8801 Young Ln, Austin, TX 78737, USA Distance: 17.89 miles
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We love coming to races here. The track is fun, and many different options for seating. Our last visit was disappointing. We came for the IMSA races in May of 2017. There are many, many food trucks, booths, and concession stands. However for this race (which thousands of people attended) none of them were open. There was 1 stand on turn 15. We waited in line for 45 min and was told our food would be out in another 20. After waiting for two hamburgers we paid outrageous prices for they were both cold.
Not a fan-friendly place like Texas Motor Speedway. COTA charges $9+ for beer (and there's never a line...I wonder why). Parking is crazy expensive. Signage for finding shuttles and such is absent. You never know until you get there whether there will be shuttles, which entrances/stands will be open, etc. Need more communication and some fan-friendly features. The racing is good, though.
This is a large track with some great elevation changes. I was there for Formula One. Its was an awesome time. Even if you do not have stand tickets, the general admission (lawn) is really good. Lots of great places to view the track. To get to the event, do not drive, as you will be gouged for parking. There are many shuttles from Downtown to the event. Fair priced!
I've only been once, for MotoGP, but this is a really awesome place to visit. The layout and open space is great. Parking might not be super smooth all the time, but (for some events) riding the motorcycle will get you close to the gate. Very well designed venue! I hope to come back. From what I experienced, staying row 15 or above in the stands will give you the closest view of the track without the fence serving as a minor obstruction.
What an incredible facility. Everything here is top notch. I attended a RideSmart event here and enjoyed the facility and the track very much. The track doesn't need much support but the layout, elevation changes, smoothness, safety is all excellent. The facility is equally as nice. Paddock, garages, meeting rooms, driveways, tower, bridges. Nothing but the best!