World Racing League To Hold Record-Setting, 24-Hour Race at Sebring in 2021

By Colin Wood
Oct 26, 2020 | Endurance Racing, WRL, Sebring International Raceway

The World Racing League may be known for its amateur multi-day endurance race events, but the sanctioning body has announced a return to offering full 24-hour races, starting with Sebring International Raceway.

The 24-hour Sebring race, scheduled to take place on October 29-31, 2021, will be the finale for that year’s WRL Eastern Championship. It will also set the record for the longest ever race held at Sebring since its inception.

On why Sebring was chosen for the return to 24-hour races, President Curt Swearingin said that “When discussing where to hold a 24-hour race we knew we had to do something no one had done before, we are looking to make waves.”

Information about pricing and format will be revealed this November, but, in the meantime, you can visit the WRL website at or read the full press release below:

CHATTANOOGA, TN — World Racing League is excited to announce their return to a 24-hour endurance race format with a landmark 24-hour race at the birthplace of North American endurance racing October 29-31, 2021.

As fans and advocates of the sport we’re ecstatic to host this marquee 24-hour event at the track that defined endurance racing here in the US and around the world—Sebring International Raceway” WRL VP RJ Till said, “We are committed to creating something really special for our customers and this is the first of many long-format races to come.”

Built in 1941 as Hendricks Army Airfield, Sebring was a training base for B-17 pilots during WWII. The first sports car race was the Grand Prix of Endurance 6-hour held in 1950, was won by Fritz Koster and Ralph Deshon in a Crosley Hotshot covering 381 miles in 6 hours. Sebring has been a cornerstone of the worldwide endurance racing stage ever since. World Racing League will set the record for the longest endurance race held at Sebring since it’s inception in 1950 when the checkered flag flies in October of 2021.

We want to get back to hosting 24-hour endurance races because we know that’s what many of our customers are looking for” WRL President Curt Swearingin said, “When discussing where to hold a 24-hour race we knew we had to do something no one had done before, we are looking to make waves.”

World Racing League is an amateur endurance racing series that provides a professional racing experience on a club racing budget. For 2021 WRL will have 4 power-to-weight based classes to cover nearly every type of race car from Spec Miatas to GT4 homologated race cars. Among many cost saving measures cars run on 180+ treadwear street tires and costs are shared among a team of drivers making WRL the best value for competitive endurance racing in the US.

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