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Want to drive the Circuit of the Americas?!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JarekSanto, Oct 2, 2013.

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    JarekSanto

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    Anyone interested in putting together a group to visit Austin and drive The Circuit of the Americas?

    http://circuitoftheamericas.com/visit/track-rental-form

    Not this year. Shooting for next spring.

    It won't be cheap. But if we get 50 drivers it will be affordable and we will have lots of track time.

    Ask yourself this, "Will I be on my death bed and think to myself, I wish I hadn't gone to Austin and beat the hell out of my tires and brakes on The Circuit of the Americas?"

    I am not a business... I am not trying to make money on this. I simply want to drive the track and thought it would be cool to put together a group and go do it.


    If you are interested, let me know. Thanks!
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    ChristopherG

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    Definitely something to think about. On the track site for full day rental it was a 36 car limit at $55,000 from what I saw. 1,500 each which would still be pretty affordable for a private track day at COTA.
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    MGarrison

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    From the Tejas Chapter's newsletter currently online, it appears they & the other Texas chapters are working out plans to do a 2nd "Texas Trifecta" driver's school @ COTA sometime next year. Not as much track time as an open track day, but, less expensive too, and someone else handles all the organizational hassles, event insurance, etc.

    http://www.tejaschapter.org/trifecta13.html
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    Terry Sayther

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    I'd wait for that. The track is worth the wait. At the first 'Texas Trifecta' as an instructor I was on the track for a total of 8 hours [driving and riding]----and all 20 miles from my house! Talk about a home track. Terry
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    I was hoping to instruct this year, but could not make the dates work. Ironically, I was on the track driving M5s and M6s—the things I do for you people!—the week leading up to the school.

    COTA is a very interesting track—with some great technical elements. I think it may have been God's way of telling us we need carbon-ceramic brakes.

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