Theres nothing more Floridian than cultivating a sunburn as you sniff burning rubber and gasoline exhaust. So when the lethal days of late June finally hit, head for Homestead-Miami Speedway for a full weekend of daredevil bikers whipping around the 2.21-mile road course as part of the Championship Cup Series.
Founded in 1984, the CCS is a club-level racing organization, meaning that most riders are sportsmen and hobbyists competing on their own dime. After more than two decades of grassroots racing, their events have become recognized as training grounds for serious pro prospects. This year, the tour will make its Miami-area stop June 27 and 28; time trials are scheduled Saturday, and there will be nonstop races Sunday. Parking is free, and kids pay no admission. Adults get passes for only $25. And for nada you get the chance to finally achieve that high-red skin tone of the hard-core subtropics-dweller.
Sat., June 27, noon; Sun., June 28, noon, 2009