Mel Harder will hit the ground racing in Austin.
The first day at Circuit of the Americas for the former Indianapolis Motor Speedway executive will be the opening race for the circuit’s 2013 season, the Grand-Am of the Americas, which begins March 1.
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GRAND-AM OF THE AMERICAS
The Circuit of the America’s second race, Grand-Am, features sports car racing from exotic prototypes to Honda Civics. Qualifying is Friday and the race is Saturday, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $59 for the weekend, with on-site parking at $30. Tickets can be purchased through COTA’s website or at the track.