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Road to Indy Mid-Ohio round reinstated for next weekend

by Craig Woollard

Photo: IMS

The postponed round of the IndyCar-supporting round of the Road to Indy at Mid-Ohio has been announced to take place on September 12/13.

Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 visited the circuit at the end of July as a standalone event off the IndyCar bill, and both championships will return to the IndyCar paddock together for the first time since the Road America season opener.

The second Mid-Ohio round was scheduled for early August but was cancelled at short notice due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the area.

Paddock sources had suggested to Formula Scout that the IndyCar rounds were to be reinstated for the middle of September, and that was confirmed on Saturday to be the case. It was announced shortly afterwards that the supporting Road to Indy will also be present.

A statement from IndyCar read: “The IndyCar Series will run at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next weekend, with double-header races scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. We look forward to an exciting weekend of racing action at an excellent venue.

“Green Savoree Racing Promotions will contact customers soon with guidance regarding event attendance.”

It was originally planned that two IP2000 races and three USF2000 races would take place in the second Mid-Ohio, but whether that format has been retained for the postponed fixture is yet to be confirmed.

The news of the new date came a day after both series concluded their standalone round on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, in which Sting Ray Robb won all three races in IP2000 and second-generation driver Eduardo Barrichello took his first single-seater wins in USF2000.