MotoGP Austin, April 19-21, 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by pacman1, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Satchl

    Satchl Adventurer

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    Bastrop state park is about 20 miles east of the track, but I don't have any details about it.
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  2. Satchl

    Satchl Adventurer

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    I never did see anything about motorcycle passes when I bought my ticket. Did you get your tickets online or did you phone?
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  3. gladiator400

    gladiator400 n00b

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    I just cancelled 2 sites at Bastrop state park that should show available now or later today. You can have up to 8 people per site.
    We had some folks in our group that did not want to camp so I booked some rooms in Lockhart for cheap but more expensive than camping.
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  4. TommyTheKid

    TommyTheKid Lack of Common Sense

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  5. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    I just took it in the ass for partking. $73 bucks for all days.
    Bike parking is $43. Maybe several inmates could pile on a scooter like they do in Mexico!
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  6. JT Lake

    JT Lake The Mongooses

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  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Has anyone made hotel reservations lately? Are you finding the prices to be escalated above "normal" the way they were done for the F1 race? I made my reservations the same day the race was announced. I may not be able to attend due to a change in family income which will hopefully be resolved by then. Just wondering if prices when up.
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  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    We are staying at the Best Western in Lockhart, TX. 512-620-0300.
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  9. gladiator400

    gladiator400 n00b

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    Lockhart and San Marcos hotels were still reasonably priced. Austin chains seemed to have higher than normal rates. The ride from Lockhart looked nicer than slab from San Marcos but San Marco has more hotels.
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  10. tat2

    tat2 where's ya too?

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    I bought my tickets back in Dec, and have noticed that the hotel rates went up since then. Not alot but enough to make me wish I had booked earlier.
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  11. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    This place is putting on track days there in June but it's damn expensive and, sold out. Holy shit that would be awesome to ride that track.

    http://www.ridesmart.info/
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  12. philosobrad

    philosobrad problem_solvent

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    I'll let my room go for the rate I booked them at last year, not a penny more.
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  13. tat2

    tat2 where's ya too?

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    I'm curious if anybody got their actual physical tickets in the mail yet?
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  14. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    Not me. I'm getting a little nervous.
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  15. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Was it in this thread someone mentioned that tickets would be mailed a month before the race. Nervousness should start kicking in then.
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  16. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    I didn't get my F! tickets until a month before so I wouldn't worry. I'll not be able to use my moto tickets they are ga with a three day motorcycle parking pass in lot J.
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  17. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    The F1 tickets came about two weeks before the race.
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  18. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    Myself and several friends are camping right across from parking area P. From the site, it's a half mile walk to the main gate. Never mind the $50 price in the pay pal button on the web site below, mention the name "R.B." in the subject line and camp for $25 per night via paypal. We negotiated a group rate for our ten people and wanted to leave room for our undecided friends to join us, so the owner agreed on the $25 per night deal. chris@christaylorracing.com

    We're riding from Albuquerque and will be there on Friday and Saturday.

    Here is the website and a clip from it:

    http://christaylorracing.com/cota-services/cota-camping/

    * Group discounts!
    * We’re ENTHUSIASTS not EXTORTIONISTS! Support locals and fellow racers!
    * Reduced rates for SCCA VOLUNTEERS!
    * Best value for COTA camping — proximity, amenities and price!

    Current Amenities for COTA Camping:

    * Proximity to the track! Half mile walk from our gate to Turn 1 (when Lot P entrance is used)
    * Lovely camping spots amongst rustic Texas country views
    * Complimentary breakfast and coffee during big events
    * Showers currently under construction, available to all campers
    * Numerous fire circles and cooking spots
    * Scenic wooded pond and dam area
    * RV dumps, don’t go home with a full tank!

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    See ya there!!!!:freaky
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  19. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Note: All of the temporay grand stands that were there for the F1 race have been removed. General admission will have a much better view with these gone.
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  20. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    I'd take the GsGrins ticket if I didn't already have GA tickets with my buddy and his sons. Turn 15 is a great spot, from what I've read. Someone without a ticket would be well-advised to take advantage of this offer.
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