As the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida approaches the evening hours, so does a potential rematch between the top two finishers in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup standings.
The No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DPi-V.R, which won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, now holds a slight, one-point lead in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup standings after the first of three four-hour points-paying segments in the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.
So far in this young IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, it’s been all Cadillac. The three new Cadillac DPi cars have dominated the Prototype class, first winning the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona after qualifying on the pole.
When the Prototype cars arrived in Sebring, it appeared Cadillac would dominate again after posting the fastest lap in three of the four pre-qualifying practice sessions.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s quest for the ultimate trifecta in sports car endurance racing – three straight victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida – looks entirely within reach after GT Le Mans (GTLM) qualifying Friday afternoon at Sebring International Raceway.
Watch the exciting qualifying session from the 65th running of The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. The second race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season and Round 2 of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.
C.J. Wilson, the just-retired Major League Baseball pitcher, was prohibited by his contracts to participate in any serious auto racing, but it didn’t prevent him from investing in car dealerships and owning some race teams. Two of those teams, under the team name CJ Wilson Racing, finished second and third in the Continental Tire SportsCar Championship season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a four-hour endurance race.
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Radio Show Limited (RSL) – global leaders in motorsport broadcasting – continue their partnership on the IMSA Radio/TV project that delivered increased audiences in 2016.
The streaming audio and audio/video service available through the multi-platform IMSA App and the IMSA.com and Radiolemans.com websites offers live coverage of IMSA events for racing fans in the USA and globally. In 2016, IMSA Radio had 4.6 million connections in 169 territories worldwide.