The 12 Hours of Sebring has been voted the best motorsport event in North America following an online poll conducted by news outlet USA Today.
The Sebring event was one of 20 races in North America to be selected by a panel of experts. The final winner was then decided upon by a public vote.
“The incredible passion that Sebring fans continually display for this nation’s most historic sports car race both inspires and overwhelms us in great and myriad ways,’ Sebring President & General Manager Wayne Estes said.
“Sebring’s faithful were on a mission this year to ensure that the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring topped the USA Today poll. Everyone associated with Sebring – our full-time and event staff, our volunteers, our corporate and community partners – all of us are so grateful for the tremendous support of Sebring lovers the world over,” Estes added.
The Sebring 12 Hours, previously finished sixth in 2015 and fourth in 2017. This year, however, it beat out events such as the Rolex 24 at Daytona, NASCAR’s race at Darlington, and the Indy 500.
The poll was run as part of USA Today’s 10Best, a travel and tourism-centred website that runs other polls such as best waterfront hotel and best wine region.