Porsches At Sebring
Porsche Car Club of America had its biggest race weekend of the year at Sebring this weekend (February 11-12) - writes Robin Thompson.

Called Fun in the Sun, or the 48 Hours of Sebring, it brings out a lot of club racers in their 911s in various forms. There were a few fake 930 and 935s to boot, but the 911 variety was the car of choice. Over 40 Cup cars were on hand as well. Pro team support for the clubbies came in the shape of J3 Racing, Orbit, TRG, Farnbacher-Loles, NGT Motorsport, and Kelly-Moss - not to mention the dozens of smaller teams and privateers.

They raced in three classes, depending on the talent and experience of the drivers. With over 50 cars registered and paid for, and with a waiting list, the upcoming IMSA GT3 Cup series that runs with the ALMS is going to be a barnstormer.

Watch out for turn 1 fireworks next month. The season promises to be excellent and many of the teams were making use of track time this weekend. Saturday was very sunny with a little high cloud, and winds really picked up in the afternoon.

Sunday's forecast was cloudy and very cool, with a high of about 50 with a chilly north wind, so I decided to stay at home and keep warm. But overall, everyone had a good time. Kevin Buckler was there as a driver and entrant. Rodger Hawley of Orbit had 11 cars in his care. Farnbacher-Loles had almost the same amount. J3 had the one car. IMSA/ALMS was represented very well.

There were plenty of spins and excitement out on the track: it could make you dizzy trying to keep up with the rotating cars in the novice classes. The rain finally hit at around 6pm, so the weather Gods were kind to us.

All in all, a good day at the track. Much better than staying home to mow the lawn!

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