2020 Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park has been canceled
The International Motor Sports Association announced Friday that its scheduled stop at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., has been canceled for this year.
The IMSA announced a realignment to upcoming dates and venues for its 2020 schedule, and that included the moving of the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park to the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL as part of the NASCAR event weeke don Oct. 9-10.
The event had previously been moved from July. Another area event that was moved was the IMSA Labor Day Weekend race at Watkins Glen International Speedway, which has now been moved to Atlanta.
"We deeply regret not hosting the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix this year, but clearly understand the obstacles IMSA was presented with," said Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber in a press release. "IMSA racing has long been a tradition at Lime Rock Park, and we know IMSA has exhausted every opportunity to conduct the event this year. The good news is that IMSA remains unwavering in their commitment to return in 2021 and beyond."
Fans who purchased tickets to the Northeast Grand Prix will receive a communication over the next several days in regards to their options and next steps.
While the Grand Prix will no longer be at Lime Rock, Barber did say that the track is still moving ahead with plans to get racers, fans and staff back to Lime Rock.
"We're working diligently on plans to host our first spectator event on Labor Day weekend," Barber said. "The 38th annual Historic Festival will take place on Sept. 3-7, and while some aspects of the event may be altered to ensure everyone's safety, the weekend should provide a much needed opportunity for fans to experience a live race."
For more information, head to www.limerock.com or see their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/limerockpark.
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