Homestead Miami Speedway (iRacing)

Homestead Miami Speedway
Information
Location Homestead, Florida
Country Us.png USA
Configurations
Oval Course
1.5 mi
2.414 km
Road Course A
2.21 mi
3.557 km
Road Course B
2.3 mi
3.701 km


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The old saying, “it’s an ill wind that blows no good,” could be appropriately applied to Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the wake of Hurricane Andrew in August, 1992, South Florida racing promoter Ralph Sanchez began organizing construction of the region’s first major-league motorsports facility as part of the reconstruction of the devastated Homestead community. Ground-breaking took place the following August and in November, 2005, the track’s first event was won by NASCAR’s Dale Jarrett.

Host to the NASCAR season-finale, the 1.5-mile variable-banked Homestead-Miami oval has also been the site of IndyCar races and professional sports car races, the latter utilizing one of the facility’s two r-oval configurations. SCCA amateur races and CSS motorcycle races also take place on the road circuit.

With more than a thousand palm trees and a Caribbean color scheme, the facility projects a South Beach flavor that distinguishes Homestead-Miami from other major race tracks in America. It took a while to get the right combination for the racing surface. In its first iteration, the track had four separate low-banked corners, reminiscent of a mini Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That configuration failed to promote good racing, and unfortunately also provided bad crash angles. Widening the aprons failed to correct either of these problems.

A major reconfiguration of the track during the summer of 1997 brought a more conventional layout – sweeping 180-degree corners at either end of the oval. Close, but still no cigar. But the most recent work on the track, during which the track assumed variable banking – up to 20 degrees in the corners, flattening to 3 degrees on the straightaways – has done the trick. Everyone agrees, at Homestead-Miami, the beauty is now more than skin deep.

Configurations

Race Results

eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series

Season Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Gb.png Richard Towler Us.png Brad Davies
2011 Us.png John Gorlinsky Us.png John Gorlinsky
2012 Us.png Robert Hall Us.png Kevin King
2013 Us.png Jared Crawford Us.png Peter Bennett Hammerdown Motors YoutubeButton.png
2014 Us.png Michael Conti Us.png Kenny Humpe The TEAM YoutubeButton.png
2015 Us.png Cody Byus Us.png Ray Alfalla Slip Angle Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2016 Us.png Ray Alfalla Us.png PJ Stergios ineX Racing YoutubeButton.png
2017 Us.png Ryan Michael Luza Us.png Ryan Michael Luza Simworx Racing YoutubeButton.png
2018 Us.png Nick Ottinger Us.png Ray Alfalla Slip Angle Motorsports YoutubeButton.png