Championship Cup Series Motorcycle Racing Returns; Pit-Pass Tickets Start at $15
Championship Cup Series of Florida (CCS) motorcycle racing returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, rain or shine. A field of more than 300 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and South America are expected to compete in 19 different races on the challenging 2.21 mile, 12-turn road course.
Tampa resident and perennial top-10 rider, Greg Melka, may be given his best opportunity to win his first overall championship aboard a Yamaha 600. Rising star, Alan Slaney of Coconut Creek, will look to make a statement in the amateur division on a Triumph 675.
||Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2012
|WHERE:||Homestead-Miami Speedway - One Speedway Blvd - Homestead, FL
(305) 230-5278/race weekend
|SATURDAY:||Gates Open: 8:00 a.m. EST
Practice and Time Trials: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|SUNDAY:||Gates Open: 7:00 a.m.
Practice: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
GT Races (5): 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Sprint Races (14): Noon - 5:00 p.m.
|ADMISSION:||General Admission includes Paddock Pass: Saturday/$15; Sunday/$20
Two-Day Pass: $30 (Children 12 and under: FREE; Parking: FREE)
|DIRECTIONS:||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. 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.