But are we really Surprised?
Not surprisingly, as it's long been rumoured, IndyCar finally confirmed what we've all expected, and Arse-sumedly Yuhs already know. That this year's Portland and Laguna Seca races have been Cancelled due to the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic's restrictions.
And the cancellation of these three events will be made up now with Double Header events at the forthcoming Mid Ohio event this weekend, followed by Gateway and Indy Road Course's Harvest Grand Prix rounds, keeping this year's calendar at 14 events.
Yet News came this past weekend that due to COVID 19 Cases Spiking in Ohio, like much of the Nation, including Indiana... The August 8-9 Mid Ohio IndyCar doubleheader outing has now been Postponed.
Meanwhile with no less than a month's time until this year's Indianapolis 500, Hell, less than a Bloody Fortnight 'til the opening practice session on Wednesday, august 11th!
Racer's Marshall Pruett notes Thars still a Few Gaps remaining regarding the traditional field of 33 entries, but I'll arse-sume' we'll have 33 Starters since there's already 30 entries noted, excluding Carlin and Dreyer & Reinbold second entries. With Juncos, DragonSpeed and IndyCar Newcomers top Gun Racing All rumoured to be vying for "One-offs" at Mother Speedway. Whilst possibly Dale Coyne and his Alphabet Soup Brigade could run Thar traditional third Indy 500 Only entry? Although somehow, I Don't believe Thar will be 36 entries this year...
As where's good 'Ol Derek Daly to tell us to "Hang On to Our Holly Hocks," eh?