October Newsletter – Sebring Intl Raceway

SuperSebring Tickets Available Now
Tickets are now on sale for SuperSebring 2022, headlined by the March 19 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. Four-day tickets are available now through the end of the year at $30 off gate prices. Parking passes are also available for $10 off. Renewals of fan hospitality tickets were strong, leaving a limited number of tickets available for Club Sebring, Celebrity Cruises Luxury Lounge, Gurney Terrace, Corvette Corral and Porsche Corral. Guests on the waiting list for Reserved RV Trackside parking spaces are being contacted and when all have been given the opportunity to purchase available spots, they will be made available to the public. 
Are Glory days of sportscar racing back? 
Not unlike any other sport that views itself as a global entity, including golf, baseball and more recently basketball, stakeholders of various sportscar sanctioning bodies, individual team owners, drivers and promoters have worked for decades to find a common platform where the world’s best sportscar teams and drivers can compete on a level playing field.All sports are complicated, but motorsports set the standard in complexity given constantly evolving technology. Golf has always had common rules established by the R&A and the USGA. The rim in basketball is always 10 feet off the ground and there are five players per side no matter the country in which you’re playing.  The bases in baseball are always 90 feet apart and the pitching rubber is 60 feet six inches from home plate. AIways. If only auto racing were that simple.While the convergence of the world’s top two sportscar governing bodies – the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which owns Sebring and sanctions the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), which sanctions the 1000 Miles of Sebring, will not eliminate subtle differences completely between cars, it will put them on the same field.IMSA’s LMDh cars will debut at Sebring in 2024 after making their first appearance in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The WEC’s LMH, or Hypercar, class is already racing in limited form. Specific details of how the cars are similar and how they are different can best be understood by reading engineering documents or other scientific journals. You can also simply search the internet if you’re interested. What is easy to describe are the benefits for fans, teams and manufacturers.For fans it means more teams, more drivers and true international competition that will continue to build the sport on a global level. If a team competing in the prototype class races for top honors at Sebring or Daytona, they could also be in line to win at Le Mans or Monza if they choose.For teams it means a less-costly platform with common technology that gives them an even greater opportunity to represent their sponsors. A true common platform allows top teams from around the world to compete against each other and deliver value to sponsors, most notably manufacturer partners.The benefits for car manufacturers are most obvious, considering the ongoing announcements coming from headquarters of various OEMs adding their names to the list of participants. Confirmed already for either LMDh or Hypercar are Acura, Alpine, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari, Glickenhaus, Peugeot, Porsche and Toyota. The rumor mill is jammed with speculation about other forthcoming announcements from nameplates with significant racing pedigrees.For 70 years fans have flocked to Sebring to see some of the most incredible cars ever built. The current and next generation of Sebring fans may soon witness the best competition in the history of sportscar racing. Are the glory days of sportscar racing back?  We don’t think so. Thanks to the efforts of many who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to find common ground and platform poised for growth, we think the future of sportscar racing will undoubtedly exceed the past – even the glory days.
Creventic 24H – Nov. 18-20
A much-anticipated 24-hour sports car endurance race is taking place at Sebring International Raceway Nov. 18-20. The Creventic 24H Series Powered by Hankook is making its only North American stop of the year in Sebring and will feature three classes of cars.  While Sebring will be the fifth North American race in the history of the European Creventic 24H series, it will be the first stop in the United States since 2019 and only its second different circuit with the first four events being run at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. More than 40 cars, primarily GT entries from Europe, have registered for the November race with more expected. Also on the schedule for Sebring that weekend is the Radical Cup North America. The 24H race will start at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19. In addition to Sebring, the 2021-22 Creventic 24H Series schedule includes stops at Hockenheimring in Germany, Barcelona in Spain, Coppa Florio in Italy and both Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Buy now at SebringRaceway.com and save $10 on both tickets and parking passes. For more information visit https://www.sebringraceway.com/24hsebring/Dates:Thursday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 20Thursday, November 18 – Two Races; Four Practice Sessions; Three Qualifying SessionsFriday, November 19 – Three RacesSaturday, November 20 – Conclusion of the Hankook 24H Sebring (1 p.m.) Gates Open:                       Thursday, November 18 at 8 a.m. Gates will remain open 24 hours a day through Saturday, November 20 at 1 p.m. Ticket Sales:                        Thursday, November 18 – 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.Friday, November 19 – 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.Saturday, November 20 – 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Historic SportsCar Racing – Dec. 2-5
Sebring International Raceway will again host the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic Sebring 12 Hour Presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network, Dec. 2-5.The HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour weekend celebrates legendary race cars that have competed at Sebring over the past seven decades, with more than 100 entries in multiple classes expected. Detailed event information for the Classic Sebring 12 Hour, including weekend schedules and entry lists, are available at www.HSRRace.com. Spectator tickets for the HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour are available at https://www.hsrtickets.com/45-2021-classic-12-hour-sebring-historics. Ticket orders will be held in will call and available for pick up at the HSR registration windows. Tickets will be available at the gate startingDec. 2.
