Corvette wins for first time in 12 Hours since 2009
SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2013) - Audi Sport extended its remarkable run at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis won the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida in their No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro - the first hybrid car to win at Sebring and in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
Treluyer drove a storming final two stints. He took fuel with 20 minutes left but maintained his lead over teammate Tom Kristensen in the No. 2 Audi. Kristensen, Allan McNish and Lucas di Grassi placed second.
"For sure at the end with the traffic it was really hard to see in the mirror," said Treluyer, who has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans the last two seasons with Fassler and Andre Lotterer. "I just had to keep the gap. Tom was doing good on the out laps and could warm the tires better than me. But after that I could go quicker than he and I could bring it home." Full Story >>>
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Florida Lottery Becomes Sebring Sponsor
The Florida Lottery has been named a sponsor of the 61st running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida. America's premier sports car runs this Saturday at the famed raceway beginning at 10:45 am.
"We are pleased to have the Florida Lottery joining our family of marketing partners," stated Sebring President and General Manager Tres Stephenson. "We know that our fans will be especially pleased to see the Florida Lottery involved with America's premier endurance race."
The Florida Lottery will have a big presence at Sebring, with displays along both the Midway and Paddowck Walk.
Over the past 25 years, the Florida Lottery has contributed over $24 billion to Florida education, built or renovated 780 schools, and helped send over 600,000 students to college. For more information visit flalottery.com.
Tickets to Sebring's 12-hour classic are available at the gate. For more information visit sebringraceway.com or call 800.626.7223.
United SportsCar Racing
To Debut In 2014
Organization Brings Together GRAND-AM, ALMS
IMSA Retained As Sanctioning Body
2014 Class Names Announced
With uniqueness and modernity at the forefront, the new United SportsCar Racing platform was revealed (#TheReveal) today at Sebring International Raceway, resulting from the merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
United SportsCar Racing will debut in 2014 with the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.
"The new name says it all," said GRAND-AM President and CEO Ed Bennett. "In only six months since we announced the merger, GRAND-AM and the ALMS have taken huge strides to become one organization that will redefine sports car racing in North America. United SportsCar Racing reflects the fundamental spirit of how we are working together toward a common goal."
Today's announcement culminates a four-month project that involved New York-based SME Branding, one of the nation's leading agencies with a client list that includes the NFL, NHL, UFC, the New York Yankees, Kentucky Derby, Madison Square Garden and NASCAR. SME conducted stakeholder research as well as fan input to develop the series' name, logo and brand identity. The selection of United SportsCar Racing was derived from a submission by Cocoa, Fla.'s Louis Satterlee in GRAND-AM's "Name The Future" fan contest. The logo, with its race helmet-like imagery, was developed to be an icon with a modern feel, representing a part of motorsports that is immediately recognizable. Full Story >>>
Rolex Named Official Timepiece Of Sebring International Raceway
Class-Winning Drivers To Receive
Rolex Watches In March Classic
Sebring International Raceway announced today that Rolex will become the Official Timepiece for Sebring International Raceway and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh From Florida.
America's oldest sports car endurance race kicks off the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday, March 16th.
"Sebring International Raceway is honored to be affiliated with the prestigious Rolex brand," said Sebring President and General Manager Tres Stephenson. "We look forward to what promises to be a truly special year at Sebring, and we look ahead to 2014 and the beginning of an exciting new era."
Next year, Sebring is expected to host the unified sports car series resulting from the merger of ALMS and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
Gates open at Sebring on Wednesday, March 13, for four days of racing events culminating with the 12-hour classic on Saturday. Sebring's legendary 3.74-mile circuit offers a wide variety of viewing, camping and parking options for spectators. Tickets are available online at sebringraceway.com or by calling 800-626.7223.
About Rolex - Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces inhouse all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, science, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programs.
Michelin Extends Role as Official Tire of
Sebring International Raceway
Building on a record of success on the track in supporting a major product launch, Michelin and Sebring International Raceway have extended their relationship through 2014.
Having linked the paddock and infield of the iconic 3.74-mile circuit both literally and figuratively for the 2011 launch of the MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport tire, Michelin will build on that success for the launch of the newest member of the Michelin Pilot family of Ultra High Performance tires, the new MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport A/S 3TM tire.
As part of the agreement, the Turn 17 Michelin Bridge will now feature the MICHELIN Pilot Sport A/S 3 tire as Michelin continues as the Official Tire of Sebring International Raceway. The new signage will debut March 13-16, 2013 during Sebring's 61st annual race week.
"Our MICHELIN Pilot Sport family of Ultra High Performance tires are born from endurance racing with technologies and innovations we have developed in open competition at Sebring and Le Mans," said Don Byrd, vice-president, marketing, Michelin Americas Small Tires (MAST). "The fans at Sebring know and appreciate total performance and that is exactly what the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport A/S 3 delivers for enthusiasts and their own vehicles. The turn 17 bridge linking the pit and paddock area to the infield and the fans is the ideal visual link connecting our MICHELIN Pilot Sport A/S 3 tire's endurance racing technology to consumers."
From a competition standpoint, the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida provides a true test of the balance of tire performance as exceptional handling, braking, power down and extended wear all contribute to overall performance. Michelin and its technical partner teams from BMW, Audi, Porsche and Peugeot have taken the overall 12 Hour race victory at Sebring in each of the past 14 consecutive years.
The MICHELIN Pilot Sport A/S 3 tire, born from endurance racing, launches in the United States this summer and is appropriately featured on the newest signage around the Turn 17 Sebring circuit.
"We are delighted to continue our relationship with Michelin as the official tire of Sebring and to help them feature the all-new MICHELIN Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires," said Tres Stephenson, Sebring president & general manager. "Michelin became the first tire maker and just the fifth manufacturer (joining Porsche, Ferrari, Audi and Chevrolet Corvette) inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame in 2010. Michelin technical partner teams have won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida for the last 14 consecutive years. Our Sebring fans know and respect Michelin."
Sebring 60th Anniversary Record Book
Just published: The complete record book of Sebring's 12-hour classic. Detailed results for every Sebring race since 1952 and over 600 photographs (every car to finish in the top ten). This limited edition softcover book is ideal for the serious Sebring fan and a great reference for anyone interested in learning about the cars and drivers that helped make Sebring America's greatest endurance race. Price is $40. Order your copy today by calling 800-626-7223. Or order online for $48 ($40+$8 shipping and handling - mailed to U.S. addresses only).
Executive Catering at Sebring International Raceway
Executive Catering, Inc. and The Snack Shack have been feeding hungry race teams and fans for the past ten years at Sebring International Raceway. Their main location is in the Paddock at the base of the control tower and has grown over the years to include an air-conditioned dining room and The Beer Shack.
John and his staff have catered many events at Sebring International Raceway, including banquets for car clubs such as HSR, SVRA and the Porsche Club of America. He also provided catered meals for race teams and the IndyCar support staff during the IndyCar Spring Training event in March 2012. Executive Catering can create a wide variety of meals customized to your needs. Whether its a club event, corporate outing or private testing, they can make it happen on time and within your budget. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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