Just like the hall-of-famers of any sport, the icons inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame are those who stand out in their respective sport – automotive racing – and the 12 Hours of Sebring race series. That is why racing legend Johnny O’ Connell and the Chevrolet Corvette will be inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame in early 2012. Thanks to CorvetteBlogger for bringing us the news.
When it comes to dominating Sebring, O’ Connell is the man. Not only does he hold the record for the most consecutive starts at Sebring with 20, he also holds a record of 12 podium finishes, 7 class wins and an overall victory at Sebring in 1994.
Just the same, the Corvette has also made a name for itself on the Sebring track with an impressive 17 class wins. This has earned the Corvette a position among other automotive makes to be honored with a Sebring Hall of Fame placement, like Ferrari, Porsche and Audi.
The induction ceremony will take place on March 16th at the famed Sebring course, hosted by the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center. Check out CorvetteBlogger for more information on the event and other inductees.