Tag Archive: Barber Motorsports Park.

Oct 20

Five Standout Drivers Learn, Receive Guidance from Porsche during Young Driver Academy at Barber Motorsports Park

Scott Hargrove won 2014 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin championship with six victories in 10 starts

Porsche is continuing its longstanding legacy of recognizing and developing young talent, as five standout North American drivers are learning to hone their skills on and off the track during the third annual Young Driver Academy Oct. 19-20 at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama.

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Apr 27

Hunter-Reay makes it two wins in a row at Barber

Individuals at Barber Motorsports Park certainly have a sense of humor.

Verizon IndyCar logo At the tail end of a 2-hour, 30-minute rain delay to the green flag of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Jimmy Cliff’s “I Can See Clearly Now (the Rain is Gone)” covered the grounds through loud speakers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

USF2000: RC Enerson extends his points lead with near-perfect daily double

“It was a great day”- RC Enerson

2014-04-26 - USF2000 Start - Barber Motorsport Park RC Enerson augmented his lead in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda by claiming two accomplished victories today at Barber Motorsports Park.

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Feb 27

Hargrove wins, Pigot clinches the Cooper Tires Winterfest for Pro Mazda

Hargrove slipped pole-sitter and led the remainder of the 20-lap race
Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires logoScott Hargrove and his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing team continued their impressive Pro Mazda learning curve by scoring a fine victory this afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park in only their fourth start.

Feb 27

Enerson Keeps his Cool, wins race and Cooper Tires Winterfest Title

The 16-year-old from New Port Richey made a perfect start from pole position
Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda The weather conditions turned decidedly cooler today at Barber Motorsports Park, perfectly mirroring the demeanor of young Florida racer RC Enerson. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Pigot takes control of Cooper Tires Winterfest Pro Mazda Round 3 at Barber

 

Pigot now holds a commanding 23-point advantage

Cooper Tires Winterfest Pro Mazda Spencer Pigot might have relinquished his advantage in Round 2 of the Cooper Tires Winterfest for Pro Mazda at NOLA Motorsports Park last Saturday, but he well and truly made amends this afternoon when the four-race mini-series reconvened for the first of two more races at the scenic and challenging Barber Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Epps takes his turn with a pair of Cooper Tires Winterfest USF2000 wins

Epps became the fourth different winner in as many races over the past five days.
USF2000 - Epps Track Englishman Michael Epps not only claimed his first-ever USF2000 victory today in Round 4 of the six-round Cooper Tires Winterfest at Barber Motorsports Park, he also put an exclamation point on his day by dominating Round 5 later in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Mexican teenager Alfonso Celis tops test times for Juncos Racing

Celis’ lap comfortably eclipses the Pro Mazda lap record of 1:21.166

Mazda - Juncos Racing - Alfonso CelisJudging by the results of the past two days at the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test, the future looks extremely bright for the rejuvenated Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Ben Young 9th in points after Barber Motorsports Park

Young’s consistency has strengthened his position of 9th overall in points.

Ben Young - BarberBen Young continues to impress with a personal-best qualifying effort of 12th in the Daytona Sportbike Class and two solid finishes of a 12th and 13th place this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.

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Apr 03

Barracuda Racing Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama preview

Pre-Race Notes & Quotes

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama logoAlex Taglinai said “I can’t wait to get on track at Barber and see how we stack up against the competition. We tested well here at Barber Motorsports Park a few weeks ago and finished those two days with a good car”

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Mar 14

Barracuda Racing ready for 2013 Season

After Barber Open Test

Barracuda Racing 98 at BarberBarracuda Racing logoAfter the annual IZOD IndyCar Media Day and four sessions on track at Barber Motorsports Park, Alex Tagliani has his sights set on victory lane in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Team Barracuda – BHA Barber and Alex Tagliani look forward to a successful run at Barber

+Bryan Herta Autosport Firestone Indy Lights : Troy Castaneda sims to back up a Top-Ten Finish

Team Barracuda - BHA logoHonda INDY Grand Prix or Alabama“Barber is going to be another test for us this weekend. I like the track quite a bit – it’s intense and very difficult with high-speed corners and it’s just a pretty fast track” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Thomas McGregor and Shelby Blackstock join Jensen MotorSport

At Montreal Grand Prix

jensen motorsport logoGP Canada new logoJensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that the team has developed a partnership with one of the top management and development companies in Motorsports, Exclusive Management Inc. Two exciting young Exclusive Management drivers will join Jensen MotorSport to drive in the Formula 1600 race at the hugely successful Montreal Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Barber race frustrating for Compass360 Racing

2010 Champions Fight to overcome Series-Mandated restrictor in Alabama

Compass360 - Ryan Eversley - Zach Lutz - Barber Motorsports ParkGrand-AM-RoadracingGrand-Am’s reigning Street Tuner Champions valiantly fought the heat and new series regulations, but ended up only managing a 13th-place finish in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge event at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

AIM Autosport qualifies sixth at Barber Motorsport Park

Team finding pace with each session on track

AIM AutosportMark Wilkins AIM MotorsportsAIM Autosport has qualified sixth for Saturday’s Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park. Driver, Mark Wilkins, was at the wheel of the AIM Autosport BMW-Riley sponsored by GAMMA88 to set a time of 1m 22.948s around the 2.3-mile (3.7 km) road course. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Hinchcliffe secures IndyCar seat

Eric Sprott and Sprott Inc. to support Canadian’s debut with Newman/Haas Racing

Indycar - James HinchcliffeNewman Haas RacingCanada’s James Hinchcliffe will make his race debut in the IZOD IndyCar Series this weekend, the 24-year-old from Toronto competing for Newman/Haas Racing in the ‘Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama’, Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April, at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Firestone Indy Lights: David Ostella Barber Motorsports Park preview

Ostella is set for race two at Barber Motorsports Park

IndyLightsJensen Motorsport - David OstellaFirestone Indy Lights rookie David Ostella returns to track action this week as the Championship will contest the second event of its schedule at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The Indy Lights drivers will race in support of the IndyCar Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, and the lone Canadian in the series is very much looking forward to returning to the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Juncos Racing Barber Motorsports Park test report

Plus St. Petersburg Preview
 
Juncos RacingJuncos Racing 20100131-1Juncos Racing and the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear kicked off the 2011 season this week at the first official Mazda Road to Indy test of the year at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Hinchcliffe impresses again in IndyCar

Canadian remains fastest rookie in pre-season wrap
 
James Hinchcliffe 2011-03-15James HinchcliffeWhile Canadian James Hinchcliffe has yet to conclude a deal to compete in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series, the rookie once again impressed in the final day of pre-season testing on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Hinchcliffe fifth fastest in IndyCar test

Canadian top rookie at Barber Motorsports Park

James Hinchcliffehinchtown 2Canada’s James Hinchcliffe made the most of his opportunity to pit himself against the full 24-car 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series field on Monday finishing the opening day of the final pre-season test fifth fastest at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. 

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Jun 24

Boris Said returning to GRAND-AM Rolex Series

With Marsh Racing In Brumos Porsche 250

Team plans to have popular veteran as co-driver for remainder Of season. Veteran Boris Said has entered the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, co-driving Marsh Racing’s No. 31 Whelen Engineering Corvette with Eric Curran. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Weidner joins Compass360 for Mustang Challenge Run

Veteran Porsche Racer Switches to Ford Power with a Goal of Race Wins

Compass360 Racing (C360R) announced the addition of a Mustang Challenge effort to its stable, which will run alongside the team’s championship-winning Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge program. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

A competitive weekend in store for Magnus Racing

Next is Virginia for the fourth stop on the 2010 GRAND-AM calendar

The Team in Green is heading to the equally green Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, for the fourth stop on the 2010 GRAND-AM calendar. As they have done since Homestead, the team will field two cars – the No.44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the Rolex Sportscar Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16, and the No.44 Magnus Racing Porsche Cayman in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Out of the blocks strong

New challengers look to gain ground in title chase at VIR

Pruett and Rojas following road that led to 2008 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype title. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have established themselves as the drivers to beat one-quarter of the way through the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Magnus Racing jumps back into battle at Barber

It was a challenging weekend for Magnus Racing

As the team traveled from cold Salt Lake City to rainy – then sunny – Birmingham, Alabama to contest the GRAND-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16’s Porsche 250, as well as the weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

De Silvestro gained valuable experience in Alabama

Late race spin doesn’t detract from impressive performance

After a 13th place qualifying effort yesterday in preparation for today’s inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park, Team Stargate Worlds/HVM Racing driver Simona De Silvestro arrived at the beautiful track today looking forward to a top-10 result for her 3rd career IZOD IndyCar Series start.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Hinch 5th in processional Barber race

Currently 7th in Firestone Indy Lights Series championship

Canada’s James Hinchcliffe recorded his first top-five finish of the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Series capturing fifth place in Sunday’s 40-lap race as Alabama’s picturesque Barber Motorsports Park hosted the second round of the 13-race championship – the official feeder category to the IZOD IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Helio Castroneves shows willpower to win Barber race (+result)

 Alex Tagliani, FAZZT Race Team, finished 10th

Helio Castroneves won for the first time on a road/street course race since August 2008, taking the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park. The three time Indianapolis 500 winner inherited the lead when Marco Andretti had to pit for fuel eight laps from the end of the 90 lap race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Bad luck strikes Andersen Racing’s Jorda

At Barber Motorsports Park

Andersen Racing’s Carmen Jorda was forced to retire early from Sunday’s Firestone Indy Lights race at Barber Motorsports Park, but the rookie from Alcoy, Spain won’t have long to wait to try to improve her luck.  The next race is coming right up next weekend as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Saavedra claims podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park

In round two of Firestone Indy Lights 

Bryan Herta Autosport captured its second podium finish of the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights season this afternoon with Sebastian Saavedra finishing third aboard the #29 William Rast Dallara/Firestone at the scenic Barber Motorsports Park road course. Read the rest of this entry »

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