The requested URL /johnrimadesign/gallery_slider/theme/news_was not found on this server.Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.Since 2010, Barber Motorsports Park has hosted an Indy Car/Grand-Am weekend in early April.
Right off of I-20 with nearby outlet malls and a Bass Pro Shop is a world-class road course carved into the Alabama hills.
The weekend includes Continental Tire, Rolex Grand-Am, Mazda Pro, Firestone Indy Lights and IZOD Indycar Series all crammed into three days.
The park’s namesake, George Barber, is a motorcycle guy, originally constructing the circuit and adjoining museum as a motorcycle racing facility.
The entire complex is motorcycle-friendly with preferred bike parking at the museum and along the ring road.
Because Barber is a motorcycle circuit, many auto racing drivers have complained that it’s difficult to pass.
On the other hand, savvy and aggressive drivers are able to make moves on track.
The flowing, undulating terrain rewards drivers who are smooth not only with the wheel but with the throttle as well.
Patience is also a virtue at Barber as drivers who bide their time and seize opportunity are likely to succeed.
Hillside – Turn 1-3, aka “The Alabama Rollercoaster” This is where we setup our base of operations. The hill overlooks the exit of Turn 1 through Turn 3, and up the hill out of Turn 4 to the hairpin, an there’s lots of action, especially on starts/restarts.
You can also see parts of the entry to the 7-9 complex and a bit of the back straight.
In addition, it’s a relatively short walk to the paddock from The Rollercoaster.