Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with today's Groupon: for $55, you get two general admission tickets to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Credit Union (a $110 value) on Sunday, April 10 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
The 2.38-mile winding track at Barber Motorsports Park plays home to the three exhilarating races set to zoom amid early spring greenery on this fully charged Sunday. Claim a perch on the hillside-grass seating or pump frenetic fists in the grandstand-seating area for the Star Mazda series as it whisks its four-wheeled velocity carts past your rapt self, then take in the revved up Firestone Indy Lights Race where vrooming vehicle masters take the helm of launched earthships. The IZOD IndyCar Series Race boasts gargantuan names in the whipfast world, including Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Will Power, and Peregrine "I Don't Need This Helmet But It's Regulation" Falcon. Acceleration aficionados can rest their own speed-hungry motors in the free parking lot at Birmingham Race Course on John Rogers Drive, with convenient track shuttles available. Otherwise, fleetness fans can opt to pay an additional, purchased-in-advance charge for on-site parking at the Barber Motorsports Park.
Opened in January of 2003, The Barber Motorsports Park has been happy host to such hightailing events as the AMA Superbike Championship season finale and the 45th anniversary of the Ford Mustang Celebration, bringing unbelievable momentum moments to briskness buffs and rush rookies alike.