The historic Sebring 12 Hour sportscar race began in 1950, and has grown into one of the world’s most revered motorsports events during its long history. The world’s best drivers and teams have competed and won here, and every year seems to up the quality of the product on the track. If you are even a modest race fan, Sebring is a must-see for you.
What more can be said about the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that hasn’t been said already? This really is the race that has it all. Location, action excitement, ease of access for fans, and the best overall buzz from the locals! This is their Super Bowl! Add to this the number of races you actually get to see over the weekend, and you have one of the most jam-packed race weekend schedules around.
The historic Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is one of the most well-known sports car races in the world. An endurance battle that attracts the best manufacturers and drivers from around the world, this race is on any true race fan’s bucket list. Aside from that, it should be on the bucket list for any sports fan in general. Unlike other historic and thrilling endurance races that are better suited for a more mature audience (looking at you, Sebring 12 Hours), the Rolex 24 is without a doubt one of the most family friendly races around. Kids 12 and under are free, and there is plenty to see all race weekend long.
After the renewal of the Grand Prix of Detroit at Belle Isle this year, the event announced several new enhancements for fans.
For the first time, all fans will have free access to the paddock for IMSA, Trans-Am, and IndyCar Series competitors. In past years, an additional ticket was required. Now, fans will have the ability to get up close to the teams with a general admission ticket, as well as get up close to the Scott Fountain victory lane podium.
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca is a world-famous speedway housed atop the high hills outside of Monterey, California. The speedway has hosted some of the world’s biggest racing stars over various racing series and continues to be a fan and driver favorite as the years progress.
An auto dealer from New York is in early talks with Lee County, Florida to build two motorsports facilities on land near the Southwest Florida International Airport. Estero’s Carmine Dell Aquila, who owns a Nissan car dealership in Long Island, New York, has been noted as looking at a 400-500 acre site to build the raceways. One circuit would be dedicated to off-road racing while the other would be a paved oval.