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Oct 26, 2012

Motorcycle Parade Laps Available During WERA GNF This Weekend At Barber Motorsports Park


Birmingham, Ala. (Oct 26) Motorcycle parade laps will be available for purchase for the upcoming 40th annual WERA Grand National Finals. The event will be held this Friday through Sunday at the renowned Barber Motorsports Park.

The parade laps are open to the public and allow WERA Grand National fans to take their personal motorcycles onto the picturesque 2.38 mile, 17-turn track. The Parade laps will occur Saturday and Sunday during the lunch break from on-track activities. The parade laps are $30 and can be purchased at the gate.

"The parade laps are a great experience to be able to offer WERA fans," said Rick Humphrey, vice president of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive promoter at Barber Motorsports Park. "This opportunity does not come around very often, so we know fans will want to take advantage of driving their own motorcycles around this fine road course."

Hundreds of racers from across the country will be at Barber this weekend to determine series-long championships. Throughout the season, riders have accumulated points during 37 different events at tracks ranging from Las Vegas to Barber earlier in the year.

During the weekend there will be 37 different races beginning with Sportsman and Vintage racing Friday afternoon. Saturday will feature the Pirelli/WERA Sportsman Series Finals, while the weekend will conclude Sunday with the Michelin/WERA National Challenge Sprints.

Racing is set to start Friday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at noon with practice scheduled for each morning.

Spectator gates open each day at 7 a.m. and tickets begin at $10 for Friday. Saturday and Sunday tickets are $15 for each day. A 3-day weekend ticket can be purchased for $30. Tickets will be sold at the gates.

WERA Motorcycle Roadracing was founded in 1973 and remains the foremost place to develop talent in the sport of motorcycle Roadracing. The legacy of Pro riders on a National and World level is legendary. All events are run by WERA Motorcycle Roadracing and they go coast to coast offering entry level racing with the Pirelli/WERA Sportsman Series as well as a Pro-Am Series with the Michelin/WERA National Challenge Series which includes the only traveling Endurance Series in the US using the World Endurance platform for most of the rules.

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
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