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December 19, 2023

Ranking COTA’s Favorite Holiday Characters Based on Their Racecar Driving Skills

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Kevin McCallister

Considering he is eight years old in the first Home Alone, Kevin would have to put in a lot of work to get to, say, Formula 1 level. However, Kevin could give any race engineer in the COTA Paddock a run for their money based on the creative and strategic traps he builds in the movies. 

Ebenezer Scrooge

As a successful businessman, regardless of innate skill, Ebenezer would work as hard as he needed to in order to become a successful driver in any series. Pre-Ghosts Ebenezer would probably go for rally racing or even endurance racing so he could let out his anger and be alone as long as possible on COTA’s purpose-built F1 track. Post-Ghosts Scrooge would basically be as cheery as Daniel Ricciardo or Guenther Steiner in the COTA Paddock. 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer would be the upstart rookie with an impressive amount of talent commanding respect from race fans. After years of dominating whatever series he ended up in (probably endurance with Scrooge), he’d go on to be the next all-star coach, a character arc not unlike a fictional red racecar most have seen before. He’d also probably fly circles in the air around the COTA Tower! 

Jack Frost

As a personification of cold, Jack Frost should not be anywhere near the COTA racetrack. Not only would he make the car tires cold – thus losing traction – he’d also make COTA quite a bit colder than usual for spectators. Maybe if COTA expands to an ice rink in the future, Jack could be in the driver’s seat and fly like the wind. 

Gingerbread Man

He couldn’t reach the steering wheel of a race car and would probably crumble speeding around COTA’s 20 turns. Sorry, little dude.  Kiddie Karting at COTA is the perfect place for him to practice! 

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