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The Charge of the 917's - Sebring 70 | by Nigel Smuckatelli
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The Charge of the 917's - Sebring 70

Three 917's charging down the back airport straight after the leading Ferrari 512S of Mario Andretti. Andretti led most of the race but on the 11th hour his car retired with mechanical problems. He then was allowed to drive the #21 works 512 where he won the race with only a 23 second lead on Steve McQueen's Porsche 908. Of the three cars in the photo only the #15 car of Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen finished. The #14 was driven by Jo Siffert and Brian Redman and the #16 was driven by Vic Elford and Curt Ahrens, Jr. Vic Elford would return in 1971 and win in a Martini-Rossi 917K.

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Taken on October 1, 2009