Team Sahlen ends 2023 on New Year’s Eve in Sebring

Team Sahlen, presented by, return to Sebring International Raceway for the 1st time since 2021.  In the visit in 2021, Team Sahlen was able to be very competitive at that year’s Tire Rack – ChampCar Endurance Series 8&7 Hour races.  In particular, Team Sahlen’s #942 “Ketchup” led at the mid point of Saturday’s race. Unfortunately the team a some mechanical mishaps that resulted in the team having to end the race weekend early.

In prior ChampCar races at Sebring, Team Sahlen has also had good fortune, with a 2nd and 3rd overall in the 2020 14 Hour race.  Prior to this, Team Sahlen secured 1st and 3rd overall in 2019.  In 2018, the team secured the EC Class victory on both Saturday and Sunday enduros.

Wayne Nonnamaker remembers the 2020 Sebring race – “I remember the 14 hour event.  The rain just didn’t stop.  And then as the sun set, the rain started coming down sideways.  The Boxsters were hydroplaning. The mist was so big you could barely see in front of the car.  But somehow we kept going and both cars finished on the lead lap after 14 hours of racing.”

This season, Team Sahlen will be entering their #942 “Ketchup” & & #943 “Mustard” Porsche Boxsters in the dual 8&7 Enduros.  Team Sahlen will also be testing their #941 “Chili” Porsche Boxster on the Friday Practice Day.  Drivers for the race will be Joe Sahlen, Joe Nonnamaker, Wayne Nonnamaker & Will Nonnamaker.  Interestingly the Sunday 8 Hour race will be the 1st time in the team’s history to be racing on New Year’s Eve.

Joe Nonnamaker shared his excitement about returning to Sebring – “I always enjoy returning to Sebring.  This is such a legendary track with a tremendous history in endurance sports car racing.  I remember coming here the 1st time in 1991 with our VW GTis.  The track configuration has altered several times over the years, but the character of the track’s runway bumps remains the same.”

Friday Practice starts at 1 pm and runs until 3:45 pm.  Saturday’s 8 hour enduro & Sunday’s 7 hour enduro will both start at 9 am.  The races will be televised on presented by AutoZone. 

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