The Legends of Motorsports vintage car race at Barber Motorsports Park, scheduled for May 20-22, 2011, is the first event of the sophomore season for the Bobby Rahal series.
Early entries for the Legends of Motorsports Barber Motorsports 2011 include a 1972 Ferrari 312p and several Porsche 962s. Joining those entries at Barber Motorsports Park to race the 2.38 mile natural terrain road course are a Porsche 908/3 and Ferrari 250 LM from a noted private collection and the 2010 Legends Motorsports Car of the Year owned by John Giordano, a 1969 Ferrari 512S. Some of the noted cars will be racing for the first time at an American historic racing event.
“I’m impressed with the entries we’ve seen so far for Barber,” said Bobby Rahal, Series Co-Founder and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner. “It is amazing to think about these cars being on track and racing at an event as they truly are some of the most spectacular historic racing cars in the country and most of them have not raced in years so this should be something pretty special.”
The Legends of Motorsports Barber Motorsports Park 2011 weekend ticket includes free paddock access, allowing spectators a chance to see firsthand the legacy and history behind the cars and participants as well as the opportunity to see these cars in action on the track during class specific races. Other planned activities include fan forums, autograph sessions, car club corrals and track laps and a family-friendly kids’ zone. The weekend kicks off with a Road Rally on Friday evening, starting at Barber Motorsports Park and culminating at a street festival in downtown Mountain Brook. Tickets can be purchased through www.legendsofmotorsports.com or www.barbermotorsports.com.
[Source: Legends of Motorsports; photo credit: Steve Rossini / Highland Design Studio]