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      11-17-2011, 01:35 PM   #186
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
This would be great if it were near I35, but it's truly in the middle of a bunch of country roads. The area south of the airport is rural.
I am fairly certain that part of the entire project was improving the road bandwidth to accommodate the race. Just as they did with Texas Motor Speedway when it was built.

I would give the promoters and organizers enough credit to anticipate that rural 1 lane each way roads weren't going to support a 100k+ event. This isn't Tilke's first rodeo.

Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Look no further than Motorsports Ranch in Cresson, TX, a car country club, that's technically in the DFW metroplex. It's a serious pain in the ass to get to from downtown Dallas
MSR is more like 1hr+ from Downtown Dallas. Not really the same comparison. I think the worry that the roads won't be robust enough is ridiculous. If the event goes back on schedule, the infrastructure support would be part of it. Both the Korean and Indian GP had sufficient roads and they are even further outside of town I believe.