Road America’s facilities aren’t that great either ;-) there’s also the matter of agreeing on the scheduling and financial aspects of the event. The NOLA layout isn’t amazing but I’d take this race over adding another street circuit.
@ajokay judging by the home page of the track’s website, I’d be putting my money on this one: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6294625
I do not like the look of the pit entry if it’s still in its state as seen in google maps, that building makes the road look very tight…
New venues are always welcome, but I find it difficult to get excited about this one. It looks like an overgrown kart track. Flat as a pancake, and totally featureless. It appears that the owners have bought a small plot of land and tried to fit as much tarmac into the space as possible, it’s all switchbacks.
As rickety and dangerous as Houston was, I prefer to watch the drivers dealing with the challenge of concrete barriers and a horrendous road surface than an aimless second gear bimble around a country park. And that’s speaking as someone who wants to see fewer street tracks in the series.