The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will not race on the Streets of Trois-Rivières in 2020.
More specifically, no series will contest the historic event this year as the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières board of directors announced on Thursday that the event would be canceled due to the Quebec provincial government postponing all public events scheduled through August 31 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
That time frame includes the Trois-Rivières street course event, which this year was set to include races for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama and a doubleheader for the Formula Regional Americas Championship over the August 7-9 weekend.
Event officials elected to cancel rather than reschedule the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in the name of public health and with the goal of returning better than ever in 2021.
“We insist on warmly thanking all the racing series, our partners, the race fans, teams and drivers and, especially, our volunteers who have all pledged to work with us next year,” said Dominic Fugère, general manager of GP3R. “Until then, our thoughts are with those who are directly afflicted by this global pandemic and those who take care of them. Our drivers are anxious to battle it out in the streets of our city and want us to be as many as we can when they get back. That is why it is important to stay safe and stay healthy by following public health advice and recommendations.”
Fans who have already purchased tickets for the 2020 event will be contacted by the promotional group in the next few weeks to be informed of the refund possibilities.
In its own statement, NASCAR said it continues to closely monitor the guidelines from government and health officials and will provide updates as more information is available.