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Old 04-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #151
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Oh simple just pay the $25 for the MotoGP smartphone app!

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #152
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Circuit of The Americas™ announces security measures for Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas

Security checkpoints, list of prohibited items standard protocol for all major Circuit events

AUSTIN, Texas (April 16, 2013) – Circuit of The Americas today announced security measures that will be in place for the inaugural Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas April 19-21.

Guests attending practice, qualifying and live race sessions at the purpose-built Grand Prix facility in Austin, Texas, will be required to go through security checkpoints prior to entering the venue. All guests and their items are subject to search by security personnel. These measures are in place for all major sports and entertainment events held at the Circuit and were utilized last November during the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX.

“Circuit of The Americas hosts large-scale sports and entertainment events throughout the year, and as a matter of practice, we restrict the types of items that can be brought into the venue by patrons and others working at the track,” Circuit Vice President of Public & Media Relations Julie Loignon said. “We work closely with public safety and emergency services personnel at the City, County, State and Federal level to monitor activities in and around the facility. We have been in touch with local law enforcement following yesterday’s unfortunate events in Boston, Mass., and will work with them throughout the upcoming weekend to ensure we conduct a safe and secure event.”

The following items WILL NOT be allowed in to Circuit of The Americas for this weekend’s MotoGP event:
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animals (exception for certified service animals)
  • Bags or parcels larger than 12X12X20 inches
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, segways, golf carts or other unauthorized means of transportation
  • Coolers, thermoses or ice chests
  • Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
  • Food and Beverage (NOTE: sealed, individual, plastic bottles of water are allowed)
  • Fireworks, explosives or other incendiary devices
  • Glass or metal containers of any style
  • Illegal substances
  • Items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests (balls, Frisbees, balloons, projectiles, horns, radios, bells, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, etc.)
  • Large, golf-type umbrellas
  • Non-collapsible chairs
  • Tents or canopies
  • Video cameras, audio recording devices and tripods; no video recording will be allowed
  • Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray, handcuffs, nightsticks or other items
The following items will be permitted inside the Circuit:
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas (small, hand-held style)
  • Baby strollers
  • Portable, collapsible chairs
  • Personal camera equipment (e.g. digital cameras, point-and-click digital cameras or film cameras)
  • Binoculars
NOTE: All bags, purses, backpacks and persons are subject to screening by security personnel. Fans entering Circuit of The Americas should prepare accordingly. The list of banned and approved items can be found online at http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/prohibited-items.

Ticketholders should be aware that there are no provisions for returning banned items to them when such items are left at the race entrances. Patrons are encouraged to leave all banned items at home or in their vehicles. Individuals who deliberately attempt to bring banned items through security checkpoints are subject to removal from the facility.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #153
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I'm still bringing a backpack of beer those carnies will have to find it!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #154
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I think that since I am working there this weekend I'll be all set!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #155
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:43 PM   #156
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i'm going to have cold beer in my hard boxes. see how that works on friday.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #157
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How about a show of hands for those wearing Free Kevin #34 shirts ?
I have mine and bought one for my buddy I'm traveling with.
Got to let the establishment know.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #158
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I'll be attending with a group of five, all wearing Free Kevin shirts.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:37 AM   #159
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Uncle Duke checking in re:COTA

Once again, I apologize for being a slacker on this excellent board. Just got done reading this thread and can't agree more with most of the comments. I will be a corner marshal at COTA but only reluctantly: had I not signed up before the Kevin fiasco, I would have never, ever offered my services to this track. Oh, for the record, while i was not able to find any of the Free Kevin shirts in time, I'm taking all of my #34 shirts with me to wear under my Smurf suit and for sure will have one on the last day when we turn in our Smurf outfits. I am also planning on writing the track a nice letter why I will never volunteer for them again.

I chatted with a number of my friends that worked at both F1 and Rolex GrandAm and none of them will ever go back in this lifetime. Very sad situation that the track is trying to do everything "their way" and not take advantage of the numerous groups that know how to put on a race.

Preliminary reports include: lousy traffic management in and out of the facility, about on par with the recent trafiic clusterfucks at Laguna Seca, long lines and interminable waits for the civilians at the food booths, terrible motorcycle parking (BRING YOUR HOCKEY PUCKS FOR THE SIDE STANDS!), and numerous internal weirdnesses for the track workers that I won't list here and now.

I will have a report of the view from my corner after I get home. If anyone wants to reach me, my cell phone is still 517.927.8023 and I'm still Ken Browde.

Oh, one more thing: USAC is not working this event and as of this moment, I have no idea what group is doing Race Control. I know its not my group for sure, and I'm pretty sure its not the local SCCA group and frankly, I am concerned that Race Control may not be the well-oiled machine we have come to expect at other venues.

Should be an interesting weekend.

I'll be staying at the Wyndam Hotel so if any other ADV folks working this event are staying there as well, I'll see ya later today (Wednesday) or at the Worker's Meeting Thursday. Look for the cigar and the Indy hat.

All my best,

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:52 AM   #160
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i'm going to have cold beer in my hard boxes. see how that works on friday.
You could probably pay for you ticket if you sold a few in the parking lot!
I wonder what they charge inside for a beer?

I'm staying across the street from COTA at chris talyor racing campground. He said he has plenty of room and will have Texas sized bonfire too boot.

Since I'm so close I will probably have my motorcycle lot parking pass's up for sale, decided to drive rather than ride since the Thursday weather looks bad, makes camping easier and it's 500 miles on the superslab anyway.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:45 AM   #161
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #162
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^ I'm sorry, but for a minute there I thought I was in the "WTF" thread in JM. Now I know it's in Racing, and is just an example of COTA's good old greed.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #163
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I'll just wait and have my beer{s] at the Free Kevin Party at the Gypsy Lounge.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #164
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^ I'm sorry, but for a minute there I thought I was in the "WTF" thread in JM. Now I know it's in Racing, and is just an example of COTA's good old greed.
People just need to stop patronizing the concessions at any of these events that gouge the hell out of everyone if anyone wants to see the prices drop at all.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #165
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^ I'm sorry, but for a minute there I thought I was in the "WTF" thread in JM. Now I know it's in Racing, and is just an example of COTA's good old greed.
I've never been in a big event anywhere in the world that didn't have prices from the Twilight Zone. 10$ beer etc is pretty common at concerts, sports, poetry reading lol.
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