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Jun 11, 2013

Fans Can Walk Barber Motorsports Park With AMA Pro Riders For Free And Help A Good Cause June 21

GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing: Josh Hayes and Josh Herrin walking Barber Motorsports Park with fans in 2012. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
FANS INVITED TO WALK TRACK WITH AMA PRO ROAD RACING SERIES STARS AT BARBER

Portion of Friday’s ticket sales will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Birmingham, Ala.– Fans attending the opening day of the Triumph Superbike Classic presented by America’s First Federal Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park will be given the chance to walk the picturesque track with the stars of the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series.

The track walk will be free to all Friday, June 21 ticket holders and ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive promoter at the Barber Motorsports Park, will donate a portion of the day’s ticket sales to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

“We are grateful to ZOOM Motorsports and America’s First Federal Credit Union for their support of our local JDRF chapter and the many families across our state affected by type one diabetes,” said Aubrey Miller, Executive Director of the JDRF Alabama Chapter. “The monies generated from The Triumph Superbike Classic Friday ticket sales will help us advance our mission to fund research to cure, treat, and prevent this disease that affects nearly 3 million Americans.”

More than 20 riders have committed to participate in the track walk including National Guard SuperBike rider Roger Hayden, SuperBike riders Larry Pegram and Chris Fillmore, and former Daytona 200 winners and Triumph riders Jason DiSalvo and Joey Pascarella. Also expected to walk are Triumph riders Elena Myers, Kenny Riedmann and Bobby Fong.

“This is such a fun opportunity for the fans,” said Rick Humphrey, Vice President of ZOOM Motorsports. “The one thing that is recurrent in all types of racing is the connection that the competitors have with their fans. Our track walks in the past have been such great experiences for the riders and the fans that we want to continue this tradition and make it bigger every year. The idea to include JDRF this year was brought to our attention by our friends at America’s First. We are very excited that we are able to help the JDRF by donating a portion of our ticket sales that day.”

The Triumph Superbike Classic is the third round of competition for the AMA Pro Road Racing Series and will feature seven races over the 3-day weekend.
In addition to the two marquee National Guard Superbike Series, the weekend will feature two races in the GoPro Daytona SportBike class, Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport class and one race in the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

Tickets for the Triumph Superbike Classic 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.

The Motorcycle Super Saver package is also available online for $130 dollars. This ticket package includes General Admission and Paddock access for each motorcycle event at Barber Motorsports Park, which includes the Triumph Superbike Classic, Barber Vintage Festival and WERA Grand National Finals. Purchasers will also receive one Sunday Parade Lap during the Triumph Superbike Classic.

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 JDRF:
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research- related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. For more information, please visit jdrf.org.

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.