The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which successfully opened last year with the inaugural United States Grand Prix for the Formula One Series, will host the GRAND-AM of the Americas on Friday and Saturday, March 1st and 2nd. Joining the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at the COTA are the Continental Tire Challenge Series and the Pro Mazda Championship.
The paddock area behind the team garages at the COTA will be open throughout the weekend, with pre-race fan walks in the Pit Lane taking place one hour before the scheduled start of each GRAND-AM race on Saturday (9 a.m. CT for the Continental Tire Challenge Series and 1:55 p.m. CT for the Rolex Series). Pit walks are open to all ticketed guests. There will also be a driver autograph session from 1 to 1:45 p.m. CT on Saturday.
Gates open Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. CT, with practice beginning at 8 a.m. CT. The first Pro Mazda race of the weekend takes the green flag at 4:25 p.m. CT, with qualifying for the weekend schedule to take place before and after the race. On Saturday, gates once again open at 7:30 a.m. CT, with warm-ups beginning at 8 a.m. CT. The Continental Tire Challenge race goes green at 10:05 a.m. CT, followed by the second Pro Mazda race of the weekend at 1:10 p.m. CT; the headlining GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race takes the green flag at 3 p.m. CT.
Tickets for the weekend are still available – visit circuitoftheamericas.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
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