Sebring teams begin to arrive

TEAMS ARRIVING AT SEBRING -- Race teams began arriving and setting up at Sebring International Raceway this weekend as two days of unofficial private testing begins on Monday. Some teams arrived on Saturday with many more pulling in on Sunday. ...

TEAMS ARRIVING AT SEBRING -- Race teams began arriving and setting up at Sebring International Raceway this weekend as two days of unofficial private testing begins on Monday. Some teams arrived on Saturday with many more pulling in on Sunday. Official practice begins on Wednesday, with the first round of qualifying set for that afternoon. Forty-one cars are expected to start Saturday's race, the longest on the American Le Mans Series schedule.

SEBRING DRIVERS AT ORLANDO RACE ROCK -- Several drivers who will be competing this weekend at Sebring will meet fans at the Orlando, Fla., location of Race Rock on Monday night. The drivers will meet fans and sign autographs from 6-8 p.m. at the popular motorsports-themed restaurant. Among the drivers on hand will be Florida's own Randy Pobst, a two-time race winner on the American Le Mans Series last year, and Sonja Bayer of Germany, the 2000 champion of the Women's Global GT Series. Race Rock is located on International Drive, just off of Interstate 4 on the southwest side of Orlando.

SEBRING FANS LINING UP -- As is always the case for the Superflo 12 Hours At Sebring, a long line of vehicles has already formed at the facility as fans await the 7 a.m. Wednesday opening of public gates. Sebring, which draws a crowd of more than 100,000, has the second-largest sports car racing attendance in the world, exceeded only by the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Many are among the most knowledgeable fans of sports car racing at any venue. "The fans really make this race," said driver Cort Wagner, a class winner at Sebring in 1999. "They are all around the circuit and you can see them cheering. That type of support really makes you want to go that extra bit faster to win."

NEW PROTOTYPE TO DEBUT AT SEBRING -- The newest evolution of a very successful sports car will make its racing debut in the Superflo 12 Hours At Sebring, in the hands of a very capable and successful racing team. The Thetford/Norcold Dyson Racing Team will compete in its new Riley & Scott Mk3-C Prototype as team owner Rob Dyson continues his quest for victory in America's oldest sports car endurance race. The car is the 2001 version of the R&S Mk3, a car that has been a strong performer for several years. James Weaver, Butch Lietzinger and 1999 American Le Mans Series driving champion Elliott Forbes-Robinson will be Dyson's drivers at Sebring. The team took delivery of the new car on March 4 and did some extensive testing with it over the following days.

QUICK NOTES -- Cirtek Motorsport has named Americans Keith Alexander and Chris Gleason and Gavin Pickering of England as its drivers for GT class car #09, a Porsche 911 GT3 R .... American Viperacing has named Stu Hayner as co-driver with Erik Messley in its #45 Dodge Viper GTS-R/T for the Sebring race. The car had originally been entered with only Messley listed

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Series ALMS
Drivers James Weaver , Rob Dyson , Randy Pobst , Elliott Forbes-Robinson , Chris Gleason , Gavin Pickering , Keith Alexander , Stu Hayner , Erik Messley , Cort Wagner
Teams Dyson Racing