SBRS: Barber Series to end season at Homestead-Miami

MIAMI -- The Barber Dodge Pro Series, one of America's top open-wheel developmental racing divisions, will close its season and crown its 2000 champion this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Racing For Kids Grand Prix, which will be...

MIAMI -- The Barber Dodge Pro Series, one of America's top open-wheel developmental racing divisions, will close its season and crown its 2000 champion this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Racing For Kids Grand Prix, which will be free of charge to the public.

The series champion and winner of the $300,000 Career Enhancement Award will be determined at 11 a.m. on Sunday, in a race on the 11-turn modified road circuit which utilizes turns three and four of the 1.5-mile Speedway,

Up-and-coming Brazilian star Nilton Rossoni enters the final race with a seven-point lead over Californian Jon Fogarty, who lost the series lead last weekend when he failed to finish at Road Atlanta.

This will mark the first stand-alone race in the history of the Barber Pro Series. NASCAR Winston Cup regular Jerry Nadeau and Formula One-bound Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya are both graduates of the Series, whose list of champions includes Robbie Buhl, Bryan Herta, 1999 Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack and Jeff Simmons.

On Thursday, Fogarty will join Road Atlanta winner Matt Plumb plus Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marc Breuers in visiting the Miami Children's Hospital.

The event opens on Friday with a pair of practice sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday calls for qualifying session at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The 40-minute race takes the green flag at 11 a.m.

Spectators will be admitted both days for free after signing a waiver at the Speedway's back tunnel entrance, located off Palm Drive (344th Ave.), and are invited to watch the race from the Pit Boxes.

The Speedway ticket office will also be open Saturday from 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m., with good seats still available for the Nov. 10-12 Pennzoil 400 weekend, the return of the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series. Tickets may also be purchased by calling (305) 230-RACE, by visiting the official web site, www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com, or at any Ticketmaster location.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya