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Welcome to COTA for Lone Star Le Mans - Event Info

Posted on September 12, 2016

Written by Meg Trahan

We look forward to welcoming you to Circuit of The Americas for Lone Star Le Mans! For your convenience we have compiled information below to help you get to Circuit of The Americas, navigate the venue and find all the exciting activities happening throughout all three days.


Download the COTA App

Get the most out of your Lone Star Le Mans experience with the COTA App. With the schedule, map, food options and much more, it's your easy reference guide to the event in the palm of your hand.
*Please note the app is still being updated and will be fully loaded by Thursday.
 
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If you previously downloaded the app, update to the latest version by opening the app and going into settings (the gear in the upper right corner). Click the "Update" button and "Reset" buttons to get the most recent version.


Multi-Turn Tickets

Multi-Turn Tickets provide you access to Grandstand seating each day in Turn 1, Turn 15 and the Main Grandstand. You can customize your view of the on-track action each day by moving between these stands, or enjoying any of the general admission hillsides. The seats in the stands are general admission - you will not have an assigned seat number and can move around at your leisure.


Directions and Parking

How to Get to Circuit of The Americas
The physical address is: 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617.

Driving Directions to COTA

Parking
Please park in the parking lot designated by the parking pass you purchased. If you have not purchased parking, you may go here to purchase a 3-day parking pass now for $30, or pay $20 cash each day at the lot.

Complimentary Parking Lot Shuttles
Shuttles will run from parking lots to the Paddock and Grand Plaza in the following patterns: Lot T to Paddock; Lot T to Lot A to Grand Plaza; Lot A to Paddock; Lot H to Grand Plaza
 • Thursday: 7 AM - 11 PM
 • Friday: 7 AM - 10 PM
 • Saturday: 7 AM - 1 AM

ADA Assistance
ADA parking is available in our parking lots for those with a government issued ADA hangtag or license plate. If you require ADA assistance from the parking lot to your seat, please alert a staff member, such as a parking attendant. They will be able to radio an operator to dispatch a golf cart to your parking location. You can also call our ADA Cart Line directly for assistance at 512.655.6217.


Race Schedule

Download the COTA App for iPhone or Android for the most up-to-date event schedule throughout the event. You can also view the schedule at our website.
*Please note the schedule is subject to change without notification.


Autograph Schedule

Make your Lone Star Le Mans memorabilia a collector’s item with the signature of your favorite driver. Download the COTA App for iPhone or Android for the most up-to-date autograph schedule.

*Please note the schedule is subject to change without notification.


Event Map

2016 Lone Star Le Mans Event Map

Click on the map to enlarge image.


Open Paddock – Get Close to the Drivers, Teams and Cars

An open paddock means you can wander around outside the tents and garages the teams use to prep their cars. The Paddock is closed to the public during many race series, but Lone Star Le Mans opens up this area to the public. The Paddock will also have merchandise, food and beverages available for purchase.


Grand Plaza Activities

Swing by the Grand Plaza for food, fun and relaxation. Below are a couple highlights that you won’t want to miss, but don’t stop with just these. Wander around the Grand Plaza to uncover even more entertainment.

 • Armadillo Racing
 • Rodeo Roper
 • Longhorn Photo Op
 • Mechanical Bull
 • Quick Draw Shooting Simulator
 • Audi's newest models and race cars
 • Crown Royal VIP Lounge (open to all guests)

Mazda Ride & Drive Program
Register at the Mazda activation in the Grand Plaza for the free ride and drive program Mazda is conducting in Lot H.

Vitaminwater Oasis
Escape the heat under the shade of our brand new Vitaminwater Oasis, and grab a cold drink without missing any of the racing action. TVs will display the race broadcast and the oasis offers great views of Turn 19 and Turn 20.


More Entertainment Activities

The fun isn’t limited to the Grand Plaza.

Grid Walks & Pit Walk
Take a stroll down the grid or through Pit Lane.
 • Thursday: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 • Friday: 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
 • Saturday: 10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
 • Saturday: 11:08 PM
*Download the COTA App for most updated times and details. iPhone | Android

Fireworks Presented by Texas Lottery
On Saturday night, around 9 PM, a dazzling fireworks display will light up the sky while cars are still on the track. This unique sight has been a highlight for many race fans during the past two Lone Star Le Mans.

Tower Experience
Take a trek up the 251ft tall Observation Tower to see the track from above. Tickets can be purchased at the base of the Tower.
Hours of operation:
 • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
 • Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tickets for adults are $20, and tickets for seniors, kids and military are $15.

Pre-Race Opening Ceremonies
The National Anthem presented by Texas Lottery and Texas State Marching Band will take to the grid during opening ceremonies on Saturday, September 17th, to entertain guests with strong melodies. Be on the lookout for the recognition of an Honorary Military Member selected by Crown Royal during opening ceremonies.

Win a Ride Around the Track From Texas Lottery
Text "TexasLottery" to 86677 for a chance to win a ride around the track on Saturday morning. *Must have Saturday race admission for redemption.

Win a Behind The Scenes Experience From Pizza Hut
Text "PIZZA" to 86677 for a chance to win a spot in the Discover IMSA - Behind The Scenes Experience on Saturday, courtesy of Pizza Hut. *Must have Saturday race admission for redemption.


Food & Beverages

Download the COTA App for iPhone or Android for a list of food vendors and their locations. A few highlights include:

Grand Plaza
The Ferrellgas Food Truck Alley features more than 15 different food options.

Main Grandstand
Enjoy a delicious drink at the special Tito's Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary Bar in the Velocity Lounge. The Velocity Lounge also offers food inside its cozy lounge setting with multiple TV monitors.


On-Site Assistance

Guest Services Tents are located in the Grand Plaza, at the Main Grandstands, at Turn 1 and at Turn 3. Please swing by if you have a question - we're here to help!

If you need assistance at any point while you're at our venue and you do not see staff nearby, shoot us a text at 69050 with "COTA" followed by your request or question. If it's a location-based inquiry, please include your location.


Safety Information

Our guests’ safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please go here to see a full list of items that are allowed or prohibited at our venue. 

 


We look forward to a fun weekend with all of you, and welcome you to share your experience with us during the weekend with #COTA on Twitter and Instagram.