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Ganassi, CORE, Porsche are Sebring winners

Mar 15, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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More to come later from Sebring but after a late-race caution, the 11th on the day, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates restarted strongly and captured the overall win in its Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring debut.

The No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley co-driven by Marino Franchitti, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas jumped ahead of a series of P2-spec cars on that last sequence to emerge ahead of the fray. The No. 1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b and No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP completed the podium.

Porsche swept the two GT classes, with Porsche North America (No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR, GT Le Mans) and Magnus Racing (No. 44 Porsche 911 GT America, GT Daytona) on top.

Porsche’s affiliated U.S. program, CORE autosport, also emerged victorious with its second straight win in the PC class.

The bigger story after the race though was an admission by IMSA officials that mistakes were made.

  1. testover6370 - Mar 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Nascar’s golden team and their tube-framed dinosaur were hopelessly mired down the order and off-sequence why a Le Mans prototype was on its way to victory. Then a half hour safety car is called out at the last minute for a stopped car that had pulled off track and well out of harm’s way. This happened after the dinosaur pitted, and lasted long enough so it wouldn’t have to pit again, and the lucky-dog wave arounds put a number of GT cars between it and the LMP. I don’t think any commentary is necessary there, pretty obvious how this ending came to be.

    • convincedofthehex - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:32 AM

      Couldn’t have said it any better.

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