BOULLE & PARK PLACE MOTORSPORTS PREP FOR SEBRING 12 HOURS
Sebring, FL – The Park Place Motorsports #73 Porsche GT3R lineup of Patrick Long, Patrick Lindsey and Nick Boulle are gearing up for the upcoming Sebring 12 Hours in the GT Daytona class. The race takes place this coming weekend with the green flag at 9:40AM CST and the checkered flying the same day 12-hours later (9:40PM).
This will mark Boulle’s first time running the famed endurance racing classic which sees many of the same teams from Le Mans and the ROLEX 24 battle it out around the treacherous and bumpy Sebring International Raceway. The #73 Park Place Porsche GT3R comes off a successful one day test where Patrick Lindsey, Patrick Long and Nick Boulle each turned fast laps to set up the car and run through operations for this important round of the Michelin Endurance Cup.
This weekend’s racing festivities will include both a race for the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and IMSA. On Friday the WEC LMP1, LMP2, and GTE cars will battle to cross the line first after 1,000 miles and then IMSA activitiy will kick off again Saturday morning for the Sebring 12 Hours. The Sebring 12 Hours marks the second round of the Michelin Endurance Cup and is an important race for endurance championship points.
TAKE LAPS AROUND SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
This year’s field includes just under 50 cars spread across the four classes of competition: Daytona Prototype international (DPi)- for factory-supported prototype sports cars, teams and drivers; Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2)- for Pro-Am driver lineups; GT Le Mans (GTLM)- the most competitive form of GT racing in the world with factory teams, drivers and race cars; and GT Daytona (GTD)- ultra-fast GT cars built to international GT3 technical specifications. 20 GTD entries will vie for the win at North America’s second round of the Michelin Endurance Cup.
Many of the world’s most respected and famous sports car racers will again be in the driver’s seats for this important endurance race. Many will in fact compete in both the Sebring 1000 Miles as well as the Sebring 12 Hours. Names such as Senna, Alonso, Hartley, Button and Buemi will all be racing with their eyes on the prize – Formula 1 World Champions, NASCAR race winners, Indy 500 winners, champions from various other forms of motorsport, and much more.
SEBRING RACING HISTORY
Sebring is one of the oldest continuously operating race circuits in the U.S. with its first race being run in 1950. The Sebring 12 Hour is one of the World’s most prestigious classic endurance races. The raceway occupies a portion of Sebring Regional Airport, an active airport for private and commercial traffic that was originally built as Hendricks Army Airfield, a World War II training base for the U.S. Army Air Forces. Hendricks Army Airfield was previously a training base for B-17 pilots in operation from 1941 to 1946. After the war, aeronautical engineer Alec Ulmann was seeking sites for converting military aircraft to civilian use when he discovered potential in Hendricks’ runways to stage a sports car endurance race similar to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
SEBRING 12 HOURS TV / STREAMING SCHEDULE
Race coverage will start with qualifying taking place on Friday morning, March 15th, from 8:45AM CST through 10AM CST on IMSA.tv.
CNBC will then continue coverage on Saturday morning, March 16th, starting at 9:30AM CST to 12PM CST.
NBC Sports will take over from 12PM CST to 3PM CST.
NBC Sports Network will then cover the final run to the checkered from 2PM CST to 10PM CST.
IMSA ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
This year, de Boulle Motorsports has partnered with several prominent companies including: Concepta Labs, Circle Y Holdings, McFadden & Miller, Meridian Veterinary Capital, Blue Lion Capital, and de Boulle.
About de Boulle Motorsports / de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
de Boulle Motorsports is a living and moving illustration of the passion for excellence that de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry has for both jewelry & timepieces. de Boulle was established in 1983 by Denis and Karen Boulle, de Boulle has assembled an unrivaled collection of diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces unsurpassed for its elegance and depth in selection. de Boulle has served thousands of discerning customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent independently-owned jewelers in the United States. The Boulle’s have taken a continued interest in the community and currently supports a list of charitable causes. de Boulle is located in Dallas at 6821 Preston Rd. and in Houston’s River Oaks District at 4444 Westheimer Rd. For more information, visit deBoulle.com
About Concepta Labs
Concepta Labs is a clinical laboratory housed in a state-of-the-art testing facility in Dallas, Texas. We are focused on delivering best-in-class blood testing services to a national audience of healthcare professionals through a collaborative blend of applied science and innovative technologies in the fields of blood chemistry, immunology, hematology and pathology.
About McFadden & Miller
The McFadden & Miller Story now spans seven decades of construction excellence. Founded in 1946, McFadden & Miller, Ltd. began life shortly after World War II through a partnership with a young Trammel Crow, making it the oldest and most experienced GC in the region. Today McFadden & Miller retains its position as a premier design/builder in the DFW area. The structural designs McFadden & Miller implemented many years ago were so unique to the industry that years later the McFadden & Miller “brand” is recognized and favored as an asset to any real estate portfolio. Mark Jacobson now serves as President of McFadden & Miller, with Jon Jacobson performing as Vice-President. Most “general” contractors broker every phase of construction to the lowest bidder, but McFadden & Miller actually self-performs such functions as engineering, mass grading and concrete work. This ability as well as their unique method of de-centralized project management, relying on the expertise of field managers to run projects, allows for economies, control and quality unmatched by other GC’s. McFadden & Miller began with a philosophy of treating its clients with fairness, honesty, and consideration, and always delivering the best possible product at a reasonable price. Sixty million square feet of industrial, office and retail product later McFadden & Miller is still embracing those ethics.
About Meridian Veterinary Capital
MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets is a 24-hour emergency, critical care and specialty animal hospital. MedVet is employee owned & veterinary led and is leading specialty healthcare provider for pets. MedVet provides specialty referral services, as well as emergency services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 100,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at MedVet’s expanding network of medical centers across the country. Meridian is a real estate investment, management and development company based in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, architects and construction management professionals, Meridian’s mission is to create value for its investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets. Meridian is primarily focused on senior housing and healthcare related investments. Meridian has acquired or developed projects in many areas of the United States including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington, California, Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
About Circle Y Holdings
Circle Y Holdings is a Texas fund focused on oil & gas and real estate development.
About Blue Lion Capital
Blue Lion Capital is a Dallas, Texas-based hedge fund.