1999 12 Hours of Sebring

The 1999 Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring was the 47th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring. It also served as the first event in the new American Le Mans Series, which had replaced the IMSA GT Championship as the International Motor Sports Association's premiere series. It took place at Sebring International Raceway, Florida, on March 20, 1999.

BMW V12 LMR

Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP 42   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Jörg Müller
  JJ Lehto
  Tom Kristensen
BMW V12 LMR M 313
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
2 LMP 20   Dyson Racing   Butch Leitzinger
  Elliott Forbes-Robinson
  James Weaver
Riley & Scott Mk III G 313
Ford 5.0 L V8
3 LMP 77   Audi Sport Team Joest   Michele Alboreto
  Rinaldo Capello
  Stefan Johansson
Audi R8R M 310
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
4 LMP 38   Champion Racing   Dirk Müller
  Thierry Boutsen
  Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 308
Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
5 LMP 78   Audi Sport Team Joest   Perry McCarthy
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8R M 304
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
6 LMP 12   Doyle-Risi Racing   Alex Caffi
  Max Angelelli
  Wayne Taylor
  Juan Manuel Fangio II
Ferrari 333 SP P 294
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
7 LMP 15   Hybrid R&D   Chris Bingham
  Ross Bentley
  Marc Duez
Riley & Scott Mk III Y 292
Ford 5.0 L V8
8 LMP 62   Downing Atlanta   Dennis Spencer
  A.J. Smith
  Rich Grupp
Kudzu DLM G 290
Mazda 2.0 L 3-Rotor
9 GTS 56   Martin Snow Racing   Martin Snow
  Melanie Snow
  Patrick Huisman
Porsche 911 GT2 M 287
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
10 GTS 48   Freisinger Motorsport   Wolfgang Kaufmann
  Michel Ligonnet
  Lance Stewart
Porsche 911 GT2 D 285
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT 23   Alex Job Racing   Kelly Collins
  Cort Wagner
  Darrly Havens
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 284
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
12 LMP 63   Downing Atlanta   Jim Downing
  Chris Ronson
  Steve Pelke
Kudzu DLY G 281
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor
13 GT 22   Alex Job Racing   Randy Pobst
  Mike Fitzgerald
  David MacNeil
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 281
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
14 GT 17   Aasco Performance
  Contemporary Motorsports
  Mike Conte
  Bruno Lambert
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 275
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
15 GT 33   Gallade   Ulrich Gallade
  Ulli Richter
  Karl-Heinz Wlazik
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR ? 274
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
16 GTS 61   Konrad Motorsport   Charles Slater
  Peter Kitchak
  Mike Hezemans
Porsche 911 GT2 D 273
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
17
DNF
LMP 8   Transatlantic Racing   Duncan Dayton
  Scott Schubot
  Henry Camferdam
Riley & Scott Mk III G 268
Ford 5.0 L V8
18 GT 07   G & W Motorsports   Steve Marshall
  Danny Marshall
  Darren Law
  Sylvain Tremblay
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo P 268
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
19 LMP 28   Intersport Racing   Jon Field
  Ryan Jones
  Chris Goodwin
Lola B98/10 G 268
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
20 GT 54   Bell Motorsports   Stu Hayner
  Tony Kester
  Scott Neuman
  Matt Drendel
BMW M3 ? 268
BMW 3.2 L I6
21 LMP 31   Genesis Racing   Rick Fairbanks
  Dave Dullum
  Kurt Baumann
Riley & Scott Mk III ? 267
Ford 5.0 L V8
22 GT 03   Reiser Callas Rennsport   Grady Willingham
  Craig Stanton
  Joel Reiser
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 262
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
23 GTS 3   Corvette Racing   Chris Kneifel
  John Paul, Jr.
  Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 262
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
24
DNF
GT 70   Alegra Motorsports   Scooter Gabel
  Carlos DeQuesada
  Ugo Colombo
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR ? 258
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
25
DNF
LMP 74   Robinson Racing   George Robinson
  Irv Hoerr
  Jack Baldwin
Riley & Scott Mk III ? 243
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
26
DNF
GT 7   Prototype Technology Group   Mark Simo
  Brian Cunningham
  Johannes van Overbeek
BMW M3 Y 238
BMW 3.2 L I6
27 GTS 49   Freisinger Motorsport   Brad Creger
  Mandfred Jurasz
  Michael Irmgratz
Porsche 911 GT2 D 237
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
28 GTS 04   CJ Motorsport   John Graham
  Davy Jones
  John Morton
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 219
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
29
DNF
LMP 16   Dyson Racing   Dorsey Schroeder
  Andy Wallace
  James Weaver
Riley & Scott Mk III G 218
Ford 5.0 L V8
30
DNF
GT 46   Team Transenergy   Sam Shalala
  Shareef Malnik
  Andre Toennis
  Bill Rollwitz
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR ? 206
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
31
DNF
GT 10   Prototype Technology Group   Boris Said
