The track is unusual in having no general-access spectator seating at the start/finish line.
The area outside of the front stretch, bounded by the track on three sides, is occupied by the multi-level Paddock building. This building along the front stretch, between start/finish and Turn 1, houses a media center, race control area, track offices, garages, and some VIP viewing areas. The main spectator area is along the back stretch, between Turns 8 and 11.
Spectators can watch from embankments or from temporary grandstands erected for race weekends. From this area, most of the course, except for Turns 2/3 and Turn 13, is visible. A food and souvenir vending area is located behind the grandstands in the vicinity of Turns 9/10. Additional spectator areas are outside of Turns 2/3 and Turn 14. There is generally no spectator access to the infield. An RV Park and camping area is located atop a hill behind the Paddock.
The track is one man's determination to create a venue to showcase a collection of motorcycles. George Barber amassed a fortune from property investments and the family dairy business and decided to plough it into the facility near his home in Birmingham, Alabama.
The track has a unique feature of a sculpture trail. Large in scale and providing an amusing backdrop, they feature giant spiders, dragonflies, lions and a figure pushing a boulder. The presence of the large spider sculpture lead to this part of track being nicknamed 'Charlotte's Web'.
Next to the circuit, sits the museum building. Over five floors totalling over 140,000 square feet it houses a collection of 1,200 motorcycles. In addition, the facility houses the worlds largest collection of Lotus race cars. Nearly all are ready to run at a moment's notice and are regularly demonstrated at the track.
The first racing events focused on motorcycles, with the AMA and WERA series both becoming regular visitors. Car racing was eventually introduced, through Grand Am races and then the Indycar Series. The circuit also serves as the home of the Porsche Driving Experience, Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School, Keith Code California Superbike School and the Jamie James Yamaha Champions Riding School.Courtesy:
Barber Motorsports Park is located on the eastern fringes of Birmingham, Alabama. The nearest airport is Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, located around 20 minutes west of the track.
By road, the circuit is close to Interstate 20. Take exit 140 for Leeds and at the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto US-78 East. After a short distance, turn right next to the Chevron service station onto Rex Lake Road and follow the road until you reach to the circuit entrance road, on the right hand side..
There is no direct connection from Birmingham to Barber Motorsports Park. However, you can take the line 17 or 44 bus to Montclair Rd & Oporto Way then take the taxi to Barber Motorsports Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Barber Motorsports Park.
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