Speedcast 31 COTA First Lap Ceremony

Oct 25, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

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10-24-2012  SPEEDCAST

Today’s show
- We interviewed Mario Andretti at the COTA ribbon cutting this past weekend
- Opening ceremonies at COTA including a trip around the track
- Hear how many people COTA is predicting for 2013
- Updates on F1, MotoGP, ALMS, V8 Supercars  and more racing news
- Local motorcycle and car events

Austin/COTA News

Tickets started arriving!  Les almost kissed the FedEx lady!
25 days days until the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas!
Mass Gathering Permit applications include attendance estimates for 2013 races at COTA.   LINK
Experience Austin and Austin Fan Fest are being combined by organizers to cut down on the number of   downtown block closures. LINK  LINK2
PLANES trains and fast cars LINK
Four iconic fighter aircraft will fly over Circuit of The Americas track pre-race on Formula 1 race day. http://bit.ly/QT8S3v

Formula 1

TRS system invests $200M into F1  LINK  LINK

V8 Supercars

V8SC results from the GC600   LINK


Last Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. LINK
Jorge Lorenzo almost lost it and had both feet down on what turned out to be the last lap. LINK


Update from the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta.
Patrick Dempsey racing info.

LOCAL Car/Motorcycle stuff
*Thunder Hill raceway loses its contract. LINK after 14 yrs.  The facility will be renamed the Kyle Music and Events Center.

Les went to Doc’s for the Horsepower Farm meet-up

Horsepower Farm & Doc’s Motorworks put on a great bike night every Tuesday night that starts at 7.

Last weekends Harvest Classic http://www.harvestclassic.org/ was a great success and the bike show had over 200 entrants, besides the trials crowd that were out in full force.  We really need to get out there next year.

Other car/Motorcycle stuff

SEMA going on next weekend http://www.semashow.com/

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