This weekend the Formula & Auto Racing Association (FARA) will take to the Homestead-Miami Speedway 2.21 mile road course.
This weekend the Formula & Auto Racing Association (FARA) will take to the Homestead-Miami Speedway 2.21 mile road course. FARA was established in South Florida and is a largely Hispanic organization made up of amateur and beginner level drivers competing with the most experienced pilots in every class. FARA provides members with the ability to practice their driving skills and hone their race-craft in an economical and safe environment; all under equal technical specifications as members are divided into classes based on driver skill and their race vehicles. FARA President Reinaldo "Tico" Almeida was an organizer of the first association of Latin American drivers in Miami. Almeida was also a professional driver in the International Motor Sport Association (IMSA) circuit in the 1970s and 1980s and has always been involved in racing development and competition engineering.
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, 2012
Homestead-Miami Speedway - One Speedway Blvd - Homestead, FL
From North: Turnpike south to Exit 6/Speedway Blvd./SW 137th Ave.; left 5 miles to Gate 18/infield tunnel; From South: U.S. 1 north to Palm Dr.; go right four miles to Speedway; follow signs to Gate 18/infield tunnel
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 640-acre facility is active more than 280 days per year and hosts NASCAR’s Championship Races during Ford Championship Weekend (November 16-18, 2012). The Sprint Cup Championship Ford 400 is broadcast live on TV and radio to 175 countries and into 24 languages. The 2011 championship attracted ESPN Television’s largest NASCAR Sprint Cup viewership ever with a peak audience of 10.5 million when the checkered flag fell. Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course, generates more than $250 million annually for the region.
Homestead-Miami Speedway continues its rich history of sports car racing in 2012 when the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series returns to South Florida’s road course. The Grand Prix of Miami, set for April 27-29, features Daytona Prototypes and Grand Touring classes in Race 3 of the 2012 GRAND-AM campaign. For information on the more than 280 events held each year at Homestead-Miami Speedway, please visit www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com or call 866.409.RACE.