Sebring Announces 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Inductees Sebring, FL (March 6, 2002) -- Ten legendary names in the history of sports car racing at Sebring have been selected for induction into the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame. ...
Sebring Announces 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame Inductees
Sebring, FL (March 6, 2002) -- Ten legendary names in the history of sports car racing at Sebring have been selected for induction into the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame. The inaugural induction ceremony will take place in conjunction with the track's 50th Anniversary celebration, March 13-16.
The 10 inductees will be honored at a luncheon the day before the Golden Anniversary running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Dodge, America's premier sports car race.
International Motor Sports association founder John Bishop and former Sebring promoters Alec and Mary Ulmann, John Greenwood and Charles Mendez will be honored for establishing and then continuing the Sebring tradition. Drivers to be inducted are Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, John Fitch and the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio. In addition, Porsche will become the first manufacturer inducted.
"Sebring is the mecca of North American sports car racing, and we felt the 50th Anniversary was an ideal time to recognize many of the pioneers who helped establish the Sebring tradition," stated Tres Stephenson, Sebring Raceway Director. "Of course, narrowing the list to only 10 was a very difficult task, and many more legends will be honored in coming years. We felt it was important to honor not only drivers, but promoters and manufacturers as well."
Sebring International Raceway is America's oldest permanent road racing facility. Originally a WWII air base known as Hendricks Field, it hosted its first twelve hour race in March 1952.
The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is the opening race of the 2002 American Le Mans Series. Ticket information is available by calling tollfree in Florida 800-626-7223 (outside Florida 863-655-1442). Sebring's website is located at www.sebringraceway.com.