Friday, March 18, 2016

IMSA: Sebring 12 Hours race once again to be Overshadowed



Surely most Open Wheel Racing Devotees will be engrossed with Thy action occuring Down Under, right? With NO Bloomin' idea if Sebring will even get a sniff upon Fox Sports-1?

The 64th running of the venerable Sebring 12 Hours endurance race  will take place this Saturday, March 19th, reportedly waving the green flag at 7:15AM Pacific - whilst I've got ZERO idea if Fox Sports-1 will even Dare airing any coverage of the race?

And it's pretty annoying how difficult it's trying to get any definitive information upon who's racing more than a Fortnight out, since apparently those in the know are worried about our Uber Short Attenzione Span; where'd my socks go, and did I take the garbage out?


Since after all isn't there some DUFUS named Trump making the rounds on FS1's Seester' channel Fox News? Oh Never Mind!


Sadly, Thy Cheepster's' decided to focus solely upon his GT Le Mans programme, as the Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype's have been retired, thus eliminating one potent challenger vs. the defending winner Action Express Racing's Mustang Sally'; Err
Sampling Corvette DP.

And I've already scribbled 'bout Scotty "Scooter" Pruett moving over to Action Express Racing (AER) this year for the endurance races, as most likely Pruett will concentrate upon driving the team's second car, the #31, although he spent time in both entries during the recent test.

Last year's AER enduro' specialist & Overall winner le 'Hamburgular, aka SeaBass or better known as Sebastain Bourdais is now driving for IndyCar rival team owner Chip Ganassi behind the wheel of the No. 66 Ford GT - with last year's GT LM class winner Ryan Briscoe co-driving the Seester' No. 67 Ford GT.

Meanwhile, once again, the battle I'm most interested in boils down to Thy Pacific Northwest Homeboyz' GTD (Daytona) class entrants, the #23 Alex Job Racing/Team Seattle entry and the #73 Park Place Motorsports entry, both in the newest renditions of Porsche's venerable 911 GT3R, for which I chronicled previously in;


As Alex Job will be seeking his eleventh Sebring 12 Hours class victory - as the defending GTD class winner, having snatched victory from the Dodge Vipers last year with under two minutes remaining!

And while the more current P2-spec Ligier-Honda of Michael Shank Racing with French Speedster Olivier Pla at the controls led the way in the two day Pre-race test session, don't read too much into this as Sebring's notoriously bumpy WWII Airfield runways surface is legendous' for tearing cars apart, not to mention driver's fillings; Aye Karumba! Which in-turn, likely should make the Corvette DP's the favourites to win again in their final outing at the venerable Floridian race circuit.


As I plan to Drop-in to imsa.com's live Internetz' coverage sometime during Thy race, primarily the last several hours since it'll be the ONLY way to hear I-T live. Which will be a Win-Win for Mwah, since I really enjoy the wry, enthusiastic tone of John Hindhaugh's calling of the race...

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