Stage 1 Report

IFMAR 1/8 I.C. Track World Championship, April 7-17, 2011

Homestead RC Raceway, 1 Speedway Blvd, Homestead, Florida 33035, United States

Single Contact Point
Tel: 305-677-3253
Fax: 305-599-0705
Doug McNeely

Homestead RC Raceway is located on the grounds of the world famous Homestead-Miami Speedway. The facility is inside the gates of the Speedway and offers all the speed and excitement of the bigger race cars.

The circuit is comprised of 13 left and right hand turns that is raced in a clockwise direction. The circuit width is 15 feet to 18 feet wide. The  straightaway length with dogleg is 275 feet/83.82 meters. The racing line circuit length is 960 feet/292.608 meters.

Homestead RC Raceway has the following amenities.

*Covered pit area with lights and ceiling fans for more than 150 drivers.

*Paved loading/unloading zone for easy access to the covered pit area.
*Large secure parking area designated for drivers, mechanics, and officials
*Engine tuning stations conveniently located next to the covered pit area.
*Designated tire truing area
*Designated car cleaning area
*Designated engine break in area.
*Designated pre-race staging area for qualifying and finals.
*Large permanent Men and Women restroom and toilet facilities.
*Designated covered Team Managers area
*Designated Press area.
*Designated IFMAR only area for business and jury meetings.

Covered Pit Area

Maps and Directions map of area showing proximity of airports, roads, etc.

Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport is the closest airport. It is only a 40 minute drive south, about 25 miles/40 kilometers to Homestead RC Raceway. This airport is serviced by many airline carriers from all over the world. All major rental car companies are available from this airport.

Miami International Airport serves as the primary international airport of the Miami Area. One of the busiest international airports in the world, Miami International Airport caters to over 35 million passengers a year. Identifiable locally, as well as several worldwide authorities, as MIA or KMIA. Miami International is the United States’ third largest international port of entry for foreign air passengers and is the seventh largest such gateway in the world. The airport’s extensive international route network includes non-stop flights to over seventy international cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Directions from Airport and or Florida Turnpike: Leave Miami International Airport, get on the Florida Turnpike headed South (821) to Homestead. Once you are on the Turnpike continue South about 25 to 30 minutes and you will be approaching the Homestead area.

Get off the Turnpike at Exit 6, which is the SW 137 Ave./Speedway Boulevard exit. SW 137 Ave. and Speedway Boulevard are the same road. Go South on this road for about 4 miles/6.5 kilometers. You will Homestead Miami Speedway as you approach. The complex is huge you can not miss it.

When you are real close to the Speedway buildings you will see SW 336 Street, make a left turn, drive past the main entrance, you will see Homestead RC Raceway on your right and follow signs for unloading and parking.

 Click on this link for Airport to Racing Circuit Map

Click on this link for general directions from Motel area to Racing Circuit

Tire Truing Stations

Race Officials

Event Organizer                                      Doug McNeely
Race Director                                         Bob Ingersoll
Assistant Race Director                        Rich Browne
Chief Technical Inspector                      Rick Davis
Official Time Keeper                              TBD
Head of Facilities                                   Johnny Wong
IFMAR Referee                                      TBA by IFMAR
ROAR Referee                                       TBA by ROAR
Country Referee                                     TBA by ROAR

Car Cleaning Area with compressed air

Timetable and dates for Pre Worlds Warm up Race

The Pre-Worlds Warm Up Race will be December 08-12, 2010. This is an invitation to practice for the IFMAR World Championship taking place April 07-17, 2011.

The Pre-Worlds Warm Up Race will follow IFMAR 1/8 IC Track Rules.

Pre-Worlds Warm Up Race Schedule

Wednesday    8, December 2010    Controlled practice

Thursday        9, December 2010    Controlled practice

Friday           10, December 2010    Qualification Round 1, 2 and 3

Saturday       11, December 2010    Qualification Round 4, 5 and 6

Sunday         12, December 2010    All Finals

Time plan and dates for the IFMAR World Championship 1/8 IC Circuit

Thursday       7, April 2011             Controlled practice  
                                                    Track is open from 08:30 till 19:00

Friday           8, April 2011             Controlled practice

 Track is  open from 08:30 till 19:00

Saturday       9, April  2011            Controlled practice
                                                    Track is open from 08:30 till 19:00

Sunday        10, April 2011            Controlled practice
                                                   Track is open from 08:30 till 19:00
                                                   Registration 08:00 till 18:00
                                                   Technical Inspection 08:00 till 18:00

Monday        11, April 2011           Controlled Practice
                                                   Track is open from 08:00 till 19:00
                                                   Registration 08:00 till 18:00
                                                   Technical Inspection 08:00 till 18:00
                                                   Opening Ceremony
                                                   Concourse d’Elegance

Tuesday       12, April 2011            Qualification Round 1 and 2

Track is open from 09:30 till 17:45

Wednesday  13, April 2011           Qualification Round 3 and  4
                                                   Track is open from 09:30 till 17:45

Thursday      14, April 2011           Qualification Round 5 and 6
                                                   Track is open from 09:30 till 17:45

Friday           15, April 2011          1 / 1024 Final down to 1 / 8 Final
                                                   Track is open from 08:00 till 17:00

Saturday       16, April 2011          1 / 4 Final, 1 /2 Final,  Main Final
                                                  Track is open from 10:00 till 16:30
                                                  Banquet and Awards Dinner

Sunday         17, April 2011         Reserve Day

Race time schedule according to IFMAR rules
Details of the time plan will be published in the Stage 2 Report

List of Approved Frequencies

The following are frequencies that are permitted:

27 MHz: only frequencies 26.995, 27,045, 27,145 27,195 and 27, 255.
75 MHz: All channels 61 thru 90
50 MHz: Channels 00, 02, 06 and 08
53 MHz: Frequencies 53,100 thru 53, 800 MHz
2.4 GHz : All DSS and Spectrum systems

Drivers using 50 MHz radios must have an FCC Amateur Radio License issued for that radio in their possession.

Concourse d'Elegance at Opening Ceremony

Concourse d’Elegance at the track
After the drivers parade all cars competing for Concourse d’Elegance will be presented for inspection and judging.


There are an abundance of motels within a close radius of the racing circuit. We recommend doing an internet search  using “MOTELS MIAMI HOMESTEAD SPEEDWAY.” Below are just a few motels that are within a close distance.

Best Western
411 South Krome Avenue
Florida City, Florida 33034
Tel: 305-246-5100
Double occupancy, 2 queen beds, $110 per day

Fairway Inn Florida City
100 S.E. 1st Avenue (US Highway #1)
Florida City, Florida 33034
Tel: 305-248-4202
Double Occupancy, 2 queen beds, $79 per day

Comfort Inn
333 S.E. 1st Avenue (US Highway #1)
Florida City, Florida 33034
Tel: 305-248-4009
Double occupancy, 2 queen beds, $60 per day

Transport to and from hotel to racing circuit

The organizer will not supply transport to and from hotel/track.

Controlled Fuel

The Controlled Fuel selected by the IFAR Blocks for the 2011 IFMAR 1/8 IC Track World Championship is Byron Fuels. The blend is Byron Fuels Race 2500 Gen2 25% nitro with 9% oil, part #3130181.

More information and dealers can be found at BYRON FUELS.

United States AC Power, Plugs and Outlets Standard

The standard for voltage and frequency in the United States is 110-120 volts at a frequency of 60 Hz, which uses plugs and outlets as shown in the pictures below. Make sure your equipment operates at the above noted voltage/frequency and, if necessary, that you have the necessary plug adapters.