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HSR Classic Sebring 12 Hour Tribute & "Pistons & Props"

The 2023 season finale of the HSR Racing series was held on Saturday, December 02, 2023 with the eighth running of the HSR Classic 12 Hour Tribute Race & "Pistons & Props" featuring Run Groups for vintage race cars from the fifties through the nineties and classes for various modern Prototypes and other race cars. It was a round-robin affair with each of the Run Groups taking the track for four sessions in rotation over a 12 Hour period split between Saturday and Sunday with winners announced at race end on Sunday. The Zotz Racing Team was there supporting our very own Scott Kee who was competing in his #351 Cayman GT4 Club Sport, with encouragement from his wife Sue, our "Escape Velocity" Editor, who kept everything running smoothly throughout the race schedule. Chip Reichhart was also there running with the 901 Shop driving his '67 911S race car in the Vintage Race and Enduro. Both drivers finished well in class.

The arrival of the "Fly-in" vintage aircraft positioned along the Race Grid made the tribute to Sebring's rich aviation and racing history even more special for the race teams and spectators. There were Porsches aplenty along with almost every other race car one can imagine for such an event. German, British, Italian, American, and Japanese cars were well represented in the Paddock, on the Grid, and competing against one another on the track. There were so many great cars that it was difficult to select any one favorite which made trips through the Paddock and to the Grid all the more interesting. A large contingent of Backdraft Cobra replicas arrived en masse continuing their recent tradition of attending the event and the owners enjoyed a special lunch served in the Sebring "Gallery of Legends." Photo link is now up on the site!

* Photos and write up credit belong to David Kelly

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