Road to Indy Season Under Suspension Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Mar 16, 2020


Amidst concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Road to Indy and IndyCar racing seasons have been suspended. NTT IndyCar has released the following statement.

NTT 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.”


Parker Thompson remains committed to the Road to Indy. When race action resumes, he will join team DEForce Racing to take on the Indy Pro 2000 Championship. “The team at DEForce Racing and I were as ready as ever to start this season in St. Petersburg, but of course, have great respect for the situation ongoing throughout the world and the measures being taken to mitigate them.” – PARKER THOMPSON


Tentative Schedule as of March 26, 2020

June 19-21, 2020    Road America (Triple Header Rounds)             
July 02-03,2020    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course (Double Header Rounds)      
July 10-12, 2020    Streets of Toronto (Double Header Rounds) 
August 07-09, 2020    Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Triple Header Rounds) 
August 21-22, 2020   Lucas Oil Raceway-Freedom 90
August 28-29, 2020    World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
September 11-13, 2020   Portland International Raceway (Double Header Rounds)
September 18-20, 2020  WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (Double Header Rounds)
Dates TBD    Streets of St. Petersburg (Double Header Rounds)