We have been hearing that IMSA was looking at revising the 2020 schedule and today we learned that racing in the WeatherTech Championship series will return on July 4th with a nighttime race at Daytona International Speedway. That race will be followed two weeks later with a race at Sebring International Raceway on July 17-18.
The two new races at Daytona and Sebring are formatted for 2 hours and 40 minutes. Both of these races will be run without fans in attendance.
Other dates on the calendar have been shuffled and reschedule to later in the year. Dropping from the revised schedule is the annual stop at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Canada. That keeps all the races and personnel inside the USA which makes it easier for adjusting to any required travel quarantines at international borders.
“IMSA is grateful to all of our promoter partners for collaborating with us to develop a revised schedule of outstanding events,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “Our No. 1 priority since March has been to get back to racing as safely and as quickly as possible, and this revised schedule is evidence of that. We appreciate the patience, cooperation, and input of our IMSA stakeholders, and we all are very much looking forward to going racing again this summer and putting on amazing races for our audience.”
We’re sure that once the races are cleared for fan attendance, we’ll have additional details regarding logistics and safety.