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      02-16-2014, 08:44 PM   #23
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Thats funny, because I was also at GA Turn 11 (due to a friends recommendation that its not worth it to pay for grandstand seats) and I wasn't very happy with it. Most of the problem was that we weren't well prepared.
That about sums it up. Every time we *anywhere* in Texas where we're going to be outside, sunblock is the first thing in the bag. Like I mentioned, we'd previously scoped the track due to going a few times, so having been there before made all the difference in our preparations.

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To top it off, we parked in the park and ride lot because we assumed the busses would drop us off near the track. Boy were we wrong! they drop you off at the bottom of the hill, so you have to hike all the way up the hill to the track. Once there, we were told there would be trolleys, but they were nowhere to be found so we had to hike all the way across the track to turn 11. In the end we couldn't see much of the race, were sunburned and covered in sweat, probably walked over 3 miles, and were not happy.
Yeah, we kinda felt like that last year, we did a LOT of walking from the park and ride drop off to Turn 4/5. Sucked a *lot*, 'specially waiting in the park and ride line to go home. It was ridiculous!

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If I go back again, it will be for something less popular so I can get reasonably priced tickets, not have to deal with the crowds, and actually enjoy the racing.
ALMS will be @ COTA in September, and there were NO crowds.

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      02-17-2014, 12:58 PM   #24
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I was at turn 12 in 2012 and Turn 15 in 2013 and both were great aside from the stands rocking in 12, which I think is solved?. You can get to your seat quickly and when you go to leave you are right next to the exit. On top of the fact that there is some good racing to be seen there.
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      02-19-2014, 11:45 PM   #25
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Not a fan of County Line either.

Anyone ever been to Ruby's BBQ? It's close to UT campus. Ate there a few times and it's like stepping back in time. Decent BBQ.
Their creamed corn.....F.T.W.


And speaking of Franklins, this spot has been running for a few months now...
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I was at turn 12 in 2012 and Turn 15 in 2013 and both were great aside from the stands rocking in 12, which I think is solved?. You can get to your seat quickly and when you go to leave you are right next to the exit. On top of the fact that there is some good racing to be seen there.
Exactly what we did. Going back to T15 this year. In fact we'll be driving down there in a few weeks to go to the MotoGP race.
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I'll be there again this year. But it's such a long time from now.
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Salt Lick(Driftwood location) or Franklins, then Rudy...coming from a local

Turn 15 best for action.
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If you get a high enough row in turn twelve you can also see turn one. I've sat at 11, 12 and 15 and I think we'll try for 12 again this year. We also parked in K lot near the track and that made a world of difference from the park and ride.
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Everyone knows the race weekend this year is Halloween weekend, right?
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I just want some BBQ from Smitty's or Kreuz in Lockhart
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good luck getting into franklins!
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good luck getting into franklins!
Just get there at the crack of dawn...to wait in line for hours. Saturdays can over 300 people waiting in line.

Or a little insider trick. Place a to-go order, you can pick it up before they open. (one minor detail, order must be 5lbs or larger)



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