For the second straight year, some of the finest professional golfers in the world tried their hands at motorsports at Homestead-Miami Speedway during the Cadillac V-Series Challenge for Charity. Their racing efforts Wednesday netted $20,000 for two South Florida philanthropies.
Webb Simpson took home top honors by finishing the braking competition along the track’s 1/8-mile Pit Road with the day’s fastest time, 6.784 seconds, bettering David Owen by .031 seconds. Simpson’s mark means a $12,000 donation to the track’s charitable arm, Driving For A Cause. Make-A-Wish receives $8,000.
Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open Champion and four-time PGA Tour winner, and his fellow golfers are in town for the WGC Cadillac Championship at the revamped Trump Doral course. Players from the Cadillac Championship field who participated in the Cadillac V-Series Challenge included: Hunter Mahan; Graham DeLaet; Louis Oosthuizen; Roberto Castro; Harris English; Webb Simpson; and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Additionally, representatives from Make-A-Wish and Donald Trump, Jr. took turns behind the wheel
Twenty three competitors competed in the challenge that also included “hot laps” around the 1.5-oval that will host NASCAR’s championship races in its top three national series for the 13th-consecutive year in November (14-16).
@GrahamDeLaet "Don't tell my mom I was doing this before a golf tournament." @CadillacChamp #150mph pic.twitter.com/7PiaxeMov9— PGA TOUR Media (@PGATOURmedia) March 5, 2014
About to jump on this bad boy and head to Homestead Miami Speedway and race Cadillacs around the track. #outforarip pic.twitter.com/ALKnOKCacT— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) March 5, 2014