March 18, 2014

12 Hours of Sunscreen

By Jamey Price In Recent Work, Sports Car Racing

10:15pm on Saturday March 15. The fireworks explode overhead in the night sky. The first 12 hours of Sebring of a truly new American sports car era has ended. And it was a strange one. Look down the pit lane at Sebring and you’ll see the name of the winning manufacturer from each year hanging on the pit lane building. Names like Porsche, Peugeot, Ferrari, Nissan, Audi, Audi, Audi, Audi look out over the iconic track…..and now, A Ford EcoBoost Daytona Prototype hangs with them owned by famed NASCAR owner Chip Ganassi. It’s an unusual sight for sure. 

But Sebring has still more or less retained it’s traditional atmosphere despite the NASCAR ownership. The cars still bounce uncontrollably around turn 1 on those enormous concrete slabs. The fans still make their incredible scaffold palaces from which to watch the race unfold as they grill hot dogs and drink copious amounts of beer.  It is an experience that is unlike anything else on Earth. And as usual, it was a beautiful cloudless day with a perfect Florida breeze to soak it all in.

So I’ll step aside and let you enjoy my view of the 12 hours of Sebring. I’ve included a time stamp on each photo to let you follow the action throughout the full 12 hours. I love this race.

As always, thanks to my friends and clients who make all this possible. Road and Track. Cantle. Nunez. Urbano. Trevor, Nick and Camden. Lamborghini and all of their fantastic staff, teams and drivers.

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© Jamey Price 2014

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6 Comments
  1. JOhn March 19, 2014

    I feel like I’ve been! Awesome atmosphere in all of them, well done fella

  2. Cesar March 19, 2014

    Awesome photos as always, keep being awesome!

  3. Rodger March 19, 2014

    Lots of opportunities for fantastic lighting during a 12-hour race. Beautiful work!

  4. Z March 20, 2014

    Great work….love the night pics!

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  6. Mike G March 28, 2014

    So good, Rodger (comment above) put his finger on it – it’s the brilliant way that you use the light that sets your work apart !

    Very nice indeed.

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