F1 coming to Austin has a special meaning for Ted Ankrum

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Ted Ankrum, Democratic Party Candidate for Congressional District 10, congratulates Austin for bringing a Formula 1 auto racing event to the Central Texas area.

“Being an auto racer myself, I fully support this exciting racing event. This World Class auto racing series schedules events around the world. I attended my first Formula 1 race in 1959 at the Avus track in Berlin, Germany and also attended the 1960 race in Monaco and the 2002 race in Melbourne, Australia. This annual event will bring jobs and fans to Austin and the economic impact to the area will be like having the Superbowl in town every year.” Ankrum said.

Until 2007, the US event in this race series was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now Austin has stepped up to the plate and this race will again be held in the USA, starting in 2012.

Ankrum is an avid auto enthusiast, running his Nissan GT-R at track events at the Texas World Speedway in College Station, the GrandSport Speedway near Galveston, and most recently, was sponsored by Baker-Jackson Nissan in Cypress at the Texas Mile event at Goliad, Texas in March. “I set the fastest time in my class with a speed of 167.2 MPH and have a certificate to prove it.”



Ted with Mr. Brad Baker, general manager of Baker-Jackson Nissan in Cypress, TX prior to the Texas Mile event


Ted running ahead of a Ford GT at the Texas World Speedway in College Station, TX in 2009


Certificate from the Texas Mile

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