Petanque Demos at the Lone Star Le Mans

Members of the Heart of Texas Petanque Club will be demonstrating and teaching the French game of “petanque” at the Lone Star Le Mans this Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20 at the Circuit of the Americas race track.

The schedule is as follows

Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Noon to 7:00 pm

Anyone already at the race can drop by, learn and play!

Lone Star Le Mans this weekend! Ticket Discount and a Guided Tour!

LONE STAR LE MANS: FROM FRANCE TO TEXAS

Running annually since 1923, the Le Mans race in France is considered one of the most famous endurance races in the world. Known for testing racing teams’ endurance and efficiency, competitors must balance speed with the cars’ ability to run for 24 hours while withstanding mechanical damage. This race traditionally begins in the mid-afternoon and lasts through the night before finishing the next day. The team that is able to complete the greatest number of laps is declared victor.

For the second time, Circuit of the Americas (COTA) will host the Lone Star Le Mans race in Austin on September 19th through 20th. Up to 180 unique sports cars will be on track for the event, and fans will have unprecedented access to these legendary cars and drivers. Coming together to compete at the same track are the prestigious series FIA World Endurance Championship, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and their support series.

In the true friendly Texan spirit, this event is kid friendly and full of fun for everyone! Come out and enjoy watching world-class racecar teams compete, and experience Austin’s unique food trucks, live music, a fireworks display, and more at the COTA racetrack!

In recognition of the race’s French roots, The French American Business Council of Austin (FABCA) has partnered with COTA to bring FABCA members and friends an exclusive guided tour by car expert Ken Walker. This exclusive tour is available for persons already attending the Lone Star Le Mans event. In addition, friends of FABCA may buy reserved seating tickets at FABCA’s discounted group rate. Please contact Adam Naasz, Group Ticket Sales COTA at adam.naasz@circuitoftheamericas.com and mention your affiliation with The French American Business Council of Austin. Like FABCA’s Facebook page to keep up to date on FABCA news, social events and professional networking opportunities.

Tour of the Paddock: Saturday, September 20th at 3:00PM at front entrance to the Paddock Club, which is across from the medical center in the paddock.

FABCA group ticket rate of $59 instead of the normal ticket price of $79 for two-day passes.

Guided Tour of the Paddock and ticket discount for the Lone Star Le Mans Race

Guided Tour of the Paddock and ticket discount for the Lone Star Le Mans Race

The French American Business Council of Austin, Inc. is offering an exclusive guided tour of the Paddock (Saturday, September 20) and a discounted 2-day ticket price for the Circuit of the America’s Lone Star Le Mans race, September 19 and 20.
If you will be present at the race please join us for this exclusive insider’s look at the paddock. See the cars, drivers and crews.

Ken Walker, an experienced and avid “gearhead” will conduct the tour. All ages welcome!

The tour will start at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 20. Please meet us at the front entrance to the Paddock Club which is just across from the medical center in the paddock.Look for the orange and white “Angers” banner promoting our sister city just “down the road” from Le Mans.

This exclusive tour is available for persons already attending the Lone Star Le Mans event.

As a friend of FABCA you can buy reserved seating tickets for the Lone Star Le Mans event at our group rate of $59 instead of the normal ticket price of $79. Please contact Adam Naasz, Group Ticket Sales COTA, at adam.naasz@circuitoftheamericas.com. and mention your affiliation with The French American Business Council of Austin.

French American Business Council of Austin Launch

The FABCA launch on June 17 exceeded expectations in terms of the crowd and the enthusiasm for what a business council for Austin and France could be. FABCA thanks Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the Consul General of France Sujiro Seam, and the Honorary Consul of France Jay Root for their support.

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France with Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France with Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell with Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell with Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France

Liz Wiley, FABCA

Liz Wiley, FABCA

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Liz Wiley, FABCA, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France

Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France, Liz Wiley, FABCA, Jay Root, Honorary Consul of France