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error:  Error during compilation of /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml:
Can't locate Krusty/Coords.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib/perl5 /usr/local/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 . /etc/httpd) at /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml line 6.

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context: 
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2:  $latitude
3:  $longitude
4:  </%args>
5:  <%init>
6:  use Krusty::Coords;
7:  </%init>
8:  % my $latstring = Krusty::Coords::toDD_MM_MMM( $latitude, "N", "S");
9:  % my $longstring = Krusty::Coords::toDD_MM_MMM( $longitude, "E", "W");
10:  GPS: <% $latstring %>, <% $longstring %>
... 
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Error during compilation of /web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml:
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Trace begun at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Interp.pm line 850
HTML::Mason::Interp::_compilation_error('HTML::Mason::Interp=HASH(0xb624e690)', '/web/na-motor/components/DisplayGPS.mhtml', 'HTML::Mason::Exception::Compilation=HASH(0xb5c83b40)') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Interp.pm line 450
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HTML::Mason::Request::fetch_comp('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0xb5d9b3f0)', 'DisplayGPS.mhtml', undef, 'SCALAR(0xb5e5aaf0)') called at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1226
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Many famed ^Jdrivers have driven here; some gaining their fame here, some ^Jlending their fame to this circuit in its early years. While the ^J12 Hours of Sebring is the most famous, this track is also the ^Jsite of the very first Trans Am race, held as a support race ^Jbefore the 12 Hours on March 25th, 1966. This ^Jtrack originally had a length of 5.2 miles ^Jthat incorporated many airport runways, which created many ^Jhumorous stories of cars chasing airplanes and such at night.^JThis circuit was used from March 15th, 1952 through 1986.^JOn December 12th, 1959 the first US GP was held on the 5.2 mile^Jcourse, with a Formula Junior support race on a 2.2 mile course the^Jsame day.^JA 1.4 mile paved road course was introduced in the 70s which is still^Joccasionally used.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe long course was shortened to about 4.86 miles in 1984 and ^Jshortened again in 1986 to about 4.11 miles.^JThe current suite of courses (beginning 1991) are^J3.7, 2.0, 1.6 and 1.4 miles in length.^JThe course changes  since 1986^Jhave generally been to increase safety by putting distance between active ^Jrunways and the cars and to permit access ^Jto some warehouses so the track could operate throughout ^Jthe year without having to close warehouse access.^J</p>^J<p>^JA 1/4 mile dragstrip operated in 1956 under the name^JSebring International Dragway.^JA 1/8 mile dragstrip operated here from June 17th, 1992 through^JOctober 1999.^J</p>^J', 'reference1', 'AmericasSpeedways', 'reference1pages', '11,19,208', 'weatherID', '', 'weatherZIP', '', 'officialWebSite', 'http://www.sebringraceway.com/', 'schedulePage', '', 'resultsPage', '', 'ticketsPage', '', 'gettingThere', '^J<p>^JSebring is an easy track to find, with an airport beacon ^Jthere to help you find it. It is set on the airport just ^Jeast of Sebring, a small town in central Florida, south of ^JOrlando, on highway US 27.^J</p>^J<h3>From the North, Orlando, I4, and the rest of the world</h3>^J<p>^JYou pass the lake on US 27 and will find a ^JCheckers, McDonalds, and other fine eating establishments. ^JTurn left at the traffic light by Checkers and proceed toward ^Jthe center of town. At the second traffic light you will be ^Jby Winn Dixie, an old ice cream stand shaped like an ice cream ^Jcone, and the Kenilworth Hotel. Turn right and follow this ^Jroughly 5 miles until you come to the airport. It is quite ^Jobvious when you get there.^J</p>^J<h3>From the South (Miami)</h3>^J<p>^JTake US 27 until you reach Hwy. 98. Go right ^J(east) about 2 miles and watch for signs to the airport and ^Jthe race track. Turn left and follow it past the animal ^Jshelter to the airport. Again, it becomes obvious.^J</p>^J<h3>From the East (West Palm Beach)</h3>^J<p>^JTake Hwy. 98 through Spring Lake. Just past ^JSpring Lake, you will see the airport in the distance to your ^Jright. A sign to the race track is next and you turn right. ^JIt is still quite obvious.^J</p>^J', 'racersGuide', '^J<p>^J[Note: the following section is about 10 years old, and discusses^Jconstruction that was in process back then. Hopefully an update^Jwill be coming shortly, but since some of this may still be^Juseful, I\'m preserving it for the moment.]^J</p>^J<p>^JYou pass through the huge gate used as the ticket booths for ^Jthe 12 Hours of Sebring. On your right is a trailer set far ^Jback from the other buildings. This is race registration.^JGo there first on race days. If you do a test day, you\'ll need to^Jgo over to the Chateau Elan and register.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf you are running the 12 Hour course or the Old Club course, ^Jyou will veer to the right and drive over the bridge. The guard ^Jwill stop you first so have your credentials.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf you are running the New Club course, keep going straight ^Jtowards the blue hanger and make a left. You have to, the road ^Jturns. Angle back as you will drive either next to or over the ^Jdrive over bridge. The guard will stop you first so have your ^Jcredentials.^J</p>^J<h3>Impound</h3>^J<p>^JImpound for the New Club Course is located in the tech area ^Jwhere the scales are, right behind the pits. As you exit the ^Jpits into the paddock at the end of a race, you are directed ^Jinto impound.^J</p>^J<h3>Tech</h3>^J<p>^JTech for the New Club Course is located right behind the pits, ^Jeast of the stewards trailer.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the^JTech and Scales are located near the Pit In entrance. You will ^Jpass it coming in over the bridge.^J</p>^J<h3>False Grid</h3>^J<p>^JThe False Grid for the New Club Course is on the roadway leading ^Jto the pit entrance and Turns 1 and 2 just west of the stewards ^Jtrailer.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JFalse Grid is located in the East end of the Paddock near Pit Out. ^JOccasionally, it is near the Scales, so check your Supps.^J</p>^J<h3>Timing and Scoring</h3>^J<p>^JTiming and Scoring for the New Club Course is located in the ^Jtrailer right behind the start finish line between the Hairpin ^Jand turn 1.