A few months ago there were rumors swirling around that Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, NY was going to be the new sight for the U.S. Grand Prix. After some further investigating however this proved to be false as the facility is simply not set-up to handle an event of that size. Soon after it was learned that the city of Austin, TX got the nod, but there was one small hiccup here – there was no track. Since the facility was supposed to be completed by 2012 the speculation was that it would never happen, however now it seems that those naysayers may be proven wrong. Above is a computerized layout of the new 3.4 mile track that includes 20 turns, a wicked back straight and what we hope is a world class facility. Race promoter Tavo Hellmund stated back in July that the new Austin Grand Prix track would be one of the “most challenging and spectacular in the world”. As far as the U.S. race effort is concerned, I sincerely hope he’s correct.