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Citing bad weather, three Outlaws races with limited crowds canceled

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The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series has canceled three upcoming races in Missouri that were scheduled to be the first held with limited crowds since the series’ return.

Citing an inclement weather forecast, Outlaws officials announced Wednesday via a release that the May 15-16 races at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 would be scrubbed as well as May 18 at U.S. 36 Raceway.

The World of Outlaws’ first race with a limited crowd since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events May 22-23 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Both races are sellouts.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returned to action without fans May 8 at Knoxville Raceway. David Gravel won the race as Kyle Larson also returned to the track.

The Outlaws’ Late Models will return without crowds May 22-23 at Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota. Its first race with a limited crowd is June 12 at Cochran Motor Speedway in Georgia.

Here’s the release Wednesday from the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (with ticket refund information):

CONCORD, NC — May 13, 2020 — World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series officials are canceling the three-event Missouri swing that included races Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, as well as Monday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

With current rainy weather across the region and an outlook for more continuing throughout the weekend, officials were forced to cancel these events today.

Fans with tickets to these events will have their MyDirtTickets.com accounts credited automatically for use with a future event. If fans would like a refund, they can request one within 30 days by clicking here.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 next weekend, May 22-23. Tickets for that event are sold out, but both nights will be broadcast live on DIRTVision

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race