Historic Sportscar Racing held its annual rights of Fall at Sebring International Raceway October 14-16. Even though there was a light turnout in the number of comptetiors there was no light driving on the famed four mile Florida circuit.
The standout for the weekend was also one of the oldest cars to competite. A bueatiful 1965 Lola T-70 Mk1 driven by Brian Johnson and Byron DeFoor not only was one of the fastest cars during the weekend it was also one of the most dependable. The T70 was first raced in 1965 with the most notable success coming from John Mecom's team with Walt Hansgen at the wheel.
Equally impressive was cody Ellsworth in his dark blue 1972 Porsche 911 ST. Cody won Saturday's Louis Chevrolet Vintage/Classic one hour GT Enduro.
Predator Performance brought two exceptionally prepared E-Type Jaguars which seemed appropriate as this is the 50th anniversary of the E-Type. Predator's 1961 E-Type Roadster was driven by Larry Ligas and a 1962 Coupe was piloted by Don Norby.
The weekends thunder was supplied by a 1966 Corvette driven by Jody O'Donnel.
A small band of hearty fans took advantage of the racing weekend and made camp around Sebring's infield.
We will have more of the weekends results as soon as they become available.
HSR's next event is the Savannah/Hilton Head Speed Classic, October 27-30, at Savannah Harbor Race Course, Hutchinson Island, Savannah, GA. followed by the Daytona Historic Races, November 10-13, at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Fl.
For more informaton on Historic Sportscar Racing visit their website at www.hsrrace.com
Photographs by Gary Becker and Mike Beckers