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JTiming and Scoring is located near the driveover bridge.<p>^J</p>^J<h3>Stewards\' Trailer</h3>^J<p>^JHopefully, you won\'t have to go here, but the Stewards\' Trailer ^Jfor the New Club Course is near the entrance to the pits, next ^Jto the false grid. The drivers meetings are held here.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JStewards are located in the tower in the center of the garages.^J</p>^J<h3>Sound Control</h3>^J<p>^JSound Control for the New Club Course takes its readings from the ^Jinside of the track just past the Timing and Scoring Trailer.^J</p>^J', 'hotLap', '^J<p>^JA hot lap of Sebring International Raceway (Long/12hr Course)^Jsubmitted by Chris W. Ingle, 2003 Southeast Division T1 National^JChampion (in conjunction with an existing outdated write-up).  You can^Jget great in-car video of Sebring at^J<a href="http://www.tracktapes.com/">http://www.tracktapes.com/</a>^Jincluding both rain and dry runs.^J</p>^J<h3>Long ("Grand Prix") Course</h3>^J<p>^JOverall: The Grand Prix course uses both the old club course and the^Jnew club course.  The track was formerly a World War II air base and^Jis virtually all concrete.  If you\'ve ever ridden down an old southern^Jconcrete freeway, you\'ll know how it\'s going to feel - bump, bump,^Jbump?  Most of the curbs are extremely high except for the ones noted^Jso only drive over them if you have a very compliant suspension.  Most^Jof the turns (especially 1, 17 and 18) are very bumpy so stay on the^Jthrottle thru them to settle the suspension and give the tires some^Jmore bite.  It\'s a horsepower and braking track!  The more you have of^Jboth, the higher you\'ll finish.  All shift points and speeds are^Japproximates from my fully T1 prepared 2001 Corvette Z06.^J</p>^J<p>^JLeaving the pits, stay to drivers\' right. Turn 1 is a fast, 4th gear^Jleft and the apex is much later than most imagine and spins normally^Joccur going backwards into the outer wall.  Turn 2 is a slight bend^Jback to the right, where you leave runway concrete and enter racetrack^Jpavement.  Get back to the right to set up for a hard braking zone and^Ja short, sharp left, turn 3.  Heel-toe 4-3 and trail brake the entry.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 3 is a standard 90 degree left, where you enter the area commonly^Jknown as the New Club Course.  After that, there is a lazy bend to the^Jright and starts what is a carousel-type turn. Get to the right before^Jentry.  Turn 4 is the flag station halfway through and at the^Jexit. This is a fast corner, around 60 to 75 mph. It is flat and^Jmarbles are everywhere but on the line. Typically, most drivers apex^Jturn 4 too early and run off the exit into the grass. Many will spin^Jdue to the speed trying to apex this late and trying to pull it back^Jin. Watch out as this is a favorite place for cars to be erratic and^Jcross the track several times attempting to regain control. More than^Jone innocent driver has T-boned or been T-boned at this corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf bunched up, stay drivers\' left in turn 4. You can hold the line^Jbetter and the outside car may run off the track. It also prevents^Jhaving the inside car hit you in the side. This also gives you a^Jchance to apex the right hand bend turn 5, the uprights of the drive^Jover bridge, and have lots of speed going into Big Bend, a very fast^Jright hand sweeper. This is a fast section of the course. You will be^Jflat out, easily 120+ mph if you can go that fast, and having a lot of^Jside loads due to the corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JDepending on your braking points, you will want to be drivers\' left^Junder the walkover bridge approaching the "Safety Pin." The old^JHairpin was replaced years ago and the track shortened to incorporate^Jthe new safer version.  You\'ll still be well over 100 mph here and you^Jwill drop to around 30 or less!  Be sure your brakes work and you have^Jlots of venting! The old Hairpin is now the escape road.  Heel-toe^Jdownshift 4-3.  You can try 2d if you get bogged down with traffic,^Jbut my experience does not show any gains when you\'re alone.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe Safety Pin bends back more than 120 degrees to the right so brake^Jas much as possible before turning. Some Formula cars almost come to a^Jstop on the left side before turning sharply while most Production^Jbased cars tend to trail brake some while turning less sharply at the^Jend. Be sure to keep an eye on your right side as more than one driver^Jattempts to pass inside and T-bones the others because his brakes^Jwon\'t hold.  You can\'t track out now because of the new layout which^Jleads you back onto the old track?and the gator curbing is rough.^JApex late and get on the power as soon as possible.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurns 7 and 8 form a right then left ess turn. Apex them normally.^JYou should be able to shift to 4th while the car is stable either^Jbefore or between the esses, and you should be able to take the slight^Jcurves flat out.  If you\'re chasing someone and get a good run out of^Jthe Safety Pin, you can use the exit of 8 to set up a pass into the^Jnext right hand turn 9.  A pass started in turn 7 may take until turn^J9 to complete.  Be careful though, turn 9 is sharp and the braking^Jzone takes longer than you think because the brakes are still very hot^Jfrom the last hard brake.  Heel-toe 4-3 and trail brake the entry into^J9, but try not to track out all the way to the left.  This will help^Jwith the next series of turns.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 10 is immediately after 9 and is an increasing apex left hander.^JIf your car is set up right, you should be able to plant your right^Jfoot on the exit of 9 and keep it planted to the entry of 12.  Once^Jyou turn thru 10, focus your eyes way up on the entry to 12 and^Jcontrol the oversteer thru 11.  I stay in 3d gear all the way up to^Jredline and DON\'T worry about getting back left, parallel to the^Jcurbing entering 12.  Just keep your foot planted and aim toward the^Jturn-in point.  Brake very hard in a straight line right to the turn^Jin and trail brake the right-hander.  12 is deceptive - it looks^Jtight, but there is a little camber gain at the apex and a lot of^Jspeed can be hand.  For your first few efforts, begin with a later^Japex and gradually turn in earlier until you have to put your tires^Jonto the outside curbing.  Plant your foot as soon as possible for the^Jfast run up to turn 15.^J</p>^J<p>^JAs you come out of 12, shift to 4th gear before the FIA curbing on the^Jright to get set for the two ultra-quick left kinks - 13 and 14.  