MIAMI, Fla. – As a result of the ongoing pandemic and its impact on international travel, officials from the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli have canceled the tour’s visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park scheduled for Sept. 3-5.
The two 100-mile Trans-Am races slated for CTMP will now be rescheduled for the following weekend (Sept. 10-12) at Watkins Glen International. The timetables will be adjusted to feature two combined-class rounds, making it a doubleheader and double-points scoring weekend for Trans-Am drivers.
“We will miss the Tran Am series at our Chevrolet Silverado 250 weekend Sept. 3-5,” said Myles Brandt, president and general manager of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “We totally understand this decision as the ongoing pandemic and quickly changing guidelines at our borders make planning very difficult. We look forward to seeing Trans Am in 2022 at CTMP.”
Trans-Am has competed at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 30 times from 1976 through 2014. Ron Fellows won the most recent race in 2014, 25 years after winning in a Jack Roush Ford Mustang in 1989. Scott Sharp won three consecutive races 1991-94, while Scott Pruett had the most victories at the circuit with four.
“We were looking forward to returning to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this season, but we are excited to confirm the doubleheader at Watkins Glen since we missed that track on our 2020 schedule due to the pandemic,” said Trans-Am Race Co. President John Clagett. “Watkins Glen is a great track with a lot of history for Trans Am. With the huge fields we’ve seen this season, changing the weekend to a combined class race will deliver great battles on the track.”