I'm really excited to have booked my trip to Sebring this week! I had been saving up for a new laptop, but that'll just have to wait a bit as I came into a fantastic deal to make Sebring happen. A buddy will pick me up at the airport and I'm going to camp at the track with him and his crew so the entire trip (not including food/souvenirs/etc.) is just over $300! I'm also renting another monster telephoto lens for the race! I'll be getting Canon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS If you have anyway to make it to this race, I'd highly suggest you do so as it's likely to be the best sports car race of the year, and here's a few reasons why: 1. It's the ONLY time the LMP1 factory programs from Acura, Audi, and Peugeot will race each other. 2. It's one of the few American races that get's lots of entries from Europe. 3. In this economic downturn, many of the smaller, private teams are running limited schedules, so it might be your only chance to see them. 4. It's the last "race" in America on a "real" racing circuit for the ground-pounding GT1 Corvettes. Sure the GT2 car will be great, but it'll probably lack some of the visual and audible drama of the GT1 car. 5. It will mark the race debut of the gorgeous new BMW M3 GTR which will make for a great battle with Porsche, Ferrari, and Panoz (with Corvette coming in later). 6. It's a weekend with something like 150,000 of your closest friends on St. Patrick's Day weekend! It's safe to say there will be people partying! Here's the potential (although a few entries are a bit of a stretch) entry list for the race: P1 1 Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI (Luhr, Rockenfeller, Werner) 2 Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI (Capello, Kristensen, McNish) 7 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 908 HDi *** (Minassian, Lamy, Klein) 8 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 908 HDi *** (Sarrazin, Montagny, Bourdais) 9 Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02A (Brabham, Sharp, D. Franchitti) 10 ECO Racing Radical SR10 AER (TBA, TBA, TBA) 12 Autocon Motorsports Lola B06/10 AER (McMurray, Willman, Burgess, Lewis) 37 Intersport Racing Lola B06/10 AER (Field, Field, TBA) 48 Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S Q10 (Mowlem, TBA) 66 de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02A (de Ferran, Pagenaud, Dixon) 88 Creation Autosportif Creation CA07 Judd (TBA, TBA, TBA) P2 15 Lowe's Fernandez Racing Acura ARX-01C (Fernandez, Diaz, Jourdain Jr.) 16 Dyson Racing Team Lola B08/86 MZR-R (Dyson, Smith) 19 Van der Steur Racing Radical SR9 AER (Van de Steur, TBA, TBA) 20 Dyson Racing Team Lola B08/86 MZR-R (Leitzinger, M. Franchitti, Devlin) XX ??? Porsche RS Spyder (TBA, TBA, TBA) GT1 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R (O'Connell, Magnussen, Garcia) 4 Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R (Gavin, Beretta, Fassler) GT2 5 Vici Racing Porsche 997 GT3 RSR (Basseng, Pastorelli, TBA) 11 Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Competition Coupe (Feinberg, Hall) 18 Vici Racing Porsche 997 GT3 RSR (TBA, TBA, TBA) 21 Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante (Farnbacher, TBA) 28 LG Motorsports Riley Corvette C6 (Giglotti, TBA, TBA) 40 Robertson Racing Ford GT-R (Robertson, Robertson, Murray) 44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3 RSR (Neiman, Law, van Overbeek) 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3 (Bergmeister, Long) 50 AF Corse Ferrari 430 GT (Bruni, Russo, Perez Companc) 54 Black Swan Racing Ford Doran GT-R (Pappas, Lazzaro, TBA) 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GT (Melo, Kaffer) 87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche 997 GT3 RSR (Henzler, Werner) 92 NEC Rahal Letterman Racing BMW M3 GTR (Auberlin, Hand) 93 NEC Rahal Letterman Racing BMW M3 GTR (Mueller, Milner) 007 Drayson Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage (Drayson, Cocker, TBA) XX Chad Racing Porsche 997 GT3 RSR (TBA, TBA, TBA) XX Ex Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT (TBA, TBA, TBA) And possibly a few more!