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      05-02-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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New US racetrack could become the US Nurburgring!!!

It's called the ring of the Rockies. New mega-racetrack being built in Colorado. This could be the F1 venue we have being dreaming...

http://www.theringoftherockies.com/

http://www.motorsportcc.com/download...-small-new.pdf
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      05-02-2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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Looks cool...but...the Nürburgring costs, what? 23EUR per lap? Did you see the membership costs for this place?

Guess they have to make it pay off - I'm sure the liability insurance is a bit pricey.
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      05-02-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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A couple Tilke Squiggle tracks and a runway? And with all the country club allure of excluding minorities? I think I'd rather spend the money to fly to germany, rent a car, and drive on the real ring. At least the beer would be better.
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      05-02-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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Membership starts at $1.5mil. Not too bad. I'm going to have to inquire about a full family membership. If it's under $5mil for everything I'll be psyched - that looks awesome!
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looks cool
but the most expensive package starts @ 1.5 million
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      05-02-2009, 10:58 AM   #6
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You got this from 6 speed huh?

anyways, I think it has a lot of potential but who knows at this point....
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Looking at the place I can see why the membership price is so high. That doesn't mean you'll never get to drive it though - just wait for a track day.

It'll obviously cost a hell of a lot more to rent this place out as a track day but with the giant size of the track your run groups can be a lot larger without being crowded and you can split the cost over a ton of people.

We can always hope for Nurburg-like open days but I'd be surprised (I'd also be in the car 10-min later). How do they manage the insurance liability in Germany?
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      05-03-2009, 09:17 PM   #8
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We can always hope for Nurburg-like open days but I'd be surprised (I'd also be in the car 10-min later). How do they manage the insurance liability in Germany?
The Nurgburgring is basically a public road, there is no liability if you crash you're responsible just like if you crashed on a public road. The police still have control and will give you tickets for passing on the right, avoiding the speed limits where they exist (they do exist) and being wreckless.

Back to the topic at hand, I think it's great that such a track is being built but unless it's as easily accessed and affordable as the real thing, it won't quite satisfy my dream of a Nurburgring of our own in the US.
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Meh...just another millionaires plaything. I think i'll save being excited for when China opens up their 14ish mile track.
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it's not that expensive if you think about it, 125,000 and you get a lot to build on.... 1.5 million and you get a giant house that's yours? not too absurd.
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      05-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #11
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I guess they couldn't afford spell check for their website though. On the opening flash video it says, "To some, speed is it's own reward."

It's "its!" :facepalm:
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Looks very impressive but nowhere near the elevations at the Ring, and at that price? I better build my own
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Sounds awesome. Great!
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Looks very impressive but nowhere near the elevations at the Ring, and at that price? I better build my own
Yeah. Plan B is to build a driveway like this:

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/home-race-track/1376992/
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damn sign me up!!!
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The police still have control and will give you tickets for passing on the right, avoiding the speed limits where they exist (they do exist) and being wreckless.
At times of public access, the Nürburgring is considered a public road. Traffic laws apply e.g. no passing on the right, no tailgating. However, because the track is consistently more than 12 meters wide, there are no speed limits whatsoever and there is no police on site to check non-existent speed limits.

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The Nurgburgring is basically a public road, there is no liability if you crash you're responsible just like if you crashed on a public road.
As required by German law, any vehicle with German registration has to be insured. Therefore, you have coverage on any public road. Because the Nürburgring is a public road at times of access, insurance coverage applies.
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Does anyone else think this is a stupid idea considering it wont be open half the year since its in Colorado?

Perhaps building it elsewhere like in Arizona, Texas or one of the more southern states would have made more sense. Just my 2 cents.
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I got this email today, and i'm tempted even though I live in Florida...


Atlanta Motorsports Park, a motorsports country club for fast/exotic cars, bike and karts, recently received full zoning approval and is moving forward on its Dawsonville, GA. facility. When completed this autumn, AMP will feature one of the best located tracks in the United States, a multi-configuration road course, 120 feet of elevation changes, 2.77 miles in length, a club house with restaurant and fitness room, pool, tennis court, garages and covered pre-grid areas. This world class facility is being created with the "green/sustainable" objective of reducing its carbon footprint.

To help celebrate the project moving forward, Atlanta Motorsports Park is extending pre-construction membership pricing only to Skip Barber customers (coupon discount code to right). Several levels of membership are available, from Kart/Mini Motard memberships up to the top-level Diamond membership.

www.AtlantaMotorsportsPark.net
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      05-15-2009, 08:33 AM   #19
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Nice but damn expensive. Check this out. It is also in the Denver area, and also seems promising. Assuming they ever finish it.

http://http://www.genoamotorsports.com/
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Looks very cool. If I win the lottery sign me up, oh yeah have to buy tickets for a chance to win that HUH! guess I am out.
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Has anyone thought that it could be fake? Seems like quite a huge thing that nobody has heard of until now. Until I see construction photos I'm not really convinced.
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Does anyone else think this is a stupid idea considering it wont be open half the year since its in Colorado?

Perhaps building it elsewhere like in Arizona, Texas or one of the more southern states would have made more sense. Just my 2 cents.
It's on the eastern plains, hence the lack of extreme elevation changes. Other than a snowstorm once a month during the winter that melts off after a few days it can be open most of the year. I have driven through there when it was 60 degrees in February and March, a few days later a storm can blow in but it's not west of Denver in the mountains where the snow stays around. Which is why the ski resorts are on that side of Denver. A friend of mine has lived up there for almost 20 years, he loses about as many motorcycle riding days as we did living in Oklahoma City or Dallas.

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Has anyone thought that it could be fake? Seems like quite a huge thing that nobody has heard of until now. Until I see construction photos I'm not really convinced.
If it's like the tracks announced here in Texas over the past few years it is all to get investors on board. There have been a couple of country club tracks built in the DFW area, a few more were announced. There is one built in the Houston area and another under construction (the last time that I heard) and one was built in San Marcos between Austin and San Antonio. Most of these are nowhere near F1 level tracks in distance or safety regs, they are country clubs for the car people, a few have residences on them but nothing approaching a even a Barber or Miller.
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