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      11-17-2011, 04:14 PM   #196
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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Texas has a long history of failed private automotive ventures that didn't get their public funding in order, so no, I don't have much faith in these clowns, and it's starting to look justified.
Maybe I am just surprised that the FIA/Tilke/Ecclestone would let them make a track without a proper road to get people there. I imagine that would have been covered at some point in the discussion.

I wonder what the situation is with the other race series, MotoGP and V8 Supercars. If they had contracts already in place that would suck that the lack of an F1 contract took away this race for them.

Also, in the PlanetF1 article Ecclestone said that Hellmunk was happy with how things turned out. That sounds very odd since he was the champion for this whole thing getting off the ground. I wonder if his interests moved to the Jersey race once it got off the ground and he forsook the Austin race.
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