As a Formula 1 race fan, if you’re like me, you have already purchased your tickets to the upcoming Austin F1 USGP (& anxiously awaiting their arrival). It’s less than 5 weeks away!!! You might have even considered buying one of the Circuit of The Americas‘ (CoTA) reserved parking lot passes, to avoid the included (with your CoTA tickets) no charge shuttle & associated parking hassle.
But… you still are wondering & haven’t made plans to stay somewhere during race weekend evenings. Rooms are getting harder to find, anywhere reasonably near the track. Here’s an article that just came out yesterday: F1 is Filling Rooms Way Outside Austin. If you, like me, cannot justify $400+/per night hotel stays & are not averse to camping (or have an RV/Camper to use), then I have a great solution! F1Nightly.com Campgrounds!
I was pleased to meet & interview Jason Anderson, manager of F1Nightly.com last week. For those of us wanting convenient & fairly priced camping, camping parking & shuttle transfers to CoTA, THIS is the ticket!
I have been following this camping site (& more) for some time now. I felt it necessary to ask Jason some questions, to clarify details & share the them with you. I was sure others who have already visited the F1Nightly.com site had similar questions.
We sat down over lunch at Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill. Jason & I talked about his vision for F1Nightly.com & what he is offering his clients. Overall, he felt that this is one event, like no other, that he’s found clients having to do SO much research & logistics coordination to make it all work. So, for those of us that want to park, camp &/or utilize an RV near CoTA, & get onsite at the track, he’s made the solution(s) much easier. I will go into more details shortly.
A direct quote from the F1Nightly.com website sums it up nicely:
You’ve got F1 Austin tickets to the Formula One™ USGP. Now how are you getting in with your F1 Austin Tickets? You need a place to park for F1 Austin, camping at US GP Austin, maybe an RV site near the Circuit of The Americas. You know what it’s going to be like – hours and hours of hassles trying move 100K+ people around by bus! One word, WOW! Really, you don’t have to put yourself through it.
Explore the properties operated by F1Nightly.com listed on the left side of this page (of their website) and select the products that fit your needs. For more information, read each property and product description carefully before making your final selection or call anytime 512-217-2706. Campgrounds are open during the events only. We look forward to serving your camping needs!
Essentially, F1Nighly.com offers 4 products that you can mix & match, as needed for your situation (RV specifics are a bit different…):
- Grand Prix Camping – $39/per person, per night
- RV sites – $800 to $1000, depending on rig size, up to 60′ & Big Rig friendly
(RV services extra)
- Grand Prix Camping Parking Permit – $35/per night
- F1Nightly.com VIP Wristband – $60/per day for Transfers directly to Circuit of The Americas™ • ABIA airport transfers • Hot Breakfast • Firewood
Here are more specific details regarding this camping/RV site which offers the following to ALL camping guests:
- Camping parking, camping, hot showers, & clean flushing toilets
- Compact RV Sites typically 30×24
- Large RV & Big Rig Sites, up to 60′ in length
- 40×40 covered pavilion with BBQ and fire pits
- Live entertainment night planned for the weekend
(a Keg Party night & a Fajita Dinner w/Mariachi & horses!)
- Water ($50) & Pump’n Dump ($65) Services for RVs available
- Convenience store & ATM just a mile away
I asked for more information about the hot showers & flushing toilets units. The showers building is currently under construction onsite. For the “facilities”, these are the nice, free-standing units from AustinOutHouse.com that will be used. Here are interior & exterior shots to review:
The VIP Wristband is great! It will provide you transfer transportation from the camping/RV sites, directly to the most convenient (in my opinion) CoTA parking lot – Lot P (see map below). This will provide an added convenience, as you will be able to leave personal belongings on the bus. The driver will be there on standby all the time. These motorcoaches will be scheduled to leave the F1Nightly.com sites at 8:30am, stay at CoTA all day, & depart to the camping/RV sites at 4:30pm.
Speaking of maps, F1Nightly.com Campgrounds is only about 1.25 miles east of CoTA, just off of Highway FM 812, past Peterson Road. See mapped details below (click to enlarge):
If all this is a solution you want to consider, if you have reviewed the F1Nightly.com website, & want more information or assistance, go ahead… Call #512-217-2706 or e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Jason & his staff will be happy to oblige. He continues to book more individuals & groups daily: Don’t wait any longer!
Racing Ready will be there – Happy Camping & GO RACE !