Record-Breaking Attendance at Honda Grand Prix of Alabama
7 Apr, 2013
ZOOM Motorsports announced today that the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama brought 83,564 fans to Barber Motorsports Park for the three-day race weekend. That is the second highest overall attendance since the inaugural event. Officials announced that 57,963 came out Sunday to watch IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay win the title. Sunday’s attendance is the highest of any Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama thus far.
“We are pleasantly surprised by today’s attendance record,” stated Gene Hallman, President and CEO of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive event promoter of Barber Motorsports Park. “Great weather and the anticipation of great racing brought the fans out in record numbers. ZOOM Motorsports continues to be pleased with how the IndyCar fanbase continues to grow in Alabama.”
Also announced today was the extension of the IndyCar contract, bringing the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama back to Barber Motorsports Park for three more years through 2016.
Below is a complete list of historical attendance numbers for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama:
Sunday: 57,963 *RECORD
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.