Homestead is getting ready to host one of the most exciting car-race speed events. The Miami 12 Hours, organized by the Formula & Automobile Racing Association (FARA), will take place on December 8 and 9 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. On Friday the 8th, practice and prequalification of competitors are held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. And on Saturday, the races will start at 11 a.m. and run until 11 pm. Beginning at 9 o’clock in the morning, the doors will be opened to the public.
Approximately 40 cars and pilots come from Latin America and the Caribbean countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Brazil, among others. The latter country has the Brazilian pilot Alline Cipriani, one of the best pilots in all South America who has been running at least four years with FARA and has won a championship. FARA was created in 2007 by the professional Cuban runner Reinaldo “Tico” Almeida, who currently serves as president of the organization.
The public can enjoy watching cars specially adapted for this race like Porsches, Corvettes, Ferraris, Chevrolets and Hondas. However, you will also enjoy the highest class called sport prototype, designed exclusively for the competition and that are images of regular cars on the streets.
The Miami 12 Hours is the last of five events held during the year at the speedway located in Homestead; therefore, we expect at least 10,000 fans from Dade and Broward counties.
“The followers of FARA have grown; there is definitely a local demand for this sport here,” said Carlos Méndez, Director of Marketing, who also assured us that with or without rain, the race will go on since the cars have wheels designed to run on rainy streets.
The novelty of this event is that there are no box office sales, but courtesy passes are given to local establishments that can distribute them to their customers. People with the pass will be able to interact with the pilots and have access to the cars. The entire family regardless of the number of members can go for free and pay only $20 for parking. Méndez says it is a family-oriented event which young and old alike will enjoy, and children can find an area with activities for them such as a Bounce House, music and more. For more information visit www.farausa.com
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