This will be a full-weekend event, a dual celebration of Sebring’s racing and aviation history.
– The Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic 12 Hours of Sebring, Pistons and Props, Presented by Alan Jay Automotive Network – an on-track and on-the-runways celebration of the 12 Hours of Sebring and historic Hendricks Field, will debut next December at Sebring International Raceway.
The announcement of the new event was made today during the drivers meeting for this weekend’s HSR Sebring Historic Races Presented by Alan Jay Automotive Network by HSR President David Hinton and Sebring International Raceway President and General Manager Wayne Estes.
The HSR Classic 12 Hours of Sebring, Pistons and Props, Presented by Alan Jay Automotive Network will follow the same concept of HSR’s Classic 24 Hour at Daytona presented by IMSA, which was run for the second time at Daytona International Speedway three weeks ago.
The immediate success of the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, which has quickly ascended to “must-attend” status on the worldwide motorsports scene, provided the inspiration behind the similar event on the iconic grounds of Sebring International Raceway. While the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona is America’s premier 24-hour race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, has gained equally legendary status as the oldest major sports car race in the United States.
An entirely unique aspect of the Classic 12 Hours of Sebring, Pistons and Props, however, will be the simultaneous celebration of Sebring’s rich military and civil aviation history that is as much a part of the 12 Hours of Sebring as the race itself.