INDY Grand Prix of Alabama -Forestdale, AL

Event Details

INDY Grand Prix of Alabama -Forestdale, AL

Time: April 8, 2010 at 6am to April 11, 2010 at 7pm
Location: Barber Motorsports Park
Website or Map: http://www.barbermotorsports.…
Event Type: race, event, forestdale, al
Organized By: Barber
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2010

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Event Description

Track Facts

2.38 miles long
45' wide
17 turns, most of which are flowing
80' of elevation change
Facility Amenities

4 levels of 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:
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)
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)

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