MIAMI — Formula & Automobile Racing Association (FARA) is returning to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Sunset 500 event on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, as competitors from different racing classes put their driving skills to the test on the Speedway’s 2.3-mile modified road course.
The field of drivers set to participate in the two-day event includes three-time Trans Am Series champion and Davie, Florida resident Ernie Francis Jr. Also competing in the Sunset 500 are Miami natives William Hubbell, Michael Camus and David Tuaty.
The FARA event will commence on Saturday, April 1, with gates opening at 3:00 p.m. The green flag of the Sunset 500 will wave at 6:00 p.m., and will feature IMSA 2016 Prototype champion Eric Curran and F3 champion Artur Fortunato, in addition to Ernie Francis Jr. Before the start of the race, fans will have the opportunity to get an up-close view of the cars, and also engage with series teams and drivers on pit road during the Fan Grid Walk, which starts at 5:00 p.m. Also, PIT BOX VIP will be open on Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m.
On Sunday, April 2, gates will open to fans at 9:00 a.m. with sprint races running from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Along with racing, the weekend’s event will also include numerous food trucks and vendors, and will be accompanied by a designated Autism Soccer Kids Zone. In addition, FARA will host The High Performance Driving Experience (HPDE) on Sunday for all advanced drivers.
Access to the event is free with courtesy tickets, which can be found at www.farausa.com/eticket. Fans can enter the track through Gate 18, located on the south side of the Speedway. Parking is $20 and will be located in the infield.
For fans unable to attend the Sunset 500, FARA will be live web streaming Saturday’s portion of the event with coverage starting at 11:30 a.m. on www.farausa.com/live. For more information, visit www.farausa.com.
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The Speedway is a 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The Speedway hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. In 2016, NASCAR celebrated its 15-year anniversary (2002-16) of crowning champions in all three of its premier series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend. Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2016 were Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series), Daniel Suarez (NASCAR XFINITY Series) and Johnny Sauter (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series). 2017 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 17-19.
About Formula & Automobile Racing Association (FARA)
Formula & Automobile Racing Association (FARA) was established in South Florida and is made up of pro-amateur level drivers competing with the most experienced drivers 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 race vehicles.