The 8th Annual Z Nationals Track Day at Barber Motorsports Park – Birmingham, Alabama

A guilty pleasure for any Nissan Motorsports enthusiast, the annual Z Nationals track day is one of the few times you will ever get to see all generations and all models of Nissan sports cars racing together on a track.

Russell Floyd of Z1 Motorsports takes his modified Nissan 370Z for some laps mid-day at the amazing Barber Motorsports Park just outside of Birmingham, Alabama.

The old adage goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, well if that is the actual case then here are 140,000 words worth of description for the 8th Annual Z Nationals Track Day…

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TRACK FACTS:

  • 2.38 miles long
  • 45′ wide
  • 17 turns, most of which are flowing
  • 80′ of elevation change

FACILITY AMENITIES:

  • 4-tiered paved paddock
  • 60 amp power available on mechanics wall
  • Restroom and shower facilities
  • Covered tech area
  • Facility is approximately 1 mile off Interstate 20
  • Birmingham International Airport is located approximately 15 minutes away
  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum located on Park property

TRACK RECORDS:

  • Car – 1:09.455 – avg. speed – 119.213 mph – Will Power- March 2009
  • Motorcycle – 1:23.664 – avg. speed – 115.474 mph – Mat Mladin – April 2008

TRACK HISTORY:

  • The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum began life in 1988 as a private collection of George W. Barber, owner of Barber Dairies. Mr. Barber, always an automobile enthusiast, raced, modified and maintained Porsches in the 1970′s (63 first place wins). He started collecting and restoring classic sports cars in 1989.
  • The Barber Motorsports Park opened in the January of 2003. The first major public event to take place at the Park was the Grand-Am Sports Car Series, May 17-18, 2003.