Homestead-Miami Speedway is ringing in the New Year the only way it knows how – by racing cars on track for a 24-hour race.
The ChumpCar World Series will be held at Homestead-Miami Speedway December 31, 2014 through January 1, 2015. ChumpCar is North America’s home for real, affordable and competitive road racing. ChumpCar was developed for gear-heads; for people who love driving and driving fast. The cars will run in an endurance race lasting 24 hours. The competition gets underway at 12:01 am on December 31 and concludes at 12:01 am on January 1. Registration is from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 30.
Similar to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ChumpCar places emphasis on racing. Based on the official rules, participants can only enter a car with a point calculation of 500. If the point calculation of the vehicle is less than 500, additional points may be spent on performance parts, as long as the total point calculation of vehicle plus performance parts does not exceed 500.
This point calculation excludes required safety equipment, as well as maintenance and replacement of wear items with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) or OEM-equivalent parts. No credit is given toward the point calculation of the vehicle for selling removed parts. Vehicles with a point calculation in excess of 500 are allowed to compete with penalty laps subtracted from their total.
The team that completes the most laps net of penalty laps is the winner.
More information on the event, including how to enter a team, is available at www.ChumpCar.com.
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
The Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The 650-acre facility is active more than 280 days per year, and features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The track generates more than $250 million annually for the region. NASCAR has crowned its champions in all three of its premier series at Homestead-Miami Speedway for 13 straight years. This year’s Ford Championship Weekend was held November 14-16 as Matt Crafton (Camping World Truck Series), Chase Elliott (Nationwide Series) and Kevin Harvick (Sprint Cup Series) were crowned champions for 2014. The 2015 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 20-22.