The Nightshift: 25 October 2017

Press Clippings: Embed from Getty Images Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 25 October 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) has announced that he will not seek re-election in the 2018 elections. Flake made the announcement in a scathing speech delivered on the Senate floor, in which he denounced in […]

Patrick Dempsey: Off The Marquee. Onto the Starting Line.

This piece was written by Taylor Wiseman, one of the participants in the 2015 Risi Competizione sponsored Young Journalist Program at COTA.  Father, actor, racecar driver…Patrick Dempsey is a busy man! Earlier this year Dempsey was killed off of the ever-popular TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. Fans were not particularly happy about the death of McDreamy. […]

Seeing It: Photography is Just Point and Shoot,Right?

This piece was written by Taylor Wiseman, one of the 2015 YJP participants at COTA.    Point and Shoot. That was my idea of photography for a long time. Only in recent years have I realized that photography is a much more difficult skill than I could ever imagine. More difficult, that is, if you […]

Ferrari Super Fans–All In For the Prancing Horse

This article was written by Rachel Wenzlaff, a member of the 2015 Young Journalist program conducted at COTA.      The Circuit of the Americas is considered Risi Competizione’s home track. The Ferrari team is based out of Houston but COTA is the closest track to their home base.   The two and a half hour […]

One Man's Quest To Fill An Encyclopedia

By Rachel Wenzlaff, a member of the Young Journalist Program.      Surrounded by some of the most expensive cars in the world at the Lone Star Le Mans, Shane Slement carried a priceless book in his hands… that was also probably worth a hefty sum of money.   The Saturday morning autograph session kicked […]

Risi Comp at COTA: A Race and Post Race Gallery

  Daulton Venglar, one of the Young Journalists at COTA this weekend in a program sponsored by Risi Competizione and COTA, took this gallery of photos of the Risi Comp Ferrari 458 on its’ way to a second place finish in the TUDOR series race. 

Breaking Barriers

This piece was written by Michelle Sanchez, who was a member of the Young Journalist Program sponsored by Risi Competizione and COTA. As a part of the program, students move into the press room at Circuit of the Americas and receive a total immersion introduction into real-time/real-world media coverage. Michelle is a Journalism Student at […]

The Porsche Parade

  This piece was written by Rachel Wenzlaff, a University of Texas Journalism Student and a member of the Risi Competizione/COTA Young Journalism Program 2015.      The Porsches made me late.   I live 30 minutes from the Circuit of the Americas. This morning I decided to give myself one hour to get from my […]

Gallery: FIA WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas

The photos in this gallery were shot by Daulton Venglar and by Taylor Wiseman. This year’s Young Journalist Program was a double-header: cover the IMSA TUDOR 2 hour and 40 minute race in the morning and then the World Endurance Championship 6 Hour race in the afternoon. One of the projects that we asked the […]