The NTT IndyCar Series and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announced Saturday that they have agreed to postpone the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The race, which was scheduled for Aug. 7-9, will now be run on a date to be determined in September or October.
In a statement the series said the decision was made through communication with local health officials given the current environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our team continues to work with all of our partners and our local government to identify a date later this year when we can host The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio,” the statement said. “More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Visit midohio.com for ongoing updates.”
IndyCar suspended the season before it began in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opening the 2020 campaign at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7th. They followed up with races on the road course at Indy, and doubleheaders at Road America and at Iowa Speedway. The series announced on July 27 that the races at Portland and Laguna Seca would be cancelled and events at Mid-Ohio, World Wide Technology Raceway (formerly Gateway, in Madison, Ill.) and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be weekend doubleheaders.
The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, which was postponed in May, is still scheduled for August 23rd. Currently the Madison, Ill., weekend will be Aug. 29-30. The Indy cars will be back at Indianapolis Oct. 2-3 before closing out the season in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Oct. 25.
With the postponement of the Mid-Ohio weekend the next race on the revised IndyCar schedule is the Indy 500. If a new weekend is found for Mid-Ohio, the IndyCar Series will remain on track to run 14 races in the 2020 season.