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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Circuit of the Americas trackdays

$50,000 to rent the entire track for a day, cars only at this point though Looking on their website it looks like 14 spots have already been booked.

http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/visit/track-rental

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Due to overwhelming demand, Circuit of the Americas has announced the initial 25 dates for the private track rental program!

By reserving one of these dates, you will be among the first in the world to drive the purpose-built Formula 1™ track following the inaugural 2012 Formula 1™ United States Grand Prix!

Your Circuit of The Americas Private Track Rental will include:

Exclusive use of the Circuit of The Americas full Grand Prix road racing course.
Pit access, designated paddock loft access, garage access and track access for an entire day.
Bring your cars and your friends – your group can include up to 24 people.
Fully staffed track, including track manager, driving instructor, timing system, corner workers and emergency workers.
Create your own experience: structured race program with practice, qualifying and race session (timed or open racing) or create your own agenda.
Catered lunch.
Transportation to track from Austin area hotel.
Concierge service for hotel, dinner reservations, spa and shopping.

The cost of private track rental is $50,000 for entire day.



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Are all the track workers, lunch, transportation, loft etc mandatory? Without all that shit I would assume it could be a lot cheaper.


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Are all the track workers, lunch, transportation, loft etc mandatory? Without all that shit I would assume it could be a lot cheaper.
Looks like it. Doubt they would let you knock off the "services" they are providing, lose out on too much money



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200 people at 250 each

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200 people at 250 each
Max of 24 per day



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Holy cow that's a lot of hamburgers.


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They don't want us beggars there. They want oil money!

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2100$ bones per person... That's almost 20 track days here.


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2100$ bones per person... That's almost 20 track days here.


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I'm sure they have plenty of people ready to pay it. If you own an exotic car then 2grand probably isn't to much money to throw down. I wonder how track days are at places like Brno, Valencia, ect?




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I'm sure they have plenty of people ready to pay it. If you own an exotic car then 2grand probably isn't to much money to throw down. I wonder how track days are at places like Brno, Valencia, ect?
Those tracks are well established so I would think the cost has gone down.


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Looks like they are planning on motorcycle track days, I looked under the career opportunities and in one of the job descriptions read this:

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Location: Austin, TX
Salary Range: $15/hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: Part Time
Description: Marshal Supervisor oversees and schedules Marshal Staff.
Duties: Marshals will work all the on-track events between all the major events at COTA. Events include: Motorcycle Track Days, Car Track Days, Professional Team Testing, Driving Schools, Riding Schools, and Open Tracks.
Qualifications: Punctuality, reliable attendance record, able to lift 25 pounds, able to bend, lift, and use hands for fine dexterity and availability weekdays and weekends. COTA prefers experience, however, COTA will have an extensive training program for all marshal positions.



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That's a lot of dough. I'm thinking they're either trying to pay off some of the start up costs for building the place, or are trying to build a reputation of exclusivity. You know, the type of place your average Lamborghini or Bugatti owner can feel comfortable and not be concerned with having to associate with "the great Unwashed."


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Looks like it. Doubt they would let you knock off the "services" they are providing, lose out on too much money
Yep. Don't see one happening there for anything affordable. More like a two day "clinic" at like $2500 is what I foresee.


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I'd hate to go out on the bike to a track day for this. They'd stuff as many riders as they could.. Some like 100+ guys per session, no thanks



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If they have damn good instructors it would be worth the price. Look at california superbike school. It all depends though on how exactly it is going to be ran. However, if 2k only covers the track and no profits, instructors, insurance, etc. It could get damn ugly If it covers everything and it's for the weekend and they have GREAT instructors that isn't that bad of a price at 2k.
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They are murdering on price because the facility's brand new. It's just like when an all new model car or bikes released. If you want a deal you don't buy immediately ou wait.

The price will come down and there will be trackdays for bikes just give it time.
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