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The ultimate free agents
Mar17

The ultimate free agents

As the baseball season approaches and football conducts its draft, a quick look at the entry list here at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring reminds us that race car drivers are the ultimate free agents. While there are technical regulations, testing limitations and other cost savings measures in place, there is no fixed salary cap in motorsports. For drivers, it is a global marketplace and there are no trades, compensatory draft...

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Corvette – American racers
Mar15

Corvette – American racers

You’ll find Doug Fehan’s picture on the cover of this weekend’s Michelin Alley print edition, but not his name on the trophies – the program manager for Corvette Racing has his thumbprints all over the hardware that comes from the team winning major races and championships for the past 16 years. With eight top GT class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hour race, nine wins here at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, plus a matched set of...

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Countdown to Sebring is on
Feb27

Countdown to Sebring is on

Team’s have completed their running at the Sebring test and now the countdown is on to the toughest race on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar – the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The historic airfield Florida circuit is a stunning test of man and machine and renowned as a car breaker – if you can survive 12 hours of Sebring over the bumps, you will be in good shape for the 24 Hours of Le Mans....

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P2 machines lead Friday morning
Feb26

P2 machines lead Friday morning

  After Action Express Racing set the pace in testing at Sebring International Raceway yesterday, the LM P2 machines of Michael Shank Racing and newcomers DragonSpeed jumped to the top of the times on Friday morning. Both the Honda-powered Ligier of Shank and DragonSpeed’s Nissan-powered Oreca recorded times faster than the 1:51.965 recorded by the championship-winning Action Express No.5 entry on Friday. This year the...

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BMW boys strong again at Sebring
Feb25

BMW boys strong again at Sebring

The BMW boys were strong again at Sebring this afternoon, setting the pace in the GTLM class as day one of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship test came to a close. While Bill Auberlen topped the times in the morning, young American teammate John Edwards was fastest in the afternoon, stopping the clocks at 1:59.196. Porsche’s Patrick Pilet was second fastest ahead of Ford’s Sebastien Bourdais. Ford’s pair of...

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