Thanks to my Dad, I have been a Formula One fan most of my life. But until last November, I never had the opportunity to see a race in person. From the second I stepped foot on the grounds at Circuit of the Americas, my love of racing skyrocketed. The experience was absolutely incredible and has peaked my interest in other races out at the track as well.
I am especially excited about the American Le Mans coming in a few weeks. The Le Mans is a multi class racing event with everything from technically advanced prototypes to exotic cars and sports cars like Porsche, Ferrari, and the SRT Viper. What’s crazy about Le Mans is that while their are five different classes of vehicles with varying top-speeds, they all race on the same track at the same time!
One of my favorite races to watch is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, because it is just incredible to me to think that those guys race for a full day straight. Don’t worry though, the Austin Le Mans is a much more manageable six hours of racing excitement. This video does a great job of summarizing the rules and generally explaining why Le Mans is so much fun to watch!
It’s sure to be a weekend of awesome cars and lots of racing. Fun Fact: Actor turned Driver Patrick Dempsey will also be competing in this event!
Don’t forget that kids 12 and under are free!
When: September 20-21st
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78617
Photo Credit: Circuit of the Americas