I^Jtry to run my left tires over both of those curbs taking a late apex^Jat 14.  Carry lots of speed thru both these kinks and don\'t get too^Jconcerned with your exit position upon exiting 14.  If you do it right^Jyou should be near the left side to set up for 15, but don\'t lose any^Jsleep over it.  After 14, get the car straight and stable and nail^Jthose brakes.  Again, the zone is much longer than it looks due to the^Jhot brakes and slick surface.  Heel-toe 4 to 3.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 15, a slow, right bender with a barrier wall on the right and^Jopen runway on the left.  It\'s not necessarily a throw away, but don\'t^Jsacrifice speed thru 14 for better speed in 15.  It\'s a bit off camber^Jand slick and there\'s just so fast you can go thru it anyway.  Trail^Jbrake 14 to help the front tires bite and hit the apex at 15.^JSacrifice speed thru 15 for proper car attitude and position into 16.^J</p>^J<p>^JOnce thru 15, get the car to the left for a good angle on the^J90-degree right 16.  Don\'t try to go too wide on the entry set up^Jthough because you don\'t want the momentum of the car heading too far^Jleft.  This would make the turn in for 16 more difficult and spoil^Jyour speed down the long straight.^J</p>^J<p>^J16 is a tight corner with very severe curbing on the inside and out.^JUnless your car is very compliant, avoid all but the small area^Jclosest to the actual racing surface.  Only go way wide to save a bad^Jsituation.  Plant your foot as early as possible, shift 3-4 and fly^Jdown the straight.  Check your gauges and let the brakes breathe.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 180-degree right turn - 17 and 18 combination, there are as^Jmany different lines as there are drivers.  You\'ll have to experiment^Jwith different ones until you find the sweet spot.  The line I like is^Jto use 2 braking zones into 17.  I brake moderately hard while still^Jgoing straight, then turn in slightly and brake hard; heel toe shift^J4-3.  Stay much farther left approaching turn 17 and apex late and you^Jwill have a better time. What you want to be able to do is get on the^Jthrottle sooner than your competitor to have a faster exit speed at 18^Jand down the straight.  It\'s very bumpy thru this complex and it helps^Jto have very good shocks here.  I normally try to apex 18 right where^Jthe entry to the pit lane begins.  There\'s normally a cone there and a^Jgood apex reference point.^J</p>^J<p>^JWhen it rains hard, this area floods, especially under the^Jbridge. Also, since the straight is so long, more than one car has^Jovercooked brakes and crashed into the outside wall. It is more^Jtypical to hit the left wall under the bridge. Watch for those who^Jcome up the right side as they will no doubt visit the left wall. Turn^J18 is right at Pit In and you\'ll want to apex this late.  Your^Jtrackout point should be right next to the left wall just past the^Jwalkover bridge supports. Due to the walls from turn 16 to turn 1,^Jsometimes cars can park themselves in the wall and not be^Jvisible. Watch the flags and believe them.^J</p>^J<p>^JFly down the front straight, shift 3-4 and set your sights for the^Jturn-in point for #1.  Pick a point along the right line of cones^Jwhich separates the pit out area and the actual racing surface.  Brake^Jvery late and very hard and lightly trail brake the entry.  I stay in^J4th gear, stay on an ever increasing throttle thru the corner and apex^Jas close to the left wall as you dare.  Again, these corners are bumpy^Jand require fast reflexes to catch the occasional snap oversteer^Jcondition.  Enjoy!!!!  Fast lap times for a good national driver in a^Jwell set up T1 car, is in the low to mid 2:20s.^J</p>^J<h3>Club Course</h3>^J<p>^JFor the club course, (and using the same corner numbering system as^Jthe big course) we entered the track in between turns 10 and 12^J(Collier Curve) - which was kind of dangerous actually.  I\'ve seen^Jrace starts in several different places on the short course so there\'s^Jan argument where turn 1 is exactly.  To me, for the short course,^Jturn 1 should be the new Safety Pin.  But I have raced there where^Jthey waved the green near the "Fangio Chicane" which would make the^Jnext left kink turn 1 and "Cunningham Corner" turn 2.  These corner^Jnames are annotated on the map and may make it easier to understand^Jthan actual numbers.  You can also see on the map where the Pit In/Out^Jroad is marked.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe only change to driving it: After turn 12 (Tower Turn), instead of^Jmoving over to the right and shifting to 4th gear, stay left in 3d for^Ja very short straight and brake hard for the next 90-degree right.^J[You would not keep going into the "Bishop Bend" area which connects^Jto the long course area.]  You\'d go for another very short straight^Jand then hit the lazy bend right (turns 3-4 on the long course) and^Jthen the left sweeper where you trail brake the entry, turn in later^Jthan you think you should and then fly down the long right sweeper^Jheading toward the Safety Pin.^J</p>^J<p>^JI\'ve seen numbering systems range from 9 turns to 12 on this short one.  It^Jjust depends on your version of a turn or corner.  If you look at the big^Jmap and turn in right side up to where you can read the thing normally, the^Jshort course connection is in between the "Tower Turn" and "Bishop Bend"^Jand^Jis not filled in on the map.  But you can see a road connection there. You^Jwill also see "SCCA Paddock" on the map too, but I\'ve paddocked just about^Jeverywhere so be prepared for anything.  The course itself is obviously much^Jslower and much harder on brakes because there is just no time to let the^Jbrakes breathe.  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It is set on the airport just ^Jeast of Sebring, a small town in central Florida, south of ^JOrlando, on highway US 27.^J</p>^J<h3>From the North, Orlando, I4, and the rest of the world</h3>^J<p>^JYou pass the lake on US 27 and will find a ^JCheckers, McDonalds, and other fine eating establishments. ^JTurn left at the traffic light by Checkers and proceed toward ^Jthe center of town. At the second traffic light you will be ^Jby Winn Dixie, an old ice cream stand shaped like an ice cream ^Jcone, and the Kenilworth Hotel. Turn right and follow this ^Jroughly 5 miles until you come to the airport. It is quite ^Jobvious when you get there.^J</p>^J<h3>From the South (Miami)</h3>^J<p>^JTake US 27 until you reach Hwy. 98. Go right ^J(east) about 2 miles and watch for signs to the airport and ^Jthe race track. Turn left and follow it past the animal ^Jshelter to the airport. Again, it becomes obvious.