Hell Yes!!! Going to the 12 Hours of Sebring!!!

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by rabbitl1, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. 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 PatrĂ³n 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!
     
  2. Party? Sebring? surely you jest <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    Have fun!!
     
  3. Have fun! I'll have to watch the boys on TV.

    What I am really looking forward to is what happens after LeMans with the GT2 class. I can't wait!
     
  4. when is 12 hours of sebring gonna be on?
     
  5. March 21st, on Speed. Not sure about times, or if there will be gay Nascar breaks.
     
  6. Anything you can divulge about the GT2 car? Have they been built yet?
     
  7. Just looked and there will be 7 series racing at Sebring the weekend of the 12 Hours! This is gonna be one awesome weekend!

    -ALMS
    -Speed GT
    -Speed Touring Cars
    -Star Mazda
    -IMSA Lites
    -Formula Mazda
    -IMSA GT3 Cup
     
  8. take a picture of the R15 for me <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  9. I'll get many! Paddock, on track, and hopefully some detail shots (although, I'm sure Audi will have it closed/covered at all times)
     
  10. in case the R15 is covered, get some pics of the grid girls' asses <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  11. I'm sure Audi will be Nazis about people being able to see details of the car and such.
     
  12. You'll have to wait for Doug and Steve's press releases. Sorry dude.
     
  13. Do you have any idea when that might be appearing? Announcement at Sebring perhaps?

    How are things at P&M? I wonder what happens past 2010 since that's when GM's deal with you guys expires if I remember correctly. If things continue the way they are I can't imagine they'd extend it...

    Any new C6RS info for me? How many are they up to now?

    What about Caddies in Speed GT for 09? Any news on that front?
     
  14. Not a spokesperson so I can't tell ya anything I do know unfortunately. Some of those questions I don't think anyone has answers for yet. Sorry Mike, but I'm sure you understand.
     
  15. For sure man. Hey, do you know it there's anyway to do a P&M tour? I'd love to check out the shop. I know people that have done it before, but not sure how to go about organizing something like that.
     
  16. Peugeot 908 "***" lol
     
  17. Glad to see that you'll finally make it down to Sebring! It's been my "hometown" circuit my whole life (since I live only an hour north of the track). Sebring is hot, flat, bumpy, and crowded....be sure to bring your sun tan lotion.
     
  18. I can probably get you in here. Let me know when you will be in SE MI again and I'll make sure it is OK at that time.
     
  19. I'll be back home in early May. I'll hit you up when things get closer.
     
  20. w00t! My 4 day weekend ticket came in the mail yesterday!!!
     
  21. congtars, im jealous
     
  22. Lucky bastard..have fun!!!!
     

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