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m4ff3w

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Our USGP experiance

PostMon Nov 18, 2013 6:41 pm

I happened to get invited to the USGP by my sister-in-law. My wife, boy, girl, and myself went up and arrived at the track on Friday.

They had a spot in the "Premium RV" area. It was great, they have the spot for entertaining clients and employees. Even though we were just freeloaders, we had access all the bbq and drinks we wanted. The setup was amazing.

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We went and hung out in the stands during one of the practice sessions.

On Race day, we climbed on top of the RV

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Vettel was fast, I was hoping Grosjean would catch him.

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But alas, he did not.

After the race we decided to see what we could get away with

We went into the infield where they were loading up the hardware.

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We saw a truck exiting the track and took the cart in that direction. The person closing the gate stopped us, said we couldn't go in. "Why not?" we asked, they asked who we were with and we told them Infiniti (not exactly true - although we do have a Nissan in the family) and were waved through.

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On pit lane, we saw some girls holding a piece of hardware. I asked if we could snap a picture. She obliged.


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We then decided to see if we could get away with driving off Pit Lane and onto the track.

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We were successful. We then proceeded to take the slowest lap around COTA.

17 minutes and a few beers later, we were back in Pit Lane. You can share that experience with the below video.




We all had to use the pissah, so we decided to look for one. The nearest one we could find was in the Paddock. Unfortunately my camera died at this point.

We all used the restroom and then thought what else would be cool? The others in our group snapped some more pics of the boy and I messing with some used tires, took a pic with a member of the Lotus pit crew, and then noticed all the suites for the teams. Lotus is my favorite, so we just walked in and looked around. I ate some lemon start thingies saw piles of computer equipment off to a room on the right, and then we noticed a lady looking at us oddly. We made our way out at that moment.

In the garages, we saw a Red Bull car being disassembled and packed up, we walked towards the garage entrance and were promptly stopped. We were told we couldn't enter the garage and had to stay in the walkway area of the paddock.

Hopefully I'll get the pics of us in the paddock and I'll post them. It truly was the most epic weekend I could imagine.
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Re: Our USGP experiance

PostTue Nov 19, 2013 2:29 pm

Sounds like a great day, thanks for sharing.
m4ff3w wrote:The person closing the gate stopped us, said we couldn't go in. "Why not?" we asked, they asked who we were with and we told them Infiniti (not exactly true - although we do have a Nissan in the family) and were waved through.

:lol: Longrooffan has taught you well.

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