Originally Posted by UltimateBMW
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.
If the State Comptroller is balking at the $25M event fee, I doubt they're going to go for infrastructure improvement. Last I looked, a mile of six lane road was more than that event fee, and they'd need quite a bit of that.
My point is that the promoters promised a lot of state involvement, and with the current trend, that simply isn't going to happen. Putting the track closer to civilization and getting support from the city/county/state might have been slightly beneficial.