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Want to learn how to saltwater fish in Florida? Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for a series of free Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics for beginner anglers age 16 and older to learn how to saltwater fish and help conserve our marine resources for the future.

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Men’s Basketball Season Update - The outlook for University of Miami’s (UM) Men’s Basketball could not have been brighter during preseason workouts with four starters returning; senior center Rodney Miller, senior forward Sam Waardenburg and senior guards Chris Lykes and Kam McGusty. Transfe…

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The turn of the calendar year is also the time when we start to turn our attention to the upcoming NASCAR season. It comes up pretty quickly, as the previous season ended just about two months ago. Nevertheless it’s always nice when it is a big part of our conversation.

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I want to open by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, and I hope it’s a successful and healthy 2021 for everyone in our community! We all have certainly been through a great deal over much of the past year, and everyone deserves and has earned a fantastic 2021.

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As Christmas arrives in South Dade, while temperatures cool off, our hearts warm up with the festivities and fun of being able to share it with family and friends.

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As we wind down the 2020 calendar year and what has been the 25th anniversary of Homestead-Miami Speedway, I was reminded last week how special our venue has been to many of the key figures in motorsports, not to mention some of the up-and-coming stars of the various disciplines. Both of the…

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It was a beautiful weekend at the Sunshine State Karting Challenge (SSKC) at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex.   Hundreds competed in age levels from youth to adult.

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As most of you already know, I have been a proud member of Homestead-Miami Speedway from the time ground was broken in August 1993. While we were ushering in a new era of sorts with that historic event, the City of Homestead at that time was still recovering from the destruction caused by Hu…

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Wednesday, December 16 was a significant day for the Keys Gate Charter Schools Softball Program and for three of its Senior players who signed Letters of Commitment.

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It has been said that the only constant in life is change. In no other year has this phrase rang truer than in 2020, especially in the sports world. In a way we have become used to it, and in other respects we have become immune to it. It’s part of what we all must endure, and learn how to n…

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On December 9th in a ceremony at Colonial Christian School, Juliette DeValle, third from left, signed a Letter of Commitment to play 3rd Base on the Florida Memorial University Softball Team. Juliette is joined by (L to R) Colonial Christian Softball Coach Lou Martinez, her mother Janice Mar…

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‘Tis the season and during these challenging times, it’s not just people that need some holiday cheer, the animals at Zoo Miami also love to receive special “gifts” to celebrate this time of year.

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Much of what has been talked about as it pertains to the 2020 NASCAR season has been about all of the great teamwork that took place in maneuvering through a challenging year. And rightfully it should, knowing what a monumental task it was and seeing how it all came together, many of the pie…

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Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite times of the year. This has been the case for numerous reasons. For many years, the holiday came upon us shortly following our championship event, and there was no better way to celebrate a successful race weekend than to be with family and fri…

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Like many aspects of 2020, events that were supposed to take place either got pushed to a different date or just didn’t happen at all. You could look across all segments of our society and this has certainly been the case, including sports. We’ve all learned how to adjust to be flexible as a…

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Check out the fifth annual Lionfish Challenge stats below on who took home the top prizes and more. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring the first place winners in each category at their hometown dive shops via Facebook Live events on Facebook.com/FWC

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Another exciting season of NASCAR is now in the books, and the sport can boast not just three new champions, but also three first-time champions. This esteemed triumvirate consisted of Sheldon Creed in the Gander Trucks Series, Austin Cindric in the Xfinity Series and Chase Elliott in the Cu…

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A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot small boat crew assisted a man and his dog Tuesday, after his vessel ran out of fuel off Key Largo, Florida.

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This year when it comes to youth sports, seasons have shifted, practices may look different and competitions may be postponed, all of which have been difficult for kids who simply want to enjoy their time on and off the field, court, rink, mat or pool deck. As parents navigate this new norma…

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For the first time since 2002, we are looking at a championship week in NASCAR with Homestead-Miami Speedway not being a part of it. It is definitely somewhat different, although it is something we have known about for more than a year. When you’ve hosted something for 18 years in-a-row and …

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I recently caught up with Captain Donovan of Arrow Assault Bowfishing Charters who updated me with what’s new in the hunting industry for South Florida…Blowgun Hunting.

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A few months back I talked about the anomaly that we encountered when for the first time, the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and NASCAR all played on the same day. This full schedule also included others such as golf. Now, several months past that, we are in another unique period where we crowned champi…

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According to ekartingnews.com reports, the 2020 season wrapped up for the United States Pro Kart Series over the weekend at the GoPro Motorplex. The Carolina Grand Prix was held at the Mooresville, North Carolina track, holding the sixth and final round of the national championship chase.

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Back in August when we announced that we would host a Give Back at the Track event, I talked about how it was just one small step in a return to normalcy here at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which encompasses a plethora of events that we host throughout the year. Some of those are public facing…

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Additional Homestead Parks have reopen on Monday, October 5, 2020 as the City of Homestead and all of Miami-Dade County continues to move towards a “new normal” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. City Officials are also

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It was a beautiful day last Friday for the Military Affairs Council’s (MAC) 51st Annual Golf Tournament held at the Redland Country Golf Club. The day started at 7:00 AM with registration and a box breakfast followed by an emotional opening ceremony and shot gun start. The 24 teams of milita…

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For the second time in as many months last week, we witnessed entertaining racing on a road course as the circuit took to the Charlotte ROVAL. After making history and hitting the Daytona Road Course in mid-August, road course racing once again rose to the forefront. It provided many intense…

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As we wind down the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s hard not to do that without recognizing everything that our founder Ralph Sanchez did for South Florida, especially Homestead-Miami Speedway as we are in the midst of our 25th anniversary. It also is an opportunity to reflect o…

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More than a year ago when the 2020 schedule was revealed, I said that if we could not be the season finale, then mid-March – our original date for this year – was the perfect fit. It fell right into South Florida’s “Super Season,” and we were included among some of the area’s most iconic eve…