2018 Circuit of the Americas Parking!

COTA
We are proud to once again offer Circuit of the Americas Parking for the 2018 RedBull Grand Prix of the Americas, FIA World RallyCross and Formula 1 United States Grand Prix! Along with the various smaller events such as Pirelli World Challenge, Willie's Picnic, and others. We're still a short walk from Turn 1, right across from the FM 812 Lot T Entrance! For some maps and satellite photos, check out the COTA Parking page. https://squareup.com/store/chris-taylor-racing This is our 5th year offering Circuit of the Americas Parking, and we look forward to seeing many great customers again! Like we say, "support local enthusiasts"! And we eagerly await familiar faces as well as many new ones! We have a limited number of RV spots available in addition to our Circuit of…
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Circuit of the Americas MotoGP Camping!

Circuit of the Americas MotoGP Camping!

COTA
We're a month away from the RedBull Circuit of the Americas MotoGP 2014 event, and we've still got plenty of room for camping and parking! Last year we had a blast with all the folks that came out, and look forward to some return customers and some new folks! We made some slight adjustments to the pricing from last year, now it's $25/night per person. We've also got group rates available, so if you've got a whole mess of friends coming out, shoot us a message for pricing! In addition to breakfast, coffee, 2 awesome outdoor showers and facilities, we're offering airport and beer store shuttles during the event this year! We ask that you give us a heads up so we can schedule picking you up. No hidden fees…
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COTA Camping & Parking for MotoGP/X-Games!

COTA Camping & Parking for MotoGP/X-Games!

COTA
Howdy ya'll, we're gearing up for MotoGP, Red Fest and the X-Games in 2014! We'll have our space available to our friends (new & old) for these two events, as well as any others! We've changed the Circuit of the Americas camping price structure a little bit, but it will have zero effect on most folks... those that it will effect are encouraged to email me and arrange a group rate! For those just here, we used to charge $50/night for a carload of campers. Now it's $25/night per person. Sucks for the big groups (which were very few), a better deal for those that come in solo, and no effect to most of our campers which are pairs or couples! Again, CONTACT US for group rates and discounts for…
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COTA F1 USGP Camping & Parking!

COTA F1 USGP Camping & Parking!

COTA
Whew! We've been busier than the old one-eyed cat watching two mouse holes! But, reservations keep pouring in for USGP Camping and Parking for the upcoming Formula 1 race at COTA! Thanks to everybody that's RSVP'd so far, lots of repeat customers that we can't wait to see and some new faces we hope come back many more times in the future! To answer a couple questions that have kept coming up, it's now been a year and we still haven't had any issues walking to the track, so don't worry about any of their publicized statements to the contrary. If they actually do enforce it we'll work out a shuttle, but otherwise it's less of a hike than from their furthest on-site lots, and a heck of a lot…
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X Games Camping & Parking!

X Games Camping & Parking!

COTA
ESPN and COTA announced this week that Austin will be hosting the X Games in 2014, which is rad! So if you're looking for an affordable place for X Games Camping or Parking, you've found the right place! We're local racers, enthusiasts and supporters -- when Chris isn't racing cars he's defying death on a brakeless fixed gear bicycle around Austin! So come on out, we'll have some evening entertainment and we're pretty much the most affordably priced place to park or camp within walking distance of COTA! For the list of amenities, details, and how to book X Games Camping, head over to our COTA Camping page. For X Games parking, head to our COTA Parking page for a 3-Day pass, or a single day pass! Obviously we're big…
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COTA MotoGP Parking

COTA MotoGP Parking

COTA, Racing
Do we still have room for COTA MotoGP Parking? YES! C'mon down, ya'll! $20/day or $50 for a 3-day pass. Purchase a 3-Day pass by clicking Buy Now below. For single day passes, just show up! Cash only on-site. 13807 FM 812, Del Valle, TX 78617 Look for the checkered flags and racecars! Just 100 feet EAST of the COTA Lot P entrance on FM812 and across the road!     And don't forget to stop by Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill at Turn 1 for lunch all 3 days after visiting us for MotoGP Parking! Bubba's got BIG Buffalo hot dogs, burgers, and more in the building behind the Turn 1 grandstands! COTA MotoGP Parking COTA MotoGP Parking area at Chris Taylor Racing Services
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MotoGP Camping, Shop Updates & more!

MotoGP Camping, Shop Updates & more!

COTA, H2R, Racing, Rentals, SRF
Wow! It's been a crazy couple of months... lots of new and exciting things happening in and around the shop! So here's a quick update: MotoGP Camping We're VERY excited to be hosting 50-100 of our fellow enthusiasts for Moto GP camping April 19-21! With 17 acres there should be plenty of room for everybody to spread out and keep off each others toes. We hope the weather will cooperate, and that we'll get enough rain before then to get this burn ban lifted so we can have a good old fashioned, Texas-sized bonfire! But fear not, for those attending, we'll have some grills available for you to cook on and hopefully a "burn ban approved" fire pit/area so we can gather 'round, roast marshmellows and listen to some FANTASTIC…
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Winding Road Magazine COTA tips mention!

Winding Road Magazine COTA tips mention!

COTA, Racing, Rentals
I'm super stoked how much visibilty my COTA Walkthrough post has gotten -- I'm just a schmuck with some racecars, but everybody's been SUPER complimentary and thanked me for posting it which gives me the warm fuzzies. But to have an online magazine mention and link my COTA tips is just incredible! If you haven't read through my writeup, go check it out, and if you haven't read Winding Road before, go check out their April issue! Other current events: The BFG Super Tour put on by Lone Star Region, SCCA at COTA is all sold out already, but if you'll be in the neighborhood come stop by the trailer and say hi! I'll have an RX7 and the Harris Hill Road Formula Ford there. And if you're looking for…
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COTA Walkthrough!

COTA Walkthrough!

COTA, Racing
At the bottom of the page is my original writeup, circa 2013. A lot has changed at COTA as grip has increased, bumps have appeared, track limits have changed, etc. Before that is a current writeup from my buddy Rich Soule, as posted on his website, carsandcode.com: After many thousands of laps at CotA I can say for certain that the turns that most folks have trouble with are the following: Turn 3 You should enter turn 3 from as far LEFT as you feel comfortable. You should NOT go to the right side of the track to enter turn 3. Ideally you are carrying as much speed as possible through 2 and are brushing your driver’s side (assuming left hand drive car here) wheels right over the edge of…
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COTA Racecar Rental – MVP Track Time!

COTA Racecar Rental – MVP Track Time!

Racing, Rentals
[caption id="attachment_229" align="alignright" width="300"] SRF in COTA F1 garage[/caption] Whew, what a weekend! A few months back, I got a call about a COTA racecar rental for a 3 day event in February with MVP Track Time. Well, it ddin't start off like that! But rather than hassle with dragging his racecar down from Michigan, my customer decided an arrive-and-drive program would suit him better! Arrangements were made, both SRF's were prepped, and we loaded in Thursday evening! Ted got a garage which we shared with Motorsports Southwest, the US importer of Wolf Racing Cars. What a treat to be in an F1 garage for 3 days! And Dean and his crew were a pleasure to share a garage with -- and being a fellow local, it was astounding the…
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