One of IMSA’s most iconic endurance races , the 12 Hours of Sebring has been a test of not just the car but for the drivers involved. After being moved from mid March to mid October the drivers knew that one of the favorite tracks would be where the championship would be earned and not given.
Coming into the weekend Longtime Corvette Racing and IMSA great Oliver Gavin announced that he would be stepping down full-time after the finale.
The Big news story before the Sebring weekend was that Porsche Racing North America was leaving the GTLM class after the 12 hours of Sebring.
Coming into the weekend the Team Penske Acura held a slim points lead in the DPI CLASS. Drivers Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor looked to bring home the championship which would be the first for Castroneves in all his years with Roger Penske Racing.
Paul Miller racing took the battle to the GTD class.
The Meyers Shank Acura NSX looked to bring the right to the Paul Miller in GTD for the Championship.
Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia already locked up the GTLM Championship and looked to finish the year off strong.
Wright Motorsports finished the year off strong with a win in the finale in the GTD class.
Mazda Motorsports finish the year strong and survived the craziness the insude during the 12 Hours of Sebring and captured the overall win and DPI win.
Mission complete: after going down 11 laps early in the 12 hours , due to an intercooler issue the number 7 Acura survived the race , with everyone in the class having some kind of bad luck though out the duration of the race. Which at one point looked like the Whelan Engineering Cadillac would be walking away with the championship till Pipo Derani was assessed a penalty after running into the number 6 Penske Racing Acura. Narrowing winning the IMSA DPI Championship by the thinist of margins by 1 single point over Wayne Taylor and Cadillac Racing.