CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
Drivers learn what works, what doesn’t to prepare for races on next year’s schedule.
California race driver Matt Bell climbed into a modifled Chevy Camaro about 3 p.m. Tuesday and roared off into the crisp December afternoon for a few laps at Circuit of the Americas.
Bell, 26, who drives for Stevenson Motorsports in Grand-Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series, had taken a few laps in the morning, mostly to get a feel for the twisty 3.4-mile road course. By the afternoon, the team had started to make adjustments to the car to boost its performance.
“Every day, especially with a production car that’s going racing, is a school day,” Bell ■ See more photos from the testing with this story at ■ Get the latest news on Austin racing at
Ssaid during a lunch break. “You make one change and 15 different aspects of a car also change with it, so you’re always chasing that ideal
Several Grand-Am teams took test drives at Circuit of the Americas on Tuesday in preparation for the 2013 races on site. ‘My initial impression is this track is awesome, the facility is amazing,’ Turner Motorsport president Will Turner said.