The Circuit of the America’s Food Drive has raised $200,000
for the Central Texas Food Bank.
COTA, located on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, has been
the permanent host of the United States Grand Prix since 2012, and MotoGP’s Grand
Prix of the Americas since 2013.
On Sunday it opened its doors to the public in order to
allow fans to complete a lap – at slow speed – on the track layout.
20,000 guests in 7,000 vehicles completed a lap and helped
to raise $200,000, which the circuit claims is enough funds to provide 1.6
million meals to people in need.
Bobby Epstein, Founder and Chairman of COTA, said: “The COTA Food Drive was a great success.
“It was a wonderful day with perfect weather and people were clearly having a blast.
“The whole experience just felt really good. My hat goes off to all the volunteers and participants who made today happen, they should be very proud! The atmosphere of giving was truly awesome.”
Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix is
due to take place at the venue on October 25, with MotoGP’s postponed Grand
Prix of the Americas slated for November 15.