  Peter Cunningham
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW M3 Y 200
BMW 3.2 L I6
32 LMP 29   Intersport Racing   John Mirro
  Sam Brown
  Butch Brickell
  Andy Petery
Riley & Scott Mk III G 199
Ford 5.0 L V8
33
DNF
LMP 2   Panoz Motor Sports   Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  John Nielsen
Panoz GTR-1 M 198
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
34
DNF
GT 02   Reiser Callas Rennsport   David Murry
  Johnny Mowlem
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 197
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
35 LMP 44   Autoexe Motorsports   Yojiro Terada
  Franck Fréon
Autoexe LMP99 Y 195
Ford 6.0 L V8
36 GT 72   Bell Motorsports   Leo Hindery
  Peter Baron
  James McCormick
  Gian Luigi Buitoni
BMW M3 Y 190
BMW 3.2 L I6
37
DNF
LMP 0   Team Rafanelli SRL   Eric van de Poele
  David Saelens
  Tomáš Enge
Riley & Scott Mk III]] Y 185
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
38
DNF
GTS 4   Riley & Scott Inc.   Scott Sharp
  Andy Pilgrim
  John Heinricy
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 157
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
39
DNF
GTS 83   ARBJH Development
  Chiefie Motorsports
  Claudia Hürtgen
  Hubert Haupt
  Zak Brown
Porsche 911 GT2 ? 149
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
40
DNF
LMP 43   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Joachim Winkelhock
  Pierluigi Martini
  Yannick Dalmas
BMW V12 LMR M 135
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
41
DNF
LMP 26   Price & Bscher   Thomas Bscher
  Steve Soper
  Bill Auberlen
BMW V12 LM G 127
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
42
DNF
LMP 5   Whittington Bros.   Don Whittington
  Dale Whittington
  Hurley Haywood
Riley & Scott Mk III G 125
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
43
DNF
LMP 60   Kopf Precision   Kris Wilson
  Tim Moser
Keiler KII G 122
Ford 5.0L V8
44
DNF
LMP 36   Doran Enterprises
  Jim Matthews Racing
  Tommy Kendall
  Jim Matthews
  Mark Dismore
Ferrari 333 SP M 118
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
45
DNF
LMP 27   Doran Enterprises   Didier Theys
  Mauro Baldi
  Fredy Lienhard
Ferrari 333 SP M 107
Ferrari F310E 4.0L V12
46
DNF
LMP 1   Panoz Motor Sports   David Brabham
  Éric Bernard
Panoz GTR-1 M 103
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
47
DNF
GT 39   Broadfoot Racing   Stephen Earle
  Todd Snyder
  Allan Ziegelman
  Chris Mitchum
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR ? 100
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
48
DNF
LMP 95   TRV Motorsport   Jeret Schroeder
  Pete Halsmer
  Tom Volk
  Barry Waddell
Riley & Scott Mk III Y 87
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
49
DNF
LMP 18   Dollahite Racing   Bill Dollahite
  Doc Bundy
  Mike Davies
Ferrari 333 SP P 84
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
50
DNF
GT 73   Auto Sport South   Kevin Wheeler
  Jack Refenning
  Brady Refenning
  Jake Vargo
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR ? 73
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
51
DNF
GT 88   Vanderhoof Racing   Joe Varde
  Tim Ralston
  Blaise Alexander
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR ? 71
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
52
DNF
GTS 50   Johnson Autosport   Robert Johnson
  Mike Hoke
  Tim McGlynn
Porsche 911 Turbo ? 70
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
53
DNF
GTS 99   Schumacher Racing   Larry Schumacher
  Robert Nearn
  John O'Steen
Porsche 911 GT2 M 65
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
54
DNF
GTS 55   Saleen/Allen Speedlab   Steve Saleen
  Terry Borcheller
  Ron Johnson
  Darren Law
Saleen Mustang SR P 56
Ford 8.0 L V8
55
DNF
LMP 66   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Jan Lammers
  Tim Hubman
Lola B98/10 D 48
Lotus 3.5 L Turbo V8
56
DNF
GT 76   Team ARE   Peter Argetsinger
  Richard Polidori
  John McCaig
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 36
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
57
DNF
GTS 71   DM Motorsports   Arthur Pilla
  Bob Mazzuoccola
  David Kicak
  Mark Montgomery
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo ? 32
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
58
DNF
LMP 11   Doyle-Risi Racing   Anthony Lazzaro
  Max Angelelli
  Didier de Radiguès
Ferrari 333 SP P 28
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
DNS GT 25   RWS Motorsport   Kirsten Jodexnis
  Günther Blieninger
  Hans-Jörg Hofer
  Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR M -
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
DNS LMP 97   Team Cascadia   Shane Lewis
  Vic Rice
  Ed Zabinski
Lola B98/12 P -
BMW 4.0 L V8

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #42 BMW Motorsport - 1:49.850
  • Fastest Lap - #0 Team Rafanelli - 1:51.608
  • Distance - 1,863.781 km (1,158.100 mi)
  • Average Speed - 155.103 km/h (96.377 mph)

ReferencesEdit

  • "Official Results" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
  • "American Le Mans Series 1999". World Sports Racing Prototypes. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19.


American Le Mans Series
Previous race:
None
1999 season Next race:
1999 Grand Prix of Atlanta