HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY TO HOST “MIAMI SPORTS CAR WEEKEND”

Sportscar Vintage Racing Association and Trans Am Series to race on 2.27-mile road course

Homestead-Miami Speedway is transforming its racing events from stock cars to vintage cars as the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and the Trans Am Series will compete in a full slate of events on April 10-12 at the “Miami Sports Car Weekend.”

Not only will the weekend’s events include sprint and endurance road racing with the Trans Am Series and SVRA vintage race groups, but will also offer on-track oval exhibitions and a car show. The “Miami Sports Car Weekend” will feature more than 12 different races over three days on the track’s infield road course – an 11 turn 2.27-mile modified layout utilizing Turns 3 & 4 of the Oval – by both SVRA and the Trans Am Race Series. It will also include the Stuttgart Cup for Porsche Cayman Series throughout the weekend.

A group of vintage and historic oval racing cars will run multiple exhibition sessions on Homestead’s 1.5-mile oval, the same oval that NASCAR’s premier series races on. Open wheel race cars, including Sprint Cars, Midgets, Indy, Championship cars, as well as Stock Cars, Modifieds, Supermodifieds and NASCAR stock cars are invited to participate.

The full schedule of events can be found at www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.  Practice and qualifying on Friday (April 10) will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 11) will start qualifying runs at 8 a.m. and four different races beginning at 1:30 p.m. A Car Show Last-Lap Parade will take place on Saturday beginning at 5:45 p.m. Sunday (April 12) activities will include SVRA, Stuttgart Cup/GT3 Cup, and Trans Am Series races starting at 8:40 a.m.

Ticket prices will start at $10 for a single-day Friday ticket, $20 for a single-day Saturday ticket, $20 for a single-day Sunday ticket, and $30 for a full weekend pass (FridaySunday). Kids 12 and younger will be admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased upon entrance to Homestead-Miami Speedway through Gate 18 off of Palm Drive, or pre-purchased by calling (305) 230-5331. The ticket will allow fans to watch the event from the infield above the garages and along the road course fence lines and bleachers. General day parking will be free.

Fan camping will also be available in RVs or tents at $150 per space. This does not contain hookups, and fans may load in on Friday (4/10) or Saturday (4/11) beginning at 8 a.m. and must exit by Sunday (4/12) at7 p.m. Fans may purchase camping spaces by calling (305) 230-5331 or purchasing at Gate 18 upon arrival to the event.

SVRA racing features classic Jaguars, Triumphs, BMWs, MGs, and Lotuses as well as contemporary Camaros, Audis, Porsches and Corvettes that compete in races. Trans Am includes three different classes – the TA, TA2 and TA3 – and throughout the years has seen some of the greatest names in motorsports including Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

About SVRA

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is one of the oldest and largest of the Vintage racing organizations in the United States. Originally called the Southeast Vintage Racing Association, it was founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III. With an initial membership of 25 drivers and supporters, the organization has become the premier vintage racing organization in the United States with more than 1,500 members. Over the years SVRA has conducted Vintage events at legendary race tracks throughout the country including Willow Springs, Road America, Watkins Glen International, Virginia International Raceway, California Speedway and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course , to name but a few.

During 2013 the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association embarked on an aggressive expansion program designed to bring the sport of Vintage Racing to a new level of professionalism and prominence.  Among the highlights were: the acquisition of HSR-West, making SVRA the first truly national Vintage Racing organization, the  implementation of a set of simplified set of rules & enforcement procedures, the launch of a dramatically upgraded,  more user friendly, website, as well as conducting the first ever U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX .

 

The 2014 season features a schedule bolstered by the addition of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway (another SVRA first in Vintage Racing), Pocono Raceway and the Homestead Miami Speedway. Additionally, the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships will again be conducted at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas.

Further information on SVRA can be found on our website , now averaging over 22,000 “hits”/month, on Facebook  with over 8300 followers and on YouTube , with over 50 action packed videos available. As a point of interest, the overview video from the 2013 U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships has been viewed by more than 101,000 people.

About the Trans Am Series

The Trans Am Series dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Past Trans Am Champions include Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenback Jr, George Follmer, Scott Sharp, Bob Tullius, Tony Ave, Bob Stretch, Simon Gregg, Doug Peterson, Cameron Lawrence and Chuck Cassaro.

The iconic Trans Am Series – America’s Road Racing Series–is operated by the Trans Am Race Company, LLC. Through a five-year agreement, the Trans Am Race Company manages the marketing rights to the series and is responsible for Trans Am Series public relations and promotions. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides event operations services to the series.  www.gotransam.com   www.facebook.com/gotransam @transam

About Homestead-Miami Speedway

The Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, 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. Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway last year consisted of Kevin Harvick (Sprint Cup Series), Chase Elliott (XFINITY Series) and Matt Crafton (Camping World Truck Series). The 2015 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 20-22.

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