Homestead Miami Speedway to host Arc of South Florida lawnmower race this Saturday

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Monday, 25 January 2016 17:34
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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.

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