Thursday, September 5, 2019


Ferrari Challenge 2019 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Come join us this weekend as the Ferrari Challenge comes to Homestead-Miami Speedway September 7-8. The Ferrari Challenge will stop in South Florida to take on the track’s 2.21-mile road course, showcasing many different makes and models of Ferraris.

Since its inception in 1993, the Ferrari Challenge has featured some of the most exclusive cars in the world, and the races are always hard-fought and packed with head-to-head duels, providing the driver with all the excitement of the track. This year, the Challenge has visited other notable North American tracks such as Sebring International Speedway, Circuit of the Americas and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“We are honored to be able to host the Ferrari Challenge here again in 2019,” said track president Al Garcia. “The Ferrari Challenge brings so many people in the Ferrari racing community together and we are excited to be the final race before the world finals at Mugrllo Circuit for the Finali Mondiali.”

Homestead-Miami Speedway is the final North American race before the Ferrari Challenge heads to Mugrllo Circuit for the Finali Mondiali – the world finals.

Cooper MacNeil (Scuderia Corsa – Ferrari of Westlake) in the Trofeo Pirelli class did all he needed to do at Indianapolis with a pair of second-place finishes putting the Trofeo Pirelli championship almost entirely out of reach of Benjamin Hites (The Collection). Martin Burrowes (Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale) has also solidified his third place position in the Trofeo Pirelli championship, with a 19 point lead over Marc Muzzo (Ferrari of Ontario) going into the final North American round at Homestead.

The Trofeo Pirelli AM class still has five drivers in contention for the top spot. Neil Gehan is leading the championship with 129 points while Ziad Ghandour is trailing him with 113 points. Ghandour missed the most recent round at Indianapolis but looks to make a run and close the gap at Homestead.

Mark Issa (Ferrari of Atlanta) has earned eight podiums from 10 chances to date and has built a 31 point lead over Brian Davis (Ferrari of Palm Beach) in the Coppa Shel class. This year is Davis’s first year in the Ferrari Challenge and has already captured four wins from four chances to open the year in the Coppa Shell AM category. After he was promoted to Coppa Shell for Laguna Seca, the American driver has steadily regained his footing and returned to the podium twice at Indianapolis, and earned the extra point for the fastest lap in race 2. 

In the Coppa Shell AM class, Brad Horstmann (Foreign Cars Italia) captured two consecutive wins at Indianapolis, earning his first-ever Ferrari Challenge win in race 1 and taking race 2. He is the first driver this season that has taken consecutive wins. Jay Screibman (Cauley Ferrari) and Gianni Grilli (Ferrari of Quebec) are separated by only four points for the second and third spots on the podium. Both drivers look to gain momentum at Homestead before a long trip to Mugello.

Tickets for the Ferrari Challenge are available now at or by calling (866) 409-RACE. Admission tickets are $20 for each day or $30 for a weekend pass.