Barber Motorsports Park and ZOOM Motorsports announced today that Sara Evans will be this year’s Grand Marshal and National Anthem singer for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, held April 22 – 24 in Birmingham, Alabama.
“We are honored to have such a world-class act as our race Grand Marshal,” stated George Dennis, president of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive event promoter of the Barber Motorsports Park. “Sara’s energy and presence will add to the fun-filled weekend, and we’re excited for what is shaping up to be the best Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama yet.” Sara’s duties as grand marshal of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will include announcing the widely recognized pre-race command, “Gentlemen, start your engines!” to kick-off Sunday’s race. She will also wave the green flag to start the race for some of the biggest stars of INDYCAR including defending champion Josef Newgarden, Will Power, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti and more.
“I’m honored to be serving as the grand marshal and singing the anthem to kick off the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama,” stated Sara. “ It will be fun to watch the drivers compete for the champion title and to see who takes it. General admission tickets for the seventh annual event start as low as $15 and children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult courtesy of Alabama Power Company. Fans can visit www.barbermotorsports.com for more information or to purchase their tickets online today.
Barber Motorsports Park opened in the spring of 2003. Since its inception, ZOOM Motorsports, LLC has been the exclusive event promoter for the events at the Park. The 2.38-mile racing circuit is 45 feet wide, with 17 turns and elevation changes of more than 80 feet. The Barber Motorsports Park has been considered one of North America’s finest road courses for car and motorcycle racing, and has served as the venue for several international product launches. The Barber Motorsports Park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. This 144,000 square-foot facility houses more than 1,400 vintage and modern motorcycles from 17 different nations For more information, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com.
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