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Aug 12, 2001

Barber Track To Open In 2003 And Will Seek As Many Car Races As Motorcycle Races

According to a report in Sunday's Birmingham News, the new Barber Motorsports Park being built by George Barber's non-profit Barber Motorsports Park Foundation will open in 2003 and will seek as many car races as motorcycle races.<BR><BR>The 2.38-mile track near Birmingham, Alabama was originally proclaimed as being targeted for motorcycle road racing with a budget of $3 million. That budget has since grown to $22 million with another $18 million allocated to a new 141,000-square-foot Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum as well as landscaping, the newspaper reported.<BR><BR>Track managers hope for 10 races a year, each drawing around 10,000 spectators.