Barber Park 200
The Barber Park 200 is a Grand Am Cup Series road race held annually since 2003 on the 2.3-mile course at the Barber Motorsports Park.
The 2006 race, held on July 29, was shortened by thunderstorms approximately 30 minutes shy of the finish. Race leaders Michael McDowell and Rob Finlay, co-drivers of the #15 Playboy/Palms Casino Ford Mustang GT were awarded the championship even after an unscheduled stop ordered for an improper restart in mid race. The race will be broadcast on the Speed Channel on August 5.
In 2005 the Grand Am cup events were shortened to 200 miles. Racing on July 30, the winners were co-drivers Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson who drove the #69 Krohn Racing/TRG Porsche 996 to a last minute breakaway from David Murry's #13 Unitech Racing Nissan 350Z. The Krohn team had led no other laps in the race.
The 2004 race was held on October 9 and was won by the #43 TheRaceSite.com Racing Porsche 996 co-driven by Craig Stanton and David Murry. Murry led the last 21 laps and enjoyed a 9.481 second margin of victory over the #11 Powell Motorsport Cadillac CTS-V co-driven by Terry Borcheller and Devon Powell.
In 2003 the Barber Park hosted twin events. The Grand Sport event, held on May 17, was won by Jean-François Dumoulin in the #119 Doncaster Porsche GT3 Cup. The Sport Touring race was won on the following day, with intermittent showers, by Sylvain Tremblay in the #68 SpeedSource Porsche Boxster.