Carroll Shelby Is Sebring’s Grand Marshal
are delighted to have a true living legend of motorsports serving
as Grand Marshal," said Sebring Raceway President Tres Stephenson.
"Carroll Shelby's achievements are remarkable, and we are honored
to have him back at Sebring."
Besides a victory
at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959, with Roy Salvadori in an Aston
Martin DBR1, his record includes a second place overall at Sebring
in 1955, partnering Phil Hill. Their Ferrari was just 25 seconds
behind the Jaguar D-Type of Mike Hawthorn / Phil Walters.
just a driver, of course. Shelby-built cars won their class at Sebring
in 1963, ’64, ’65, ’66 and ’67. Below is
the Bob Bondurant / Lew Spence Cobra which finished fifth in 1964,
one place behind the GT winner, the #10 Bob Holbert / Dave McDonald
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe.
Coupe won the GT Class in 1965, while Shelby entered the Ford that
won overall in 1966.
He will be inducted
into the Sebring Sports Car Racing Hall of Fame on Friday, March
19, along with Stirling Moss, Mario Andretti, Bob and Al Holbert,
Bobby Rahal and race official Ford Heacock, Sr.
"Gallery of Legends" display in the paddock will feature
several historic race cars from Sebring's past, including one of
the Daytona Coupes.
Only a few days remain to buy tickets to the meeting at special
advance purchase prices. For ticket information, call 800-626-7223
or visit www.sebringraceway.com
Gates open on Wednesday, March 17, and remain open 24 hours a day
through Saturday. Discounted four-day and Saturday-only Supertickets
will be available until Feb 28.