Sports Car Racing At COTA, Yo

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
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Motorsports coverage is rarely part of TTAC’s remit, but I would be remiss if I failed to mention the first Grand-Am race at Circuit of the Americas. It’s great to have another world-class track in the United States, and there was some great racing there this past week.

The folks over at Hooniverse have a nice review of the event, complete with some drama regarding missing cameras and triumph over all odds, and whatnot. There’s an interview with the winning GX-class driver. GX has been off to a tough start, and it currently kind of looks like “Spec Investment Banker Cayman”, but if the class expands there should be some fascinating racing. Check it out!

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  • J3studio J3studio on Mar 06, 2013

    Thanks for the Hooniverse link, Jack. The course is gorgeous and the race was a lot of fun to watch. I still can't believe Pruett managed to salvage a third place finish after taking the car airborne: Methinks Scott's going to retire soon - when he does I'll feel very, very old.

    • Phillip Thomas Phillip Thomas on Mar 06, 2013

      So that explains why it lost the nose. I'm pretty sure he was leading when it happened. The car looked pretty scary to drive with no front aero. -Phillip Thomas

  • Spanish Inquisition Spanish Inquisition on Mar 06, 2013

    A shame the Mazdas couldn't keep the lead in GX. They'll get there eventually...

  • Tjh8402 Tjh8402 on Mar 06, 2013

    I had my reservations knowing the reputation of modern F1 circuits but it was a fantastic venue to attend for the US GP last year. I don't know how it showed on TV but it was very scenic in person, the elevation changes were quite dramatic, and you were not kept too far away from the cars. I can't wait for the US GP and I"m really looking forward to seeing the WEC Le mans cars tearing it up too.

  • Hurls Hurls on Mar 10, 2013

    It may not be part of TTAC's remit, but I'm sure I'm not alone, jack, when I say I suspect that a lot of us would enjoy say... an F1 recap column from you. Re: the circuit. I was at the USGP and it seemed to me that there were a fair number of honest-to-goodness passes, including one for the win. So it's at least not bad, by modern standards. I'm looking forward to heading back to Austin for V8 supercar in a few months...those wide runoffs seem like they'll be fun with those crazy SOBs.