RACING IN AUSTIN
Revving up for a full roster of year-round racing, Austin's Circuit of The AmericasTM (COTA) has turned heads as the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S.
Race fans from far and near head to the state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track for some of the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, NASCAR at COTA race weekend and more.
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Annual Racing Events
Blancpain GT World Challenge
Blancpain GT World Challenge brings North America’s top production car-based series to Austin. Production-based cars from legendary manufacturers hit the track for a thrilling weekend of speed and sound. Get ready for three full days of some of the best sports car racing on earth with unprecedented access to more than 100 incredible cars. When you aren't feasting your eyes on the fierce racing, you'll have access to the paddock to see the cars up close, hear the engines roar as teams work on the cars and speak with the drivers.
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Experience the power of motorsport's premier series, witness the passion and intensity of the world's greatest drivers, and dance along to two of the most acclaimed and decorated performers of all time. World-class racing and entertainment combine for the can't-miss party of the year, and it only happens this fall at Circuit of The Americas.
MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Austin’s long-standing motorcycle heritage, coupled with COTA’s cutting edge racing facility, ensures that audiences can expect a jam-packed weekend of world class two-wheeled excitement on-track alongside an incredible schedule of off-track entertainment. In addition to the Moto2 and Moto3 classes, MotoAmerica brings its signature brand of star-spangled motorcycle racing to the track, filling out a stacked lineup of the world's greatest motorcycle riders.
NASCAR at COTA
Race fans will have an experience like no other when NASCAR visits COTA for the first time in 2021, courtesy of Speedway Motorsports. The inaugural NASCAR at COTA race weekend will take place May 21-23 and feature four different racing series. FEVO Friday will treat fans to a full day of on-track action as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) drivers turn their first-ever laps on the winding course before two practice sessions for the IMSA-sanctioned Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series. Saturday will feature NASCAR’s rising stars battling for the first time on the grueling road course at the NXS Pit Boss 250 and NCWTS Toyota Tundra 225. Sunday will be the grand finale for a weekend of white-knuckled, edge-of-your-seat racing featuring the NASCAR Cup Series stars fighting to be the first to cross the finish line at the EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix.
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The Circuit of The AmericasTM boasts capacity for 120,000 fans and is situated on a 1,000-acre site in southeast Austin, approximately two miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with scenic views of downtown. The facility is designed for any and all classes of racing - from motor power, to human power. Learn more.
Headed to Austin in between racing events and concert dates? COTA offers visitors plenty of other opportunities to experience the track. The newest experience at the track, COTA Karting, is a fun activity for the whole family. Race your friends and family on the world class go kart track in motorized karts ranging from Junior Karts up to the 55 mph. Champ Karts.