I'm reposting this from the forums.corvetteforums.com site, apparently the city council in Austin needs a little prodding to realize what a golden egg looks like. Here's the post from Corvee in the Southwest forums section:
I received the following message from NASA regarding opposition to the F1 track being located in Austin. Seems like the commie anti-anything subversives in Austin are busy again. Please post a reply supporting the track on I-Petitons immediately (link below). The council meeting is tomorrow- (June 23rd).
"on June 23rd, Austin's City Council will vote on tax issues that will mean the difference between hosting the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix or not. It is very possible Circuit of The Americas will not be built if there does not appear to be enough support for it.
We are hoping to make an online petition go viral: Austin City Council: Endorse Efforts of Grand Prix Organizers
Any support you could lend us in terms of posting it on the NASA homepage or forwarding the link via newsletter would be of huge service! Also, Any clout you may have with various VIPs - and by that I'm talking about big names in Indy, NASCAR, and other series - would be of great help if it meant we could get drivers and teams tweeting regularly between now and the 23rd, or even posting it on their respective sites. It's one thing to gain support from within, and another entirely if we can get U.S. racing the fans involved!
The petition was made in conjunction with Circuit of the Americas' media relations firm, Hahn, Texas (Austin Public Relations & Communications Firm ∑ Hahn, Texas Communications
). And believe me when I tell you that it will make a positive impact on the City Council's decision-making process if we are able to collect enough signatures."