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Magic of Lights™ Holiday Display Makes its Homestead-Miami Speedway Debut for Magical, Family-Friendly Drive-through Experience
The Magic of Lights, the popular drive-through, family-friendly holiday lights extravaganza, will make its debut in South Florida at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway, Nov. 19 through Jan. 1, 2022.
Magic of Lights will showcase a dazzling display of more than one million twinkling, sparkling lights and magical scenes, all viewed within the comfort and safety of the guest’s vehicle. Pre-sale tickets are on sale today by visiting magicoflights.com/homestead. For the past four years, Magic of Lights has been a huge hit for holiday fun at Daytona International Speedway, and will now call South Florida home as well.
Kids from ages one to 92 (and above) will be mesmerized with the colorful lights, holiday scenes and a cast of characters. Families, couples, friends, social and work groups can enjoy the happy holiday experience by taking advantage of special pre-sale, early bird discount pricing of $17 for standard vehicles through Nov. 2. After that, regular ticket prices include:
- Advanced Pricing through Nov. 3: $17 per standard vehicle in advance or $30 at the gate weekdays (Monday through Thursday), or $35 on weekends (Friday through Sunday).
- Advanced Pricing Prime Season from Nov. 3 - Dec. 9: $20 per standard vehicle in advance with $35 at the gate weekdays (Monday through Thursday), or $35 on weekends (Friday through Sunday).
- Oversized vehicles such as limousines or vans for 15 passengers or more will be $40 per vehicle in advance, $50 per vehicle at the gate and $55 on weekend dates (Friday through Sunday).
- Tour buses can be accommodated for $100.
- Group rates are also available.
“The Magic of Lights will be an incredible addition to our already busy calendar here at Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said track president Al Garcia. “It will provide a wonderful new family holiday tradition for the local community here in South Florida. The venue is well suited for a drive through holiday light experience and will provide tons of family enjoyment.”
Magic of Lights, which will be a festive and winding drive-through on the grounds of the already colorful Homestead-Miami Speedway, will be open from 6-10 p.m. ET nightly. It will be 44 days of magical fun!
Guests will be able to enjoy all the spectacular displays, using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Tickets purchased online in advance can be used at any date, allowing guests the flexibility on when they choose to attend. The experiences will include featured displays like Prehistoric Christmas and Big Foot Monster Trucks. All are guaranteed to warm the heart and create special family memories across generations.
Buckle up the kids and enjoy the magic – The first Magic of Lights at Homestead-Miami Speedway!
Magic of Lights is produced by a team of family entertainment professionals at FunGuys Events, each with decades of international show experience at the highest level.
For information on Magic of Lights at Homestead-Miami Speedway, visit www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or call (866) 409-RACE (7223).
Baptist Health 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be a part of a Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 NASCAR Playoffs doubleheader with the Contender Boats 250 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The weekend’s anchor event, Dixie Vodka 400, a NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race, is set for Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. It’s the first time in three years that Homestead-Miami Speedway has played host to NASCAR’s Playoffs.
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) driver Brandon Jones will return to race full-time in 2022 behind the wheel of the No. 19 Toyota Supra. Jeff Meendering will also return as his crew chief continuing the leadership, continuity and experience the team has built to be a top contender for the championship run next year.
Menards will also return as the primary sponsor and will expand its longtime support of Jones with a full season sponsorship for all 33 races in 2022. Menards has sponsored Jones throughout his Xfinity Series career.
“We are excited about the opportunity to be a full-time sponsor for Brandon Jones in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Jeff Abbott, Menards Marketing and Promotions Manager. “Brandon has gained valuable experience through the years at many levels of racing, including winning in the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Truck Series and Xfinity Series and most recently by qualifying twice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. Brandon has proven himself time and again by winning races, competing for championships and being an outstanding ambassador for Menards and our valued racing partners. We look forward to being a part of his continuing success in 2022.”
Jones just advanced to the Round of 8 in the 2021 Xfinity Series Playoffs after earning 11 top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes so far this season. He continues his charge in the 2021 championship run and is focused on advancing and challenging for the championship in Phoenix.
