Last Thursday, the Homestead-Miami Speedway and Hooters Girls held a free car wash for Grand Prix of Miami ticket holders at the Hooters in Doral, complete with a car show, happy hour specials and Grand-Am drivers.
Then on Saturday, Guitar Center Hallandale hosted a PRS (Paul Reed Smith) Tech Day – an event that brought together music and race fans. The Grand-Am Daytona Prototype racecar was on site, as were the PRS guitars that will be awarded to the driver of the winning Daytona Prototype car in the Grand Prix and the driver of the Rolex Sports Car that earns the Motor Racing Network’s “Move of the Race.”
On Wednesday, drivers and show cars were in place for a Grand Prix Pre-Party at Monty’s on South Beach.
This evening, Homestead-Miami Speedway is holding a Haitian Relief “Drop-N-Drive” event, in which fans can donate items for Haiti and get a chance to drive their own cars on the track. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. and also includes an opportunity to donate blood. Keg South of Homestead will serve food and beverages. Suggested donation items include sheets, towels, blankets, tents, flashlights, batteries, candles, soap, iodine, bandages, canned soup and bottled water.
All of this is in advance of Saturday’s day of Grand-Am racing. The Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Homestead 200 starts at 1:15 p.m., followed at 5 p.m. by the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami.
General admission on Saturday is $20 and free for children 12 and under. Spend another $10 for access to the paddock area on Saturday. Want to meet Rolex Series Driver and actor Patrick Dempsey? There’s a $40 package that includes a ticket to the Grand Prix, meet and greet with Dempsey Racing drivers, an autographed hero card and a provides a $20 donation to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
For more information, visit homesteadmiamispeedway.com