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This Week in Action Motorsport: March 13-15, 2020

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
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The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted numerous worldwide motorsport series. Below is a list of  series and events scheduled for this weekend and the coming weeks, and their respective statuses.

All information is up to date as of Thursday, March 12 at 2PM ET.

F1: The Australian Grand Prix has been postponed, after McLaren withdrew from the event due to a team member testing positive for coronavirus. The Bahrain Grand Prix had already been set to run without fans, and assuming

NASCAR: This weekend’s races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and next weekend’s races at Homestead-Miami Speedway are scheduled to be run without fans, according to Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern.

IndyCar: This weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is expected to run without fans. April’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is expected to be affected due to bans on large gatherings enacted by Los Angeles County.

NHRA: This weekend’s Amalie Oil Gatornationals have been postponed, according to multiple sources.

IMSA/WEC: This weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring has been rescheduled for November 11-14 as the new season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The World Endurance Championship had previously cancelled their 1000 Miles of Sebring due in part to travel restrictions on European countries heading to the United States.

WRC: Rally Guanajuato Mexico appears to be running as planned.

Supercross: The March 28 Supercross round at CenturyLink Field in Seattle has been cancelled and will be rescheduled elsewhere. No information has been shared on this weekend’s event at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Snocross: No information has been shared on this weekend’s Cannonsburg Michigan Snocross National, or next weekend’s RAM Truck Snocross Grand Finale from Lake Geneva.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: The season-opening SoCal Shootout from Glen Helen Raceway has been postponed, although LOORRS cites a poor weather forecast as the reasoning. The rounds have been rescheduled for later in the season, with one remaining with Glen Helen in October and the other expanding Wild West Motorsports Park’s July race to a doubleheader.

American Flat Track: The first three races of the AFT season in Daytona, Atlanta, and Charlotte are scheduled to be run as planned, per an AFT email release.

Ultra 4: Next weekend’s Lasernut Stampede, an Ultra 4 Western Regional series event, has been cancelled. No other Ultra 4 events have yet been affected.

Easter Jeep Safari: The vendor area for the Easter Jeep Safari has been shut down, although trail runs themselves are expected to happen as normal.

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