Sebring International Raceway

An IndyCar racing at Sebring International Raceway

From Airfield to Racetrack

Before Sebring International Speedway became a race track, the site was a training airport for B-17 pilots between 1941 and 1946. The then Hendricks Army Airfield lay fallow after the end of the Second World War before Alec Ulmann, a Russian-born motorsports enthusiast, bought the site and laid the foundation for today’s racetrack.

In the 70+ years since, Sebring has become a true staple of American sports car racing, being one of the oldest continuously operating circuits in the US.

But above all, its distinctive layout makes the track stick out among its many peers. The perfect blend of high-speed straights, slow technical corners, as well as its rough concrete surface makes it one of the most challenging and demanding circuits in the world. A true test of endurance, that drivers and fans alike absolutely adore.

Getting to Sebring

Sebring International Raceway is located in Sebring, Florida, which is about an hour’s drive from Orlando and Tampa. The track is easily accessible from major roads and highways, and there is plenty of parking available on-site.

The circuit has several camping areas available if you wish to stay on-site during events. There are both dry and wet camping options available, as well as RV hookups and shower facilities.

Staying Near the Raceway

The Seven Sebring Raceway Hotel is located on the premises of the circuit, but should be booked far in advance if you plan on attending a race weekend. If you do get a room, you can look forward to sweeping views of the circuit.

If you don’t mind to drive a few minutes, there are several hotels nearby. As always: These can get buy during official races, as teams, drivers, as well as attending race fans stay there.

Upcoming Events at Sebring International Raceway

Sebring International hosts a variety of motorsports events throughout the year, ranging from amateur sports car meetings, to high-ticket championship events with an international field of manufacturers and pro drivers.

One highlight of the annual race calendar is without a doubt the new double-header event of IMSA’s 12 Hours of Sebring and the FIA World Endurance Championships’ 1000 Miles of Sebring. Both championship events feature a slew of beefed-up road-going sports cars, as well as tailor-made prototypes, designed for the sole purpose of going as fast as possible, while being piloted by some of the most famous names in motorsports.

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