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      12-07-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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F1 coming to Austin after all!

Phew, that was a close one! I wasn't so much interested in F1 as Australian V8 Supercars and most of all the opportunities for local clubs and DEs to rent the track. Here's to hoping The Driver's Edge starts running Circuit of the Americas because the track map looks AWESOME!

http://news.yahoo.com/formula-1-circ...140825458.html

Track map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ne_circuit.svg
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This is great news! When's the first DE??
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the new management group just needed to back up the truck and give Bernie some more cash since they cancelled the first deal.

A DE there would be amazing... the BMW CCA chapters are already looking at holding an event there.. but the pricing will probably be in a different ball park no matter who runs an event there. I would bet that a DE will be $450 for the weekend easily as opposed to the typical $250-325.
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Yeah, cost probably would be a lot higher especially initially -- still, the most recent Driver's Edge survey asked whether people would be interested in a more expensive and farther away "premium event" held at one of the country's premier racetracks like VIR, so I imagine if the response to that is positive then the prospect of being able to host that kind of event closer to home on a similarly premium racetrack would be even more appealing.

I just hope there's some way during DEs to get access to that really tall observation deck!! It looks pretty small but the view must be amazing.

There's a shot of it at 1:30 and then a better shot at 1:40 in this video, but watch the whole thing if you haven't already, it's pretty cool:

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I'm sure there will be lots of opportunities for DEs...over time.

Honestly, I'd rather see TDE do the night events at Texas Motor Speedway again. Too bad they put some cage restriction on the oval which put a kabosh on the night event.
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