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Lots going on a COTA


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robertcope

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Highlights for me:

 

• Fifteen Formula America cars have been purchased that can be rented for three-hour programs starting this summer. Drivers will spend time in simulators and in a classroom before taking multiple 20-minute sessions on the circuit.
 
• The Audi Driving Experience will kick off in June with about 40 high-end sports cars available for five driving programs — autocross challenge, track initiation, track pro, street drive and quattro off road. There will be options for half-day, one-day or two-day rentals.

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Epstein also touted COTA’s new driving experiences, which will have price points that allow a wider range of people than previously to test the 20-turn layout

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“We have a lot of private racing clubs, many from California, who rent the track for a whole weekend then resell their slots,” he said. “Sometimes, really high-end clubs fly in from all over with their cars. Businessmen from Japan, Europe, all over bring their rides to COTA.

 

“Now we’ll have affordable opportunities for people in our community to get out on a world-class Formula One track.”

 

 

Affordable?   Like less than $600 per day??  



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It's more affordable than buying a pro race car and entering a race..


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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Affordable is just a punch line word and in the eyes of the beholder. IMO.

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Yep..  I know a few guys that think a $3000/day blue-water fishing trip is 'affordable', while I'm trying to find some used brake pads to get through the next race!


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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I would love to drive a formula car at COTA, street cars are getting boring there.  1st world problems :)


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$600 a day is pretty high!  Keep shopping...

 

BMWCCA and PCA charge closer to $500 a day, as well as MVP.  I think Edge Addicts without an instructor is just over $500 a day.

 

But I am interested in the Audi program.  If they bring an R8 other R car for rent, I am interested!

 

Wahoo!  So good to live in the Texas Hill Country!



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Austin Schnell Fest is a three day event and only cost $315/day, and run group will be capped at 50 max. The next one s Nov 17-19.

 

 

For those not familiar with Austin Schnell Fest, it is the combined PCA - BMW event.



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Austin Schnell Fest is a three day event and only cost $315/day, and run group will be capped at 50 max. The next one s Nov 17-19.


For those not familiar with Austin Schnell Fest, it is the combined PCA - BMW event.


Do we have to register for all three days like the previous event? I have classes on Fri, so that's a shitty situation.

I'm a lost soul.


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Kong, The November event is a three day event. We are looking at the possibility of doing some two and a half day events next year, but that will require additional coordination to work out. Get your school work done and then come join us.