1999 12 Hours of Sebring

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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.

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold.

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

Statistics[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]


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