Monday, March 20, 2017

Twelve Hours of Sebring 2017

The 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring- Photos by Carcamerastory convey the action and excitement of a perfect weekend in Central Florida at one of the most historic race tracks in the US. Sebring is a name recognized around the world.  This race has been described as half as long as the 24 Hours of Daytona but twice as tough.

This is a 12 hour sprint race on a demanding, and in some places, rough race track surface. Temperatures can vary widely and the effect on a car's handling can be tricky to adapt to over the course of the race. Great brakes make for an advantage and if you can make it through 12 hours without having to change them can be a race winning advantage.

So here you go with some of the sights I captured on my 3.7 mile journey around the track and into the paddock.  But first- here's a video of a pit stop demo narrated by none other than race winner Jordon Taylor just 30 minutes before the start of the race.

Click Here To See The Action:
Jordon Taylor #10 Cadillac Pit Stop Demo

And Click Here To See A Race Recap From IMSA:
IMSA Race Video

Enjoy these shots brought to you by Carcamerastory:

Dawn at Sebring

Yes- You Should Visit Florida!  #90 Visit Florida Racing

Core Autosport Porsche Heading Into Turn 7

#2 Finish - Starworks Motorsport

Daytona 24 Hour Winner- But Not Here
Ford GT- Chip Ganassi Racing

The Winners in GTLM Class- Corvette Racing
Antonio Garcia, JanMagnussen, Mike Rockenfeller

GT Daytona Class Winners- Riley Motorsports -Team AMG
Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen
Mario Farnbacher, Adam Christodoulou

Beautiful Livery- Rebellion Racing

Ferrari GTD Class / Ford GT - GTLM Class

GT Daytona Acura - Michael Shank Racing

Close Up Of GTLM Winning Corvette

Porsche GT Team - No Win This Time

Practice Time 7:45AM

Early Practice - Sun's Up

Traffic Jam At The Start- Turn 7

Rebellion Team Had A Strong Start

Taylor, Taylor & Lynn- Getting The Job Done

Mazda Motorsports- Great Looking & Started Well

Acura VS BMW

#54 Core Autosport  Porsche

Vibrant Blue Wrap- 3GT Racing Was A Crowd Favorite

Always Strong, But Not A Winner This Time - Risi Competizione Ferrari

                                        The Winners - Jordon and Ricky Taylor and Alex Lynn

                      It Was A Pleasure Covering This Race In Sebring, Florida- On To Watkins Glen!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

IMSA Sebring Teaser Post

Just back from the 12 Hours of Sebring I have a lot of material to add to the Carcamerastory blog.  Here's a teaser post of photos until a more complete report is ready for you. As a special feature, I also have a video of a practice pit stop performed for fans less than a hour before the start of the race that I will be posting soon.

Come back soon for much more!

Here's a variety of sights I encountered during race weekend. All the stars were there.

Race Grand Marshall- Hurley Haywood

Navy WWII Props Fly By

Corvette Racing C7.R


Core Motorsports Porsche

Ford GT

Race Winner Jordon Taylor with His Dad Wayne

Porsche GT 911 RSR

Ferrari 488 GTE  Risi Competizione

More To Follow...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Post #2

Here's a continuation of pictures from the races.  There were other races going on all weekend  including Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and the

USF2000 series.  Some of the pictures are from those races.

  Before that, I refer you to an excellent article in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times by Lane Degregory. It shows the human side of this sport and that it has a price to participate.  What would you say to your son or daughter if they said 'I want to be a race car driver.'?  The loss of Dan Wheldon was a shock to all of us and we can never know how hard it's been on his wife Susie. Lane's article gives us a glimpse into life after Dan.

Click on the link below:
Life Without Dan

Be sure to watch the video in the article- it will touch your heart.

So here you go; enjoy the pictures:

Yes, Even a Tall Ship Was There


Ferrari & Cadillac Going At It

McLaren Was Well Represented

Aha- A Porsche GT4

One Mean Mustang

Herta Was Smooth - And the Winner

Lifting A Wheel At Turn 4

Turn 10 Coming In Hot


Helio Was Everywhere

Helio At His Office

Tony Kanaan Got Hit Early On

Practice For Will Power - Made Perfect By Winning The Pole

Alex Rossi- A Rising Star

Mario - The Star of Stars

Tony Kanaan

Alex Rossi & A Rider

Charlie Kimball Came Tooling By

Max Chilton Flew By

And Takuma Sato Scooted By


Hoped you enjoyed the pictures- It was a blast to be there.

The 12 Hours of Sebring Next!