WEST KINGSDOWN, England – Brands Hatch’s annual NASCAR-headlined extravaganza, American SpeedFest, has been canceled for this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
All ticket-holders for this year’s event will be contacted with details on how to manage their booking online, including information on how to claim a full refund or to carry their booking across to 2021.
MSV and EuroNASCAR officials hoped to be able to reschedule the event later this season, however the potential for further disruption to international travel due to COVID-19, coupled with a shortage of date options at the Kent circuit, has led to the mutual decision to cancel the 2020 edition entirely.
Both parties remain fully committed to bringing the event back in 2021.
“This is a very exceptional situation and we have to act in the interest of all the parties involved, from teams and drivers to partners and sponsors. Our amazing fans are a huge part of the American SpeedFest and we will work together with MSV Motorsport to offer them the best ever event in 2021 and beyond,” said NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President/CEO Jerome Galpin.
“We’re obviously very disappointed that we won’t be hosting the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2020,” said MSV Motorsport Events Manager David Willey. “It’s an event that we all love putting on, but it simply wasn’t possible for us to find a way to make a replacement date work this year. SpeedFest will return stronger than ever though, and we’re all looking forward to welcoming back race fans, car owners, and the entire EuroNASCAR team as soon as possible. This only makes us more determined to work hard and deliver a show stopping experience in 2021.”