The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a new race featuring the stars of the NTT IndyCar Series. The INDYCAR Harvest GP will take place on the IMS road course in October.
The new race pays tribute to the former “Harvest Classic” event, which took place in 1916 and, until 1993, was the only racing event held outside of the month of May at IMS.
The event is scheduled for the afternoon of October 3 and will be part of a weekend that includes the Indianapolis 8 Hour Endurance Race, which features a combination of the Intercontinental GT Challenge and the GT World Challenge.
“INDYCAR in October at IMS might bring slightly cooler weather but will definitely be warmly embraced by our fans,” IMS President Doug Boles said. “Paired with the Indianapolis 8 Hour, we’re set for a can’t-miss fall weekend of motorsports at The Racing Capital of the World. We appreciate everyone’s support and flexibility as we continue to navigate calendar adjustments caused by the COVID-19 situation and extend our thanks to the GT World Challenge for embracing this new weekend schedule.”
Tickets for the INDYCAR Harvest GP will go on sale April 17.
The announcement of the new race comes less than two weeks after INDYCAR announced plans to postpone this year’s Indianapolis 500 and GMR Grand Prix as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indy 500 will now take place August 23, while the grand prix will be held July 4 in conjunction with NASCAR.