I'm really getting bored of street circuits by now.
I do sometimes think that it's interesting that the construction of both Watkins Glen and Elkhart Lake racing circuits were preceded by popular but short lived events using public roads.
If I was trying to build up the case to either construct a new, world-class Grand Prix racing circuit in the Las Vegas area (or renovate an existing one up to modern F1 standards), trying to demonstrate the popularity of the sport by setting up a successful street race event might be one of the ways I'd consider going about it.
Doing so whilst staring the ghosts of the Ceasars Palace race in the face though is, admittedly, quite bold.
But I guess the theory applies wherever there's a plan to quickly expand into regions which don't have such a strong traditional following. Building large, new mega-tracks in the middle of nowhere for an uncertain crowd has been a little hit and miss.
Edited by Ben1445, 31 March 2022 - 09:05.