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Street Racing Illustrated | SRMS: Cars, Coffee, and Racing 10.14.18

Story | Phillip Pratt

Photos | Gerry Burke and Phillip Pratt

Street Racing Made Safe’s 2nd Autocross event at AMR Motorplex in Homestead, Miami is exposing drivers to a whole new world of obsession.

Street Racing Illustrated | SRMS Cars, Coffee, and Racing 10.14.18Street Racing Made Safe’s (SRMS) second Autocross event hosted at the AMR Motorplex in Homestead, Miami, Florida, right outside the legendary Homestead Speedway, was a something of a culture shift. South Florida has always been a great place for auto enthusiasts. Probably why a private company is investing millions of dollars into a high-end driver’s club next to Opalocka airport. Year round sun, no snow, and very friendly emissions laws allow us to enjoy our machines day in and out. But for the most part, it’s always been about drag racing. Can’t blame anyone, it’s probably the easiest event to host.

Street Racing Illustrated | SRMS Cars, Coffee, and Racing 10.14.18Autocross has always been a niche kind of thing. Turnouts at parking lot hosted events generally have good turnouts. However, they are so few and far between, growing the event in terms of exposure was going to tough. When SRMS first teamed up with AMR and sold out all their tickets, I was impressed. It was new, and people trusted the SRMS name. It rained (or poured) that day, so it was hard to get a good read on what people really thought.

Street Racing Illustrated | SRMS Cars, Coffee, and Racing 10.14.18When they did it a second time under blue skies, I really took notice. Roughly 1/3 of their attendees were brand new. These weren’t the same hooligans from a month ago. All of a sudden the staging grounds turned into a hundred mini-pits with drivers jacking up their cars, rotating tires, comparing times, set-ups and exchanging tips. Tent’s and canopies were all over the place as families were settling in to spend the day. Autocross in Homestead isn’t fade, nor is it fly by night event. It’s growing and maturing into its own animal. There is officially more to Miami than just drag racing.

Street Racing Illustrated | SRMS Cars, Coffee, and Racing 10.14.18

Street Racing Illustrated | Motegi Racing x Street Racing Made Safe

Motegi Racing and Street Racing Made Safe collab to make the Project Focus ST great again

Story | Phillip Pratt

Motegi Racing x SRMS

Scion tC on Motegi Racing MR400s | Photo courtesy of Motegi Racing

Famed wheel manufacturer, Motegi Racing, and South Florida based automotive enthusiast event/race organizer, Street Racing Made Safe, have joined forces. Motegi Racing will be providing a slick set of 18×10 (+10 offset) MR400 2-Piece, wheels for the SRMS Project Ford Focus ST. Unlike its flow-formed, cast-aluminum cousin, the MR133, the MR400s have forged centers and barrels. Motegi Racing, a Wheel Pros owned company, was established in 00’. Their wheels have graced the hubs of production cars to show-stopping trailer queens and rubber melting track stars alike. The SRMS Project ST is poised to turn some heads with Motegi Racing’s lite-weight, dynamically designed rolling stocks. See them in action on September 9th, 2018 at the AMR Motorplex in Homestead, Florida for Cars, Coffee, and Racing.

Motegi Racing x SRMS

Motegi Racing MR400 | Photo courtesy of Motegi Racing

The First Ever Cars, Coffee & Racing Event at AMR Motorplex!

Street Racing Made Safe Partners with AMR Motorplex for a unique one of a kind event! Cars & Coffee events have grown immensely in popularity amongst all car enthusiasts. Now with a monthly Autocross program at Homestead Motor Speedway and more than 3,000 parking spaces what better place to host the first ever Cars, Coffee & Racing Event! The inaugural event is August 12th from 8am to 6pm with Food Trucks, Vendors, Go-Kart Rentals, VIP parking and more!

 

See the Map and event flyer below!

