After a fun weekend shooting the St. Petersburg Grand Prix we switch gears after a few days working at the day job(Got to do what you got to do) we packed our bags Wednesday night. Early Thursday we headed from Florida’s west coast to one of the most historical tracks in sports car racing. After a driving over the Sunshine Skyway bridge and couple hours driving on some nice two lane highway(windows down and radio up)
We made it to one of favorite spots we get to go and enjoy track weekends whether it may be a chin motorsports event or various events we get to make it out there for. After arriving a little after noon the track was hot and live with action.
After all the excitement from the great racing at the opener in Daytona I was couldn’t wait to see more exciting cars on track from the IMSA racing series as well as the Continental Gt series , Porsche GT, and Prototype classes. After a few hours of nonstop action in the paddocks and on track the time came to witness one of Sebring Florida’s hidden secrets the amazing sunsets. Truly Breathtaking and even better when you have the level of cars on the track as the engines buzz past you.
Friday morning woke up to action in the Continental paddock area as the competitors finished up the last few preparations before there big race later in the day . We made our way over to the fan zone area and ran into some of our friends that frequent the track with us. the atmosphere at the track is a different experience where new friends and old can just hang out enjoy the track from all different corners.
The competition throughout the day was fierce which could only mean Saturday’s 12 hour race would be one for the ages if the weather cooperated(Florida’s weather can change in a heartbeat especially out at sebring) Last year we had a downpour and year before it felt like 120 degrees, this year was just right nice and sunny with a slight breeze.
Night practice was pretty cool I heard multiple drivers excited since one of the few times they get to drive in the day and night. one of my first times getting to experience it myself since I was younger and father was a crew member for big team based out of Tampa. Good to run into a few of the guys I grew up idolizing as a kid and seeing the youth movement in the sport. There is some special drivers throughout the paddock which after this weekend I truly appreciate each and every time I am out at the track.
Then came the big day the 12 hours that would truly test the crews and cars. With Sebring Raceway the hollow grounds are a proving ground for some of the young talented drivers to even the most experienced veterans one wrong move and the race can be over before it even started.