Motorsports Olympics at Homestead-Miami Speedway
150 drivers from 28 different countries will battle for remote controlled car racing supremacy at Homestead R/C track located in the shadows of the main grandstands April 11-16
Time to add one more Championship to the list of series-crowning finales held at Homestead-Miami Speedway; a list that includes Ford Championship Weekend featuring NASCAR’s best Nov. 18-20. Beginning this Monday afternoon through Friday and Saturday, Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the International Federation of Model Auto Racing World Remote Controlled Championship.
IFMAR will crown its Champion at the Homestead R/C track, located on property at Homestead-Miami Speedway adjacent to the Blue Lot—the entry porch just north of the main tower. Similar to the Olympics, the IFMAR remote controlled auto racing World Championships will commence with Opening Ceremonies where competitors will take part in a welcoming procession highlighted by flags of each participating country. The first of five rounds to determine a World Champion will start Friday and continue through Saturday. Spectators will be admitted FREE of charge each day.
Just how big an event is it? Drivers from around the nation will be joined by an international field of competitors from as far away as Russia and Japan to compete in the biennial world championship which was last contested in Switzerland back in 2009.
“This is the Formula 1 of R/C racing,” said driver Scott Kimbrow of Sacramento, California. “This is serious business because for many of the top guys here; this is their livelihood. I’m lucky enough to still call this my hobby.”
These formidable racing machines come equipped with four-wheel drive, independent suspension and a fully adjustable clutch. The engines rev to 35,000 revolutions per minute and zip from 0-60 mph in less than two seconds.
“NASCAR’s Championship Weekend Nov. 18-20 will showcase world-class international talent like Miami’s Juan Pablo Montoya and Nelson Piquet Jr. while the GRAND-AM Series features a diverse driver lineup as well,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “The IFMAR R/C World Championships is another chance for Homestead-Miami Speedway to shine on the global stage through international competition.”
Opening Ceremonies (Monday, April 11) – 6:30 p.m.
Qualifying (Tuesday-Thursday) – 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Finals (Friday and Saturday) – Gates Open: 9 a.m.
THIS FALL KIDS FREE: NASCAR’s series-crowning Ford Championship Weekend returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 18-20. Sprint Cup Championship tickets start at just $55 dollars, and kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission sections to both Friday’s Camping World Truck Series Championship and Saturday’s Nationwide Series Championship. In addition, new this year we’re going to welcome kids 12 and under to Sunday’s Sprint Cup Championship for half-price in reserved grandstands. Parking is always FREE at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and fans are invited to bring their own food and drink in a cooler measuring up to 14x14x14. For info on this and more than 280 events held each year at Homestead-Miami Speedway, click [here] or call (866) 409-RACE.