Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and Formula DRIFT announced today that due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 global pandemic, Drift Atlanta has been cancelled. The 2020 edition had initially been rescheduled for July 3-4 after the pandemic forced postponement from its original May date.
Refunds for tickets purchased through Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta will be issued automatically within the next 14 days for all Drift Atlanta ticket and canopy orders placed through Michelin Raceway’s website and ticket line. Tickets purchased from Formula DRIFT will be issued a full refund within the same time period via their ticket agent.
“While this is certainly not the news we were hoping to give our fans, our top priority remains the safety of our guests and clients and we feel this decision reflects that,” said Rick Humphrey, president and general manager of Michelin Raceway. “These are challenging times for live events, and we’re hopeful that fans will be back at the race track soon.”
His sentiments were echoed by Jim Liaw, president of Formula DRIFT, “The decision to cancel Drift Atlanta was difficult but necessary for the safety of all fans and participants. Some of the restrictions still placed on large gatherings in Georgia led us to cancel the event. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is ingrained into the fabric of Formula DRIFT and our multi-year relationship with MRRA remains in place. This means we’re looking forward to celebrating our return in 2021 under better circumstances and with a bigger, better event.”
ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT
Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver's ability and control. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from across the globe to compete nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader
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ABOUT MICHELIN RACEWAY ROAD ATLANTA
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta opened in 1970 and is recognized as one of the finest road racing circuits in North America. Located less than an hour north of downtown Atlanta, the track hosts several major events during the year including the world-famous Motul Petit Le Mans, Drift Atlanta, The HSR Mitty vintage classic, MotoAmerica superbike event and numerous club and corporate events. In 2019, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta opened the award-winning Michelin Tower, a 45,000-square foot structure that overlooks the start/finish line and serves as a multi-purpose event space, available for year-round rental to motorsports and non-racing customers alike.