COTA Austin - construction and infrastructure

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What do you think of the prospect of a USGP 2012 at Austin Texas

Good thinking. Place has good infra structure and nice climate in winter.
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47%
Not good as it has no motor sport tradition in the US.
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9%
I will wait to see how it will shape up.
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36%
I don't care.
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9%
 
Total votes : 268

Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:56 pm

Am I wrong that in the second photo that we see tilt ups waiting to be,,well,, tilted up?
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Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 am

You aren't wrong.

They're visible in the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th photos.

They're up now.
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Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:27 am

Austin isn't "NASCAR country" any more than, say, San Diego is. This argument has been brought up time and time again by people not from here.
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Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:03 am

Good point, composite steel would be much quicker - that's what was used at Silverstone.
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Post Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:44 pm

BTW, if any of you were planning to reserve a spot in line for a PSL, today is the last day to do so.
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Post Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:00 pm

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Post Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:56 pm

18 new photos I shot this morning near dawn:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 878&type=1

Here's a sample:

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Post Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:25 am

Looks like a great Rally track!
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:40 am

Hail22 wrote:Looks like a great Rally track!

Nah...too wide & not enough stuff to run into.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:42 am

Totally unsolicited.. A friend was in Italy and stopped by Monza...
Also the access to get in there is absolutely awful (tiny roads through built up streets that make Silverstone's new A43 bypass look like a motorway straight into the circuit).

So I guess Austin will survive with poor access. ;)
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died while racing knew, perhaps,
how to live more than all others."
~ Juan Fangio
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:10 am

Yes, but their stone walls are exquisite.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:26 am

Image Image
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died while racing knew, perhaps,
how to live more than all others."
~ Juan Fangio
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:29 am

pup.....Track is in Austin. Not Houston . Houston is three hours from Austin.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:31 am

Track is in Austin. Not Houston . Houston is three hours from Austin.

And you reference what?
Who said it was in Houston?
"To race is to live. But those who
died while racing knew, perhaps,
how to live more than all others."
~ Juan Fangio
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:33 am

pup on page 85.
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