Corvette Racing is at Sebring International Raceway this week for several days of testing in advance of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring that falls on March 17th.
This morning, the official twitter account of Corvette Racing paid homage to Corvette Hall of Famer John Fitch and his driving partner Walt Hansgen, who scored Corvette’s first class win at Sebring in 1956. Since then the Crossed Flags would add another 24 checkered flags to the total.
Here's an all-timer of a #TBT… the #Corvette brand's first race at #Sebring12 in 1956. John Fitch and Walt Hansgen won their class and placed ninth overall. That was the first of 25 class Sebring wins for the Crossed Flag. Thanks @sebringraceway for the image. pic.twitter.com/9eoRvNvL2h— Corvette Racing (@CorvetteRacing) February 22, 2018
Rarely in these modern times has one race team dominated a certain track, but over the last three years (2015, 2016 and 2017), Sebring’s annual 12-hour sprint has ended with a Corvette C7.R in Victory Lane. Corvette Racing will be vying for its fourth straight win next month. As the track is fond of saying, “To win at Sebring, you must #RespectTheBumps!”
Photo Credit: Sebring International Raceway
Corvette Racing / Twitter
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