Published on 11/30/2018

Flashback Friday: Sebring in Photos

WORDS:

DAN HODGDON

PHOTOS:

MATT BEST

 

Sebring International Raceway is one of the most magical places in all of motorsports. It might be due to the challenge of the notoriously bumpy 3.74-mile, 17-turn circuit. Or maybe it’s because of the history that has transpired at the track. Perhaps though, that magic is the result of the sun setting just right in early evening each March during the grueling Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Most likely, it’s a combination of all three.

 

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Published on 11/30/2018
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WORDS:

DAN HODGDON

PHOTOS:

MATT BEST

Flashback Friday: Sebring in Photos

 

Sebring International Raceway is one of the most magical places in all of motorsports. It might be due to the challenge of the notoriously bumpy 3.74-mile, 17-turn circuit. Or maybe it’s because of the history that has transpired at the track. Perhaps though, that magic is the result of the sun setting just right in early evening each March during the grueling Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Most likely, it’s a combination of all three.

 

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Corvette Racing has dominated the 12-hour race over the years, further adding to the allure of the historic track for Chevrolet fans. It is made up of parts of an old Army airfield and located among South Florida’s orange groves. Rowdy crowds pack the venue. The BLOCK has been shooting the Twelve Hours of Sebring for years, and each season our photographers seem to come back with images more beautiful than the last.

Below is a photo gallery by Matt Best from the 2018 edition of the race. He’s captured the possibilities of the race in the morning and the realities of the event at night. You can see the wear on the faces of the pit crews, and most of all, the speed of the cars. It seems like an impossible contradiction to shoot still photos that illustrate the beauty of the Corvette C7.R when it’s going fast. However, Matt has achieved that goal admirably.

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season doesn’t kick off until the end of January with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and even then it’s nearly another two months until the Sebring event. Still, as winter bears down, it’s never too early to think about sports cars and the allure of spring.

Also, be sure to keep watching The BLOCK and @thblockdotcom on Instagram for much more from Chevrolet Performance and Corvette Racing.

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