Officials from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series are working to finalize a replacement for its planned round in Boston, which was canceled by event promoters on Friday.
The event, which was due to take place on Labor Day weekend around the streets of Boston’s seaport, was scheduled to be the fourth round of the Super Trofeo season and the series’ first-ever street race.
“We’re disappointed in the city and IndyCar for not being able to make the race happen,” Super Trofeo North America Series Coordinator Chris Ward told Sportscar365. “We were really looking forward to it,”
“Now we will investigate all of our options to find an IMSA-sanctioned race weekend to join.”
Ward said the leading option is the Aug. 26-28 event at Virginia International Raceway, which plays host to the GT classes of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
Super Trofeo has made previous visits to the scenic 3.27-mile circuit in both 2014 and 2015 but was not initially included on its 2016 schedule.
“We’ve run at VIR before and with the industry dates moving away from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, it could be an option,” Ward said.
“We love the track and love the venue. It’s a lovely promoter, hence it being the leading candidate.”
An option of adding Road Atlanta to the schedule, on the Petit Le Mans weekend, is not an option, Ward said, due to time needed to ship the cars to Valencia, Spain for the World Final weekend on Dec. 1-4.
Ward said he hopes to finalize the replacement round within the next few weeks.
“We were hit with the news late on Friday and we had early discussions this weekend,” he said. “It will be priority No. 1 on Monday morning to find a solution and let the teams know.”
Super Trofeo opened its 2016 season this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with the next round set for Watkins Glen in June.