Yeah, that’s pretty much what most competitors think about Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring 120, the second event in the series’ 2017 race schedule.
The season opener was the BMW Endurance Challenge at the smooth Daytona International Speedway on January 27. It was a four-hour race, much longer than usual for the Continental Tire Challenge competitors.
KohR Motorsports and ROUSH Performance are teaming up to field the No. 59 NanoProMT Mustang at Sebring in the GS class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge driven by Dean Martin and Jack Roush Jr.
Making his professional racing debut in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup USA, seat time in his new car was a priorty for CJ Wilson. For Till Bechtolsheimer and his partner/driver coach Marc Miller, getting intimately acquainted with the Sebring International Raceway's 17 tricky turns was the number one goal but that did not require spending any time at the historic 3.74 mile venue.
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If any track on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge circuit would reward sleek aerodynamics, you’d think it would be Daytona International Speedway.
So how to explain the win last month for the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona by the boxiest car in the Street Tuner field, the No. 73 MINI JCW, driven by Mat Pombo and Derek Jones? “It isn’t the most ‘aero’ car for Daytona, so this is a little unexpected,” said Jones, especially compared to the three Porsche Caymans that finished second, third and fourth.