Who is the group behind the USGP and where in Austin will it be?

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Quick answer? I’m not sure.

But Full Throttle Productions has been around at least since the mid-2000s and has put on NASCAR events.

Did y’all just throw up in your mouths a little?

Full Throttle doesn’t seem to have an active website.

Among Full Throttle’s events is the “Allstate Texas Racefest,” most recently held in 2009. I wonder if it is held where the Formula 1 event will be at, just outside Austin. Here’s some details:

(AUSTIN, TEXAS) Full Throttle Productions – producer of the “Allstate Texas Racefest” – announces details and new additions for the three-time award winning event held at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle, Texas just outside of Austin. In 2009, the 5th annual Allstate Texas Racefest is the only place in the country where fans will see both a NASCAR race and a USAC race at the same facility on the same day. The over-whelming success of the first four years has prompted officials to schedule the 2009 edition as the first race of the year for the NASCAR Camping World Series West on the unofficial but extremely coveted NASCAR “bye” weekend of March 14th.

“We are very happy to bring NASCAR and USAC racing back to Central Texas once again,” Tavo (CT) Hellmund, co-founder of Full Throttle Productions, said. “This event has steadily grown each year and we are pleased with the recognition it is receiving nationally as a top short track event. The new additions including a novel concept for a foot-race, coupled with a family friendly environment and a TSRS Late Model race makes for a truly unique and affordable outing for the entire family in this part of the country. Not to mention some of the finest short track racing in America.”

This Thunderhill Raceway is located in Kyle, Texas, just outside of Austin. Info on it is here.

Although, from this description, I can’t imagine this is meeting Bernie Ecclestone’s standards:

Thunderhill Raceway is located at 24801 IH-35, just north of San Marcos, TX. Take Exit #210 off IH-35 (Yarrington Road) and head north on the access road. Thunderhill Raceway is located on the right, behind the Capitol Hyundai dealer.

Can you imagine someone telling Bernie, “I’ll meet ya down by the Hyundai dealer for a beer?”

Another possibility, being mentioned by readers here, is Harris Hill. Thing is, it doesn’t necessarily have the connection to Full Throttle. But it looks like it has the elevation we all want to see.


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