Reminder: Twelve Hours of Sebring Scheduled for This November

Colin
By Colin Wood
Oct 14, 2020 | sebring, Twelve Hour

This year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring didn’t take place during its usual spring date, as it was pushed back to fall. Well, now it’s fall, right? That means it’s time for Sebring: November 11-14.

Track operators say to expect a few changes in November, including the offering of free gifts. Did someone say free? As in free gifts? Yes, Sebring said that.

The weekend is also set to be jam-packed with racing, as before the iconic 12-hour race runs on November 14, the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo are all set to run back to back on November 13.

Advance tickets go back on sale October 14, while tickets and parking passes purchased for the postponed March 2020 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will still be honored. Plus, tickets will be available at the gate.

Read the full release below:

SEBRING, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2020) – Sebring has been the harbinger of spring for seven decades in the world of motorsports. The famed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Part traditionally runs in mid-March, but for the first time ever the legendary race will take place in the fall. 

The 68th 12-Hour sports car race runs on Saturday, Nov. 14, rescheduled from its original March date.  Although the fall date is a departure from tradition, this year’s race has added significance as it will serve as the season finale of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.  With several 2020 titles on the line, Sebring will likely have more drama than ever. 

Three other series will be racing at Sebring to determine their championships: The Alan Jay 120 Michelin Pilot Challenge, two Porsche GT3 Cup races and two Lamborghini Super Trofeo events. 

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has been voted North America’s No. 1 Motorsports Race for two consecutive years in a poll conducted by USA Today. The raceway evolved from a World War II B-17 training base known as Hendricks Field, and its rough and challenging 3.74-mile circuit includes portions of the original air base runways. The 12-hour classic began in 1952. Only once has it been held outside of March, when the 1967 edition was run on April 1. The race is scheduled to return to its traditional March date next year (March 17-20, 2021).

Sebring has incredibly loyal and dedicated fans,” said Sebring Raceway President and General Manager Wayne Estes. “Despite being held at a different time of year, we are confident our fans will witness an outstanding event.”

Due to IMSA event calendar adjustments necessitated by the pandemic, Sebring also hosted an IMSA race in July. “Our July event proved fans, competitors and race officials could meet all the requirements and guidelines necessary for such an event,” added Estes. “Given our expansive outdoor setting and individual viewing locations, our procedures worked well, and we look forward to welcoming our fans back in November.”

Gates will open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  Ticket sales resume Wednesday (Oct. 14) at www.sebringraceway.com and complete fan information including attendance policies are also available on the site.

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