^J</p>^J<h3>From the East (West Palm Beach)</h3>^J<p>^JTake Hwy. 98 through Spring Lake. Just past ^JSpring Lake, you will see the airport in the distance to your ^Jright. A sign to the race track is next and you turn right. ^JIt is still quite obvious.^J</p>^J', 'racersGuide', '^J<p>^J[Note: the following section is about 10 years old, and discusses^Jconstruction that was in process back then. Hopefully an update^Jwill be coming shortly, but since some of this may still be^Juseful, I\'m preserving it for the moment.]^J</p>^J<p>^JYou pass through the huge gate used as the ticket booths for ^Jthe 12 Hours of Sebring. On your right is a trailer set far ^Jback from the other buildings. This is race registration.^JGo there first on race days. If you do a test day, you\'ll need to^Jgo over to the Chateau Elan and register.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf you are running the 12 Hour course or the Old Club course, ^Jyou will veer to the right and drive over the bridge. The guard ^Jwill stop you first so have your credentials.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf you are running the New Club course, keep going straight ^Jtowards the blue hanger and make a left. You have to, the road ^Jturns. Angle back as you will drive either next to or over the ^Jdrive over bridge. The guard will stop you first so have your ^Jcredentials.^J</p>^J<h3>Impound</h3>^J<p>^JImpound for the New Club Course is located in the tech area ^Jwhere the scales are, right behind the pits. As you exit the ^Jpits into the paddock at the end of a race, you are directed ^Jinto impound.^J</p>^J<h3>Tech</h3>^J<p>^JTech for the New Club Course is located right behind the pits, ^Jeast of the stewards trailer.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the^JTech and Scales are located near the Pit In entrance. You will ^Jpass it coming in over the bridge.^J</p>^J<h3>False Grid</h3>^J<p>^JThe False Grid for the New Club Course is on the roadway leading ^Jto the pit entrance and Turns 1 and 2 just west of the stewards ^Jtrailer.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JFalse Grid is located in the East end of the Paddock near Pit Out. ^JOccasionally, it is near the Scales, so check your Supps.^J</p>^J<h3>Timing and Scoring</h3>^J<p>^JTiming and Scoring for the New Club Course is located in the ^Jtrailer right behind the start finish line between the Hairpin ^Jand turn 1.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JTiming and Scoring is located near the driveover bridge.<p>^J</p>^J<h3>Stewards\' Trailer</h3>^J<p>^JHopefully, you won\'t have to go here, but the Stewards\' Trailer ^Jfor the New Club Course is near the entrance to the pits, next ^Jto the false grid. The drivers meetings are held here.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JStewards are located in the tower in the center of the garages.^J</p>^J<h3>Sound Control</h3>^J<p>^JSound Control for the New Club Course takes its readings from the ^Jinside of the track just past the Timing and Scoring Trailer.^J</p>^J', 'hotLap', '^J<p>^JA hot lap of Sebring International Raceway (Long/12hr Course)^Jsubmitted by Chris W. Ingle, 2003 Southeast Division T1 National^JChampion (in conjunction with an existing outdated write-up).  You can^Jget great in-car video of Sebring at^J<a href="http://www.tracktapes.com/">http://www.tracktapes.com/</a>^Jincluding both rain and dry runs.^J</p>^J<h3>Long ("Grand Prix") Course</h3>^J<p>^JOverall: The Grand Prix course uses both the old club course and the^Jnew club course.  The track was formerly a World War II air base and^Jis virtually all concrete.  If you\'ve ever ridden down an old southern^Jconcrete freeway, you\'ll know how it\'s going to feel - bump, bump,^Jbump?  Most of the curbs are extremely high except for the ones noted^Jso only drive over them if you have a very compliant suspension.  Most^Jof the turns (especially 1, 17 and 18) are very bumpy so stay on the^Jthrottle thru them to settle the suspension and give the tires some^Jmore bite.  It\'s a horsepower and braking track!  The more you have of^Jboth, the higher you\'ll finish.  All shift points and speeds are^Japproximates from my fully T1 prepared 2001 Corvette Z06.^J</p>^J<p>^JLeaving the pits, stay to drivers\' right. Turn 1 is a fast, 4th gear^Jleft and the apex is much later than most imagine and spins normally^Joccur going backwards into the outer wall.  Turn 2 is a slight bend^Jback to the right, where you leave runway concrete and enter racetrack^Jpavement.  Get back to the right to set up for a hard braking zone and^Ja short, sharp left, turn 3.  Heel-toe 4-3 and trail brake the entry.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 3 is a standard 90 degree left, where you enter the area commonly^Jknown as the New Club Course.  After that, there is a lazy bend to the^Jright and starts what is a carousel-type turn. Get to the right before^Jentry.  Turn 4 is the flag station halfway through and at the^Jexit. This is a fast corner, around 60 to 75 mph. It is flat and^Jmarbles are everywhere but on the line. Typically, most drivers apex^Jturn 4 too early and run off the exit into the grass. Many will spin^Jdue to the speed trying to apex this late and trying to pull it back^Jin. Watch out as this is a favorite place for cars to be erratic and^Jcross the track several times attempting to regain control. More than^Jone innocent driver has T-boned or been T-boned at this corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf bunched up, stay drivers\' left in turn 4. You can hold the line^Jbetter and the outside car may run off the track. It also prevents^Jhaving the inside car hit you in the side. This also gives you a^Jchance to apex the right hand bend turn 5, the uprights of the drive^Jover bridge, and have lots of speed going into Big Bend, a very fast^Jright hand sweeper. This is a fast section of the course. You will be^Jflat out, easily 120+ mph if you can go that fast, and having a lot of^Jside loads due to the corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JDepending on your braking points, you will want to be drivers\' left^Junder the walkover bridge approaching the "Safety Pin." The old^JHairpin was replaced years ago and the track shortened to incorporate^Jthe new safer version.  You\'ll still be well over 100 mph here and you^Jwill drop to around 30 or less!  Be sure your brakes work and you have^Jlots of venting! The old Hairpin is now the escape road.  Heel-toe^Jdownshift 4-3.  You can try 2d if you get bogged down with traffic,^Jbut my experience does not show any gains when you\'re alone.