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Watkins Glen Round Canceled

Watkins Glen International off SRO America schedule due to COVID-19…

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Next month’s SRO America event at Watkins Glen International has been canceled, track officials confirmed on Monday, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Scheduled for Sept. 18-20, the event was to feature the GT World Challenge America powered by AWS, Pirelli GT4 America, TC America and GT Sports Club series.

It is the third major motorsports event to be canceled at the track this year, following NASCAR and IMSA both calling off its races due to complications surrounding New York state mandates involving residents in high COVID-19 infection rate states.

While yet to be confirmed by SRO America, the Watkins Glen event is rumored to be replaced by an additional round at Circuit of The Americas, to be held on the same weekend.

COTA kicked off the season in March and was one of only two SRO events globally to have taken place this year prior to the onset of the pandemic.

WGI also confirmed that the IMSA-sanctioned Ferrari Challenge North America weekend has also been canceled for 2020.

Ticketholders will automatically receive a credit for the full amount of their purchase, plus an additional 20 percent of the total amount paid in their WGI account, next week.

The credit can be applied to a future event this year or in 2021 at a NASCAR-owned track or towards the purchase of tickets at WGI for next year.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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