IndyCar is confident that the heavy storms that hit Toronto on Monday will not affect this weekend's double-header in the Canadian city.
Streets were flooded, subways were shut down, and more than 300,000 residents were left without power after the city was belted by 3 and a half inches of rainfall in just two hours. Toronto's normal monthly average rainfall for the entire month of July is just three inches. But the race's official Twitter feed reported on Tuesday that despite the storms the track "is looking good," while an IndyCar spokesperson said that the series expects the event to be unaffected.
"At this point, we do not anticipate any disruptions," the spokesperson said. "Our operations team, along with the promoters, are on-site monitoring, and there are no issues to report."
IndyCar escaped another near-miss with extreme weather in 2011, when Hurricane Irene struck the east coast the week before the inaugural Baltimore street race. The event went ahead as scheduled.