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The mayor… in an Indy Car?

Imagine my surprise when the FedEx delivery guy comes in where I’m sitting in downtown Birmingham and asks if any of us saw the Indy Car speeding down 20th Street North yesterday morning with Mayor Larry Langford driving. None of us there had, but, after some digging around on Twitter, we found at least one photo floating around online (thanks @vulcansmuse & @rachelpinson). Plus, there’s also this video courtesy of Fox 6 available on their site this morning.

Turns out the mayor wasn’t behind the wheel, but enjoying the ride as he reminded folks about this weekend’s Indy Car test runs out at Barber. Others who were out at the Firestone store in Pelham had the same opportunity to ride in an Indy Car yesterday afternoon.

There were some folks though that wished that they had seen the mayor in person later in the day… in Southtown.

Indy Car’s visiting Barber next weekend

Indy car series logo - Barber Motor SportsA flyer is making the rounds online announcing the Indy Racing League‘s only preseason road course test – at the Barber Motorsports Park¬†– next weekend, March 21-24. ¬†Apparently a good showing during the three-day test would go a long way towards bringing Indy racing to the Birmingham area in 2010. That shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish considering IRL champ Scott Dixon, Marco Andretti and Danica Patrick are among the drivers scheduled to be here.

The flyer contains information about getting tickets for the event with a discount to car club members, which is why we’re showing you the details posted on the Barber website.