PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports – A race of endurance.

The 12 Hours of Sebring is a grueling event. It’s a race around the clock…against the Florida heat…up and over the bumpy WWII airport surface of Sebring International Raceway…and a race against a highly competitive international field of competitors. Each team will encounter multiple challenges during a race of this length that can either make or break their chances. The entry of PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports overcame a mix of unfortunate circumstances and late gearbox problems to finish an impressive second in the American Le Mans Series Prototype Challenge Class.

Fortunate placement of their pit allowed for a unique view from behind the scenes. It was truly a joy to watch the team work together and persevere. Here are a few photos of the team, and their sharp lookin’ car. Enjoy.

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports - Oreca FLM09 - ALMS /PC (#52) Butch Leitzinger, Ken Dobson, and Rudy Junco. Friday qualifying.

Crewman Chris Oldham, with driver Ken Dobson in the background, during the pre-race activities. Excitement is in the air prior to the start of the 60th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Driver Rudy Junco (Mexico) receives congratulations from the team for a very successful stint behind the wheel.

Veteran Driver Butch Leitzinger (USA) confers with Rudy Junco. Each driver must rely on the feedback of his teammates in order to get the most out of the car.

Driver Rudy Junco behind the wheel on the Ulmann Straight.

Last lap...and a well-earned second place finish in the Prototype Challenge Class.

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