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Old 04-30-2021, 06:45 AM   #21
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Traffic in 2019 was hideous, as I mentioned above. If you relied on Uber or a Taxi, it was even worse. It may not be a bad idea to get to Austin on Wednesday to ensure a good spot on Thursday.
I guess I am spoiled by just taking 130 (80 mph toll road) to and from the track. You are no doubt correct that going into Austin proper can be terrible as far as traffic.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:23 AM   #22
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I guess I am spoiled by just taking 130 (80 mph toll road) to and from the track. You are no doubt correct that going into Austin proper can be terrible as far as traffic.
You're definitely spoiled with that option!

I lived in the Austin area from 1996 - 1999, down in Dripping Springs. Even then the traffic was terrible. I'm sure it has only gotten worse.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:55 AM   #23
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Traffic in 2019 was hideous, as I mentioned above. If you relied on Uber or a Taxi, it was even worse. It may not be a bad idea to get to Austin on Wednesday to ensure a good spot on Thursday.
LOL, we did that in 2019. It was terrible, I felt so bad for the UBER driver after the race. My son lives very close to the track, taking UBER from his house took 10 minutes. Getting back - almost 3 hours.
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Old 04-30-2021, 09:00 AM   #24
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I worked on the last F1 race in Detroit, in the streets.
I remember walking through the paddock and people watching.
It must have been "bring your daughter to the race day" for rich guys.
Never mind the umbrella girls. It was a champagne crowd.
I was defiantly underdressed.

Austin? Is Ironworks Barbecue still there? I loved it.
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Old 04-30-2021, 11:05 AM   #25
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How did you get that? My sales agent said they were all dry sites. Id love to get hookups, even just electric. .......
I just heard from our PSL account manager and she said they have 25 lot N sites with 30/50 amp hookups. I might head to the track this weekend to catch some SRO Motorsports races, if I do I will try to check it out. Could be no water but electric. She did not know if there are plans to add more. I believe they will refill your fresh water as well as pump waste (for a charge of course).
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My rep said that the limited number of sites with electrical power need to be reserved, and they're all booked for the F1 race. I'm not worried about that, as I'll have my generator. I've heard that there might be a tank service, but my rep couldn't confirm it. I'd pay for that service if it was available.
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:45 AM   #27
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Traffic in 2019 was hideous, as I mentioned above. If you relied on Uber or a Taxi, it was even worse. It may not be a bad idea to get to Austin on Wednesday to ensure a good spot on Thursday.
My understanding (and I could be wrong) is that Lot N does not open until Thursday. However, I just checked and there are Premium spots available through Wed night (checking out Thursday) for $59/night. So that might be the way to go, spend one night at a premium spot then drive over early to get in line for Lot N on Thursday. https://www.campspot.com/book/cotarv
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I just checked that link and I didn't see any spots available nor did I when I looked a couple days ago. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
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Old 05-01-2021, 12:24 PM   #29
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I just checked that link and I didn't see any spots available nor did I when I looked a couple days ago. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Maybe I was not clear on that, the premium RV sites for F1 have been booked for a while now, but the Wednesday/thru Thursday noon before is available in the Premium RV section (I actually just booked that night). My thought was this might be a convenient way to get in line early for Lot N camping.

Dry camping non-electrical Lot N still has spaces available. You get there via this link:

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Thank you. I'm retiring from the Army now and moving to Houston. I'm a big F1 fan. May have to wait until next year though. I need to find a job and settle in first.
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Maybe I was not clear on that, the premium RV sites for F1 have been booked for a while now, but the Wednesday/thru Thursday noon before is available in the Premium RV section (I actually just booked that night). My thought was this might be a convenient way to get in line early for Lot N camping.