Golf Carts and Motorcycles
Licensed vehicles with a parking pass are permitted. Unlicensed golf carts, scooters and bicycles are not permitted. Guests with disabilities who present proper documentation at the registration office are permitted to bring golf carts. Golf carts are also available for rent at the Raceway and come with necessary insurance. For the first time in years, licensed street-legal motorcycles are permitted. Dirt bikes and other off-road bikes including minibikes will not be permitted.
Enhanced Gate Procedures
Many advancements are in the works at Sebring to expedite and improve the entry process of all spectators and guests for Super Sebring 2022. 
All tickets and parking passes will be electronic or “print-at-home.” Tickets and parking passes can be printed or saved to your mobile device and presented at the gate. Paper tickets and parking passes will not be mailed. (After purchase, tickets and parking passes will be available for download or printing in February, 2022.)A commemorative ticket will be created and available for purchase.Express lanes at the main gate will be available for fans who pre-purchased all necessary tickets and parking passes. The entry process will be expedited with separate areas and staff designated for questions and information.Registration, credential pickup and on-site ticket sales will be available at a new location off Carrol Shelby Road, or by entering Gate 3 off Haywood Taylor Blvd. A second guest-entry gate will be located near this new ticket and information location to expedite entry.A new “Tram Central Station” will be located outside of Turn 17 near the Chevy Ride & Drive program for easy access to most areas of the property, including the Paddock, the Midway and Ulmann Straight.A new, more-centralized location for AdventHealth’s Midway medical center, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and track guest services will be located on the Midway behind the Fan Zone close to Turn 6.  A new grandstand outside of Turn 17, complete with Jumbotron and covered wheelchair accessible platform, will be available near the new Tram Central Station.With the new electronic ticketing process, all guests and vehicles must scan in and out. Pass outs are no longer required, however, every guest that leaves the property must have their ticket and parking pass scanned when exiting to return to the property.  
New Ticketing System
Sebring has upgraded its online ticketing system and beginning with Super Sebring 2022 only print at home or electronic tickets and parking passes will be needed for admission. 
How to purchase tickets and parking using the new Sebring Ticketing Software:All users must create a new account when using the new Sebring ticketing software for the first time. After selecting items for purchase you will Sign Up for a new account. Even if you have a Sebring account from previous years, or an account at another NASCAR track, you must create a new account to renew or purchase tickets at Sebring. 
Visit: www.sebringraceway.comClick “BUY TICKETS” and add items to your shopping cart“SIGN UP” (DO NOT log in at this step)Your e-mail address is your usernameCreate a new passwordYour password must include at least 1 upper case letter, 1 lower case letter and 1 number – No special symbols or characters.You may continue shopping or place your order. On this page you can also change the Delivery Method and add a Payment Method.PLEASE NOTE: All Sales are Final. There are No Refunds or Exchanges.
IMSA 2022 Schedule
A dozen races beginning with the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 27-30 and ending with the Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Sept. 28-Oct. 1. In between are the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Long Beach, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – consisting of one trip to the West Coast – then Mid-Ohio, Belle Isle, Watkins Glen, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Lime Rock, Road America, Virginia International Raceway and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta will make up the Endurance Cup, while the rest of the races constitute the Sprint Cup. Current plans have Lime Rock and VIR as GT-only.Of note, the race weekend on Belle Isle in Detroit sets the stage for an IMSA/IndyCar doubleheader the weekend after the Indy 500. In 2021, the Belle Isle event was two weeks after the 500.
2022 Race Weekends:Jan. 21-23, Roar Before the 24 At DaytonaJan. 27-30, Daytona International RacewayMarch 16-19, Sebring International RacewayApril 8-9, Long BeachApril 29-May 1, Laguna SecaMay 13-15, Mid-OhioJune 3-4, Belle IsleJune 23-26, Watkins GlenJuly 1-3, Canadian Tire Motorsports ParkJuly 15-16, Lime RockAug. 5-7, Road AmericaAug. 26-28, Virginia International RacewaySept. 28-Oct. 1, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
The Michelin Pilot Challenge will have a 10-race season, starting with Daytona and then Sebring, Laguna Seca, Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Lime Rock, Road America, VIR and ending at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The Daytona and Road America races will be four hours long.
The IMSA Prototype Challenge will have five races, starting with Daytona and ending at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, with Mid-Ohio, Canadian Tire and VIR making up the rest of the season.Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel
A comfortable and unique view of the world-famous hairpin at Sebring International Raceway is available during the 2022 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring from Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel, the official hotel partner of Sebring International Raceway. Tickets start at $222 per person and include a four-day race ticket, access to hotel grounds throughout the race weekend, hotel parking (space permitting), access to the private spectator lawn overlooking the hairpin and a Saturday buffet lunch. For $333 per person on-site parking is guaranteed and multiple meals are included. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1. Call 888-625-RACE (7223) for more information or to purchase tickets.Sebring Chamber of Commerce and Visit Sebring Sites
When visiting Sebring for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, be sure to explore the entire Highlands County region and experience the natural beauty of the untouched Old Florida. Visit the Sebring Chamber of Commerce at Sebring.org for a list of businesses and information on the area, and VisitSebring.com for a list of attractions and events happening throughout Highlands County.
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