Hertz Announces Official Sponsorship Of The Porsche Motorsports Factory Team At The 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

NAPLES, Fla., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire — The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announces today their official 2014 sponsorship of the Porsche Motorsports Factory Team, Porsche North America and continued sponsorship of the JDX Racing Team.  Both teams, participating this weekend at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Race in Sebring, FL, sport the Hertz logo on their race livery in the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) Tudor United SportsCar Championship and GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series, respectively.

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Mazda Announces TUDOR Championship Lineup

January 4, 2014 (DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — Mazda has long believed in promoting from within, including filling those rare ‘factory team’ driver slots.  Mazda Motorsports will field a pair of factory-backed SKYACTIV Technology-powered prototypes in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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Behind the wheel will be the four drivers who delivered nine race wins and the 2013 GRAND-AM GX Manufacturers Championship for Mazda.  Sylvain Tremblay and Tom Long will share the #70 car while Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez will co-pilot the No. 07.  The team took their first public laps at the annual pre-season “Roar Before the 24” test at Daytona International Speedway yesterday.  The test concludes tomorrow with the season opening Rolex 24 Hour race on January 25-26.

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Ferrari Aiming For Championship Three-Peat In 2014

Capturing the manufacturer championship for the second straight season in the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Series GT class was the latest milestone in Ferrari’s nearly 60-year North American racing history. With the 2014 season and a new era in American GT racing just months away, the Italian manufacturer is now focused on leaving its mark on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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Ferraris have competed at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring since the very first editions of these storied endurance classics. As a result, generations of fans have seen the Prancing Horse return to the podium again and again, beginning with the 860 Monza’s Sebring victory in 1956. Since then, Ferrari has never been far from the podium. Historic events like a podium sweep at the 1967 Rolex 24 At Daytona with the 330P4, and legendary wins from Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx in the 312PB at Sebring in 1972 were followed by numerous victories with the 333SPs. These Ferraris simply dominated in the late 1990s and early 2000s at Daytona, Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

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February Dates Set for IMSA Winter Test at Sebring

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2013) – Sebring International Raceway and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials today confirmed dates for open testing for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and other IMSA-sanctioned series.

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In preparation for the first TUDOR Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge races on the grueling, 3.74-mile Sebring circuit, two days of IMSA-sanctioned testing have been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.  The TUDOR Championship and Continental Tire Challenge will have a morning and afternoon session each on both days.

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Keating, ViperExchange.com Team Tests At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 13, 2013) – Ben Keating and the No. 33 ViperExchange.com Viper GT3-R team returned to Florida earlier this week where Sebastiaan Bleekemolen, brother of Keating’s full-season co-driver Jeroen Bleekemolen, took his first career laps at Daytona International Speedway.

Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen will be the only full-season GTD (GT Daytona) class Viper competitors in the debuting IMSA TUDOR SportsCar Championship next year but will have the support of Sebastiaan Bleekemolen and 2005 overall winning co-driver Emmanuel Collard for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 23 – 26.

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