Sebring Adopts International Sporting Rules for 12 Hour Race

25 October 1997

Laguna Seca, CA--During the recent SportsCar Championship races a press 
announcement, concerning the future of the race, was released. Andy Evans,
Chairman of International Motor Sports Group (IMSG) has decided to run the 
12 Hour race under international technical and sporting regulations. The 
race will offer a record purse of $500,000 with a reported $100,000
going to the winner. "For many years, the second largest auto race in the 
world has been a sports car race--the 24 Hours of  LeMans,"

Buoyed by what Evans perceives as a positive response to the recently 
concluded NAPA AutoParts Octoberfest, he has decided to throw open the 
race to those teams that could run under FIA as well as ACO (the 
sanctioning body for the 24 hours of Le Mans) regulations.

Evans further commented, "With sports cars representing the second-fastest
growing segment of new vehicles in the U.S., we (PSR) believe that the large 
spectator attendance for the Sebring FIA GT  race is evidence that the 
individuals who buy sports cars also enjoy seeing similar machines in 
competition. IMSG will work to provide the fans--and the teams, manufacturer's 
and sponsors who want to reach those fans--with a world-class event in North 

David Treffer -- The Auto Channel

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