“Brandon provides a veteran driver presence in the Xfinity Series for us,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “He has advanced into the final eight of the NASCAR playoffs for the second consecutive year and now our focus is to make it into the next round with the opportunity to race for the championship in Phoenix. We’re excited to have him back next season with the opportunity to represent Menards every week.”
Currently in his fourth season with JGR, Jones has become the senior Xfinity Series driver for the organization. The No. 19 team has shown improved consistency each season, with Jones earning a career-high 11 top-five finishes with three races remaining in the season.
“This has been a very strong season so far and I couldn’t be prouder of our 19 team,” stated Brandon Jones. “It will be great to have Jeff Meendering back as my crew chief for the third consecutive year; his leadership is exactly what this team needs. I also realize how fortunate I am to have partners like Menards and Toyota; their support means the world to me. I couldn’t be more excited to have Menards return and more importantly, their support for the full season. It’s huge. I am thrilled to be back at Joe Gibbs Racing next season. Right now, I remain focused on our championship run and making it to Phoenix this year for a shot at the Xfinity Series title.”
Knack for Art? Cast Your Vote Now for Iconic DAYTONA 500 Trioval Grass Design That Will be Showcased Next February
Artistic visionaries get ready to be a part of motorsports history! For the seventh consecutive year, fans will have the chance to vote on the iconic DAYTONA 500 Trioval Grass Design that will be showcased for the 64th Annual Great American Race on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.
Voting is open now and runs through Saturday, Oct. 30. All Fans can visit https://www.
“The DAYTONA 500 Trioval Grass Design is an incredible platform that gives fans another ‘wow’ factor when they are here for the Great American Race,” said Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “It’s also another way that separates Daytona International Speedway from other sports venues. We are excited to get our fans back involved in its design. “We are also ready to get our fans back the race track to experience the pageantry of the DAYTONA 500, see NASCAR’s new ‘Next Gen’ car, and be a part of all of Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth.”
Tickets for the DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s most prestigious event that will debut the Cup Series anticipated ‘Next Gen’ car in the first points race of 2022, are on sale now. Tickets start at $99. Those wishing to attend in person should make their plans early to secure the best seats and pricing. 1-800-PITSHOP. Extended-stay camping packages and premium opportunities, such as UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race admissions, are available.
The Next Gen car, a collaboration of the brightest engineering minds in racing and the automotive industry, is designed to give the drivers greater control. It will put an emphasis back on race strategies, team personnel and vehicle setups while returning the ‘stock car’ look to NASCAR. The cars are set to put on great racing for fans, incorporate relevant technology and look more like street version vehicles. NASCAR will conduct a two-day test session at Daytona’s 2.5-mile tri-oval on Jan. 11-12.
Below is a tentative schedule (as of today) for the 2022 DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth:
- Thursday, Feb. 17: Bluegreen Vacations Duel at DAYTONA qualifying races for the NASCAR Cup Series
- Friday, Feb. 18: NextEra Energy 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Series
- Saturday, Feb. 19: Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series & Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire for the ARCA Menards Series
- Sunday, Feb. 20: DAYTONA 500 for the NASCAR Cup Series
Veteran racer Brody Roa of Garden Grove, California and the remainder of the USAC/CRA stars will get their final tune-up for the 25th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented By All Coast Construction when the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday, October 23rd. The race signifies the start of the home stretch and the final six races on the 2021 schedule.
Roa, 30, comes into the race after a hard fought third-place finish at the Arizona Speedway on October 2nd. That result gave the friendly driver 11-top five finishes in 15 USAC/CRA races thus far in 2021. Perhaps more impressive than those numbers are the ones that Roa has racked up at Perris this year. In the six races on the famous Riverside County half-mile oval, he has finished in the top five all but one time. The one race he was not in the top five was the track’s sprint car season opener in April when a part failure sent him to the pits while he was in second. Since then he has not finished out of the top five and he has recorded wins in the highly coveted “Salute to Indy” and the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night.”
