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Old 11-03-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
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Circuit of The Americas lets go of CEO

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UPDATED: Ousted CEO Jason Dial responds with his own statement

The Circuit of The Americas has announced it has released its CEO of two years, Jason Dial.

“After careful consideration, the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) board of directors has decided to part ways with CEO Jason Dial,” the board said in a written statement on Tuesday afternoon.

“We appreciate Jason’s hard work in his two years at COTA, but it’s time to move in a different direction.

"As we embark on a busy year, we are committed to delivering an outstanding fan experience and world-class events.

"While a search for replacement is underway, an interim executive committee of the board will lead COTA’s day-to-day operations.”

Dial joined Circuit of The Americas as track president, after serving as CMO for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Dial was made CEO just a month later when Steve Sexton departed the role.

Dial's release comes less than a month after a rain-drenched Formula 1 race "lost millions" according to COTA chairman Bobby Epstein. Following the effects of Hurricane Patricia, Epstein told the Austin American Statesman that the US Grand Prix was "a financially devastating weekend for the company…

"We suffered from some fans having such a bad experience they won't be back, although I hope we can change their mind."

Dial responded with his own statement.

"I want to thank my team who have worked tirelessly in a challenging environment to make Circuit of The Americas something special for Austin and Central Texas. We made tremendous progress over the past two years.

"My team’s performance on F1 weekend with the unprecedented rains and wind was extraordinary. I also want to thank Red and Charline McCombs, for whom I have great respect and admiration."
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:23 PM   #2
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So, it's his fault it rained like a for 3 days straight??? He made it rain at motogp too, I guess.

I guess I need to send in a job app.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:24 PM   #3
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"We appreciate Jason's hard work.." Riiiiiiight.. I'd like to see what they do when they don't appreciate something...
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so what did the expect him to do?

Postpone and reschedule?
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I was there. It was a complete disaster. They closed all the parking lots on saturday and made everyone park in lot q. 3 miles away. They bussed us in to lot t wich was wet but not at all unusable but closed.

When we were wet enough to leave there were no busses back. We started walking the 3 MILES to the car. A local took pity upon our souls and drove us back to lot q ( for $20 )

My experience was one of the worst visits to a venue. Ever. Those people have had 3 years to figure it out. Pave a parking lot and make some shade SOMEWHERE in the venue. More real bathrooms and a proper infield. I wont even mention the traffic.

Yes it is 1st class facility in the seat or in the club or on the track. Unfortunately, everything else is just a field. $60 to get shuffled around and end up parking 3 miles away in a dirty lake is not acceptable.

Oh and by the way NOBODY (attendants and ushers) knows what's going on or where anything is. I have been there overt half a dozen times and it is always a clusterfuck.
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I was there. It was a complete disaster. They closed all the parking lots on saturday and made everyone park in lot q. 3 miles away. They bussed us in to lot t wich was wet but not at all unusable but closed.

When we were wet enough to leave there were no busses back. We started walking the 3 MILES to the car. A local took pity upon our souls and drove us back to lot q ( for $20 )

My experience was one of the worst visits to a venue. Ever. Those people have had 3 years to figure it out. Pave a parking lot and make some shade SOMEWHERE in the venue. More real bathrooms and a proper infield. I wont even mention the traffic.

Yes it is 1st class facility in the seat or in the club or on the track. Unfortunately, everything else is just a field. $60 to get shuffled around and end up parking 3 miles away in a dirty lake is not acceptable.

Oh and by the way NOBODY (attendants and ushers) knows what's going on or where anything is. I have been there overt half a dozen times and it is always a clusterfuck.
Abso--lutely. I wasn't there for F1 this year but I have been in the past and while I plan on going back, it IS a clusterfuck
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I was able to get a good hotel room in Austin that Friday for less than $100. I don't think the demand was there this year.
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Seemed like the F1 teams went out of their way to sign autographs and meet fans after the rainsoaked/delayed qualifying round.

Too bad the rest of the event was as as described above.

I skipped this year because of the rain...glad I did...
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:25 AM   #9
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Epstein will lose this track in less than 2 years. Idiot.
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Add to the weather the fact that F1 return to Mexico. Mexican fans made a substantial number of attendees to the US F1 race. Bernie Ecclestone, owner of the F1, can be rustles and putting back to back the U.S.A and Mexican races a IMOP was head move. And I also thought that scheduling late October for the USGP wasn't the best time weather wise.
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I was able to get a good hotel room in Austin that Friday for less than $100. I don't think the demand was there this year.
Regardless of the weather I think the inaugural Mexican F1 had a huge impact. Around 30,000 Mexicans came to the prior F1 but I think many will be back giving COTA is a way better circuit to watch a race than the Hermanos Rodrigues Circuit, pluss Mexicans love to come shop here too.
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Add to the weather the fact that F1 return to Mexico. Mexican fans made a substantial number of attendees to the US F1 race. Bernie Ecclestone, owner of the F1, can be rustles and putting back to back the U.S.A and Mexican races a IMOP was head move. And I also thought that scheduling late October for the USGP wasn't the best time weather wise.
It was political, but the d!ck head move began with the COTA track owners who wanted to cut Tavo Hellmund, the guy who put the whole COTA project together, out of the project at the last minute once things looked to be in place.

After it became clear Tavo was getting booted he had to sue the track ownership to get compensation for his troubles, same situation as with Kevin Schwartz.

Immediately after the suite he then turned his sights on Mexico and announced his plans to take F1 there. He succeeded.

The missmanagment at COTA began before a wheel was ever turned. The financial people took over and cut out the two people who brought F1 and MotoGP onboard. They made their bed, now it's time to lay in it.
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Race was good not boring like usual.
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I'm glad they're having troubles. Been acting like complete douches since they opened the doors.

Time for some new ownership & a cmra date.
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Austin's Formula 1 race is in jeopardy and might not return next year because the state will give only $19.5 million worth of public money to the event rather than the expected $25 million,*reports the Austin American-Statesman.

How dire is it for the race, held at TheCircuit of The Americas*racetrack in Southeast Austin? COTA chairman*Bobby Epstein*sums it up this way in today's Statesman: "To use a technical term, I think we're screwed."
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Sorry to dig this up from the grave but I was searching for MotoGP COTA stuff for april and stumbled on to this.

It's more than just rain... I was there for the F1 race and it was a disgusting disaster. Portable bathrooms everywhere, as long as the eye could see. They were sinking in the mud and it looked like field. It was disgusting. I dropped nearly $2K taking my family there and completely regret the experience. The parking there is a joke and a catastrophe. We had to get shuttled from a high school. We wasted nearly 4 years getting on an off buses.

Good riddance, hopefully the new CEO has more class than this white trash idiot.

So who's going to COTA for MotoGP in April?
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