MIAMI, FL (12/8/03) - Looking for that perfect holiday gift to really get your loved one's motor running?
How about tickets to one of South Florida's biggest and most exciting sporting events: the Toyota Indy 300, February 27-29, at the NEW Homestead-Miami Speedway. It's where you'll see the stars and cars of the IRL IndyCar Series racing for the first time at speeds over 200 miles-per-hour on the Speedway's new 20-degree, variable banking.
This past November, the NEW Homestead-Miami Speedway, with 20-degree variable banking in its turns, made its racing debut to rave reviews at the NASCAR season-finales culminating with a sold-out NASCAR Winston Cup race. Next up is the 2004 Toyota Indy 300 on February 29, the racing debut for the IndyCar Series on the NEW Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"If you liked the new banking during the NASCAR season-finales, wait until you see the Indy Cars traveling over 200 miles-per-hour on the new Homestead-Miami Speedway," said Speedway President Curtis Gray. "The Toyota Indy 300 will be one of the most exciting events to ever hit South Florida."
The Toyota Indy 300 features the same cars and drivers that compete annually at the Indianapolis 500. Defending IndyCar Series and Toyota Indy 300 champion Scott Dixon of Target Chip Gannasi Racing, Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish of Marlboro Team Penske, and Tony Kanaan of Andretti-Green Racing, are among the stars of the IndyCar Series slated to compete at the Toyota Indy 300.
In addition to the season-opener for the IndyCar Series, the Toyota Indy 300 weekend offers race fans two more races during this spectacular race weekend. The Grand Prix of Miami, featuring the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and the likes of Toyota, Porsche, Ferrari and the Daytona Prototypes on the Speedway's 2.21-mile, 12-turn road course, will take place on Saturday, February 28 following IndyCar Series Qualifying. Then, prior to the Toyota Indy 300 on Sunday, February 29, some of motorsports' best young talent will take on the Speedway's high banks with the Menards Infiniti Pro Series Miami 100.
Race tickets to the Toyota Indy 300 range from $25 - $45 (youth 12 and under free) with weekend packages at $75. Parking for the Toyota Indy 300 is free of charge and fans are allowed to bring a 6"x 6" x 12" soft-sided cooler into the facility. A paddock pass, allowing fans access into the infield is available for $25, while the best of race-fan hospitality, the Race Fan Zone, is available for $60 per person.
For more information or for tickets to the Toyota Indy 300, call (305) 230-RACE, 800-PIT-SHOP, order on-line at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com or visit any TicketMaster outlet in the state of Florida.
TOYOTA INDY 300 - FEBRUARY 27 - 29, 2004
WHAT: The Toyota Indy 300, the season-opener for the IRL IndyCar Series; the Grand Prix of Miami, featuring the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series; and the Miami 100, the season-opener for the Menards Infiniti Pro Series.
WHEN: Friday, February 27 - Sunday, February 29:
Friday, Feburary 27
IRL IndyCar Series Practice
Menards Infiniti Pro Series Practice/Qualifying
Rolex Sports Car Series Practice/Qualifying
Saturday, February 28
IRL IndyCar Series Qualifying
Grand Prix of Miami - Rolex Sports Car Series
Sunday, February 29
Miami 100 - Menards Infiniti Pro Series
Toyota Indy 300 - IRL IndyCar Series
WHERE: Homestead-Miami Speedway; One Speedway Blvd.; Homestead, FL
Weekend Package (Includes Paddock Pass): $75
Sunday: Reserved Seating; $25 - $75 (Youth 12 and Under: $15)
Saturday: General Admission; $20 (Youth 12 and Under: Free)
Friday: General Admission; $10 (Youth 12 and Under: Free)
Paddock Pass: $25
Race Fan Zone: $60
Call (305) 230-RACE or 800-PIT-SHOP
Online at www. homesteadmiamispeedway.com