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Motorcycle Racing in Store for Spectators at Barber Motorsports Park

12 Jun, 2013


Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, will be buzzing with action all weekend long when the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series comes to Birmingham for the Triumph Superbike Classic presented by America’s First Federal Credit Union June 21-23.

There are not many sports where spectators get the opportunity to see so much competition in one weekend, but AMA and Barber Motorsports Park fans get the chance to watch seven different races over the course of the three-day event. The on-track battles will feature top riders including Josh Hayes, Josh Herrin and Trussville resident Jason DiSalvo.

“Down time is scarce when AMA is here,” said Rick Humphrey, Vice President of ZOOM Motorsports. “There is always something going on, whether it’s in the Fan Zone, pit lane or on the track. A ticket to this event will provide hours of entertainment and some really exciting racing. “

The track will go hot before noon on Friday with several rounds of practice and qualifying for each series. Saturday will kick off early with qualifying laps and a practice session before the first 21-lap GoPro Daytona SportBike race is underway at 1:00 p.m. The first race of the weekend for the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport class will go for 15 laps beginning at 2:15 p.m., and will be followed by a 21-lap feature for the National Guard SuperBike class. The Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Series wraps up Saturday’s on-track activity.

 Sunday’s action will begin with several warm-up sessions and one qualifying round before the track becomes a battleground in the second Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race of the weekend, which is slated to begin at 10:15 a.m.  The second GoPro Daytona SportBike race takes off at 1:00 p.m. and the 11-lap Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series will begin at 2:15 p.m. The National Guard SuperBike will conclude the weekend starting at 3:00 p.m.

Other activities featured during the weekend include a track walk with AMA pro riders, motorcycle parade laps, autograph sessions, stunt shows and more.

The Triumph Superbike Classic is the third round of competition for the Geico Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series. Tickets for the event start at just $15 per day and can be purchased at www.barbermotorsports.com. A three-day pass is $55 and includes a free paddock upgrade. Kids 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

While at Barber Motorsports Park, fans are encouraged to visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, a 144,000 square foot home to the largest private collection of motorcycles, representing 20 countries and over 200 manufacturers.  Tickets to the Museum are available for an additional fee and can be purchased at the door.

About GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing: GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing is the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America and is universally regarded as one of the most competitive road racing organizations in the world. The 2012 schedule consists of 12 rounds of competition on the country's finest road courses. The Series is comprised of four production-based classes: AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. Learn more about GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing at http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/.

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.

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