Ralph Sanchez - Obituary
US-based race promoter Sanchez has died aged 63, after a long illness. He took sports car racing to downtown Miami, built the Homestead oval and helped persuade Emerson Fittipaldi to get back behind the wheel ahead of his fruitful CART career. Sanchez was an economic refugee from Cuba and an amateur sports car driver who had a dream to create a race in Miani.
He made it happen against the odds and helped transform the city’s image. His Miami-Homestead Speedway hosted CART, NASCAR and sports car events from 1995. He also revived and promoted the Trans-Am silhouette series in the early 2000s.