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Taylor Brothers, Lynn Victorious at Sebring
Convincing Win in 12-Hour Classic Backs Up Season-Opening Rolex 24 Triumph in Just Second Race for New Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype
Date: March 18, 2017
Event: 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (Round 2 of 10)
Series: Prototype division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Location: Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway (3.74-mile, 17-turn road course)
Start/Finish: 6th / 1st (Running, Completed 348 of 348 laps)
Winner: Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Alex Lynn of Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R (Cadillac DPi-V.R)
Point Standing: 1st (70 points, five ahead of second)
China Grove, N.C. (March 15, 2017) — Brandon Gdovic is joining DAC Motorsports’ driver lineup for the 65th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway March 18. Gdovic will be piloting the No. 18 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series.
Gdovic completes a championship-caliber roster that includes Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series regulars Emmanuel Anassis and Anthony Massari. Gdovic has raced with this team of drivers throughout the 2016 Super Trofeo season, as well as the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
“I am looking forward to the 12 Hours of Sebring,” said Gdovic. “We had a really good test and were very pleased with the car. Hopefully, we will have continued improvement as we learned a lot at the 24 Hours of Daytona. We expect to have a great finish that represents this amazing team effort.”
Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn Looking to Make it 2-for-2 in the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at Sebring
SEBRING, Florida (March 14, 2017) – It’s back to the business of racing for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team after finally taking care of some seriously unfinished business seven weeks ago when it scored a resounding victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Oh, it’s been quite the seven weeks for brothers and full-time co-drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, who broke through to win one of worldwide sportscar racing’s crown jewels for the first time in their respective careers, helped send their family friend and longtime co-driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli on to retirement on a high note with his second career Rolex watch, and helped four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon achieve yet another career milestone.
This weekend, the Taylors set their sights on another of racing’s crown jewels – Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – after a hugely eventful last seven weeks that included a celebratory visit on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina with Gordon, who treated them to a five-hour tour of the Hendrick Motorsports campus followed by a nice dinner.
Sebring, FL – The F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series closed the second and final event of the Formula Race Promotions (FRP) Winter Exhibition with Sunday races at Sebring. In the F1600 Series, Calvin Ming took the win with lead changes happening by the corner, while Davy D’Addario won in F2000 and Ryan Norman took his second win in the Atlantic Championship Series.
After an exciting start at Sebring, the Team Pelfrey duo of Phillippe Denes and Kaylen Frederick led the first lap of the 30-minute race.
Similar to the race at Palm Beach earlier in the month, the lead battle quickly turned into a K-Hill versus Pelfrey affair, with K-Hill teammates Calvin Ming and Neal Verhagen challenging at the front of the field in a tight race that came down to the wire.
Salem, NH – Formula Race Promotions today announced its 2016 winter exhibition program which will take place in Florida in February for the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series. The expanded winter exhibition swing will visit two Florida race tracks, Palm Beach and Sebring, back-to-back, before the seven-weekend 2016 season opens in April.
The Series will double its exhibition in Florida offering with a trip to Palm Beach in February paired with a visit to Sebring the next weekend. The expansion is based on feedback solicited from active participants in all three Series.
“This winter schedule keeps with our philosophy of offering significant track time at strong venues,” said Formula Race Promotions co-owner Robert Wright.