SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season continues this weekend with the Twelve Hours of Sebring at historic Sebring International Raceway.
The merger between the Grand-AM Series and the American Le Mans Series ensured that the two biggest sports car events in North America — the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Sebring's 12-hour endurance classic — would once again race consecutively to open the season under the same sanction (IMSA) with the same classes.
"The fact that we have Daytona and Sebring back-to-back on the TUDOR Championship schedule, for many, means its back to the way the good Lord always intended it to be," said IMSA President and COO Scott Atherton.
This year's race has a star-studded lineup that includes nine drivers from the IndyCar Series, including reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan and reigning series champion Scott Dixon, who are teamed together with Indy Lights winner Sage Karam in a Ford/Riley DP Prototype for car owner Chip Ganassi.
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