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HSR Traditional Sebring 12 Hour set for subsequent weekend – EAST AUTO NEWS

HSR Traditional Sebring 12 Hour set for subsequent weekend


The Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Traditional Sebring 12 Hour, Pistons and Props, makes a high-speed return on the monitor and within the air subsequent week when Sebring Worldwide Raceway’s illustrious sports activities automotive racing historical past and patriotic aviation heritage can be honored for the sixth time, December 1-5, at HSR’s season-ending occasion.

Formally titled the HSR Traditional Sebring 12 Hour, Pistons and Props, offered by the Alan Jay Automotive Community, the five-day celebration options historic and classic sports activities automotive racing and a Friday “fly-in” and weekend show of equally awe-inspiring navy and civilian plane from the final half century and World Conflict II period.

The HSR Traditional Sebring honors the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring sports activities automotive race and the power’s wealthy aviation historical past. Hendricks Subject was a World Conflict II period civil and navy air discipline on which the well-known 12-hour sports activities automotive race has been run for almost 70 years.

The aviation part of the 2020 HSR Traditional Sebring 12 Hour was not held as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however the planes and their pilots are again this yr with some actually priceless treasures flying in to affix the occasion for the primary time.

A number of four-wheel rivals additionally arrive in Sebring set so as to add extra race wins to already profitable 2021 HSR campaigns.

A battle to look at can be in Run Group B the place avid racer and Ford Motor Firm CEO Jim Farley is a favourite to finish a run of three-straight HSR Traditional Sebring victories by Grey Gregory and his 1974 No. 26 Chevron B26 ready by Phil Reilly and Co.

Farley competes in his RM Motorsports-prepared 1978 No. 198 Lola T298 (pictured at prime), which is appropriately powered by a Ford Cosworth engine much like the powerplant in Gregory’s Chevron. Farley drove the Lola to an HSR WeatherTech Dash race victory final April on the HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Street Atlanta. He additionally picked up an HSR B.R.M. Endurance Problem total win within the Lola at Street Atlanta in 2018.

A must-see airplane scheduled to debut on the HSR Traditional Sebring is the pristine 1938 Lockheed 12A Junior (pictured above) of David Marco. This Lockheed 12 was initially bought by Phillips 66 as a company plane and is one in every of solely eight nonetheless flying right this moment.

One other debuting airplane is the 1941 Stearman Roger Brown has owned since 1990 and flown extensively all through the USA, visiting all 48 contiguous States. Brown’s Stearman, which carries tail quantity NC33NA, is one in every of almost 10,000 constructed for the U.S. Army by Boeing throughout World Conflict II. It was utilized in struggle years coaching Air Drive cadets and was offered as surplus after the struggle, spending the following 20 years as a crop duster in Oregon.

The key on-track a part of the HSR Traditional Sebring is the 12 Hours of Sebring tribute race that takes place Saturday and Sunday. It begins with a symbolic 12 hours of continuous competitors Saturday earlier than all 4 competing Run Teams contest a ultimate spherical of races Sunday morning to convey the Traditional Sebring 12 Hour to a end.

The race weekend additionally options the HSR Sebring Historics that may decide the 2021 Champions of the full-season WeatherTech Dash, Stoner Automobile Care International GT, Sasco Sports activities Worldwide/American Problem and B.R.M. Endurance Problem collection.

The Sebring Historics has attracted a robust entry of Inventory Automobile rivals in Group 8. The lineup consists of veteran HSR competitor Jack Finch who’s on the lookout for his second-straight HSR victory after driving his 2002 No. 22 Dodge Charger (pictured under) to a WeatherTech Dash victory in October’s Fall Historics at Street Atlanta.

The victory earned Finch the Historic Inventory Automobile Extra Pushed by Goodyear bonus, which awards 4 Goodyear D4920 classic inventory radials to the winners of choose HSR Group 8 races.

Yet one more high-flying gem set for its Sebring debut is the glistening 1951 Cessna 195A (pictured under) piloted by Frank Gallagher. Cessna N1032D has a fundamental and worn blue trim that completely enhances the polished aluminum of the remainder of the airframe. Sustaining the superb shine is a real labor of affection, together with an annual polish requiring about 45 hours and steady washes and touchups all year long.

Detailed occasion data for the Traditional Sebring 12 Hour and Sebring Historics, together with weekend schedules and entry lists, is on the market at http://www.HSRRace.com.

Spectator tickets for the HSR Traditional Sebring 12 Hour can be found completely at Sebring Worldwide Raceway starting at Midday EST, Wednesday, December 1. Study extra at http://www.HSRtickets.com.

HSR Traditional Sebring 12 Hour set for subsequent weekend – EAST AUTO NEWS
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