VICI LATEST TO CONFIRM SEBRING ENTRIES
VICI Racing has joined the grid for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, the opening race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season. The team has submitted paperwork for a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs for America's greatest sports car race.
There may be more to come, however. VICI Racing expects to have details in place to enter a third Porsche in GT2, adding to the depth and quality of the Series' most competitive class. The second-year team also expects to announce additional details of its full-season program coming soon including drivers and sponsors.
VICI Racing spokesperson Edd Ellison did hint that a driver with a name well-known in sports car racing circles will be part of the team at Sebring and potentially for the full season.
DYSON ON DISPLAY IN CHICAGO: A quartet of Dyson Racing drivers will visit the Chicago Auto Show this weekend, exactly one month before the team debuts its two new Mazda-powered Lola prototype coupes at the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.
Chris Dyson, Ben Devlin, Marino Franchitti and Butch Leitzinger will all be at the Mazda display area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for an autograph session. The four will be joined by a Mazda prototype show car that highlights the manufacturer's involvement in the American Le Mans Series, which opens its season next month at Sebring International Raceway.
Devlin also will be on the air with Monterey, California's Dave Coffin starting at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET) on Saturday with a reair set for 5 p.m. PT later that day. Fans can log onto knry.com and click the "Listen Live" button.
The American Le Mans Series will open its 11th season with the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on Saturday, March 21. SPEED will televise the race live from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-11 p.m. ET. American Le Mans Radio and Live Timing & Scoring will be available at americanlemans.com.
Tickets are available at sebringraceway.com or by calling (800) 626-RACE.