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe Safety Pin bends back more than 120 degrees to the right so brake^Jas much as possible before turning. Some Formula cars almost come to a^Jstop on the left side before turning sharply while most Production^Jbased cars tend to trail brake some while turning less sharply at the^Jend. Be sure to keep an eye on your right side as more than one driver^Jattempts to pass inside and T-bones the others because his brakes^Jwon\'t hold.  You can\'t track out now because of the new layout which^Jleads you back onto the old track?and the gator curbing is rough.^JApex late and get on the power as soon as possible.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurns 7 and 8 form a right then left ess turn. Apex them normally.^JYou should be able to shift to 4th while the car is stable either^Jbefore or between the esses, and you should be able to take the slight^Jcurves flat out.  If you\'re chasing someone and get a good run out of^Jthe Safety Pin, you can use the exit of 8 to set up a pass into the^Jnext right hand turn 9.  A pass started in turn 7 may take until turn^J9 to complete.  Be careful though, turn 9 is sharp and the braking^Jzone takes longer than you think because the brakes are still very hot^Jfrom the last hard brake.  Heel-toe 4-3 and trail brake the entry into^J9, but try not to track out all the way to the left.  This will help^Jwith the next series of turns.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 10 is immediately after 9 and is an increasing apex left hander.^JIf your car is set up right, you should be able to plant your right^Jfoot on the exit of 9 and keep it planted to the entry of 12.  Once^Jyou turn thru 10, focus your eyes way up on the entry to 12 and^Jcontrol the oversteer thru 11.  I stay in 3d gear all the way up to^Jredline and DON\'T worry about getting back left, parallel to the^Jcurbing entering 12.  Just keep your foot planted and aim toward the^Jturn-in point.  Brake very hard in a straight line right to the turn^Jin and trail brake the right-hander.  12 is deceptive - it looks^Jtight, but there is a little camber gain at the apex and a lot of^Jspeed can be hand.  For your first few efforts, begin with a later^Japex and gradually turn in earlier until you have to put your tires^Jonto the outside curbing.  Plant your foot as soon as possible for the^Jfast run up to turn 15.^J</p>^J<p>^JAs you come out of 12, shift to 4th gear before the FIA curbing on the^Jright to get set for the two ultra-quick left kinks - 13 and 14.  I^Jtry to run my left tires over both of those curbs taking a late apex^Jat 14.  Carry lots of speed thru both these kinks and don\'t get too^Jconcerned with your exit position upon exiting 14.  If you do it right^Jyou should be near the left side to set up for 15, but don\'t lose any^Jsleep over it.  After 14, get the car straight and stable and nail^Jthose brakes.  Again, the zone is much longer than it looks due to the^Jhot brakes and slick surface.  Heel-toe 4 to 3.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 15, a slow, right bender with a barrier wall on the right and^Jopen runway on the left.  It\'s not necessarily a throw away, but don\'t^Jsacrifice speed thru 14 for better speed in 15.  It\'s a bit off camber^Jand slick and there\'s just so fast you can go thru it anyway.  Trail^Jbrake 14 to help the front tires bite and hit the apex at 15.^JSacrifice speed thru 15 for proper car attitude and position into 16.^J</p>^J<p>^JOnce thru 15, get the car to the left for a good angle on the^J90-degree right 16.  Don\'t try to go too wide on the entry set up^Jthough because you don\'t want the momentum of the car heading too far^Jleft.  This would make the turn in for 16 more difficult and spoil^Jyour speed down the long straight.^J</p>^J<p>^J16 is a tight corner with very severe curbing on the inside and out.^JUnless your car is very compliant, avoid all but the small area^Jclosest to the actual racing surface.  Only go way wide to save a bad^Jsituation.  Plant your foot as early as possible, shift 3-4 and fly^Jdown the straight.  Check your gauges and let the brakes breathe.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 180-degree right turn - 17 and 18 combination, there are as^Jmany different lines as there are drivers.  You\'ll have to experiment^Jwith different ones until you find the sweet spot.  The line I like is^Jto use 2 braking zones into 17.  I brake moderately hard while still^Jgoing straight, then turn in slightly and brake hard; heel toe shift^J4-3.  Stay much farther left approaching turn 17 and apex late and you^Jwill have a better time. What you want to be able to do is get on the^Jthrottle sooner than your competitor to have a faster exit speed at 18^Jand down the straight.  It\'s very bumpy thru this complex and it helps^Jto have very good shocks here.  I normally try to apex 18 right where^Jthe entry to the pit lane begins.  There\'s normally a cone there and a^Jgood apex reference point.^J</p>^J<p>^JWhen it rains hard, this area floods, especially under the^Jbridge. Also, since the straight is so long, more than one car has^Jovercooked brakes and crashed into the outside wall. It is more^Jtypical to hit the left wall under the bridge. Watch for those who^Jcome up the right side as they will no doubt visit the left wall. Turn^J18 is right at Pit In and you\'ll want to apex this late.  Your^Jtrackout point should be right next to the left wall just past the^Jwalkover bridge supports. Due to the walls from turn 16 to turn 1,^Jsometimes cars can park themselves in the wall and not be^Jvisible. Watch the flags and believe them.^J</p>^J<p>^JFly down the front straight, shift 3-4 and set your sights for the^Jturn-in point for #1.  Pick a point along the right line of cones^Jwhich separates the pit out area and the actual racing surface.  Brake^Jvery late and very hard and lightly trail brake the entry.  I stay in^J4th gear, stay on an ever increasing throttle thru the corner and apex^Jas close to the left wall as you dare.  Again, these corners are bumpy^Jand require fast reflexes to catch the occasional snap oversteer^Jcondition.  Enjoy!!!!  Fast lap times for a good national driver in a^Jwell set up T1 car, is in the low to mid 2:20s.^J</p>^J<h3>Club Course</h3>^J<p>^JFor the club course, (and using the same corner numbering system as^Jthe big course) we entered the track in between turns 10 and 12^J(Collier Curve) - which was kind of dangerous actually.  I\'ve seen^Jrace starts in several different places on the short course so there\'s^Jan argument where turn 1 is exactly.  To me, for the short course,^Jturn 1 should be the new Safety Pin.  But I have raced there where^Jthey waved the green near the "Fangio Chicane" which would make the^Jnext left kink turn 1 and "Cunningham Corner" turn 2.  These corner^Jnames are annotated on the map and may make it easier to understand^Jthan actual numbers.  