Published: Monday, March 17 2014 10:24
Close Competition In All Four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Classes
The first Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup at Sebring International Raceway resulted in a record-breaking performance.
Nine cars from the top Prototype (P) class finished on the lead lap and were in contention for the victory in Saturday’s race, shattering the record of three lead-lap finishers recorded in 1990, 2008 and ‘11. The finishing mix included six Daytona Prototypes (DPs), which previously raced in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, fighting it out with three LM P2 cars designed under rules written by the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO), which organizes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Six of the 10 DPs led the race, while four of the six former P2 cars ran up front. In addition, the DeltaWing DWC13 – which raced last year in the P1 class of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón – led 14 laps.
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