For the third time in league history the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical equipment heads to Birmingham, Alabama’s Barber Motorsports Park. Opened in 2003 the 16-turn, 2.38-mile road course has had its share of exciting moments in both the real world and virtual.
The inaugural event in Lionheart took place back in Season 3 and saw a dramatic battle between series defending champion Jesse Vincent and Jake Wright. There was a total of just 3 lead changes between the two, but the pivotal moment of the race would be where Vincent and Wright exited pit road side by side down the narrow lane with Vincent taking the advantage into turn 2. Vincent would go on to win the event by 0.907 seconds over polesitter Wright. It was certainly an iconic moment in league history.
This season Barber enters the 2020 Season as the 2nd road course on the schedule and will test the best that Lionheart has to offer. Sage Karam fresh off his 500-mile victory at Michigan also comes in as the points leader moving up 5 positions in the standings. Karam who also won at Watkins Glen currently leads the standings in the 2020 Road Championship presented by SimXperience.
The standings remain tight through the first 5 rounds with the top 5 separated by no more than 40 points. Defending series champion Adam Blocker also moved up into the 5th spot overall after a slow start to the season. Blocker is also the defending race winner and he’s shown that he knows his way around Barber after putting on a clinic last season with a margin of victory of 52.390 over runner up Dan Geren.
HPP Simulation will also enjoy its second title sponsor race of the 2020 Season. HPP has recently unveiled its new 3P-JBV pedal set. Known for their superior durability and industry leading hydraulic braking system HPP Simulation continues to deliver outstanding quality and innovation to the sim racing community.
The Battle at Barber presented by HPP Simulation will take place on May 6th 2020 live on the iRacing eSports Network courtesy of the Global Sim Racing Channel. Race coverage begins at 9:35 PM CST
For more information on the Lionheart Racing Series powered by HyperX visit www.lionheartracingseries.com
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Race Link: https://youtu.be/hOuIdvSjfUo