WERA Weekend Launches Series Of Motorcycle Events at Barber Motorsports Park
19 May, 2013
The Pirelli/WERA Sportsman Series Southeast Regional event kicks off a series of four spectator motorcycle events to be held at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, over the next six months.
In addition to WERA, the 2013 motorcycle season includes the Triumph Superbike Classic presented by America’s First Federal Credit Union June 21-23 followed by the famous Barber Vintage Festival presented by the Triumph Dealers of North America Oct. 11 -13. The season concludes with the return of WERA Oct. 25-27 for the Grand National Finals to wrap up the season and public events at the track for the year.
“Barber is the premier track for motorcycle events in the south,” said Rick Humphrey, vice president of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive promoter at Barber Motorsports Park. “We are excited to have all of these groups come out and enjoy the unique course layout and the beauty of the park, while showing the spectators what these bikes can do on a track built for motorcycles. It’s even better that you can get access to all of these events with one pass. If you like bikes, it’s a great way to make sure you don’t miss a single lap.”
Admission to all four of these events is available with the Motorcycle Super Saver ticket package for only $130. A $200 value, this package includes General Admission and Paddock access for each motorcycle event at Barber Motorsports Park. Purchasers will also receive one Sunday Parade Lap during the Triumph Superbike Classic. The Motorcycle Super Saver package can be purchased for $130 by going online to www.barbermotorsports.com.
This weekend’s WERA event will feature 29 different races beginning with Solo and Vintage racing Saturday afternoon and WERA Sportsman Series on Sunday. Racing is set to start Saturday and Sunday at noon following the morning practice sessions.
Spectator gates open each day at 7:30 a.m. Tickets will be sold at the gates and are $15 for each day or $20 for the weekend. Kids 12 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
About WERA: WERA Motorcycle Roadracing was founded in 1973 and remains the foremost place to develop talent in the sport of motorcycle Roadracing. The legacy of Pro riders on a National and World level is legendary. All events are run by WERA Motorcycle Roadracing and they go coast to coast offering entry level racing with the Pirelli/WERA Sportsman Series as well as a Pro-Am Series with the Michelin/WERA National Challenge Series which includes the only traveling Endurance Series in the US using the World Endurance platform for most of the rules.
About Barber Motorsports Park and ZOOM Motorsports: Barber Motorsports Park opened in the spring of 2003. Since its inception, ZOOM Motorsports, LLC has been the exclusive event promoter for the events at the Park. The 2.38 mile racing circuit is 45 feet wide, with 17 turns and elevation changes of more than 80 feet. The Barber Motorsports Park has been considered one of North America’s finest road courses for car and motorcycle racing, and has served as the venue for several international product launches. The Barber Motorsports Park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. This 144,000 square-foot facility houses more than 1,000 vintage and modern motorcycles from 17 different nations and more than 125 manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com.