Dry camping non-electrical Lot N still has spaces available. You get there via this link:

https://am.ticketmaster.com/cota/f1camping#/
Thanks for that tip. I just booked one of those sites for Wednesday night before the race.
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Thanks for that tip. I just booked one of those sites for Wednesday night before the race.
Likewise. 20 spots left. Boom'em Danno.
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Use of Generator in Lot N

I haven't been able to get much feedback on this, but I have a spot in Lot N for the NASCAR race in a couple of weeks and I've heard that you cannot run a generator past 12:00am. Is that correct? That seems ridiculous with the Texas heat. I may reconsider camping if that's the case.
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I haven't been able to get much feedback on this, but I have a spot in Lot N for the NASCAR race in a couple of weeks and I've heard that you cannot run a generator past 12:00am. Is that correct? .....
You are correct; quiet hours from midnight-7:00am and specifically includes generators.

Also no "storage of gasoline" so I guess if you have a gasoline fueled generator you keep the gas can in the back of your truck.
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I think that's a good thing. I don't want somebody running a generator right next to me when I'm trying to sleep. I'm actually surprised that the quiet hours start as late as midnight. I thought it would be earlier than that. Fortunately the Formula 1 race is later in the year and hopefully air conditioning won't be necessary. The 2019 F1 race was downright cold - I was in a jacket for the entire race weekend.

My bigger concern is water and sewer. I'll certainly be fine without these things, but if they offer a mobile truck tank service then I'll definitely use it.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:14 PM   #36
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While your in town, stop by Hi Sign Brewing just down the road from the track and around the corner from Live Oak Brewery...Hi Sign has a great beer garden, kid friendly, dog friendly, and usually 14 beers on tap! Tito of Tito's vodka influenced their El Berto Mexican Lager, which is all over town lately... ! Welcome to Austin, ASers! Hope to see you out there!

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When I lived in the Austin area back in the mid 90s, Shiner Bock was just coming into fashion around town. I was back in Dripping Springs in November of 2019. It was great to see all the little distilleries popping up in the area.
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VIP camping not laid out for trailers

Unfortunately, the VIP camping on the back straight is not laid out for trailers. Everything is laid out so that a motorhome can pull straight in and the utilities will be on its left. Which means if you back your trailer in , your utilities will be on its right, your picnic table will be on its left.

Traffic in to the track is not bad if you arrive early in the morning. I work at the track as a marshal and never have a problem getting in. Getting out is not too bad on Friday or Saturday but is difficult on Sunday. If you are leaving from lot N, take a right on Elroy road and a left on FM 812. Go SE to Highway 21 and turn right to connect to Toll Road 130 or left to connect to Route 71. There is a Pilot near the intersection of 21 and 130.

Elroy Road west of the track has been under construction and was closed. Check if it has opened by F1 time.

There is a Dollar store in Elroy, nearest Grocery is JD's near the corner of FM 812 and Highway 183.

This year a grandstand has been added at turn 19 which looks like a really good place to view the race as there is always a lot of action at turns 19 and 20. It is the lowest cost grandstand and it is also near the Grand Plaza.


Turn 1 is exciting at the start of the race and then gets dull as the race progresses so you end up watching the big screen TV. Turn 4 and 5 in the middle of the esses is always exciting and there is a big screen right across from Turn 4.

If you hold GA tickets, I recommend turn 1 or turn 11 hillsides. Watch out for fire ants!
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Unfortunately, the VIP camping on the back straight is not laid out for trailers. Everything is laid out so that a motorhome can pull straight in and the utilities will be on its left. Which means if you back your trailer in , your utilities will be on its right, your picnic table will be on its left.
So my full size "street side" patio awning will work great for that!
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...ng-215416.html

Minor inconvenience to walk around to the "front door" thanks for the reminder on that
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I’m only camping at the trackside campsite on Wednesday evening, so I may not put my awning out at all.

I am actually pretty excited about turn 1 seats. I’ve never watched the race from that vantage point. I was in the main grandstand at the last F1 race there, and at turn 4 in the inaugural race there. F1 really is a traveling circus!
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