Tag Archive: Austin

Sep 20

One point separates Thompson, Lewis entering finale after wild double-header at Austin

Colin Thompson leads Michael Lewis

https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs136/1112062458914/img/2442.jpgAfter 14 rounds and 630 minutes of racing, it all comes down to this with two rounds remaining in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Friday Qualifying

Porsche 919 Hybrid in front row

Porsche Motorsport logo The two Porsche Team 919 Hybrid cars will start from second and third on the grid for tomorrow’s six-hour race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (USA).

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Sep 19

Gamble pays off for Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Team, Edwards, Hindman win at Austin in challenging conditions

Victory returns Hindman to GS points lead with one race remaining

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo Eversley, Gimple win second ST Race of season in Honda, Foss Regains Points Lead.  Fall-Line Motorsports rolled the dice and came up winners Friday at Circuit of The Americas, with the switch to rain tires the key to the second Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory of the season for John Edwards and Trent Hindman in the No. 46 Trim-Tex BMW M3. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Thursday Practice

Exciting start to the race weekend in Austin

Porsche Motorsport logo The Porsche Team, with the two innovative Le Mans Prototypes Porsche 919 Hybrids, enjoyed a smooth first free practice session on Thursday at the beginning of the weekend of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Austin, Texas (USA).

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Sep 16

Fittipaldi, Barbosa take Prototype points lead to Austin with two races remaining in TUDOR Championship season

Four Prototype teams ready to pounce – Braun, Bennett in position to clinch Prototype Challenge crown

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Corvette DP co-drivers Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa take the Prototype class points lead into the penultimate round of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship this Saturday at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas for the Lone Star Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

TUDOR Championship takes tight GT points battles to Austin with two races remaining in 2014 season

Corvette Racing holds slim GTLM lead – Ferrari, BMW, Porsche teams tied atop GTD standings

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo There are close battles in both GT classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship entering Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. With only two races remaining, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia has had his GT Le Mans (GTLM) lead trimmed to only six points, while five drivers representing three teams are tied atop the GT Daytona (GTD) standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Title races reach boiling point in many classes at Circuit Of The Americas

The math doesn’t lie

Title races remain tight in three of the four classes of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama entering Rounds 13 and 14 of the season Sept. 18-19 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

AIM Autosport will be on the attack in Austin

Mounting pressure with two races left in championship quest for Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell

AIM Autosport Racing with Ferrari logo With two races remaining in the 2014 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, AIM Autosport drivers Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell find themselves in the tightest battle yet this season for the GT-Daytona drivers championship.

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Sep 12

Texas-sized celebration to welcome TUDOR Championship

For first visit to Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Circuit of The Americas is set to throw a Texas-sized celebration to welcome the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for next weekend’s Lone Star Le Mans.

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Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Lucas Auer to get his next sports car outing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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Having acquired some initial experience with a sports prototype in last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at Bahrain, Austrian racing driver, Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), will get another sports car outing next month.

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Aug 19

Friday debut possible for 2015 rookie Verstappen

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1’s youngest ever race driver next year.

IMG_6178 The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Ecclestone confirms Mexico set for F1 return

Mexico has secured its return to the formula one calendar in 2015.

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit Mexico The Mexico City-based events company CIE said in a filing with the country’s stock exchange that it has signed a five-year contract with the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Alexander Rossi will drive FP1 in Canadian and US Grands Prix

Rossi has been flying the US flag as one of Caterham F1 Team’s Reserve Drivers since 2012

2012-06-09_0005 Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver and Caterham Racing GP2 race driver, will drive in two FP1 sessions this season at the Canadian and US Grands Prix in Montreal and Austin respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Circuit of The Americas™ CEO welcomes U.S.-based Haas Formula racing team to Formula 1™

NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas commits to joining F1™ field

Circuit of The Americas president and chief executive officer Jason Dial today provided this statement upon confirmation that Gene Haas, co-founder of the title-winning Stewart-Haas NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team, will enter a new team called Haas Formula in the world’s most popular motorsport, Formula 1 racing, sometime in the next two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 2: Americas, Austin

A real challenge for the riders and tyres

MotoGP - Start of the 2013 Americas Grand Prix After a successful debut event last year, MotoGP™ returns to the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas with legions of American fans set to be thrilled after an intense season opener at Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix drives $376 million exposure boost for Austin

This builds on a successful first event

Circuit of The Americas logo Formula One has generated exposure worth $376.1 million for Austin over the first two years of its contract, according to new research by F1 industry monitor Formulamoney. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Top Action Sports Athletes invited to compete at X Games Austin 2014

Austin’s Debut as X Games Host includes Battle of the Bands Competition

Circuit of The Americas logo ESPN’s X Games has invited many past medalists and top athletes from around the world for the inaugural X Games Austin, to be held June 5-8 at Circuit of The Americas™. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

US track boss says Ecclestone ‘foolish’

“I absolutely think it’s foolish” – Gossage

Eddy Gossage - Texas Motor Speedway An American motor racing personality has accused F1’s Bernie Ecclestone of being repeatedly “foolish”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Circuit of The Americas™ to become exclusive home for Ducati Island promotion during 2014 MotoGP season

COTA debut comes with special MotoGP Ducati Ticket Package offer for race fans
Circuit of The Americas logo Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is thrilled to announce that Ducati has chosen the world-class sports and entertainment complex in Austin, Texas, as the exclusive location for Ducati Island during the 2014 MotoGP racing season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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