Roa still sits second in the championship standings with six point paying races left on the schedule. He is currently 62-points out of first.
After this weekend’s race, the BR Performance team will get one week off before returning for the final five races of the year. Those races will take place within a span of just 10-days. The first three will be the Oval Nationals at Perris on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. The following week the 2021 campaign will come to a close at the Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway on the 12th and 13th of November.
Fans will have a great chance to meet Roa at this Saturday’s on track autograph session/candy giveaway at intermission. They can also visit with him in the pits after the final race of the night. He will have team merchandise available in both places.
Spectator gates will swing open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. There will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window. For fans who prefer to order advance tickets online, they can do so at the following link www.tix.com. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The office phone number is (951) 940-0134 and the track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com.
Fans who would like to purchase Brody Roa merchandise, but who cannot attend a race, can check out the online store that is packed with great items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, beanies, baby onesies, plush blankets, jigsaw puzzles, stickers, notebooks, tote bags, wine tumblers, mugs, bandana pet collars and more. To see the full line, please visit the following website https://www.brodyroa.com/shop/.
Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Biker Bruce Fischer, Inland Rigging, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, ALR Virtual Services, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.
If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.
To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M
Rising NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Natalie Decker Supports the Filmmakers of The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre with a Special Halloween Treat as She Wraps Her Racecar in Film-Themed Imagery and Fright
The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre, directed by Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and starring Randy Couture (The Expendables), DB Sweeney (The Cutting Edge), Adrian Pasdar (Near Dark), and Bas Rutten (Sinners and Saints), is available on-demand just in time for the scariest month of the year. The original film was written by former professional wrestlers Mike Carey and Chris Margetis who also play the notorious Manson Brothers.
With more and more women breaking barriers in male dominated sports including wrestling, race car driving and football, the filmmakers are proud to support and celebrate women who are shattering ceilings - and perceptions. Rising star NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Natalie Decker is one of those trailblazers. Decker will be supporting the release of the film by wrapping the hood of number 23, her official racecar in film-themed attire.
The film tells the story of wrestling tag team, The Manson Brothers, now in their twilight years, who are relegated to smaller promotions and agree to a midnight cage match on Halloween. What they don’t know is the contest involves being trapped in the arena swarming with infected wrestlers and fans that are changing into blood thirsty zombies. Armed only with their wrestling skills and enchanted lucha libre masks, they must fight for their lives and ensure the virus is contained to prevent an all-out zombie massacre.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Natalie Decker, said filmmakers Mike Carey and Chris Margetis. “We are both Girl Dads and one of us was raised by a single mother. This is our way of paying tribute to women, especially those who are on the rise in traditionally male-dominated professions.”
“I’m excited to support the arts, as I actually started out in theater at age three and would love to be more involved in film in the future,” said NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Natalie Decker. “I loved this film and proud to help put the word out just in time for Halloween.”
Nashville Superspeedway (NSS) today announced it will serve as the host venue for the Halloween Drift and Autocross Party presented by Tennessee Drift and SlydeFactory.com on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
The event will feature drifting on the NSS road course, autocross racing on the paddock, a car show, “Trunk or Treat,” a costume contest and more. Gates open to general spectators starting at 10 a.m. and admission (day of only) is $30 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.
Participants and spectators are encouraged to attend dressed in their favorite Halloween costume, with a prize going to the “best costume.” Other prizes to be awarded include “best in show” and “fan favorite” for car show participants, and the top spots in the autocross and drift contest will also be recognized.
Spectators attending the event can also purchase the opportunity to ride along with those participants in the driving portion of the day, courtesy of the BFGoodrich Share the Ride program. Tickets for this added experience will be available for purchase near the NSS Infield Media Center.
A full schedule of events and information for participant registration can be found at https://bit.ly/3BOTHWC or “Events” at NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.
Nashville Superspeedway, Music City’s home for NASCAR Cup Series racing and live entertainment, will again host the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The NASCAR tripleheader race weekend will also feature the Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, June 25 and the Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 24.