Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sebring 2018 Review

Another perfect Florida race week for the fans attending the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advanced Auto Parts. The results were much different than at the season opening race at Daytona with the ESM Prototype Nissan #22 taking top honors driven by Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek.

At the Daytona Rolex 24 hour race a Cadillac powered  #5 Mustang Sampling Racing entry took top honors followed by another Cadillac powered Prototype; the #31 Whelen Engineering entry. Not this time!  The GT LeMans class also was shaken up by Porsche as the Ford GT's and the Corvette C7.R cars were not in front at the finish.

GT LeMans  class was taken by the Porsche GT Team #911 car driven by Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki while GT Daytona was won by #48Paul Miller Racing in a Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

The race, held on St. Patrick's day saw the usual fun and frivolity provided by a perennial fan base that entertains around the track.  Some evidence is shown below.  Take a look and enjoy this gallery of pictures I brought back for you:

St. Patrick's Day!

Pre Race Show

Hi Flying Acts


And The Cows Were Back!



Dawn's Early Light



Getting Down To Business- Roger Penske Inspects!

Early Morning Detail- #22

Race Team Introductions- Konica Minolta Team

Eventual Winners- Tequila Patron ESM Team

Stars- Ricky Taylor, Helio Castroneves and Graham Rahal
for Penske Racing

Jordan Taylor Talks With A Fan


Ever Smiling Helio Castroneves - Team Penske Acura


Crowded Lap #1


GT Daytona Entry- 3GT Racing 

One Of The Crowd Favorites- Corvette Racing's C7.R







                         M Power - Turner Motorsport



GTLM Winner - Porsche GT Team


JDC Miller Motorsports Oreca Dwarfed by BMW M6 GT3


Grid Walk Before Race - Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R


                           Two BMW M8's Lead The Way - Beginning Laps




WeatherTech Ferrari 488 GT3

Audi R8 LMS GT3

Crowd Favorite Jordan Taylor - Cadillac Power



The Winner - Tequila Patron #22Nissan DPi

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Published By Paul Ziegler

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