Porsche 250

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The Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant is a three-day racing weekend featuring a Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race. The event has been held annually since 2003 at the Barber Motorsports Park. The Rolex series race features prototype stock and GT cars. Other events include the Barber Park 200 Grand Am Cup Series race and two World Karting Association races.

2011

The 2011 race was held April 9, again to coincide with the Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar event. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won the in the Daytona Prototype division for Chip Ganassi Motorsports, while Turner Motorsports' Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana won the GT division.

2010

The 2010 race was moved to April 10 to coincide with the Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar event. Scott Pruett and co-driver Memo Rojas cruised to a comfortable 6.87-second win over Oswaldo Negri, Jr and John Pew.

2009

The 2009 race was held on July 19 with Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney winning the race.

2008

2008's race was held July 20. Television actor Patrick Dempsey was one of the competitors. The 9th race of the Grand Am Rolex season, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won their sixth race for the year. Sunday's race saw an estimated 21,000 fans at the track, with a 3-day record total of 41,000 in attendance.

2007

Paul Edwards and Kelly Collins won the GT race in their #7 Pontiac GXP.R on July 21. Andy Lally won the KONI GS race in a Porsche 997 on July 22. An estimated 37,000 fans attended the three-day race weekend.

2006

The 2006 race was held on July 30 and won by Jörg Bergmeister and Colin Braun in their #76 Krohn Racing Ford.

2005

Max Angelelli and Wayne Taylor drove the Suntrust Racing Pontiac to victory in the July 31 race.

2004

The race gained a title sponsor and became the Porsche 250. Elliot Forbes-Robinson/Butch Leitzinger won the October 10 race in their #4 Howard-Boss Motorsports car.

2003

Terry Borcheller won the inaugural Barber 250 at the Park with his #54 Bell Motorsports Chevrolet-powered Daytona Protoype car.

References

  • Bolton, Mike and Doug Demmons (July 21, 2008) "Record attendance set at Barber Motorsports Park." Birmingham News
  • Demmons, Doug (April 10, 2010) "Pruett/Rojas win Porsche 250 Grand Am race at Barber." Birmingham News
  • Demmons, Doug (April 9, 2011) "Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas win Grand Am race at Barber Motorsports Park." Birmingham News