Originally Posted by chkltcow
Street circuits are horrible spectator events. There's usually very little passing because the streets are so narrow and lined with concrete barriers that keeps anyone from pushing their luck. If you've never been to a race before, go to the Grand-Am race at NJMP. Grand-Am usually provides some great racing, and there will no doubt be a few support series races that weekend, too. I'd almost guarantee you'll get a better show than you will from a street IRL race.
The racing doesn't matter and if you've ever been to the Long Beach Grand Prix you'll understand. It's all about bringing in revenue to the surrounding restaurants, bars, and businesses. I love the LBGP as you can drink, relax, check out so many different areas of the track and since you're typically elevated you can see a lot. Places like VIR aren't great for huge amounts of spectators. Also city events can support lots of visitors with restaurants and accommodations.
If he has 12 million dollars to invest he clearly has more common sense than most of us. LOL!