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Sunday May 25, 2014

Don Omar Brings Urban Music, Drag-Racing Festival to South Florida

Don Omar Brings Urban Music, Drag-Racing Festival to South Florida

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Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-songwriter Don Omar is bringing his DragMania Music Fest to the South Florida city of West Palm Beach this weekend.

The two-day festival, part of a series of events that El Rey organizes along with Pina Records founder Rafael “Raphy” Pina, is being held at the Palm Beach International Raceway and will also feature performances by urban recording artists Tony Dize, Farruko and Jory.

Don Omar, a car aficionado who has competed in drag races in recent years, will give a concert Saturday night and also get behind the wheel and try to post the fastest time on the track.

The 36-year-old reggaeton artist will attempt to break his personal-best time of 204 miles per hour in 6.71 seconds, organizers said.

The Florida event is the second stop in the 2014 edition of the DragMania Music Fest, which kicked off last month in Virginia.

Puerto Rico also will host a DragMania Music Fest event from June 6-8, marking the first time the festival will make its way to the U.S. commonwealth.

William Omar Landron Rivera, the artist’s birth name, owns an extensive collection of cars at his homes in Puerto Rico and New Jersey, some of them more than 60 years old.

The reggaeton star has said he is considering returning to Mech-Tech College in Orlando and finishing up a degree program in automotive manufacturing and mechanics that he began in the late 1990s in Puerto Rico.

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