Florida residents to compete for titles in 30 motorcycle racing classes
WHAT: The Championship Cup Series of Florida returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend for the final motorcycle road races of 2007. Champions will be decided in 30 of 39 classes as well as the overall expert and amateur championships.
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1-2, 2007
WHERE: Homestead-Miami Speedway - One Speedway Blvd - Homestead, Fla.
SATURDAY: Gates Open: 8 a.m.
Practice & Time Trials: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUNDAY: Gates Open: 7 a.m.
Practice: 8-9 a.m.
GT Races (5): 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sprint Races (14): 12-5 p.m.
ADMISSION: Saturday: $10; Sunday: $20; 2-Day Pass: $25 (Children under 12: free; Parking: free)
STANDINGS: In the expert overall race for the No. 1 plate, Santiago Villa of Sunrise leads Greg Melka of Tampa by 265 points. Villa, however, was seriously injured in a refueling fire while competing at Daytona in October. He will be in attendance in hopes of racing, but if he is unable to compete Melka needs only to finish in the Top 10 of the races for which he’s registered to claim the championship.
Juan Hurtado of Coral Springs leads Mark Carbajal of Winter Park in the amateur overall and will claim the title by finishing in the Top 20 of each of
DIRECTIONS: Florida Turnpike: Exit SW 137th Ave. (Speedway Blvd.) and head east; follow signs to rear tunnel infield entrance
CONTACT: Henry DeGouw, Championship Cup Series - (561) 793-3394 -firstname.lastname@example.org; Race Day: Homestead-Miami Speedway - (305) 230-5150
Homestead-Miami Speedway plays host to the SpeedJam Indy 300 on March 29, as the IRL IndyCar Series kicks off its 2008 season in South Florida. In addition to the Indy 300, SpeedJam includes the IndyPro Series Miami 100, the Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami, and a full-day festival of car shows, kids activities, live music and eclectic food exhibitors. For tickets, call (866) 409-RACE.