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#701 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:25

Thanks! The reason why I can't open the link or statesman.com seems to be the European data protection law and banning European IPs seems to be the easiest way to fulfil it! :)



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#702 SCUDmissile

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:03

Maybe they should get some kids to raise money for it by selling hot chocolate.

I hear that's all the rage in Austin right now.

#703 jonpollak

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:59

The issue seems to be surrounding hookers...or the prevention of such...!!?!

So..
Who here is going to the Indycar race?
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Edited by jonpollak, 21 February 2019 - 11:22.


#704 AustinF1

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 14:26

COTA threatened by $25m US GP funding hit. State funding could be used for a GP elsewhere in Texas if necessary.
 
 

The current arrangement covers an F1 race anywhere in the state of Texas, and is not specifically tied to COTA – so in theory an event in another city could claim the funding.


#705 l8apex

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 14:55

If someone is giving you $25 million and you are required to turn in the correct paperwork to receive it, you better turn in the correct paperwork in on time and have strong processes in place to insure this.  This is definitely a COTA management failure.

 

I will be going to IndyCar and MotoGP this year, but will probably skip F1.  I am super excited about IndyCar and I really hope they are able to put on an exciting race.



#706 StraightEdge

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 19:24

I'm going be at Indycar race



#707 Clatter

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 19:31

Will Indycar use the same circuit as F1?

#708 loki

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 22:30

Thanks! The reason why I can't open the link or statesman.com seems to be the European data protection law and banning European IPs seems to be the easiest way to fulfil it! :)

Unless the owners of the Statesman have operations in the EU they won't be held to the GDPR.  The EU/EEA doesn't have standing to sue over this in US court.  There are some good things in it.  For many the hurdles were too high in that the properties that are blocking Europeans in general it wasn't worth the traffic for the extra cost.  The GDPR realizes they can't enforce it in every jurisdiction but if they can resolve some of the issues, particularly concerning awarding rights under the regulation (the only federal rights we have are enshrined in the Constitution).  California has passed a similar privacy law.  In general I think it's a good idea though in instances where I don't need a confirmed identity I use something else and always use a VPN.



#709 jonpollak

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 23:07

Will Indycar use the same circuit as F1?


Yep.
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#710 StraightEdge

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 13:43

They released the schedule for Indycar weekend

 

http://www.circuitof...ndycar/schedule



#711 StraightEdge

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 22:57

I got my tickets in the mail today



#712 AustinF1

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 17:26

BTW I heard the proposed motorsport hotel/condo deal at COTA is dead & the developer took it to Vegas.



#713 PeterScandlyn

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 18:23

Liberty are keen on getting Vegas..........Just saying.... :smoking:



#714 loki

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 05:57

BTW I heard the proposed motorsport hotel/condo deal at COTA is dead & the developer took it to Vegas.

 

There's already a motorsport country club with condos over in Pahrump, Spring Mountain Raceway.  The guys out there bought a huge tract next to the track to make a 15 mile track.  They've got 4-5 miles now they can split into a couple of tracks.  It does well.  (and the have a helipad and airstrip and a shooting range) Unless someone builds a track out at the speedway it's not going to happen in the Vegas valley (Pahrump is over the hill in Nye County).  There's no more room for a track in the metro area.  SMI has been making noise about putting a condo/hotel/casino out at the track for years but nothing has happened.  If they just want to build a swanky pad for exotic car freaks there are plenty of places for that, just no racetrack.  There are a lot of exotic car freaks in town.



#715 AustinF1

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 18:18

Yeah I have no idea what form this guy's Las Vegas venture might take, if any. I had zero expectation of that project going forward at COTA for many reasons.



#716 paulb

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:18

Liberty are keen on getting Vegas..........Just saying.... :smoking:

How about a parking lot?