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Sebring 12-Hour entry list released with 68 cars

Feb 18, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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In 2012, the 60th anniversary running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring filled the field with 64 cars. In 2014, that number grows by four, to 68 for now for the second round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season (March 15) as revealed Tuesday.

There were 67 cars at Daytona, and the number jumps by one for Sebring with a few changes:

  • All Prototype (P) class cars from Daytona except the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP will continue onto Sebring, with GAINSCO missing for obvious reasons after the accident that injured Memo Gidley. An 18th P class car will appear from Millennium Racing, an ORECA 03 Nissan, which is intriguing because the Millennium-backed pair of drivers (Fabien Giroix, John Martin) are not listed with the second Action Express Racing car that was at Daytona. Watch this space.
  • The PC class adds two cars, with the planned debut for JDC/Miller Motorsports (No. 85) and a second BAR1 Motorsports car (No. 88) entered.
  • In GT Le Mans (GTLM), all 11 from Daytona are joined by the Team Falken Tire Porsche, in the first race for the 991-spec 911 RSR. Risi Competizione will need a new Ferrari F458 Italia chassis after its involvement in the GAINSCO accident.
  • GT Daytona (GTD) drops from 29 to 27 cars. Gone from Daytona is the third Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia, which was a reserve for the race per team boss Giacomo Mattioli, and another Ferrari fielded by the Russian SMP Racing squad. SMP’s participation in the TUDOR Championship was only planned for Daytona. Snow Racing is listed in a partnership with Rum Bum Racing, with a switch to the No. 13 for its entry, driven by Jan Heylen, Madison Snow and now Matt Plumb.
  • There are a number of cars with TBA driver designations, as some teams confirmed their lineups only for Daytona but not for Sebring and/or the rest of the TUDOR Championship season. In the pro-am PC and GTD classes, three or four-driver lineups are allowed. If a lineup has three drivers, it can have a maximum of one Platinum or Gold-rated driver; if four drivers, two.
  • Included in the TBAs is GTD Daytona winners Level 5 Motorsports, for its pair of Ferrari 458 Italias.

  1. bigmattintheboot - Feb 18, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Great to see the field still getting jam-packed with entries. Curious if we see any further performance adjustment between the DP and P2 cars or maybe Daytona’s setup just plain lent itself to the DPs that much more. Time will tell, either way you better believe it will be worth watching.

    An added compliment to all the guys in the booth and in the pits throughout the 24…something very special about hearing Bob, Dorsey and Calvin with the likes of Tommy and Justin chiming in all together by the end of the race was really awesome. It’s a bit infectious to the viewers when you see the guys who are clearly invested in this thing be as excited as they are …of course it’s just not quite the same without Leigh but he is doing an excellent job in his new digs and brings back something very familiar when watching the luge/skeleton/sled events at Sochi. Thumbs up to all you fellers.

    See you at the Glen in June!

  2. manik56 - Feb 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Is the race on TV?

    • testover6370 - Feb 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

      It will be on some combination of FS1, FS2, Fox, and streaming like Daytona. What that combination will be has not yet been announced but probably opening couple hours on FS1, maybe Fox like Daytona, the bulk of the middle on FS2, maybe some streaming, the finishing on FS1.

  3. bigmattintheboot - Feb 19, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Maybe it was for a one-time shot being at Daytona with nothing else on, but I was stoked to see the start of the 24 on the network. Hopefully a sign of things to come but probably more of a pipe dream. As much as this series (and Conti Tire) are totally underrated for what you see on-track and should be given its rightful attention by folks, at the same time its always been nice knowing it’s such a diamond in the rough that is appreciated by the true die-hards.

    Though I doubt it would get airtime on FOX Business.

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