The starting grid for the 1976 12 Hours of Sebring was led by the Corvette of John Greenwood/Mike Brockman and the BMW of David Hobbs and Benny Parsons. The Greenwood Corvette led the opening 15 laps until they were overtaken by the Hobbs/Parsons BMW. However, both cars would soon suffer misfortunes that would hand the lead over to the Porsches.
Photo: Hal Crocker
The 12-Hours of Sebring remains the oldest established sports car endurance race to be held in the United States, although with a partly glorious, somewhat patchy history. The golden era of the ’50s and ’60s culminated in the unforgettable 1970 Sebring 12-Hour race where the Ferrari 512S of Mario Andretti, Ignazio Giunti and Nino Vacarella just pipped Peter Revson and Steve McQueen in their Porsche 908. The following year saw the Vic Elford-Gerard Larrousse 917 in the winners circle, then…
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