Monday, Barber Motorsports announced that the weekend of April 25th through the 27th will be a full weekend for motorsports fans. The Honda Indy Grand Prix will return to the track on 27th, some three weeks later than last year.
“This event continues to get bigger and better each year,” touts Rick Humphrey, vice president of ZOOM Motorsports, “and with the addition of even more exciting on-track, action, we couldn’t be more thrilled for the 2014 race weekend.”
With the promise of being on track for the best even yet, the big names are showing up for the 2.38 mile, seventeen turn circuit that had been nominated for the now defunct US F1 Team by the FIA. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, Will Power, Graham Rahal, are among those competing against Scot Dixon, returning from his 2013 championship.
For those interested in the best up and coming talent, another race to check out during the weekend is the Legacy Indy Lights 100, returning from last year. Presented by Cooper Tires, these drivers are put to a grueling hundred laps, reaching for the ultimate goal to be put behind the wheel in the true IndyCar series.
Open-wheel, open cockpit racing continues with the Mazda Road to Indy development series. Back from their absence last year, PRO Mazda races should expect 170MPH speeds from these 260 Horsepower machines. On top of that, the first stage of the Mazda Road to Indy, the entry-level to the open-wheel training ground, otherwise known as the USF2000, will be making its debut at Barbers. These cars are rated at 170 horses that the clock that top out at 150MPH,
All three will feature double-header races and will compete on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices start at only fifteen dollars and are available here.