MIAMI— With Homestead-Miami Speedway motoring towards hosting another Ford Championship Weekend, November 16-18, 2018, the road to the signature event for NASCAR and the South Florida track has just gotten a little smoother.
Homestead-Miami Speedway announced today that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Miami-based M&J Sunshine Corporation, making Mecha Tool - the company’s flagship product - the official motor oil of the track, Ford Championship Weekend and Fast Lane Friday, the track’s drag racing event which occurs on the first Friday of every month. The partnership will also feature social engagement campaigns, including a new video series launching this summer. The series will take fans behind the scenes of the process to building a championship event at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as the property prepares the bright lights of NASCAR in November.
“M&J Sunshine has made quality products for all types of vehicles in South Florida for nearly 20 years,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “As the host of NASCAR’s championship races since 2002, we are committed to a level of excellence in the way we treat everyone who comes into our facility during NASCAR’s biggest weekend and throughout the year. M&J has the same dedication for all of their customers in South Florida, making this partnership a perfect fit.”
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with such a historic property at Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said M&J Sunshine Corporation’s President, Jose Ochoa. “Not only does this give us the chance to showcase our top performing products on an international stage at Ford Championship Weekend, but it also gives us the opportunity to continue engaging our incredible Miami community through local events such as Fast Lane Friday. We are also looking forward to the original content we’ll be developing with Homestead-Miami Speedway to continue educating and developing the next wave of future motorsports champions.”
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 2017, NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend for the 16th consecutive year (2002-17). Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2017 were Martin Truex Jr. (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), William Byron (NASCAR XFINITY Series) and Christopher Bell (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series). 2018 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 16-18.
About Fast Lane Friday
Fast Lane Friday is an initiative started by Homestead-Miami Speedway in an effort to help take drag racing off the streets and into a safe, controlled environment. Participants, all of who must be 18-years of age, have a valid driver’s license and proof of registration and insurance, can race their street-legal car down a 1/8 mile strip along the Speedway’s pit lane. Cars can race an unlimited number of times from 6 p.m. – midnight. The event, which typically takes place on the first Friday of each month (except November), is also open to spectators. For a complete schedule of Fast Lane Friday events at Homestead-Miami Speedway, go to www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com.
About M & J Sunshine Corporation
Founded in 2000, M & J Sunshine Corporation boasts years of experience in blending all types of motor oils, ATFs and varieties of lubricants. Manufactured 100% in Miami, Florida, M & J Sunshine Corp. is known throughout the industry for its highest levels of quality and dedication to the development of new products and solutions for its customers. In addition to flagship products such as Mecha Tool lubricants and VALGAB Diesel Motor Oil, M & J Sunshine Corporation operates national & international distribution programs providing the expertise and products you need to succeed. For more information, visit www.MandJSunshine.com.