By Jeff Olson
One underlying theme heading into the weekend is the track itself. Whether a marathon or a sprint, Sebring is a supreme challenge.
"It’s an amazing track, a real drivers’ track," said Oliver Jarvis, co-driver of the No. 77 Mazda Motorsports Mazda RT24-P DPi with Tristan Nunez. "It’s very difficult, very technical. It’s challenging for the driver and the car. I think in this particular race, the heat is going to be an added factor."
Race day temperatures are forecasted to reach 88 degrees with 78 percent humidity and a chance of thunderstorms. Nunez, for one, is used to Florida summertime weather and how it might affect racing at Sebring.
"It’s definitely one of my favorite tracks on the schedule," said Nunez, who lives in Boca Raton, Florida. "I consider it my home track. I ran a lot of Skip Barber races there, a lot of Prototype Lites (now known as IMSA Prototype Challenge). … I’m really excited to get back there and see what we can do."