Sebring's 50th Anniversay brings home legends

Legendary Cars and Drivers Returning for Sebring's 50th Anniversary Sebring, FL - America's premier sports car race celebrates its 50th Anniversary March 13-16 with the 50th running of the Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Dodge. The ...

Legendary Cars and Drivers Returning for Sebring's 50th Anniversary

Sebring, FL - America's premier sports car race celebrates its 50th Anniversary March 13-16 with the 50th running of the Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Dodge.

The historic 12 hour endurance classic kicks-off the American Le Mans Series on the famous 3.7 mile road course, the oldest permanent road racing facility in North America. As part of the celebration, many legendary cars and drivers will be returning for the historic event.

Dan Gurney, John Fitch, Hurley Haywood, and Bob Akin are among over 30 former winners expected to attend.

In addition, over 20 Sebring-winning cars will be on hand, including the Maserati that Juan Manuel Fangio drove to victory in 1957; the OSCA MT4 which Stirling Moss piloted to a stunning win in 1954; the Ford Mark IV Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren drove to victory in 1967 and the Porsche 962 driven to the win in 1985 by A.J. Foyt and Bob Wollek.

This year's edition of the Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring should add yet another chapter to Sebring's legendary history. Audi will be attempting to win its third straight Sebring race against a host of challengers, including the new Cadillac prototype. Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, Dodge Vipers and the exotic Saleen will battle in the GT categories.

Gates open at Sebring on Wednesday, March 13, and remain open 24 hours a day through Saturday. Sebring offers a wide variety of viewing, parking and camping options for spectators.

Tickets are on sale at advance purchase prices through March 1. For further information race fans can call 800-626-7223 tollfree in Florida or 863-655-1442 outside Florida. Sebring's website offers complete racing information (www.sebringraceway.com).

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Series ALMS , History , IMSA Others , Vintage
Drivers Dan Gurney , Mario Andretti , Bruce McLaren , Hurley Haywood , Mark Ford , Juan Manuel Fangio , Stirling Moss , Bob Wollek , Bob Akin , A.J. Foyt