12 Hours of Sebring

The Miracle Strip Corvette Club was represented at the 67th running of the 12 
Hours of Sebring Endurance Race, (IMSA) 1,000 Miles of Sebring (WEC) and 
Corvette Corral. The weather was perfect for the four days of racing except 
for the first three hours of the 12 hour race on Saturday. More than 200 
Corvettes filled the Corvette Corral with guest  speakers including, Doug 
Fehan, Corvette Racing Manager, Ron Fellows, Spring Mountain, Harlan Charles, 
Corvette Program Manager, and representatives from the Corvette Museum, 
Michelin, and Mobile 1. One hundred Corvettes took to the track on Thursday 
for some fun laps on the 3.74 mile road course. The Corral was tuned into 
the C7R radio communications as well as multiple lIve TV feeds of the race. 
Snacks and drinks were plenty with lunch served on Saturday during the 12 
hour race. Sebring is famous for being the roughest track in the IMSA series. 
The number 3 Corvette ran a great race and was everywhere in the field from 
10th to 1st throughout the race finishing on the podium in 3rd place in the 
GTLM class. The number 4 Corvette had mechanical problems early on and went 
down 11 laps. Once repaired ran well gaining back several laps finishing 
8th in the GTLM class. The Sebring race week is a fan favorite with open 
paddock, fan grid walk and access to the entire track along with concerts 
and manufacturer displays.