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Old 26 Feb 2019, 21:00 (Ref:3886904)   #31
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This will be my first trip to Sebring. Arriving Thu evening, Iíll be sleeping in my hired SUV in north paddock.

Iím living the motorsport spectating dream at the moment - Sebring, NŁrburgring, Laguna Seca, Goodwood and Monza on consecutive weekends!
Is that Laguna for IGTC at the end of March? I'm thinking of doing that one since I'll still be in the US then. Eagerly awaiting an entry list.
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Old 27 Feb 2019, 13:50 (Ref:3887081)   #32
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One frustration I've always had with the Sebring website is the inability to create an account without a US address or cell number. I've bought tickets at the gate on Wednesday on my previous two trips, but I'd ideally like to book in advance for this one. It's easy enough with Daytona so not sure why Sebring make it so difficult.
Yes that is a little backward. It is no longer the 1990s. When the race is 99.99% US fans it might be not worth their effort to cater to overseas purchasers, but when the WEC was attached to the meeting that dynamic changed.

FWIW I phoned the ticket office and had no problem booking with a UK credit card and address. They won't ship overseas though (another eyeroll) but at least the Will Call office is open 24-hours.

As an aside, Daytona's website doesn't offer overseas purchasers the option to have tickets posted, but for each if my trips to the 24 I have emailed them asking for my tickets to be posted to the UK and they have done so with no problem. On the other hand, their Will Call office closes at 7pm.
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Old 27 Feb 2019, 13:53 (Ref:3887082)   #33
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Is that Laguna for IGTC at the end of March? I'm thinking of doing that one since I'll still be in the US then. Eagerly awaiting an entry list.
Yes it is. Got a return flight from Heathrow to San Jose on BA for a fairly startling £280. Decided it was too good a chance to turn down.
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Old 27 Feb 2019, 16:10 (Ref:3887098)   #34
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Years ago I bought terrace tickets. Not worth it IMHO. The shade is nice, but the view gets a little dull.
Agreed about the view (the often needed shade, too) but also good insurance against rain as I rather still watch the cars go by than not whilst retreating to a dry place (car fer instance) with no view.... We do a bunch of walking when at Sebring and don't prefer to caryy stuff (beer cooler excepted...) so it's also a good spot to just take a breather ('do "picnic" meals up there too), catch some pitstops, and educate many newbies that seem to gravitate to the pit boxes (Gurney and Fangio as they were called in days of yore).
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Old 27 Feb 2019, 18:30 (Ref:3887113)   #35
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Will be doing will call for tickets as usual - has always worked well at Daytona and Sebring.
We have a couple of Gurney Terrace passes booked for our party of four - allows us to grab some shade, seating from time to time, etc.
Not long now !

Any ten tenthers got an RV by the fence in a good spot that I could take photos from the roof please - for a different angle ?

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Old 27 Feb 2019, 22:05 (Ref:3887163)   #36
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Any ten tenthers got an RV by the fence in a good spot that I could take photos from the roof please - for a different angle ?

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Me too please!

That said, at Daytona my polite requests to climb atop an RV for photos have invariably been met with a friendly response. I am sure it will be the same at Sebring.
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Old 2 Mar 2019, 23:13 (Ref:3887882)   #37
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Yes that is a little backward. It is no longer the 1990s. When the race is 99.99% US fans it might be not worth their effort to cater to overseas purchasers, but when the WEC was attached to the meeting that dynamic changed.

FWIW I phoned the ticket office and had no problem booking with a UK credit card and address. They won't ship overseas though (another eyeroll) but at least the Will Call office is open 24-hours.

As an aside, Daytona's website doesn't offer overseas purchasers the option to have tickets posted, but for each if my trips to the 24 I have emailed them asking for my tickets to be posted to the UK and they have done so with no problem. On the other hand, their Will Call office closes at 7pm.
Well I phoned Sebring yesterday and was advised not to book in advance to avoid the Will Call queue- and was told strictly that they will not sell out. So that's sorted that.

I've always done Will Call for Daytona- very straightforward (and easy to find).
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Old 2 Mar 2019, 23:14 (Ref:3887883)   #38
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Yes it is. Got a return flight from Heathrow to San Jose on BA for a fairly startling £280. Decided it was too good a chance to turn down.
That's excellent. I'm now booked up for Laguna too, coming from Orlando.
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Old 4 Mar 2019, 16:49 (Ref:3888237)   #39
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8 days until departure for Sebring.
I've got the "itis" really bad!
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Flying out this next Saturday. We were lucky enough to snag a house in Sebring, about 10 mins. from the track. Both sons and families coming again. Can't wait.
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Old 5 Mar 2019, 11:27 (Ref:3888383)   #41
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Does anyone has suggesstions about a good inside track spot with a rental car? With a good vibe, good track place and with a big screen??
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Does anyone has suggesstions about a good inside track spot with a rental car? With a good vibe, good track place and with a big screen??
I read that they are setting up a screen somewhere around turn 3 which would be a good spot. If you're on the outside of turns 2-3 (on the midway side of the bridge) you will be outside of Green Park and it will be slightly more peace and quiet.

They also always set up a big screen on the outside of 7 (hairpin) and you could then camp on the inside. This is in Green Park and would be a bit more rowdy. This is also where I camp.
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Hello friends,
Sebring 1st timer here. I am from Brazil and going for a 15 day vacation in the glorious USA.
I almost couldn't make it to the race due to schedule problems but after rearranging compromises I will arrive in NYC on March 15th. This is the best I could do.
My plan is to rent a car and go from NYC to Sebring (Google Maps says its a 20h trip). Am I crazy to consider this?
So, my estimated time of arrival is March 16th around 9 a.m. How much trouble will I have to enter Sebring, find a good parking spot, etc?

I'm very, very excited for this trip. It's just me and my best friend so ANY piece of advice on how things work around there is valuable.
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Hello friends,
Sebring 1st timer here. I am from Brazil and going for a 15 day vacation in the glorious USA.
I almost couldn't make it to the race due to schedule problems but after rearranging compromises I will arrive in NYC on March 15th. This is the best I could do.
My plan is to rent a car and go from NYC to Sebring (Google Maps says its a 20h trip). Am I crazy to consider this?
So, my estimated time of arrival is March 16th around 9 a.m. How much trouble will I have to enter Sebring, find a good parking spot, etc?

I'm very, very excited for this trip. It's just me and my best friend so ANY piece of advice on how things work around there is valuable.
You're certainly not crazy to consider this.
Have you looked into flying out of New York to Orlando and getting a car there? The drive from Orlando to Sebring is a couple hours on a bad day.
Just a thought so you can maximize your time at the track vs. travel time.
I can't speak on how easy/difficult it will be getting in and parking on Saturday morning if that's what ends up happening because I always get there quite early on Wednesday.
Regardless, you should do it no matter what!
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I second what scottyp said. See about getting a cheap ticket from NYC to Orlando on JetBlue or someone. Maybe you'll even get there in time for some of the WEC race on Friday? And then the party on Friday night.

I have driven into the facility on a Saturday morning and the traffic does get pretty bad. The one time I did it the traffic was backed up onto the highway that goes into town.
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