NOLA Motorsports Park will replace Ozarks International Raceway on the SRO America and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America schedules, officials confirmed Wednesday.
The change of venue for the May 20-22 weekend, featuring Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS, has been made due to “challenges related to infrastructure and supply chain” according to a statement from SRO America.
Sportscar365 understands that several drivers and teams had voiced concerns with the brand-new circuit in Gravois Mills, Mo. following multiple accidents in private testing.
Sufficient paddock space to fit the 100-car plus SRO America field as well as the IMSA-sanctioned single-make series, is also believed to be another contributing factor.
“Over the past two years we have been reminded that we cannot control all external forces,” said SRO America President and CEO Greg Gill in a statement.
“We thank our friends at the Ozarks International Raceway for their extraordinary efforts to prepare for our race weekend.
“Yesterday we concluded that we could not produce the desired quality event in the limited time available. We are appreciative of NOLA for being able to step in to maintain our schedule.”
In addition to GTWC America and Super Trofeo, Pirelli GT4 America and TC America powered by Skip Barber will also be in action at NOLA, an Alan Wilson-designed circuit (pictured above). It will mark the debut at the Louisiana facility for all championships.