COTA and ICS have been in discussions. According to the circuit and Indycar there is no provision limiting the circuit to F1 only. I think for 2013 they are trying to get more ovals on the calendar and make sure that Eddie Gossage at TMS in Fort Worth and the new Houston promoters are OK with another race in the market. Mike Lanigan and Mi-Jack have been in the sport for a while and I don't think Nard Dawg wants to upset either one.
Yeah, I doubt it too...and I just can't see IndyCar pulling off three races in Texas. I know they love Texas and all, since the TMS race gets their 2nd biggest crowd of the year, but it's been doing that while being the only Indy race in the state (minus a couple of years at Reliant in Houston, which as you say returns next year).
I do think Bernard used the possibility of an Austin race as leverage in negotiations with both TMS and Houston, and COTA didn't mind at all, even if they did know it was bs.
Edited by AustinF1, 04 October 2012 - 08:49.