the event. And those fans wereRead More