MIAMI – Homestead-Miami Speedway is transforming its racing events from stock cars to vintage cars as the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and Trans Am Series will compete in a full slate of events on April 10-12 at the “Miami Sports Car Weekend.”
Not only will the weekend’s events include sprint and endurance road racing with the Trans Am Series and SVRA vintage race groups, but will also offer on-track oval exhibitions and a car show. The “Miami Sports Car Weekend” will feature more than 12 different races over three days on the track’s infield road course – a 11 turn 2.27-mile modified layout utilizing Turns 3 & 4 of the Oval – by both SVRA and the Trans Am Race Series. It will also include the Stuttgart Cup for Porsche Cayman Series throughout the weekend.
A group of vintage and historic oval racing cars will run multiple exhibition sessions on Homestead’s 1.5-mile oval, the same oval that NASCAR’s premier series races on. Open wheel race cars, including Sprint Cars, Midgets, Indy, Championship cars, as well as Stock Cars, Modifieds, Supermodifieds and NASCAR stock cars are invited to participate.
The full schedule of events can be found at www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com. Practice and qualifying on Friday (April 10) will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 11) will start qualifying runs at 8 a.m. and four different races beginning at 1:30 p.m. A Car Show Last-Lap Parade will take place on Saturday beginning at 5:45 p.m. Sunday (April 12) activities will include SVRA, Stuttgart Cup/GT3 Cup, and Trans Am Series races starting at 8:40 a.m.
Ticket prices will start at $10 for a single-day Friday ticket, $20 for a single-day Saturday ticket, $20 for a single-day Sunday ticket, and $30 for a full weekend pass (Friday-Sunday). Kids 12 and younger will be admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased upon entrance to Homestead-Miami Speedway through Gate 18 off of Palm Drive, or pre-purchased by calling (305) 230-5331. The ticket will allow fans to watch the event from the infield above the garages and along the road course fence lines and bleachers. General day parking will be free.
Fan camping will also be available in RVs or tents at $150 per space. This does not contain hookups, and fans may load in on Friday (4/10) or Saturday (4/11) beginning at 8 a.m. and must exit by Sunday (4/12) at 7 p.m. Fans may purchase camping spaces by calling (305) 230-5331 or purchasing at Gate 18 upon arrival to the event.
SVRA racing features classic Jaguars, Triumphs, BMWs, MGs, and Lotuses as well as contemporary Camaros, Audis, Porsches and Corvettes that compete in races. Trans Am includes three different classes – the TA, TA2 and TA3 – and throughout the years has seen some of the greatest names in motorsports including Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach, Jr.