Meet Me at Row 8, Seat 4
This has been a good day in MOTORista-dom, and tomorrow promises to be even better.
Today, I became the proud owner of Seat 4 in Row 8, Section 107 of the Main Grandstand at Circuit of the Americas, the only Formula 1 track currently operating in the U.S. Seat 4 belongs to me until I’m forty-four. Winning!
How does it work? I bought a Personal Seat License, or PSL, which is essentially the right to a specific seat at the COTA facility for fourteen years. I am obligated to purchase tickets to the main races (F1, MotoGP and V8 Supercars), and have a right of first refusal for all other events at the track (including concerts, X Games, other races, etc., etc., etc.). I also get access to some other perks. It’s pretty bitchin’.
My seat is right in the middle of the Main Grandstand, directly across from the Paddock and the pits, with a great view of the start, Turn 1 and the final turn. I am slightly excited about all of this.
And to carry on with this theme, tomorrow is my Foundations of Road Racing class at Driveway Austin. A full day of learning the basics of road racing – in a car, with an instructor. Hell yes.
Much love, MOTORistites.
Omgsh! You just told all of the Motorista stalkers where to find you until you’re 44!
Hmm…good point. Oops. Maybe I need to invest in a Ford Escape. 😉
No, you didn’t!! My boys are going to be so jealous….I don’t think I can even tell them.
And who purchased the seats immediately around you? Is there a way to find out? Do you get right of first refusal on your neighbors?
Rob, I guess I find out when I show up! There aren’t very many PSLs left (it started last year), so beggars can’t be choosers. My immediate neighbor is one of my friends – we bought at the same time. As for the rest, fingers crossed!