Barber Motorsports Park


Barber Motorsports Park

Motorsport venue
Name = Barber Motorsports Park
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Location = Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
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Owner = Barber Motorsports
Operator = ZOOM Motorsports
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Opened = 2003
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Architect = Alan Wilson
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Events = Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
AMA Superbike Championship
Miles_first = True
Layout1 = Road course
Surface = Asphalt
Length_km = 3.7
Length_mi = 2.3
Turns = 16
Banking =
Record_time = 1:20.613
Record_driver = Max Papis
Record_team = Chip Ganassi Racing
Record_year = 2004
Record_class = Daytona Prototype

The Barber Motorsports Park is a large multi-purpose racing facility on a 740-acre (300 ha) site in Birmingham, Alabama, located on the eastern fringes of the city, near Leeds.

Track

The park, which opened in 2003, features a 16-turn convert|2.3|mi|adj=on road course, designed by Alan Wilson, viewable from several naturally wooded or grass-covered banks. The track has hosted numerous motorsport races including Grand-Am and Vintage Racing Series events, and serves as the home of the "Porsche Driving Experience".

On October 12, 2007, the IRL's IndyCar Series conducted an open test at Barber. Track officials indicated they are exploring a race for the 2009 IndyCar Series season.cite news | url=http://www.al.com/sports/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/sports/1191313223257540.xml&coll=2 | title=Star drivers to test at Barber | publisher=The Birmingham News | date=2007-10-02 | accessdate=2007-10-17]

culpture

The infield of the track is adorned with a number of large sculptures, including a series of large steel spiders and dragonflies, a pair of lions and a sisyphean figure pushing a boulder.

Museum

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum features a collection of over 900 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars. It is considered the largest motorsports museum in the world.Fact|date=December 2007 The racecars includes Lotus and other international race cruisers. The internationally acclaimed motorcycle collection includes bikes dating from 1904 to present production. There are bikes from 16 countries that represent over 140 different marques from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden.

Track records

References

External links

* [http://www.barbermotorsports.com/ http://www.barbermotorsports.com/]
* [http://www.barbermuseum.org/ http://www.barbermuseum.org/]
*Geolinks-US-streetscale|33.532500|-86.618889


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