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Sebring 12 Hours

Speedvision Cup 4 Hour Race

Sebring, Fl  3-20-98

Can you say wet??  I have never been at a more rainsoaked race!  It
began hailing at one point...Thankfully I was in one of the pit boxes
overhead pit row for the start.  I then planned to go around the circuit and
be back there for the finish. The nice thing about a 4 hour race is you have
time to get to different vantage points, and actually sit and watch the race
for a while.  It was a good plan...it didn't happen.  The rain was horizontal at times, lightning, hail, the whole 9 yards. The race was stopped for well
over an hour, then there were numerous yellow flag laps.  What a mess!

the start

BMW hits wall on 1st Lap

Trying to arrange things for the restart

The start...

BMW hits wall on 1st
Lap

Trying to arrange things
for the restart

#41 Mazda

#60 Toyota

Peter Schwarzott

#41 Mazda

#60 Toyota

Peter Schwartzott and his
brand new Integra

#43 Mazda

#82 Honda

#78 Golf

#43 Mazda

#82 Honda

#78 Golf

Despite the intermittent showers (and downpours!) and the fact that
standing water remained on the track, there was some good
side-by-side action...

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Pit stop and driver
change

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#99 Audi driven by Bob
Munao

And what I did to it in
Photoshop

Winning Mazda crosses the line

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#6 crosses the line,
winning in Compact

#40, Peter Schwartzott,
takes the win in Touring

GS Podium

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C Podium

S Podium

T podium

Thanks to Dr. Dan Lewis and Peter Schwartzott for their help arranging my trip to
Sebring.  Thanks also to the Sebring Club Med staff for their hospitality.


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