Sebring 12-Hour Race

Sebring 12-Hour Race

March
The International Grand Prix Sports Car 12-Hour Endurance Race held every year in March ranks with the Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans as one of the three great auto races in the world. Held in Sebring, Florida, since 1950, the event draws nearly 100,000 spectators and has featured such world-renowned drivers as Mario Andretti, Juan Fangio of Argentina, and Stirling Moss of England.
CONTACTS:
Sebring International Raceway
113 Midway Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
800-626-7223 or 863-655-1442; fax: 863-655-1777
www.sebringraceway.com
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 36
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