Friday, March 18, 2016

IMSA: Sebring notes

Just a few last minute additions, as Thy race will briefly appear upon Fox Sports-1 after all...

IMSA announced their 49-car entry list for this Saturday's 64th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring, which includes a few IndyCar interlopers interspersed in Thy Prototypes and GT Le Mans (GT LM) classes.

Reigning four-times IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will make his Ford GT debut co-driving the No. 67 with past IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe and Sports Car Ace Richard Westbrook, and then the trio will share the #69 at le 24 Heurs du Mans this June.

KVSH Racing's le 'Hamburgular, nee Sebastain Bourdais will share the Seester' Cheep' Ganassi Racing GT LM class #66 with Joey Hand and Dirk Muller before returning home with the team for Le Mans as part of Ford's four car assault upon Thy famed Circuit de la Sarthe.

Current IndyCar rookie and reigning Indy Lights champion Spenser Pigot will keep race sharp by co-driving the No. 55 Mazda Prototype with Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez; so watch 'Dem mirrors Dixon, Spencer may be Zoom-Zoomin'  past Yuhs; Beep-Beep!

Although many eyes will be cast upon the Seester' #70 Mazda Prototype which includes Japanese Femme Fatale Keiko Ihara, the first female racer to stand atop a World Endurance Championship (WEC) podium, who's raced at Le Mans and now is part of the four drivers at the controls of the Mazda 2.0-litre 4-banger turbo racecar, same as used in Indy Lights...

Meanwhile RHR, aka Ryan Hunter-Reay is in the middle of his three race stint culminating at Long Beach as part of the No. 90 Corvette DP's driver tandem.

And as mentioned above, the race will air briefly, very briefly for a scant 90-minutes upon Terrestrial TV on FS1 beginning at 7:30AM Pacific before disappearing to Smartfone App availability only; URGH!

Which means for Mwah, I'll be tunin into and Thy voice of Der Heindermeyer', nee John Hindhaugh's excellent calls instead, since once again it's a TRAVESTY that the race's finale won't be seen anywheres' on TV!

As hopefully Team Seattle's #23 can serenely cruise to a second consecutive class victory instead of taking the win with 1:58 remaining on the clock! Like Y'all saw that last year, right?