The big Formula One track down in Austin that wants to snatch up every series it can for a race weekend just added another to its 2018 schedule. The FIA World Rallycross Championship will race in the U.S. for the first time ever next year, at Circuit of The Americas, of course.
Circuit of The Americas, a nearly 3.5-mile road course near Austin, is interested in hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series race so long as it doesn’t conflict with an existing event. But COTA shouldn’t be concerned that—the race track should, instead, be worried about its 1.5-mile asphalt neighbor up north.
Things aren’t looking great for the FIA World Endurance Championship these days. Rising costs in endurance prototype racing have all but killed its top class for the 2018 race season, and a new, thinly sourced report claims that the series may chop a third of its schedule and shift to running in the winter months.
Any sports car race weekend packs the track with an awesome variety of machines. Over the past weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech race came to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth time, with Wayne Taylor Racing winning their fourth straight race overall in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
There are a lot of motorcycles riding around at Circuit of The Americas this weekend, and I’ve got to say, they are really stressing me out. Do these people know how fast these bikes are? Do they know how scary it is to ride on the back of one? Do they know that they’re giving me flashbacks? Obviously they do not.
The word’s top motorcycle riders are descending on Austin, Texas, this weekend for MotoGP’s fifth annual Grand Prix of the Americas. Even if you don’t normally follow motorcycle racing, here’s why you should make some last-minute arrangements to hit the road for Texas—or at least watch it on TV.
Recently, my lovely coworkers volunteered me to ride on the back of a racing motorcycle, the kind used in MotoAmerica, at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. I feel like we’ve known each other for a long time on this blog, friends, and I need to be honest with you: I was scared to death. In a good way. I think.
If you’ve watched any American stock-car racing lately, you might have noticed a few changes in NASCAR for the 2017 race season. But Circuit of The Americas chairman Bobby Epstein wants things to get even weirder in the future, because it sounds like he really, really wants NASCAR to come to Austin.
If we’re honest, Formula One races these days aren’t exactly a toss up. Without unforeseen circumstances, like, oh, the two Mercedes teammates wrecking each other on the first lap, one of them will likely win. I groan every race, hoping for things to be less predictable. So, I decided to how predictable things…
Sunny, breezy, 75 degrees and filled with the sounds of race cars doing race car things—not a bad Saturday at all here in Austin, Texas. Here are some scenes from today out at Circuit of the Americas.
If you’ve ever seen me tweet or blog about Formula One these days, you know I feel like things are, uh, predictable. Without divine intervention, one of the two Mercedes F1 teammates will win. In an effort to either prove myself very wrong or very right, I’m going to try to predict the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend.
Since 2013, Circuit of The Americas has hosted a mega race weekend in September that combines two big IMSA series with FIA World Endurance Championship. Fans are treated to a long weekend, packed full of epic racing and a great deal of Texas heat and humidity.
The Ferrari F12tdf is a beautifully powerful—and just plain beautiful—creature, completely and wholly deserving of the chance to grace the presence of anyone who walks by your computer as sees it as the desktop wallpaper. Whether or not they’re worthy, well, we’ll leave that discussion for another day.
The first-ever standalone Ferrari Challenge race at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas wasn’t just a race. It was a celebration of speed, and owners brought out the good stuff for this party.
If you like fast cars and Formula One circuits, our own Stef Schrader is at Circuit of the Americas right now hanging out with a Ferrari Challenge race team. The team offered a garage tour, and we’re hear to take you guys along with us with Jalopnik Live! on Facebook.
It’s Ferrari Challenge weekend over at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, and our own Stef Schrader is out there hanging out with Ferraris new and old—the 488 GTB, F40, FXX, Dino and the only F12tdf on display in the United States so far. If you can’t be there, join us live for some fun.
My favorite vantage point at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas is overlooking Turn 1, the blind uphill left immediately after the front straight. It’s a notoriously tough corner and I love watching how different drivers (and in the case of MotoGP this weekend, riders) take their lines there. It doesn’t always end well.
Marc Marquez won his first race ever at Circuit of the Americas and hasn’t lost a race here since. And, while he’s been the fastest throughout the practice sessions and qualifying at this year’s race, it hasn’t been by nearly the margins expected. Tomorrow’s event could be much more interesting than we originally…
If you somehow don’t like bikes, or bike racing, what you need to do is tune into the only American race on the MotoGP calendar this year. It will change your mind. Even better, if you’re in Texas, you should come out and join us!