In conjunction with the 60th anniversary celebration of the Sebring 12 Hour, the track is creating an annual vintage car racing event to honor the automobiles that have competed at the track throughout the years. Participation is open to all vintage and historic cars meeting the usual eligibility criteria for these types of events.
Sebring International Raceway President and General Manager Tres Stephenson commented, “Fans have always enjoyed our events featuring vintage racing. We see the need to raise the level of competition and quality of these events to properly reflect the importance of these legendary race cars and to create an event that fully integrates competitors, spectators and the Sebring community. Our goal is to provide a higher quality racing experience for our customers.”
Sebring’s Vice President and Director of Marketing Michelle DeLaney said, “We have a very loyal base of racing fans who enjoy the opportunity to get close to the cars and drivers who have been a major part of our history. We plan to create a fan-friendly historic racing event that we believe will evolve into one of the major historic racing events in the USA. Our customers tell us they want to see more vintage racing and we plan to deliver an exciting opportunity for them to be part of racing history.”
Ticket information and details on how to register a car for the 2012 Sebring Historics will be posted on sebringraceway.com in the near future.
[Source: Sebring; photo credit: Michael DiPleco]