Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One Lap At Sebring

It was about 27 years ago this coming month, that San Diego Region member, Wayne Baker took his 934 not only to a first in class in IMSA's GTO, but also a first overall at Sebring's 12hr race. More on that subject in future blog post.
Wayne's 934
But now, how about one lap of Sebring with Juan Lopez-Santini in an early 1969 911S. This is a 2.0L vintage car on street tires with a lap time of 2:26.4...no noise limit here!!!



Here's some history on Sebring. On the third Saturday of every March the former airfield in Sebring, FL, becomes the home of the 12 Hours of Sebring. The endurance race is part of the American Le Mans Series today. "Back in the day", in 1941 it was built as a training base for the military, called Hendricks Field. In 1950 it was used for the first sports car endurance race in the United States. It was a six-hour race.In 1952, it was expanded to 12 hours. In 1959, it hosted the first Formula One race in the United States but it didn't catch on with the public and the race was moved to Riverside, CA, the next year.

1 comment:

  1. Tony - Corner WorkerFebruary 9, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    John, see Juan Lopez's video from this year (1 second faster!)... is on YouTube also. I think that car runs on kryptonite, the yellow paint sure looks like its battery powered.

    What a driver. Its great to watch him race as he extracts the most out of his vintage car. He got Worker's Choice Award again las weekend.