Who doesn’t love when a plan comes together? That’s what happened for our friend Ian James and his teammates of the #23 Heart of Racing Team Seattle Porsche in the IMSA 12 Hours of Sebring.
Ian and teammates, Mario Farnbacher and Alex Riberas, claimed the GTD title on Saturday in the 12 Hours of Sebring and not after experiencing some challenges like losing their rear bumper after a puncture. Having sorted the issue, the three drivers put the foot down and clawed back into contention.
Farnbacher ran wide after immense pressure from Jeroen Bleekemolen’s Viper but with just five minutes to go, the Viper suffered engine problems leaving the #23 Porsche to take the win.
Inherited or not, you have to finish endurance racing to win and that’s the game. The #23 Porsche had its own drama but remained stedfast and on target.
A long-time friend of FBC, Ian James is one of the nicest people you will meet and the win couldn’t happen to a better guy. The team races for charity and the win is Alex Job Racings 10th win at Sebring.
Winners !! pic.twitter.com/S02Riz513u
— Ian James (@Ijracer1) March 22, 2015