Street Racing Made Safe Partners with AMR Motorplex for Autocrossing program

Street Racing Made Safe Partners with AMR Motorplex for Autocrossing program

 

Street Racing Made Safe has officially partnered with the AMR Motorplex for a new Autcrossing Program incorporating multiple event dates and programs for drivers and spectators alike. Located just minutes from downtown Miami, Florida AMR Motorplex is South Florida’s premier karting facility.  Situated on-site at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL, AMR Motorplex is an outdoor karting facility open to the public five days a week, year-round.  AMR Motorplex features two circuits: a 0.7-mile, 11 turn competition track for kart owners, and a 0.3-mile, 3 turn rental track for kart rentals.  AMR Motorplex’s fleet of Rental Karts (Drivers of 6” Tall or Above) reach speeds up to 45 mph, delivering an advanced, exciting and high-adrenaline racing experience for a day of fun with friends, family or coworkers. AMR Motorplex can also accommodate group and corporate team building outings. Additionally, the facility hosts some of the largest professional touring karting series races in the country, making AMR Motorplex the premier source for all things karting at every level of the sport.

 

AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex
1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead, FL 33035
(833)-527-8267

For more information regarding AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex please email us at
ops@amrmotorplex.com.

 

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Street Racing Made Safe Auto X Rd.3

Street Racing Made Safe Auto X 3rd Event 

Big Thank you to all our attendees for our 3rd auto cross event at PBIR!!! We averaged about 10 runs for every car there!!!! A huge Thank you to Kristen from Pronto Timing System for supplying the timing method for our classes and going through the registration process!

http://www.ProntoTimingSystem.com

On to the classes and times:

Street Racing Made Safe AutoX Rulebook 1.1 and classes

Street Racing Made Safe AutoX Rulebook 1.1 and classes

Our new segment for Auto crossing also pushed us to create a Rulebook and segment that caters to the true street car enthusiasts and simplified classes into 4 brackets for the public’s enjoyment.

Stock

Modified FWD

Modified RWD

Modified AWD

All Drivers are to attend the Driver’s meeting and course walk through prior to the track going hot or they WILL NOT be permitted to race!

CLICK BELOW TO SEE OUR AUTO X RULEBOOK

 

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STREET RACING MADE SAFE ADDS AUTO-X TO ITS EVENT LINE UP

STREET RACING MADE SAFE

ADDS AUTO-X

TO ITS EVENT LINE UP

 

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2017

 

(New York – June 13, 2017; source: Varran Media LLC)

Street Racing Made Safe (SRMS), a 501c3 nonprofit and the nation’s premier legalized street racing organization, adds Auto X to its Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) lineup.

 

Starting July 22, 2017, SRMS will add the time attack Auto-X racing on the PBIR Karting track.

 

“We are excited to add another element of street racing to our event portfolio. When people think of street racing they automatically think of straight line racing, but the fact of the matter is there are many forms of street racing and all of them are being done illegally on public roads. Our goal is to provide every form of street racing at tracks, giving the racing community a safe and legal place to enjoy what they love doing. It started with roll racing and digs and now we continue with Auto X,” shares Mario Ojito Jr (President of Street Racing Made Safe).

 

“It’s exciting. Racers can race against the clock and test their Driver Mod through the twist and turns instead of strictly straightaways. Getting these guys off the street and on the track is our goal. This Auto X element attracts a new type of car enthusiast to the SRMS brand but it gives our current crowd another racing option, says Chris Harris (VP of Street Racing Made Safe).

 

  • The Auto X event will run during SRMS regularly scheduled events, simultaneously with the street racing on the drag strip.
  • Price: $50.00
  • Time: 7:00pm-12:00am (2018 times will be extended)

 

SRMS plans to continue to expand their portfolio and offer every style of racing during their events across the country, and then around the world!

 

For more information, please visit www.streetracingmadesafe.com. For media inquiries, please contact AndreMorris413@gmail.com.

 

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