Canadian motoring enthusiasts only have a couple big events to look forward to each summer.
The Formula 1 race in Montreal is still scheduled for June 13th 2021, but with schools, restaurants, and non-essential businesses closed, it’s unclear whether the event will occur. News recently broke of IMSA cancelling the big sports car race on July 2nd 2021, the event location switched from Mosport to Watkins Glen. Closer to home, the IndyCar race in Toronto is currently scheduled for July 11th 2021, but with the Ontario government triggering a stay at home order until early May, it’s unclear whether the event will go off as planned either.
Green Savoree Racing Promotions is still trying to hold the race in Toronto this year in the face of insurmountable odds. The City of Toronto has cancelled all major event permits until July 1st 2021. Although the Honda Indy Toronto is scheduled for after the moratorium ends, nearly a month of construction to set up the temporary street circuit is required. This would require the city to give the promoter special permission to construct the track at the same time that businesses are closed and locals can’t even visit a local go-kart track.
Our family at Demaras Racing sees no better way to jump start the local economy and bring joy back to the city of Toronto than going ahead with the IndyCars in 2021.