Due to COVID-19 most motorsports events canceled or postponed

Statement from FIA


In view of the continued spread of COVID-19 and after ongoing discussions with the FIA, the Bahrain International Circuit, the Bahrain Motor Federation, the Hanoi People’s Committee, the Vietnamese Motorsports Association, and the Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation, a decision has been taken by all parties to postpone both races due to take place on the 20th – 22nd March in Bahrain and April 3rd – 5th April in Vietnam respectively.

Statement from INDYCAR


“After careful consideration, including regular communication with our event promoters, health officials, and the city administrations in our respective race markets regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all NTT INDYCAR Series events through April. This begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which was to begin today and run through Sunday, March 15 and continues through the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas which was to take place April 24-26. Although we are disappointed to delay the start to this INDYCAR season and will miss our incredible fans who support us each year in St. Petersburg, Birmingham, Long Beach, and Austin, the safety of our fans, participants, staff, partners, and media will always remain our top priority. We will continue to coordinate with public health experts and government officials as we determine the appropriate plans for resuming our schedule.”

Statement from NASCAR

Fri, 13 Mar, 09:39 (1 day ago)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 13, 2020) – “NASCAR has decided to postpone the race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend and Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend. We believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our fans, competitors, officials and everyone associated with our sport. We will continue to monitor this dynamic situation as we assess future race events.”

Statement from IMSA

Updates for all IMSA-Sanctioned Events Through April

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) received notifications over the last 24 hours of the following changes to its race schedule through the end of April.

The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar. 13-15) and the Grand Prix of Alabama (April 3-5) will not take place as previously scheduled. This unfortunate news impacts the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama (GPSP and GPA) and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America (GPA).

IMSA also received public notification late yesterday afternoon from the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach organizers that this year’s event will not take place as previously scheduled from April 17-19.

The event promoter is currently in ongoing conversations with the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Convention Center and the impacted race sanctioning bodies to discuss alternate options and the viability of rescheduling this event at a later time in 2020. If that is not possible, then we look forward to participating in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 16-18, 2021.

IMSA will promptly communicate any updates as further information is made available.

Statement from NHRA

NHRA postpones portion of Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
In consideration of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the recommendation of the Florida governor, NHRA officials are postponing a portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Some Sportsman racing will be contested this weekend without ticketed spectators, but the majority of the event has been postponed to a later date.

Statement from IHRA

IHRA Sportsman Spectacular Events at Farmington and Holly Springs Postponed

Friday, 13 March 2020
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IHRA Sportsman Spectacular Events at Farmington and Holly Springs Postponed
In an abundance of caution and following the guidance of North Carolina and Mississippi regarding public gatherings, The International Hot Rod Association has postponed the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular events at Farmington Dragway and Holly Springs Motorsports next weekend March 21-22.

“Obviously the entire country is cancelling or postponing events right now to reduce exposure at mass gatherings and IHRA is following suit with our events next weekend,” said IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco. “While we are confident that our racer oriented events would not pose the same risk as the typical public mass gatherings, we do have issues with racers traveling in from out of town and air travel for some IHRA staff that we want to mitigate. We are using guidance from the states of North Carolina and Mississippi regarding limits on public gatherings for this postponement”.

Local Farmington and Holly Springs racers should contact the track regarding the status of the track for next weekend as the track may still be operating their own program.

IHRA will announce rescheduled dates for these two events in the coming weeks. All remaining IHRA Sportsman Spectacular events scheduled for May and beyond are still on schedule.

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