MIAMI – Homestead-Miami Speedway is the host of a myriad of motorsports events ranging from NASCAR premier series to go-kart and sports car championships. On Saturday, January 31, for the fourth consecutive year, Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the annual Lawnmower Race benefitting the Arc of South Florida.
Participants will race modified lawnmowers provided by Berry’s Paint, Hardware & Flooring in Homestead. Registration is now open to all. To register for the fourth-annual Arc of South Florida Annual Lawnmower Race, please click here. Entry forms can be sent to Rick Pace, 935 SE 14th Street, Hialeah, FL 33010.
Proceeds from the event, which is open to the general public, benefit The Arc of South Florida – an organization that provides assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. The funds raised will go toward enhancing vital services and quality programs of the Arc of South Florida, and to continue promoting social, economic and personal independence for those served.
Racers can register in the individual race division for a $25 entry fee. The individual category will be comprised of four-person heats. The first rider to complete one lap around a 1/8-mile course will be declared the heat winner. Heat winners will square off against each other in a run-off to determine the overall individual champions. The first event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Teams are invited to compete in relay-style heat races against other teams. A team entry costs $250 for four riders that race with each taking a turn behind the wheel.
The races will feature Pit Stop Challenges. Racers in the individual and team classes will be required to stop at various Pit Stops located throughout the track, each staffed by employees from local businesses. Riders will be required to complete a designated activity at each area before moving on. Pit Stop Challenge sponsors will be afforded a complimentary team entry.
About The Arc of South Florida
The Arc of South Florida is a local chapter of The Arc, U.S.A. and The Arc Florida. The Arc of South Florida serves more than 60,000 Miami-Dade County citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The mission of the Arc of South Florida is to help persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities attain an improved quality of life by providing opportunities that will allow them not only live and work independently, but ultimately to make a real contribution to their communities.