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June 25, 2019

Historic Sportscar Event Brings Racers to Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center

by Racing For Kids

Racing for Kids visit

The 2019 Barber Historics racing event at Barber Motorsports Park presented an opportunity for racers and staff of Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) to visit Alabama’s Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center. HSR brought along several of its most exciting historic race cars.   Adults as well as children were able to explore the cars, get autographs from the drivers, receive Racing For Kids hats, and talk about racing. Linda Baker, Chief Development Officer, indicated this was a unique opportunity to allow the adults and children to intermingle at the same event.

As provided in Glenwood’s mission statement, it provides an array of services which are devoted to supporting and treating children and adults impacted by autism spectrum disorder and children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Services include educational, vocational, diagnostic services and treatment based interventions which are based on best practice and dedicated to improving outcomes and the quality of life of every individual served.

Barber Historics took place May 17-19.  The event featured historic racecars competing on the 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course track in a variety of classes based on engine type, car size, and age.