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August 28, 2017

Know Before You Go: Pirelli World Challenge

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Pirelli World Challenge is finally here!We look forward to enjoying an exciting weekend of speed with you at Circuit of The Americas for Pirelli World Challenge! For your convenience, we’ve compiled information below to help you get to COTA and navigate the venue. 

Ticket InfoPrinting Your Tickets If you chose the printed ticket option at checkout, and have not printed your tickets and/or parking pass, please log into your account and print your Pirelli World Challenge passes in advance of arrival at Circuit of The Americas.   Please follow the steps below:Click here to log into your accountSelect “Manage My Tickets”Select the event and click “Print” within the drop-down menuSelect the seats you wish to print and click “continue”On the confirmation page, click the “Print” button. Your tickets will open as a PDF file and may be printed on any standard printer. If you need assistance printing your tickets, here is a helpful video tutorial, or please call 512.301.6600. Mobile Tickets & Mobile Entry If you chose the mobile ticket delivery option at checkout, here’s how to access your mobile tickets.  

Make Your Visit EasierCOTA App Download the COTA App to your phone to have the schedule, venue map and much more in the palm of your hand throughout race weekend. Make sure to update to the latest version on race day to ensure any schedule or map changes are visible. Download the COTA App (iPhone | Android)    

Getting to Circuit of The AmericasDriving to COTA Below are three routes from major highways and roads that lead to COTA. You can also use Waze App to easily find the best route to a particular parking lot. Open the Waze App and search for the lot you’re headed to (ex: “Lot A – COTA”).  


Uber to COTA

Uber Code: RIDE2COTA

Want to kick back and just enjoy race days? Then catch a safe ride with Uber and enter promo code RIDE2COTA for $20 off your first ride. You’ll have a dedicated Uber drop-off and pick-up location directly across the street from the Grand Plaza main entrance. It doesn’t get much easier than that!  

Please park in the parking lot designated by the parking pass you purchased. If you have not purchased parking, you may purchase a 2-day pass now here for $20, or pay $10 cash day-of at the lot.  

ADA Accessibility
ADA parking is available in Lot A 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.  Event DetailsRace Schedule
Download the COTA App (iPhone | Android) to have the schedule in the palm of your hand, or view it on our website. Note: Friday is a non-ticketed event day. You’re welcome to join us at COTA for a day of practice for each of the series competing during the event Saturday – Sunday.

Open Seating – Grandstand & General Admission Areas

Pirelli World Challenge has open seating, meaning you have free reign to view the race from our premium grandstands (Main Grandstand, Turn 1 and Turn 15), as well as all the open grassy hillsides. Roam the Circuit and find your favorite viewing locations!  

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. For many races, the paddock is a closed area with very limited access, but PWC opens it to the public.

Food & Beverage Options
Download the COTA App (iPhone | Android) to view food vendor locations on a map. Enjoy the variety of food and drink options we have for purchase. From snacks to meals, drinks to desserts, you can find it all from our friends listed below:  

Main GrandstandGrand Plaza34 Chophouse √34 Chophouse √Maui Wowi √CMB Kettle Korn √Pizza Hut √Dr. J’s Snacks √Rev BarLime A RitaVelocity LoungePheast BBQ √ 


Bubba BurgersRed Fin √ √ vegetarian options available Please be aware our vendors will ID for all alcoholic beverage purchases. If you plan to have a drink or two, please bring an acceptable form of ID with you. IDs accepted include: U.S. Driver License, U.S. Territory’s Driver License, U.S. State-Issued ID Card, Passport, Passport Card, or U.S. Military ID. Alcohol sales will cease 30 minutes prior to the end of the event.


Download the COTA App (iPhone | Android) for easy access to the answers to frequently asked questions surrounding race events at COTA, including prohibited and permitted items.

Rules & Regulations

Download the COTA App (iPhone | Android) to easily locate prohibited and permitted items in teh FAQ section, or view our generic overall FAQ online for rules and regulations at COTA.

On-Site Assistance

If you need assistance at our venue, please alert the nearest staff member. If you do not see any 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.  

Share Your COTA Experience

We look forward to seeing you soon! While you’re here, we invite you to tag your social posts with #COTA. 
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