Sometimes I get asked what my favorite series to watch is, and after some hum-hawing around, my answer is usually the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Why? Because it’s usually two-plus hours of flat-out ruthless racing, and this week’s race at Sebring is a perfect example of why.
GoPro’s latest miracle of the NoseCam brings us a lap around Sebring thanks to a camera stuffed inside Change Racing driver Corey Lewis’ helmet. I have to admit: this looks like a genuinely nice place to sit. The cabin is neatly organized, and the audio is beyond fantastic. Sit back and enjoy a lap of Lambo bliss.
Sebring International Raceway’s Chateau Élan Hotel and Conference Center features sweeping views of the circuit itself, a lively bar right next to the action, and a parking lot to bust in to A-Team-style when you lose your brakes at the hairpin. We’re glad this Camaro driver knew where the track access road went.
Modern race cars often come equipped with cool suits that circulate water through tubes close to the driver's skin, making hot, muggy locales like Sebring somewhat bearable. Sometimes they fail. Stevenson Motorsports' number 6 Chevrolet Camaro became a rolling sauna on the grid, but they won anyway.
Spec Racer Ford driver Eric Vassian not only caught a major wipe-out in front of him at the Sports Car Club of America Majors race at Sebring, he caught a lot of debris to the face.
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate is a Sebring-based faux-Bentley that will really let you pretend you're a have when you're really a have-not. That is if its price is low enough to let you have it.
[No one who watched this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring needs to be told that, although there were plenty of racing thrills in all classes, there were way too many spills, too, as well as operational blunders that tended to exaggerate the consequences of the many incidents and accidents. We greatly appreciate…
Thought Sebring looked pretty during practice? Here are all the shots from the actual race. And somehow, these cars look even better when they're truly being driven in anger.
Today's 12 Hours of Sebring wasn't without its share of problems, but once the yellow-that-would-never-end finally ended it was down to a mixture of skill, pit strategy, and luck, with no one benefitting more from all three than the Porsche North America 911 RSR. Watch the moment surrounding one of those stops in one…
First Matteo Mallucelli's incident, and now this. Gaston Kearby decided that the best way to get back on track after spinning out was to spin his wheels some more, and whip out onto the racing line, causing Alex Tagliani to slam into him. What the hell, Gaston Kearby?
Poor Matteo Malucelli. First he has a big wreck in Daytona, and then he did what you do when merging onto the highway, except he had the visibility of a racecar and no sideview mirror. A crash was the inevitable result.
When a Ferrari goes up in smoke, you might get a lick of flame, a bad smell, and that's about it for the first twenty minutes. When a fully-fueled race car goes up in flames, it's like Satan himself is fighting his way out from under the hood. And a Viper at Sebring just went up like that.
Want to see the race at Sebring, but don't have a TV? Can't watch the full online livestream, for some reason? Well here's a whole bunch of pictures, courtesy of MotorsportMedia, from yesterday's practice. Somehow, the race seems to get prettier and prettier every year.
Combo meals can make fast food ordering even easier and more economical. Likewise, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe combo Sebring/Blazer means never having to decide between fun in the sun and 4x4 git 'er done. But will its price make this combo worth ordering?
"Just remember that I can only go home when you're done." That was what the Sebring organizer told us as we waited in an RS7 to roll out on the pit straight. That's all. Just don't do too many laps. Otherwise, one of the greatest circuits in the world was completely open for us and us alone.