Exclusive Opportunity to Meet the Lead GT-Daytona Drivers: Allessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen
Tomorrow I have the unique opportunity to attend the Lone Star Le Mans Race Preview and Driver Meet & Greet with Zonin Prosecco in Austin, Texas. The event is in preparation for the upcoming 2016 Lone Star Le Mans race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin with Zonin Prosecco also promoting the event.
The Lone Star Le Mans Race is something I have never attended after moving back to Austin in 2014 and was interested to learn the back story of the Lone Star Le Mans Race. Per the Circuit of the Americas site the Lone Star Le Mans Race is COTA’s twist on the world’s greatest endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will take place once again at COTA in Austin, Texas, from Thursday, September 15 to Saturday, September 17. The three-day event will culminate with almost nine hours of racing and entertainment, including its only night race to finish under the stars, topped off with a dazzling fireworks show presented by Texas Lottery.
The event offers fans the opportunity to experience two premier sports car series for the only joint event on each of their schedules: the global FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the North American-based IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Circuit of The Americas' 3.4-mile racetrack will be humming the entire weekend with cars from top manufacturers such as Audi, Toyota, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, and more. Also on track in both feature events will be the new Ford GTs, celebrating the brand’s return to top international sportscar racing.*
Pre-Race they have a fantastic event at HEB Grocery at Westlake on September 13th from 2pm to 6pm where fans may get an up close look at the team's Ferrari race car that will be on display and meet the lead GT-Daytona drivers Allessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen. Fan will also get to enjoy Zonin Prosecco and Balzan and Nielsen will be available for autographs and interviews about their successful season and next weekend’s IMSA GT Challenge.
I'm not a great driver but when I was a kid I got to see a Grand Prix and it was thrilling. I also raced on Ford's race track at the annual Further with Ford event with me doing tailspins; mostly not on purpose.
Clearly not a race car driver. My struggle is what questions do I ask lead GT-Daytona drivers Allessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen?
What do all you guys think or want me to ask them?
Below is the event's information and also a form to send me what I should ask Allessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen. I will also be tweeting the event live on the 13th at @nrpena, @hitechchic, and @cutegeek. Hope to see you guys there!
WHAT: Lone Star Le Mans Race Preview and Driver Meet & Greet with Zonin Prosecco
WHERE: HEB @ West Lake, The Village at Westlake, 701 Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, TX 78746
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13th from 2pm - 6pm (Balzan and Nielsen from 4pm - 6pm)
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*Information and pictutes provided by Circuit of the Americas