Homestead-Miami Speedway news 2008-11-11

Orange County Choppers Founder Paul Teutul Sr. to Serve as Honorary Race Chairman for Ford 400 on Nov.16th; Paul Sr. and "Orange County Choppers" crew to take part in Ford 400 pre-race ceremonies Sunday and Ford RaceFest at Hard Rock this ...

Orange County Choppers Founder Paul Teutul Sr. to Serve as Honorary Race Chairman for Ford 400 on Nov.16th; Paul Sr. and "Orange County Choppers" crew to take part in Ford 400 pre-race ceremonies Sunday and Ford RaceFest at Hard Rock this Thursday

MIAMI--Paul Teutul Sr., founder of the world famous Orange County Choppers and one of the stars of the hit reality show "American Chopper," will serve as Honorary Race Chairman for the Ford 400 Sprint Cup Series Championship, Nov.16, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

As part of his Honorary Race Chairman duties, Teutul Sr. will participate in the Ford 400 pre-race festivities this Sunday during NASCAR's series-crowning Ford Championship Weekend.

"Having Paul Teutul Sr. and the Orange County Choppers at Homestead-Miami Speedway is a real bonus for race fans attending Ford Championship Weekend," said track president Curtis Gray. "Paul Sr. and the OCC crew are world renowned for their custom choppers, and Miami is world renowned for NASCAR's championship finale. That'll make for a whole lot of fast-moving wheels on track at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, and tickets are still available."

Led by Teutul Sr. and his oldest son, Paulie, Orange County Choppers is regarded as one of the world's premier builders of custom motorcycles and have built custom choppers for some of the biggest names in corporate America. Six specially designed motorcycles--including the popular POW/MIA and Lincoln Mark LT choppers--will join Teutul Sr. and OCC crew at Ford RaceFest on Thursday, Nov.13, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.

At the Hard Rock on Thursday, OCC merchandise will be available for purchase, and Teutul Sr. and his son, Mikey Teutul, will sign autographs between 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rick Petko and Jason Pohl, also part of the OCC crew, will be on-site during the event to sign autographs, as well. Admission to Ford RaceFest at the Hard Rock is free.

On Sunday, Nov.16, Orange County Choppers also will stage a display at Homestead-Miami Speedway along Pit Road for fans purchasing a Pre-Race Track Pass. Paul Sr., Mikey, Rick Petko and Jason Pohl will sign autographs between the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For detailed autograph signing schedule, please visit www.orangecountychoppers.com.

Great seats are still available for Ford Championship Weekend 2008, Nov.14-16 on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series all crown champions under the lights. To secure individual or group tickets for NASCAR's finale, call (866) 409-RACE or visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.

-credit: hms

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