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Grand Am Porsche 250 & IRL Grand Prix of Alabama
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March 30th to April 1st 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM
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Where: Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, AL

2012 RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, March 30
7:30 a.m. Gates open
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Tire practice
8:40 - 9:40 a.m. Grand-Am Rolex practice
9:50 - 10:05 a.m. Continental Tire qualifying
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Continental Tire qualifying
10:40 - 10:55 a.m. Grand-Am Rolex DP qualifying
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Grand-Am Rolex GT qualifying
11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Firestone Indy Lights practice
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. IZOD IndyCar practice
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Star Mazda qualifying
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Firestone Indy Lights Practice
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. IZOD IndyCar practice
4:45 - 5:25 p.m. RACE - Star Mazda (race #1)

Saturday, March 31
7:30 a.m. Gates open
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. IZOD IndyCar Practice
8:40 - 9:25 a.m. Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying
9:40 - 10:55 a.m. IZOD IndyCar Qualifying
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Firestone Indy Lights Autograph Session
11:05 - 12:15 p.m. Grand-Am Rolex Series Fan Walk / Pre-Race (Pit Lane)*
12:15 - 3:15 p.m. RACE - Porsche 250 (Grand-Am Rolex Series) - 2.5 hour limit
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. IZOD IndyCar Autograph Session #1
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. IZOD IndyCar Autograph Session #2
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Continental Tire Fan Walk / Pre-Race (Pit Lane)*
4:00 - 6:30 p.m. RACE - Continental Tire Sports Car Series - 2.0 hour limit

Sunday, April 1
7:30 a.m. Gates open
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Firestone Indy Lights warm up
8:40 - 9:10 a.m. IZOD IndyCar warm up
9:20 - 10:10 a.m. On - Track Pace Car Activities
10:20 - 11:00 a.m. RACE - Star Mazda (race #2)
11:15 - 12:30 p.m. RACE - Firestone Indy Lights - 40 laps
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. RACE - Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy - 90 Laps

* Requires Paddock Pass (available for purchase at Gate 7 / Tram stop 5)


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Another year at the Grand Prix of Alabama with s2000s parading the drivers around the track. This year was a bit different, where they put a stage in front of the grandstands and the cars stopped and dropped off their driver before proceeding along the track.

And because of this change, our local s2000s got their first glimpse of national exposure as the cars were part of the telecast of the race. If you watched the race on ABC, you actually saw many of the cars on track.

Jeanie and her boyfriend TJ tagged along and came down for their first ever visit to Barber and first ever race at a track. Jeanie and I had a lot of fun creating some pictures with the cars in the car corral before the races. She's a lot of fun to work with and a lot of the guys in the corral mentioned that she was even more attractive and personable than most of the promotional models there that weekend. With as professional as she is, I think she'd be perfect for the job.

The lovely and talented Jeanie

What was really interesting is that TJ's car looked very familiar. It looked just like Wilson's old Lexus. And after I saw the Huntsville Car Scene stickers, indeed it was.



We first got to the track just as the Indy Lights were finishing up their race. And I saw two incidents happen right before my eyes. But thinking like a driver and a racer rather than a journalist, I watched the two incidents and hoped they were alright. I only took some pictures of the cars after the events:



After the finish of the race, it was go-time for our s2000 group to do their stuff, and for me to do mine. For years now, the challenge has been to get photos of the car owners with their drivers on the track. And this year, I was finally happy with the results. I believe I got a shot of everyone on track at least once.

Our s2000s on track

After I accomplished this goal, I left the crowded grandstands to return to the car corral where I found Jeanie. We continued taking pictures until we were ready to go.


But Jeanie wasn't the only lady that I ended up taking pictures of. The Grey Goose girls were visiting the car corral and took some pictures with the s2000s too.


All throughout the day, I ran into very neat cars in traffic. But my favorite was this Porsche that passed me early in the morning on I-65 as the fog was clearing.


I also ran into my friend Manuel from Gadsden. He had his mini out in style with his co-pilot. Unfortunately, he was rear ended the night before sitting at a light, so he had a nice big dent across the back panel. Hopefully he'll get this fixed soon. I told him about Rally Dixie 2012 rolling into Gadsden in June, so hopefully he'll be able to hang out with us there too.


Another fun Sunday at Indy! Enjoy the pictures and video clips.
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Drop on by and say hi! I've been working this weekend with the #70 speedSource team (Rolex grandAm GT series) as an assistant refueler and going over pitwall during pitstops.




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I will be there tomorrow. Are those the tailgater elimination rockets sticking out of the trunk? I figure the officials would kind of frown upon that, LOL.
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Ultra cool!!!! When did you get this gig? I wish I would have known earlier. I would have come down tonight after the events here instead of heading there early Sunday morning.
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We won in GT class yesterday!
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I will be there tomorrow. Are those the tailgater elimination rockets sticking out of the trunk? I figure the officials would kind of frown upon that, LOL.
lol, that's actually the fueling point.
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We won in GT class yesterday!
Awesome! I'm assuming those are the 3-rotors that scream down the backstretch. Did you stay for Sunday's race as well? I should have called you.
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I was only there for the grandam days....thursday-saturday. More pics here.

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Saw the huge Go Daddy.com Andretti Autosport trailer headed north on 65 last night as I was coming back from a friends house. I assume he was leaving from this race.
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Here were 2 pics i snapped with the phone

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