2009 Sebring 12 Hours
sportscarpros Off The GridRichard Dole

The Big Kahuna

The 2009 edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring was a memorable for a variety of reasons.....

By all reports a huge American crowd, who left the interior raceway roads traffic free....A Kiwi who awed his team mates with his pace and stunned the French and Germans by stealing their pole....The first time in 19 years a Porsche was not on the podium......The return of Risi Ferrari....A desire by all in the paddock that beginning with the 101st ALMS race the podium ceremonies will be cut in half and reflect 2009 and not 1979.......Wondering  which course the series will use at Miller Motorsports Park......how about just the West Loop?......and wondering if the ALMS will be part of the IRL weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in 2010.......great anticipation to Le Mans and the promise of an epic battle between Peugeot and Audi - it should be one for the ages.....and the very favorable odds of larger fields by mid-summer especially in the P classes.....stay tuned it is going to be a great year!

Rick Dole, March 2009
R. Dole

March 2009

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