Originally Posted by creativepart
In another lifetime ago, when living in Southern Michigan we went to Mid-Ohio to see races all the time. Gosh, this was almost 50-yrs ago now. Those were great times and some great racing there. I even took a Skip Barber Drivers School course there in Formula Fords.
Have you gotten a chance to attend an event at Road America In Wisconsin? That was a favorite place to go. Great track, beautiful surroundings, terrific food at the track - beer, brats and corn dunked in butter. Wow!
I met Paul and Joanne Newman there when he was racing. I even got to run 3-Parade Laps with my Car Club on the long 4+ mile course. What a thrill!
This would have been in the late Ď70ís. Living in Michigan, with friends in the car business opened lots of car related opportunities - I even got to go to the Indy 500 three times with pit passes. That was a great experience.
Enjoy your new motorhome and if you want to camp at Austinís Circuit of America youíll need to apply very far ahead of time. I live 65 miles away and have never been. Yet.
I have been to, and thoroughly enjoyed everything you said about Road America several times. It truly is a great place to spend a four day weekend.
A return to Indianapolis is in a month or so for sports cars. Not sure why I haven't gone to the 500 being just 5 hours away....
COTA hasn't really been spoken of because of the access, but we will see. As you mentioned, it is hard to get spots at some events. The "good" spots are held for years and passed on to family. I intend to do the same for my camping sites at Watkins Glen International and Mid-Ohio.
Hoping for a lot of luck in getting into the Rolex 24 at Daytona next year andthe other East Coast IMSA races at Road Atlanta, VIR, and Lime Rock...