First International Sportscar Weekend Draws 33,591 to Circuit of the Americas™
Circuit of The Americas welcomed a three-day crowd of 33,591 to its first International SportsCar Weekend, featuring two of the world’s premier endurance racing series—the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS).
Soaking rains on Friday, Sept. 20, made for an uncomfortable first day at the track, with only the hardiest of race fans braving the wet weather to check out the open paddock and day-long on-track action, including practice sessions for both ALMS and WEC teams. By Saturday, clouds gave way to sunny skies and near-perfect fall temperatures, allowing patrons to easily enjoy the two feature races, plus the exceptional access to teams and drivers in the open paddock, through autograph sessions, pit walks and grid access following the races. Additionally, fans enjoyed demonstrations by Formula DRIFT and Aaron Colton on his streetbike and popular kids festival attractions in the Grand Plaza.