You can also see on the map where the Pit In/Out^Jroad is marked.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe only change to driving it: After turn 12 (Tower Turn), instead of^Jmoving over to the right and shifting to 4th gear, stay left in 3d for^Ja very short straight and brake hard for the next 90-degree right.^J[You would not keep going into the "Bishop Bend" area which connects^Jto the long course area.]  You\'d go for another very short straight^Jand then hit the lazy bend right (turns 3-4 on the long course) and^Jthen the left sweeper where you trail brake the entry, turn in later^Jthan you think you should and then fly down the long right sweeper^Jheading toward the Safety Pin.^J</p>^J<p>^JI\'ve seen numbering systems range from 9 turns to 12 on this short one.  It^Jjust depends on your version of a turn or corner.  If you look at the big^Jmap and turn in right side up to where you can read the thing normally, the^Jshort course connection is in between the "Tower Turn" and "Bishop Bend"^Jand^Jis not filled in on the map.  But you can see a road connection there. You^Jwill also see "SCCA Paddock" on the map too, but I\'ve paddocked just about^Jeverywhere so be prepared for anything.  The course itself is obviously much^Jslower and much harder on brakes because there is just no time to let the^Jbrakes breathe.  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Many famed ^Jdrivers have driven here; some gaining their fame here, some ^Jlending their fame to this circuit in its early years. While the ^J12 Hours of Sebring is the most famous, this track is also the ^Jsite of the very first Trans Am race, held as a support race ^Jbefore the 12 Hours on March 25th, 1966. This ^Jtrack originally had a length of 5.2 miles ^Jthat incorporated many airport runways, which created many ^Jhumorous stories of cars chasing airplanes and such at night.^JThis circuit was used from March 15th, 1952 through 1986.^JOn December 12th, 1959 the first US GP was held on the 5.2 mile^Jcourse, with a Formula Junior support race on a 2.2 mile course the^Jsame day.^JA 1.4 mile paved road course was introduced in the 70s which is still^Joccasionally used.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe long course was shortened to about 4.86 miles in 1984 and ^Jshortened again in 1986 to about 4.11 miles.^JThe current suite of courses (beginning 1991) are^J3.7, 2.0, 1.6 and 1.4 miles in length.^JThe course changes  since 1986^Jhave generally been to increase safety by putting distance between active ^Jrunways and the cars and to permit access ^Jto some warehouses so the track could operate throughout ^Jthe year without having to close warehouse access.^J</p>^J<p>^JA 1/4 mile dragstrip operated in 1956 under the name^JSebring International Dragway.^JA 1/8 mile dragstrip operated here from June 17th, 1992 through^JOctober 1999.^J</p>^J', 'reference1', 'AmericasSpeedways', 'reference1pages', '11,19,208', 'weatherID', '', 'weatherZIP', '', 'officialWebSite', 'http://www.sebringraceway.com/', 'schedulePage', '', 'resultsPage', '', 'ticketsPage', '', 'gettingThere', '^J<p>^JSebring is an easy track to find, with an airport beacon ^Jthere to help you find it. It is set on the airport just ^Jeast of Sebring, a small town in central Florida, south of ^JOrlando, on highway US 27.^J</p>^J<h3>From the North, Orlando, I4, and the rest of the world</h3>^J<p>^JYou pass the lake on US 27 and will find a ^JCheckers, McDonalds, and other fine eating establishments. ^JTurn left at the traffic light by Checkers and proceed toward ^Jthe center of town. At the second traffic light you will be ^Jby Winn Dixie, an old ice cream stand shaped like an ice cream ^Jcone, and the Kenilworth Hotel. Turn right and follow this ^Jroughly 5 miles until you come to the airport. It is quite ^Jobvious when you get there.^J</p>^J<h3>From the South (Miami)</h3>^J<p>^JTake US 27 until you reach Hwy. 98. Go right ^J(east) about 2 miles and watch for signs to the airport and ^Jthe race track. Turn left and follow it past the animal ^Jshelter to the airport. Again, it becomes obvious.^J</p>^J<h3>From the East (West Palm Beach)</h3>^J<p>^JTake Hwy. 98 through Spring Lake. Just past ^JSpring Lake, you will see the airport in the distance to your ^Jright. A sign to the race track is next and you turn right. ^JIt is still quite obvious.^J</p>^J', 'racersGuide', '^J<p>^J[Note: the following section is about 10 years old, and discusses^Jconstruction that was in process back then. Hopefully an update^Jwill be coming shortly, but since some of this may still be^Juseful, I\'m preserving it for the moment.]^J</p>^J<p>^JYou pass through the huge gate used as the ticket booths for ^Jthe 12 Hours of Sebring. On your right is a trailer set far ^Jback from the other buildings. This is race registration.^JGo there first on race days. If you do a test day, you\'ll need to^Jgo over to the Chateau Elan and register.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf you are running the 12 Hour course or the Old Club course, ^Jyou will veer to the right and drive over the bridge. The guard ^Jwill stop you first so have your credentials.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf you are running the New Club course, keep going straight ^Jtowards the blue hanger and make a left. You have to, the road ^Jturns. Angle back as you will drive either next to or over the ^Jdrive over bridge. The guard will stop you first so have your ^Jcredentials.^J</p>^J<h3>Impound</h3>^J<p>^JImpound for the New Club Course is located in the tech area ^Jwhere the scales are, right behind the pits. As you exit the ^Jpits into the paddock at the end of a race, you are directed ^Jinto impound.^J</p>^J<h3>Tech</h3>^J<p>^JTech for the New Club Course is located right behind the pits, ^Jeast of the stewards trailer.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the^JTech and Scales are located near the Pit In entrance. You will ^Jpass it coming in over the bridge.^J</p>^J<h3>False Grid</h3>^J<p>^JThe False Grid for the New Club Course is on the roadway leading ^Jto the pit entrance and Turns 1 and 2 just west of the stewards ^Jtrailer.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JFalse Grid is located in the East end of the Paddock near Pit Out. ^JOccasionally, it is near the Scales, so check your Supps.^J</p>^J<h3>Timing and Scoring</h3>^J<p>^JTiming and Scoring for the New Club Course is located in the ^Jtrailer right behind the start finish line between the Hairpin ^Jand turn 1.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JTiming and Scoring is located near the driveover bridge.