This 76-12 months-Previous Race Automobile Driver Is Working to Beat His Personal File at Sebring

Longevity in racing is one thing that oftentimes boils all the way down to luck relatively than ability. In spite of everything, it takes a heaping dose of fine fortune to return away unscathed from years of high-speed motion at millimeter-close distance out of your rivals. However what about when you do not choose up a helmet till later in life? That appears to have labored for Dave Home who, at 76-years-old, is seeking to achieve his second profession victory—one 12 months after his first—on the well-known Sebring Worldwide Raceway. © 2019 RIP SHAUB. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Whereas he will not be talked about in the identical breath as motorsport's iron man Mario Andretti, Home is a bonafide driver who competes in IMSA's Prototype Problem class driving the No. 86 Ligier JSP3. It is geared up with a Nissan-sourced, 5.Zero-liter V-Eight and has huge quantities of grunt in comparison with the four-cylinder Elan DP02 racer he piloted in his maiden victory. “I’m actually wanting ahead to it,” Home mentioned of his repeat try. “I used to be 75 final 12 months after I received." “This 12 months I’ll be 76 after I win, assuming I can win in fact. However there’s a complete new discipline, a complete new automobile, a a lot heavier automobile, much more horsepower, energy steering, so it’s not as arduous to drive.” © 2019 RIP SHAUB. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Home additionally drove within the January season-opener at Daytona the place he completed 16th. Whereas he admittedly loved racing there, although, he says that Sebring is a way more difficult course given its tough structure and tough floor. “(Daytona) is far less complicated,” he mentioned. “An enormous banking, straightaways. Sebring has acquired every kind of turns and naturally, these terrible bumps that beat the daylights out of you. Hopefully, with this heavier automobile, it’ll be a bit of extra snug going over these bumps at Sebring.” Home will climb into his single-seater at 12:35 p.m. EST Thursday in hopes of re-setting his report within the one-hour, 45-minute occasion. The race will later be aired by NBCSN on March 28 at 2 p.m.