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Porsche Hot Laps to take Place at Barber Motorsports Park

7 May, 2015


Take a Hot Lap Around the Barber Proving Grounds

Fast cars, fast cars and more fast cars. The inaugural Barber Historics to be held May 15-17 at the Barber Motorsports Park is proud to add an exciting new attraction called the Porsche Hot Laps during the event weekend. With a general admission ticket and a voluntary donation to benefit the Racing for Children’s charity, spectators over the age of 16 will have the opportunity to experience a hot lap in the Porsche Sport Driving School’s (PSDS) Boxster GTS or Carerra S.

“We are excited to offer such a unique off-track attraction that has never been offered before,” stated George Dennis, president of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive event promoter of the Barber Motorsports Park. “With only a voluntary donation and a general admission ticket to the event, fans will be able to take advantage of a ride of a lifetime.”

On Saturday, May 16, starting at 9:00 am and running until 5:00 pm, spectators and car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience the adrenaline rush of a Porsche prowess located at the new Barber Proving Grounds. The Porsche Hot Laps will consist of two laps per person, with a ride lasting approximately two minutes.  

“The 22 acre, multi-use facility is comprised of a 24’ wide road course with multiple configurations including a banked turn,” stated Jeff Purner, Operations Manager for  Porsche Sport Driving School. “Porsche Sport Driving School is excited to provide race fans with such a unique opportunity and we look forward to growing the PSDS and introducing new fans to the sport.”

Tickets and additional information can be purchased or viewed online at www.barbermotorsports.com

About Barber Historics: At the Barber Historics the Historic Motor Sports Association is bringing in more than 250 museum quality race cars- from the earliest day of the sport through the 1980s- competing in a variety of classes based on engine size, car type and age. Championship cars from Formula One, Can Am, and Trans Am, with an emphasis on the Lotus race car will be included in this event as well. Lotus the legendary manufacturer has been producing high- performance vehicles since 1952. The company states that its cars combine lightness, strength and simplicity.

About Porsche Sport Driving School: The Porsche Sport Driving School, first open in 2003, offers courses that are intensive and perfect for enthusiasts looking for a visceral driving experience. Individuals will pilot the latest Porsche models; Carrera S, Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS, Panamera Turbo, Macan S and Cayenne and experience the incomparable Porsche 911 Turbo S. PSDS offers many different experiences that place drivers on the 2.38 miles, 16 turns and more than 80 feet of elevation changes, world-class Barber Motorsports Track in Birmingham, Alabama. Under the guidance of their Porsche Certified instructors, individuals will learn not only the basics, but the fine points of the sport as well. The courses provide an acute look into high-performance driving while testing a variety of high and low speed corners. The new 22 acre Barber Proving Grounds is a multi-use facility comprised of a track, a large skid pad and plenty of paved are to either extend the length of the Handling Circuit or add additional exercises like Performance Driving Techniques, Lane Changes, and Turbo Launch.  For more information, please visit www.porschedriving.com

 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 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 125 manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com

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