Homestead Speedway is a permanent race facility in Homestead, USA. The main use for the track is the oval circuit, but there are also two infield layouts which can be used for sportscars and bikes. Originally, the circuit was built to help with the restructuring of the local economy after a large hurricane. Groundbreaking began in 1993, and the first event took place in 1995. Once opened, it quickly became apparent the racing was not very good, so in 1996 the circuit management opted to widen the aprons on the turns. This helped, but it still did not improve it significantly so in 1997 the whole layout of the circuit changed, from a rectangular oval to a standard oval. In 2003 the circuit again undertook work to give the turns more in the way of banking, which seemed to work. Floodlights were also added to enable night races.