The Music City Grand Prix
A first hand account from Nashville, Tennessee
What do you get when you take four different racing series, mix them on an untested race course and cook it all in a 90+ degree oven with near 80% humidity? Turns out... Something quite tasty!
The inaugural Music City GP, despite all of the talk about bumps and narrow turns, was an absolute blast to attend. Yes it had it's problems. Most noticeable to me was the fact that my grand stand, Grand Stand #1, didn't get built until late Friday night and I think grand stand #8 was completed Saturday night, but that didn't really dampen the over all experience.
While the NTT IndyCar series was the headline act, the opening acts were great in their own right. Robby Gordon and his traveling LS powered Stadium Super Trucks were interesting and had no problem with the rough city streets. Trans Am's TA2 series took to the track for practice on Friday and held their qualifying session and race on Saturday. The SRO GT America series brought European race cars to the streets of Nashville all three days, including a late Saturday evening race that ended well after the city street lights had come on. All four series brought their own feeling to the GP.
A Chevrolet Camaro from the Trans Am TA2 series
A Mercedes from the SRO GT America series
It's really a tale best told through pictures and video.
See ya, next year!
It was absolutely a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone. I'll be picking my seats for the next race as soon as they become available.