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Friday 05th February 2021

Masters Endurance Legends USA to start its season at newly-launched Sebring SportsCar Week!

*Masters Historic Racing will kick-off its US Season with a special race for Masters Endurance Legends USA at Sebring International Raceway, 12th/13th March 2021. The weekend will help open the newly announced Sebring SportsCar Week at the Birthplace of American Endurance Racing.*

The ever-growing Masters Endurance Legends USA series, catering for Le Mans & Daytona prototypes, GT cars, LMP3 (Gen. 1) and Group C/GTP from 1982 to 2016, will be part of a packed two-day schedule at Sebring International Raceway on March 12-13, joining the support race bill alongside the IMSA Prototype Challenge, Porsche Sprint Challenge and GT Celebration. This special high-profile weekend that will get the 2021 Masters USA season underway in style as well as getting nine full days of activity underway on the famed 3.74-mile Sebring circuit culminating with the prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts on March 20th.

John Doonan, President of IMSA, was excited about the new event and said; **“As we turn the corner into the 2021 season, and specifically the 69th running of the Mobil 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advanced Auto Parts, we are pleased to be able to announce that the kick-off of event festivities will include a great deal of IMSA, Sebring, and Le Mans history with the Masters Historic – Endurance Legends group. Having the Masters Endurance Legends USA as part of the Sebring SportsCar Week will give us a strong dose of momentum to create more milestones during the 12-Hour race while linking fans back to the machines that brought them into our sport.”**

Offering 4 x 40-minute sessions for MEL USA during a busy weekend, the race is sure to attract some Masters drivers who can’t wait to get back on track after a quiet 2020 and the winter lay-off. The Provisional Schedule for the weekend is now available too!

Masters Founder and President, Ron Maydon, responded by saying; **“We are delighted to have this new opportunity for MEL USA to race at such a great event at Sebring in March. Florida sounds like a great place for the Masters drivers to dust off the winter cob-webs and take part in this prestigious event. I, for one, will be booking my place, either in the hotel or on the grid!”**

Sebring International Raceway staged its first sports car race on Dec. 31st, 1950 and is known as one of the world’s most iconic racing venues. Its punishing concrete and asphalt surface, including the original concrete air base runways from the WW2 training base, gives Sebring much of its character and makes it a perfect venue for the MEL USA to stretch their legs for the start of the 2021 season! Entries are now open!


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