In a joint statement made by John Shubert and Tim Seebold they announced that due to the health and safety concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, and the Roar of the Rockies have both been rescheduled for 2021.
I wanted to let you know that after some exhaustive conversations with Amie, Martin and our local race sponsors we have decided, with much regret, to postpone the 2020 Roar of the Rockies to 2021. We feel that with the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation and the restrictions on maximum numbers for gatherings in the state of Colorado it is not feasible to continue plans for this event. We had received incredibly positive feedback from partners, sponsors, and fans regarding the 2019 race and we were anticipating an even larger turn out for 2020.
The Windsor community is immensely proud to be a stop on the NGKF1 Championship Tour and we will be looking forward to bringing the teams to this area for years to come. Fans will be ready for the race to return next summer, and we will be moving forward with intentions of making 2021 an event for the decade.
We are all disappointed that the NGK F1 Series Championship will not be contested in 2020, but we do totally understand and support the decision. We at Champions Park Lake are moving forward on our race this Aug. 8-9, 2020. The race will be produced locally without any association to the series, but we look forward to 2021 and returning to a normal schedule.
Tim Seebold said
It has been a difficult decision to reset the series season to the 2021 calendar year as the result of the unfortunate circumstances that are out of our control. Knowing the tremendous efforts by the series staff, promoting partners, sponsors, and teams preparing for this season will not go without merit. We have not taken this heartfelt decision lightly, after consoling with our partners we have no other choice considering our events status.
As the conducting series organization of summer events in large communities throughout the United States bringing in millions of dollars to the local economies, we are committed to being the catalyst reuniting communities. Events will play a vital role in our nation’s recovery, the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship along with our resolute staff look forward to collaborating with our sponsors, promoting partners, and teams in this quest. We have all made significant investments in resources in this endeavour and would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our loyal competitors, crews, and families for your commitment to the sport and our series
Given the uncertainty surrounding the continuing spread of COVID-19, we respect and support the NGK F1 Powerboat decision to cancel the 2020 racing season. We realize that the decision was made in the best interest of the racers, their fans, and the communities in which they compete. We look forward to an exciting series in the 2021 season and look forward to racing on the water again.