By Steve Wittich
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the 2021 Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires schedule will see some adjustments.
The traditional season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. has been moved to the weekend of April 24-25, making the event at Barber Motorsports Park on the weekend of April 10-11 the season opener for all three steps on the Road To Indy ladder.
When the original Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires schedule was announced, the top-level junior open-wheel category still had one event to be announced. Today’s calendar adjustment includes the addition of an Indy Lights doubleheader to the Barber Motorsports Park event, filling out the 20 race Indy Lights schedule.
Spring training for USF2000, Indy Pro 2000, and Indy Lights was set for Homestead-Miami Speedway in late February but will be rescheduled for late March or early April.
“It’s inevitable in these current times that changes will be necessary, and it is good to be able to distribute the news early, so everyone has a chance to plan appropriately,” said Dan Andersen, Owner, and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “With the adjustment to the St. Petersburg race dates, it makes the most sense to move our Spring Training to a more appropriate time closer to the start of the season.
“We looked at several options to fill the two-race TBA on the Indy Lights schedule, and are excited to share that the series will return to Barber Motorsports Park, which will now feature all three levels of the Road to Indy. I would like to thank George Dennis for being able to accommodate all of our series on a popular and action-packed race weekend.”