SPEEDWAY TO HOST MIAMI HISTORICS
Homestead-Miami Speedway will host some of the world's finest and most historic racecars as they compete on the 2.2 mile traditional road course – by both the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and the Trans Am Race Series March 7-9 (Photo courtesy: Trans Am Series)
Homestead-Miami Speedway today announced that it will host The Miami Historics -- a full slate of vintage car races --during the weekend of March 7-9, 2014. Track President Matthew Becherer made the announcement.
The event will feature 17 different races over two days on the track’s infield road course – a 15 turn 2.2 mile traditional layout – by both the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and the Trans Am Race Series. It will include a full complement of SVRA Sprint and Hawk Performance Endurance races that are part of the East Coast championships.
“While it will be fantastic racing, the stars of this event are the cars, “said Becherer. “Every ticket includes full access to the paddock where fans can get right up to the cars and drivers. Anyone with even slight interest in fine automobiles should plan to attend. You’ll see everything from Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes racing against Ferraris, BMWs and Porsches. The cars competing throughout the weekend will include legendary classic makes to well known contemporary brands.”
Individual daily tickets are $20 while three-day passes that include Friday (March 7) practices and qualifying are $30. Tickets for the event are on sale now here. They are also available by phone at 305.230.5255.
Saturday (March 8) activities will begin with practice for the various race groups at 8:00 a.m. ET, followed by qualifying and 10 different group races. Sunday (March 9) activities will include four more SVRA races and the Trans Am Series race to at 3:00 p.m. to conclude the weekend.
Practice and qualifying on Friday (March 7) will run from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
"We're excited to be visiting Homestead Miami Speedway for the first time in 2014,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “I’m sure the South Florida race fans will enjoy the three days of action packed racing featuring cars from the 1950s to the present, as well as the chance to get up close and personal with the cars and drivers."
SVRA racing features classic MGs, Triumphs, BMWs, Allards, Jaguars and Lotuses, in addition to contemporary Camaros, Audis, Porches and Corvettes.
“Trans Am is excited to return to Homestead-Miami and even more excited to re-introduce Trans Am to fans of the Series who call the Miami area home,” said Trans Am Race Company President John Clagett. “ We’ll have a full complement of contemporary motorsport on display for them, from the iconic ‘TA’ cars they know and love, to the ongoing pony wars between the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang in TA2 and the performance sports cars of TA3 —between Trans Am’s offering, SVRA and the track I’m confident we’ll put on a must-see event over the course of the weekend.”
The Trans Am Series has gone through several evolutions since it debuted in March 1966 at Sebring International Raceway in Central Florida.
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is one of the oldest and largest of the Vintage racing organizations in the United States. Originally called the Southeast Vintage Racing Association, it was founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III. With an initial membership of 25 drivers and supporters, the organization has become the premier vintage racing organization in the United States with more than 1,500 members. Over the years SVRA has conducted Vintage events at legendary race tracks throughout the country including Willow Springs, Road America, Watkins Glen International, Virginia International Raceway, California Speedway and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course , to name but a few.
During 2013 the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association embarked on an aggressive expansion program designed to bring the sport of Vintage Racing to a new level of professionalism and prominence. Among the highlights were: the acquisition of HSR-West, making SVRA the first truly national Vintage Racing organization, the implementation of a set of simplified set of rules & enforcement procedures, the launch of a dramatically upgraded, more user friendly, website, as well as conducting the first ever U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX .
The 2014 season features a schedule bolstered by the addition of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway (another SVRA first in Vintage Racing), Pocono Raceway and the Homestead Miami Speedway. Additionally, the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships will again be conducted at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas.
Further information on SVRA can be found on our website , now averaging over 22000 “hits”/month, on Facebook with over 8300 followers and on YouTube , with over 50 action packed videos available. As a point of interest, the overview video from the 2013 U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships has been viewed by more than 101,000 people.
About the Trans Am Series:
The Trans Am Series dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Past Trans Am Champions include Paul Gentilozzi, Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Scott Pruett, Wally Dallenback Jr, George Follmer, Scott Sharp, Bob Tullius, Tony Ave, Bob Stretch, Simon Gregg, Doug Peterson, Cameron Lawrence and Chuck Cassaro.
The iconic Trans Am Series – America’s Road Racing Series–is operated by the Trans Am Race Company, LLC. Through a five-year agreement, the Trans Am Race Company manages the marketing rights to the series and is responsible for Trans Am Series public relations and promotions. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides event operations services to the series. www.gotransam.com www.facebook.com/gotransam @gotransam