Monday, January 25, 2016


Proceeds from the event, which is open to the general public, benefit The Arc of South Florida

MIAMI – Homestead-Miami Speedway plays host to a wide array of motorsports events ranging from NASCAR premier series to go-kart and sports car championships. On Saturday, January 30, for the fifth 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 fifth-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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015



  Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Phoenix Grand Prix to run Saturday, April 2 under the lights

PHOENIX – The Verizon IndyCar Series will race at Phoenix International Raceway in 2016, PIR President Bryan R. Sperber and Hulman Motorsports Chief Revenue Officer Jay Frye announced at a news conference today. The Phoenix Grand Prix will take place under the lights on Saturday night, April 2, 2016.

“We are thrilled to add the Verizon IndyCar Series to the 2016 race schedule at Phoenix International Raceway,” Sperber said. “IndyCar has such a loyal and dedicated fan base in the Valley, and we look forward to bringing the fastest racing action in America and the biggest stars in open-wheel racing to Phoenix next spring.”

Tickets for the Phoenix Grand Prix went on sale this morning, with prices ranging from $35-70, and each ticket will include access to Pit Road. Tickets for children are $10; and active-duty military members and veterans will receive discounted pricing as well. Tickets are available online at and by phone at 866-408-RACE (7223).

The Phoenix Grand Prix will be the second race in the 2016 schedule for the Verizon IndyCar Series, following the season opening race at St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 13. The highlight of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will be the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 29, and the season finale will be on September 18 in Sonoma, Calif.

“The historic significance of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season is marked by the return of several storied venues, including Phoenix International Raceway,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Legendary Indy car names like Foyt, Unser, Andretti, Ruby, Rutherford, Sneva, Mears, Castroneves and Kanaan have all won at PIR in the past. It is an integral part of our sport’s rich heritage and we are quite pleased to have this great mile oval back on the schedule going forward.”

Phoenix International Raceway opened in 1964 and served primarily as an open-wheel racing facility until NASCAR made its debut in 1977. The track hosted Indy car races from 1964-2005, with many of the greatest names in racing history competing here.

Four-time Indianapolis 500 champion A.J. Foyt won the inaugural professional race at PIR and captured a total of four checkered flags here; fellow four-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser has a track-record six open-wheel wins at PIR; and four-time Indy car season champion Mario Andretti captured the last race win of his legendary career here in 1993.

Four Indianapolis 500 winners were in attendance at the announcement, including two-time winners Al Unser Jr. and Arie Luyendyk, 1983 champion Tom Sneva and 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice.

“I am so happy to see the Verizon IndyCar Series returning to Phoenix International Raceway,” said Unser Jr., who is tied for seventh on the all-time Indy car victory list with 34. “It was always one of my favorite tracks, even though I never was able to win a race there in 19 tries. Dad won there six times and Uncle Bobby won four, so the Unser name still has quite a legacy at PIR. Indy cars always put on a great show at PIR over the years and I know they will again in 2016.”

Also in attendance were 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Lyn St. James, 1998 Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Billy Boat, retired open-wheel driver P.J. Jones, and one of the brightest young stars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Josef Newgarden.

"PIR has a great history with Indy car racing, so it's fantastic that the Verizon IndyCar Series will return in 2016,” said Newgarden, who won his first two Indy car races in 2015 with CFH Racing and wound up seventh in the championship. “I haven't raced there yet but talked to drivers who have, and they say the track is built for great racing in Indy cars. I almost won on a similar short oval this year at Milwaukee, so I can't wait for the opportunity to compete for the win at the Phoenix Grand Prix in April."

The Phoenix Grand Prix will be the second of three race events on the 2016 schedule at Phoenix International Raceway. Three weeks earlier, PIR will host the Camping World 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend March 11-13, and NASCAR will return to Phoenix for the semifinal race in the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup November 11-13.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dover International Speedway announces 2016 race dates

Dover International Speedway announces 2016 race dates

DOVER, Del. (Oct. 21, 2015) – Dover International Speedway officials have announced that NASCAR will return to the Monster Mile in 2016 for two tripleheader weekends on May 13-15 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

The May 13-15, 2016 weekend will feature a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, May 13; a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, May 14; and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, May 15.

The Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016 weekend will feature a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 30; a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Oct. 1; and the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The “AAA 400” on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 will again be the third race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and feature the first four eliminations in the 16-driver field. It will be the third straight year that the Monster Mile will host the first elimination race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff.

“We’re excited that NASCAR is returning to Dover for six races in 2016,” said Michael Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “We’re proud to have one of the most unique venues in motorsports and we’re pleased that the Monster Mile once again has a prominent place in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs.”

Tickets are on sale now for the May 13-15 NASCAR tripleheader weekend and deposits of as low as 10% can be made on tickets for the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 races.  

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at, or on Twitter at @MonsterMile and Instagram at @MonsterMile.