By   March 19, 2015

Porsche 911 RSR at Sebring

Porsche 911 RSR at Sebring

This coming weekend is the 12 Hours of Sebring. For Porsche facing fans there will be plenty going on both during and before the event.

Events include the 4th annual running of Patrick Long’s Pro-Am Kart Race at Andersen Racepark in Palmetto, Florida. The race is always fun to watch and beyond this there will be an air-cooled Porsche car show and a silent auction.

Hit the jump to read more about the happenings for racing fans at Sebring.

As the only Porsche factory driver from the United States, Patrick Long (Manhattan Beach, California) has had a significant impact on the German brand’s success on the track since 2004. For the last four years, the driver, who will share the No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR with Wolf Henzler (Germany) and Bryan Sellers (Braselton, Georgia) in this weekend’s 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, has also made a significant impact on children’s lives here in Florida. On Sunday, March 22, Long will host the Patrick Long Pro-Am Kart Race at Andersen Racepark in Palmetto, Florida with proceeds going to All Children’s Hospital. Following the traditional “pro-am” format, the race pairs a professional driver – over a dozen are expected to participate – with four amateur racers per karting team. Many of the professionals will have just completed 12 hours of racing at Sebring the day before. The race is a modified enduro of approximately 75 laps. Gates open to the public at 9:00 a.m. ET with racing beginning at Noon. A silent auction as well as a Porsche “air cooled” show will also add to the festivities. In 2014, the event raised $50,000 for All Children’s Hospital – the largest third party fund-raiser for All Children’s. Learn more at www.Kart4Kids.com.

Beyond this fun racing for a good cause the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge will run during the weekend as a supporting race to the main United Sportscar Racing event. The one make series is entering its 11th seasons and it often showcases future successful drivers.

Porsche has a long history of winning at Sebring and they are hoping to repeat their victory of last year. If they do it will be the marquees 19th overall win.