<p>^J</p>^J<h3>Stewards\' Trailer</h3>^J<p>^JHopefully, you won\'t have to go here, but the Stewards\' Trailer ^Jfor the New Club Course is near the entrance to the pits, next ^Jto the false grid. The drivers meetings are held here.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 12 Hour Grand Prix Course and the Old Club Course, the ^JStewards are located in the tower in the center of the garages.^J</p>^J<h3>Sound Control</h3>^J<p>^JSound Control for the New Club Course takes its readings from the ^Jinside of the track just past the Timing and Scoring Trailer.^J</p>^J', 'hotLap', '^J<p>^JA hot lap of Sebring International Raceway (Long/12hr Course)^Jsubmitted by Chris W. Ingle, 2003 Southeast Division T1 National^JChampion (in conjunction with an existing outdated write-up).  You can^Jget great in-car video of Sebring at^J<a href="http://www.tracktapes.com/">http://www.tracktapes.com/</a>^Jincluding both rain and dry runs.^J</p>^J<h3>Long ("Grand Prix") Course</h3>^J<p>^JOverall: The Grand Prix course uses both the old club course and the^Jnew club course.  The track was formerly a World War II air base and^Jis virtually all concrete.  If you\'ve ever ridden down an old southern^Jconcrete freeway, you\'ll know how it\'s going to feel - bump, bump,^Jbump?  Most of the curbs are extremely high except for the ones noted^Jso only drive over them if you have a very compliant suspension.  Most^Jof the turns (especially 1, 17 and 18) are very bumpy so stay on the^Jthrottle thru them to settle the suspension and give the tires some^Jmore bite.  It\'s a horsepower and braking track!  The more you have of^Jboth, the higher you\'ll finish.  All shift points and speeds are^Japproximates from my fully T1 prepared 2001 Corvette Z06.^J</p>^J<p>^JLeaving the pits, stay to drivers\' right. Turn 1 is a fast, 4th gear^Jleft and the apex is much later than most imagine and spins normally^Joccur going backwards into the outer wall.  Turn 2 is a slight bend^Jback to the right, where you leave runway concrete and enter racetrack^Jpavement.  Get back to the right to set up for a hard braking zone and^Ja short, sharp left, turn 3.  Heel-toe 4-3 and trail brake the entry.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 3 is a standard 90 degree left, where you enter the area commonly^Jknown as the New Club Course.  After that, there is a lazy bend to the^Jright and starts what is a carousel-type turn. Get to the right before^Jentry.  Turn 4 is the flag station halfway through and at the^Jexit. This is a fast corner, around 60 to 75 mph. It is flat and^Jmarbles are everywhere but on the line. Typically, most drivers apex^Jturn 4 too early and run off the exit into the grass. Many will spin^Jdue to the speed trying to apex this late and trying to pull it back^Jin. Watch out as this is a favorite place for cars to be erratic and^Jcross the track several times attempting to regain control. More than^Jone innocent driver has T-boned or been T-boned at this corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JIf bunched up, stay drivers\' left in turn 4. You can hold the line^Jbetter and the outside car may run off the track. It also prevents^Jhaving the inside car hit you in the side. This also gives you a^Jchance to apex the right hand bend turn 5, the uprights of the drive^Jover bridge, and have lots of speed going into Big Bend, a very fast^Jright hand sweeper. This is a fast section of the course. You will be^Jflat out, easily 120+ mph if you can go that fast, and having a lot of^Jside loads due to the corner.^J</p>^J<p>^JDepending on your braking points, you will want to be drivers\' left^Junder the walkover bridge approaching the "Safety Pin." The old^JHairpin was replaced years ago and the track shortened to incorporate^Jthe new safer version.  You\'ll still be well over 100 mph here and you^Jwill drop to around 30 or less!  Be sure your brakes work and you have^Jlots of venting! The old Hairpin is now the escape road.  Heel-toe^Jdownshift 4-3.  You can try 2d if you get bogged down with traffic,^Jbut my experience does not show any gains when you\'re alone.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe Safety Pin bends back more than 120 degrees to the right so brake^Jas much as possible before turning. Some Formula cars almost come to a^Jstop on the left side before turning sharply while most Production^Jbased cars tend to trail brake some while turning less sharply at the^Jend. Be sure to keep an eye on your right side as more than one driver^Jattempts to pass inside and T-bones the others because his brakes^Jwon\'t hold.  You can\'t track out now because of the new layout which^Jleads you back onto the old track?and the gator curbing is rough.^JApex late and get on the power as soon as possible.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurns 7 and 8 form a right then left ess turn. Apex them normally.^JYou should be able to shift to 4th while the car is stable either^Jbefore or between the esses, and you should be able to take the slight^Jcurves flat out.  If you\'re chasing someone and get a good run out of^Jthe Safety Pin, you can use the exit of 8 to set up a pass into the^Jnext right hand turn 9.  A pass started in turn 7 may take until turn^J9 to complete.  Be careful though, turn 9 is sharp and the braking^Jzone takes longer than you think because the brakes are still very hot^Jfrom the last hard brake.  Heel-toe 4-3 and trail brake the entry into^J9, but try not to track out all the way to the left.  This will help^Jwith the next series of turns.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 10 is immediately after 9 and is an increasing apex left hander.^JIf your car is set up right, you should be able to plant your right^Jfoot on the exit of 9 and keep it planted to the entry of 12.  Once^Jyou turn thru 10, focus your eyes way up on the entry to 12 and^Jcontrol the oversteer thru 11.  I stay in 3d gear all the way up to^Jredline and DON\'T worry about getting back left, parallel to the^Jcurbing entering 12.  Just keep your foot planted and aim toward the^Jturn-in point.  Brake very hard in a straight line right to the turn^Jin and trail brake the right-hander.  12 is deceptive - it looks^Jtight, but there is a little camber gain at the apex and a lot of^Jspeed can be hand.  For your first few efforts, begin with a later^Japex and gradually turn in earlier until you have to put your tires^Jonto the outside curbing.  Plant your foot as soon as possible for the^Jfast run up to turn 15.^J</p>^J<p>^JAs you come out of 12, shift to 4th gear before the FIA curbing on the^Jright to get set for the two ultra-quick left kinks - 13 and 14.  I^Jtry to run my left tires over both of those curbs taking a late apex^Jat 14.  Carry lots of speed thru both these kinks and don\'t get too^Jconcerned with your exit position upon exiting 14.  