Speedway to be featured on Telemundo’s “Descontrol” April 24
“This was really cool,” said Viso, pictured second from right with Camacho (blue suit)
at Homestead-Miami Speedway will air in portions of two nationally televised episodes, scheduled for April 24 and May 1, on Channel 51. The first sgement of the shoot at Homestead-Miami Speedway aired April 17. The lively show mixes models, actors and dancers, and features traditional Mexican music, reggaeton and popular dance music. The Speedway, say the “Descontrol” producers, provided one of the more unique shoots in the show’s history (see Photo Gallery in the Sidebar).
“We have gone to Miami Seaquariam and Jungle Island before,” said producer Fiorella Caricchio. “This show was spectacular because there is so much space at Homestead-Miami Speedway.”
“Descontrol’s” beach-party theme took on a racing-themed twist with a stage set up at the start/finish line of THE Championship Track, where the IZOD IndyCar Series (Oct. 1-2) and NASCAR (Nov. 19-21) both will crown Champions this fall.
“Homestead-Miami Speedway is amazing, and we would love to shoot here again,” said Alfonso Gonzalez, president of Creative FX Group, who produces “Descontrol.” “This was a very pleasant experience.”
Highlights of “Descontrol” include a music-video countdown with host Jessie Camacho, a dance contest—co-judged by IndyCar driver and South Florida resident E.J. Viso—and live musical performances. Musical guests on hand at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the upcoming episodes (April 24 and May 1) included Cristina, Montez de Durango, Angel y Khriz and Bobby Pulido. DJ Flex was in command of the turntables, spinning today’s hottest tunes.
During the course of a 15-hour shoot on March 31, more than 100 dancers and crew members partied the day away at HMS, joined by IndyCar’s Viso, driver of the No. 8 PDVSA KV Racing Technology car. As a guest judge of the dance competition, Viso proved as quick with the one-liners as he in a racecar, putting his own spin on one dancer’s elimination by sending her “to the pits.”
“This was really cool,” Viso said of taking part in a national-television show. “It just shows how diverse Miami is. I cannot wait to come back for the Championship.”
Veering from the original script, Viso showed off his driving skill when he corraled host Camacho into his personal McLaren Mercedes SLR and whisked her around the 1.5 mile, 18-20 degree variable banked
“We will definitely do it again,” said producer Caricchio. “We loved having E.J.!”
Viso, South Florida residents Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick and the rest of IndyCar’s best will resume the pursuit for fall glory in Miami this Sunday, April 18, from Kansas Speedway (1:30 p.m. EST on ABC, IMS Radio Network, XM channel 145 and Sirius channel 211. Both the IZOD IndyCar and Firestone Indy Lights Series Championships will culminate at Homestead-Miami Speedway the weekend of Oct. 1-2. For ticket information, stay tuned to THEChampionshipTrack.com or call toll free (866) 409-RACE.
- Double Trouble
- Commemorative Tanktop
- Getting Close to the End
- Descontrol at Homestead-Miami Speedway
- Live Musical Performances
- On THE Championship Track Stage
- Cat Bird Seat
- And The Beat Goes On
- Dance Contest Descontrol-Style
- Homestead-Miami Showcars on National Stage
- Let The Party Begin
- Preparations Nearing Conclusion