Hundreds of residents, fans and dignitaries braved misty weather yesterday and turned out for FanFest 2022 on the Circle in downtown Sebring. The event was highlighted by a transporter parade, with a driver Q&A session followed by autographs for the fans from some of the drivers competing in this year’s Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring.
Gates opened to the public this morning. Sebring International Raceway CEO Wayne Estes says ticket sales have been moving at a blistering pace. There will be practice and qualifying today for those in both the Alan Jay 120 and the Porsche Carerra Cup.
World Endurance Championship cars also will have a couple of practice sessions.
Avon Park city council members are helping to clear the way for another giant mobile home park slated for the City of Charm. Representatives of Sunlight Resorts say they are looking to put in some 380 mobile homes on the property on the south end of Lake Lelia.
Avon Park officials agreed to close a dirt road that runs through the center of the project. Developers say they will re-locate a forced main there. Work is slated to begin in the next few weeks.
There may be another traffic light coming to Highway 27. Highlands County commissioners yesterday bowed to pressure from residents of River Greens, and moved to send a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation, asking to have a signal put in on Highway 27 at Lake Damon Drive.
If installed it would be the northernmost light in the county. Proponents cited a number of traffic accidents – some of them fatal – at the intersection.