Ladies and gentlemen, this is a great time to be a resident of Austin, Texas. When I say that, I'm not talking about the plethora of delicious food trailers around the city, or the fact that it's ACL weekend and the Texas heat is finally gone for a few months (although that's all great too.) I'm talking about the Circuit of the Americas, the racetrack southeast of the city that's set to host the U.S. Grand Prix Formula 1 race in about a month.
Until about two years ago, I assumed that the only time I would ever see an F1 race would be if I took a vacation in Europe. Now they're building the damn thing right in my back yard. Yes, the Circuit of the Americas racetrack has had a few setbacks, missteps and fights over money, but now that we're only a few weeks from race day, it looks like the F1 in Austin will be a reality after all.