Drivers: Forest Barber
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
Sponsor website: www.feedstheneedracing.com
Winning car owner and co-driver at 2004 Rolex 24 but drove only
on a limited basis in 2005. Will drive in the three long-distance Rolex Series
races in 2006 in Doran Racing's DORAN JE4 Ford with co-drivers Terry
Borcheller and Harrison Brix. Will also compete in Grand-Am Cup series with
Borcheller as his co-driver. Former world-class off-shore powerboat racer. Won five
national and world championships in that sport from 1997 through 1999.
Winning car owner and co-driver at 2004 Rolex 24 at
Daytona. Co-drivers were Terry Borcheller, Christian Fittipaldi and Andy Pilgrim.
Contributed to team Daytona Prototype championship and Borcheller's DP
drivers' championship in 2003, when Bell Motorsports/Feeds the Need Racing won half
of the 12 races on the schedule with its DORAN JE4 Chevy. Barber had five
victories with Borcheller that year in DP. Barber missed one race that year due to
a family emergency and he later sat out a second one but he still finished
seventh in the overall point standings for the year. The six drivers who placed
ahead of him competed in all 12 events. Barber and Borcheller tied for second
place in 2003 Grand-Am cup drivers' championship.
Has three daughters (Christine, Alexandra and Mary). Very devoted
single parent. Enjoys shooting, fitness, reading and travel. His motorsport
activities fall under the work of his company, Feeds the Need Racing, Inc. Former
world-class powerboat racer, earning many national and world championships.
Started racing career in cross country, enduro and motocross motorcycle events.
2006 Rolex Series results:
1. Rolex 24: Finished seventh overall and in DP with co-drivers Harrison Brix, Michael Jourdain Jr. and Terry Borcheller, who qualified 18th. Note: Running a limited schedule of Rolex 24, Watkins Glen Six Hour and Salt Lake City.