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GRAND AM: Porsche 250, Barber Motorsports Park


When:
April 3, 2013 – April 7, 2013 all-day GMT0
2013-04-03T05:00:00+00:00
2013-04-07T05:00:00+00:00
Where:
Barber Motorsports Park
Barber Motorsports Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35210
USA
GRAND AM: Porsche 250, Barber Motorsports Park @ Barber Motorsports Park | Birmingham | Alabama | United States

About GRAND-AM
Several independent race teams fielding the Audi R8 GRAND-AM spec version of the R8 LMS compete in GRAND-AM’s GT class.

LIVE timing and scoring is available during every event weekend on GRAND-AM.COM or from your mobile device on M.GRAND-AM.COM Just open up your browser and visit the GRAND-AM homepage for details!

Timing and scoring allows you, the fan, to follow your favorite team and driver from your computer or mobile device. With LIVE timing and scoring you won’t miss any of the action as all event sessions including practice and qualifying leading up to and including the race are available for FREE!

About Barber Motorsports Park
In addition to the IZOD IndyCar Series, the PORSCHE 250 returns to the Barber Motorsports Park April 5 – 6! Come see the most competitive sports car racing series in the U.S. as they tackle the 2.38 mile, 17 turn circuit known as the “Augusta of Motorsports”!

TRACK FACTS:

  • 2.38 miles long
  • 45′ wide
  • 17 turns, most of which are flowing
  • 80′ of elevation change

FACILITY AMENITIES:

  • 4-tiered paved paddock
  • 60 amp power available on mechanics wall
  • Restroom and shower facilities
  • Covered tech area
  • Facility is approximately 1 mile off Interstate 20
  • Birmingham International Airport is located approximately 15 minutes away
  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum located on Park property

TRACK RECORDS:

  • Car – 1:09.455 – avg. speed – 119.213 mph – Will Power- March 2009
  • Motorcycle – 1:23.664 – avg. speed – 115.474 mph – Mat Mladin – April 2008

TRACK HISTORY:

  • The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum began life in 1988 as a private collection of George W. Barber, owner of Barber Dairies. Mr. Barber, always an automobile enthusiast, raced, modified and maintained Porsches in the 1970’s (63 first place wins). He started collecting and restoring classic sports cars in 1989.
  • The Barber Motorsports Park opened in the January of 2003. The first major public event to take place at the Park was the Grand-Am Sports Car Series, May 17-18, 2003.
  • Notable races / events include:
    • AMA Superbike Championship Season Finale (2003, 2010)
    • Porsche Driving School relocates to Barber (2003)
    • Mustang Club of America 30th Anniversary Celebration (2006)
    • Barber hosts its first IndyCar Series open test (2007)
    • Inaugural Red Bull Rookies Cup (2008)
    • Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle School moves to Barber (2009)
    • IndyCar Series adds Barber to its 2010 schedule (2009)
    • 45th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang Celebration (2009)
    • Lotus Owner’s Gathering, LOG 29 (2009)
    • Inaugural Legends of Motorsports (2010)
    • Inaugural Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (2010)
    • Inaugural “Ducstock”, national Ducati gathering (2011)
    • BMW CCA “Oktoberfest” (2011)
  • Notable product launches:
    • Porsche Cayenne North American dealer launch (2003)
    • Lotus Elise press and dealer launch (2004)
    • Honda CBR600-RR International press launch (2006)
    • Kawasaki ZX6-R International press launch (2006)

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

Winner(s)/Team from Grand-Am Road Racing Events (Rolex Series)

2003: Terry Borcheller (Bell Motorsports)
2004: Elliot Forbes-Robinson / Butch Leitzinger (Howard Boss Motorsports)
2005: Max Angelelli / Wayne Taylor (Suntrust Racing)
2006: Jorg Bergmeister / Colin Braun (Krohn Racing)
2007: Alex Gurney / Jon Fogarty (Gainsco / Bob Stallings Racing)
2008: Scott Pruett / Memo Rojas (Telmex / Chip Ganassi Racing)
2009: Alex Gurney / Jon Fogarty (Gainsco / Bob Stallings Racing)

2010: Scott Pruett / Memo Rojas (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)

2011: Scott Pruett / Memo Rojas (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)

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