If you do it right^Jyou should be near the left side to set up for 15, but don\'t lose any^Jsleep over it.  After 14, get the car straight and stable and nail^Jthose brakes.  Again, the zone is much longer than it looks due to the^Jhot brakes and slick surface.  Heel-toe 4 to 3.^J</p>^J<p>^JTurn 15, a slow, right bender with a barrier wall on the right and^Jopen runway on the left.  It\'s not necessarily a throw away, but don\'t^Jsacrifice speed thru 14 for better speed in 15.  It\'s a bit off camber^Jand slick and there\'s just so fast you can go thru it anyway.  Trail^Jbrake 14 to help the front tires bite and hit the apex at 15.^JSacrifice speed thru 15 for proper car attitude and position into 16.^J</p>^J<p>^JOnce thru 15, get the car to the left for a good angle on the^J90-degree right 16.  Don\'t try to go too wide on the entry set up^Jthough because you don\'t want the momentum of the car heading too far^Jleft.  This would make the turn in for 16 more difficult and spoil^Jyour speed down the long straight.^J</p>^J<p>^J16 is a tight corner with very severe curbing on the inside and out.^JUnless your car is very compliant, avoid all but the small area^Jclosest to the actual racing surface.  Only go way wide to save a bad^Jsituation.  Plant your foot as early as possible, shift 3-4 and fly^Jdown the straight.  Check your gauges and let the brakes breathe.^J</p>^J<p>^JFor the 180-degree right turn - 17 and 18 combination, there are as^Jmany different lines as there are drivers.  You\'ll have to experiment^Jwith different ones until you find the sweet spot.  The line I like is^Jto use 2 braking zones into 17.  I brake moderately hard while still^Jgoing straight, then turn in slightly and brake hard; heel toe shift^J4-3.  Stay much farther left approaching turn 17 and apex late and you^Jwill have a better time. What you want to be able to do is get on the^Jthrottle sooner than your competitor to have a faster exit speed at 18^Jand down the straight.  It\'s very bumpy thru this complex and it helps^Jto have very good shocks here.  I normally try to apex 18 right where^Jthe entry to the pit lane begins.  There\'s normally a cone there and a^Jgood apex reference point.^J</p>^J<p>^JWhen it rains hard, this area floods, especially under the^Jbridge. Also, since the straight is so long, more than one car has^Jovercooked brakes and crashed into the outside wall. It is more^Jtypical to hit the left wall under the bridge. Watch for those who^Jcome up the right side as they will no doubt visit the left wall. Turn^J18 is right at Pit In and you\'ll want to apex this late.  Your^Jtrackout point should be right next to the left wall just past the^Jwalkover bridge supports. Due to the walls from turn 16 to turn 1,^Jsometimes cars can park themselves in the wall and not be^Jvisible. Watch the flags and believe them.^J</p>^J<p>^JFly down the front straight, shift 3-4 and set your sights for the^Jturn-in point for #1.  Pick a point along the right line of cones^Jwhich separates the pit out area and the actual racing surface.  Brake^Jvery late and very hard and lightly trail brake the entry.  I stay in^J4th gear, stay on an ever increasing throttle thru the corner and apex^Jas close to the left wall as you dare.  Again, these corners are bumpy^Jand require fast reflexes to catch the occasional snap oversteer^Jcondition.  Enjoy!!!!  Fast lap times for a good national driver in a^Jwell set up T1 car, is in the low to mid 2:20s.^J</p>^J<h3>Club Course</h3>^J<p>^JFor the club course, (and using the same corner numbering system as^Jthe big course) we entered the track in between turns 10 and 12^J(Collier Curve) - which was kind of dangerous actually.  I\'ve seen^Jrace starts in several different places on the short course so there\'s^Jan argument where turn 1 is exactly.  To me, for the short course,^Jturn 1 should be the new Safety Pin.  But I have raced there where^Jthey waved the green near the "Fangio Chicane" which would make the^Jnext left kink turn 1 and "Cunningham Corner" turn 2.  These corner^Jnames are annotated on the map and may make it easier to understand^Jthan actual numbers.  You can also see on the map where the Pit In/Out^Jroad is marked.^J</p>^J<p>^JThe only change to driving it: After turn 12 (Tower Turn), instead of^Jmoving over to the right and shifting to 4th gear, stay left in 3d for^Ja very short straight and brake hard for the next 90-degree right.^J[You would not keep going into the "Bishop Bend" area which connects^Jto the long course area.]  You\'d go for another very short straight^Jand then hit the lazy bend right (turns 3-4 on the long course) and^Jthen the left sweeper where you trail brake the entry, turn in later^Jthan you think you should and then fly down the long right sweeper^Jheading toward the Safety Pin.^J</p>^J<p>^JI\'ve seen numbering systems range from 9 turns to 12 on this short one.  It^Jjust depends on your version of a turn or corner.  If you look at the big^Jmap and turn in right side up to where you can read the thing normally, the^Jshort course connection is in between the "Tower Turn" and "Bishop Bend"^Jand^Jis not filled in on the map.  But you can see a road connection there. You^Jwill also see "SCCA Paddock" on the map too, but I\'ve paddocked just about^Jeverywhere so be prepared for anything.  The course itself is obviously much^Jslower and much harder on brakes because there is just no time to let the^Jbrakes breathe.  If you\'ve done the long course, figured it out and were^Jfast, you\'ll also be fast on the short course!^J</p>^J', 'workersGuide', '', 'foodInsert', '', 'hotelInsert', '', 'TOCInsertLink1', '', 'TOCInsertText1', '', 'TOCInsertLink2', '', 'TOCInsertText2', '', 'TOCInsertLink3', '', 'TOCInsertText3', '', 'TOCInsertLink4', '', 'TOCInsertText4', '', 'TOCInsertLink5', '', 'TOCInsertText5', '', 'TOCInsertLink6', '', 'TOCInsertText6', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertLink1', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertText1', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertLink2', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertText2', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertLink3', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertText3', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertLink4', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertText4', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertLink5', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertText5', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertLink6', '', 'offsiteTOCInsertText6', '') called at /web/na-motor/Tracks/FL/Sebring.html line 1
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