The series continues with rounds nine and ten at the newly renovated road course in Pittsburgh on July 31-2
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Gaston Kearby took a second place finish and Connor Burke came in third for the first of two races this weekend.
After a dramatic race one of the Atlantic Championship Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Conner Kearby took first place after having the lead early on in the race, falling back, and then fighting for his position in the closing stages.
Grant is picking up where he left off after closing out the VIR weekend
With day one of the Mid-Ohio weekend in the books it was Keith Grant at the top of the time sheets in the No. 40 Polestar entry with a time of 1:16.878. Second fastest for the day was the young Conner Kearby who had a time of 1:16.919 and in third was Gaston Kearby with a time of 1:19.433.
The K-Hill Motorsports driver is also apart of the younger crew of drivers that are pushing the limits on the track
Conner Kearby has had a great season in the Atlantic Championship Series so far with a win at Road Atlanta, giving him an amazing start to the year. Along with that, he has had two more podium finishes over the course of six races putting him in position to compete for the title with eight races to go.
“I messed up my start a little bit so he (Grant), got ahead of me, but I was on the inside so I kept my position”
Sitting at the pole position, K-Hill Motorsports team member and driver of the No. 47 car, Keyvan Andres came out of turn one in the lead at the start of race two, putting him in position to win his second Atlantic Championship Series race in two days at Watkins Glen.
In practice one he finished with a time of 1:43.690 and then had an even more impressive lap time of 1:42.805 in practice two
Coming up this weekend is the second stop on the fourteen-round, seven-weekend Atlantic Championship Series.
Teams and drivers will be calling Watkins Glen International home for the weekend as an exciting grid will take to the track and possibly move one step closer to the title. Making their season debut with the series will be Garth Rickards and Keyvan Andres.
“I plan to learn more of the ins and outs of the Atlantic cars and have a good race.”
New to the Atlantic Series this season, but no stranger to the racetrack is Chris Ash. Ash is one of the three drivers representing Comprent Motorsports in the Atlantic field and driving the No. 67 Swift 016/Mazda.
The Atlantic Series opens its 14-race season this weekend for 2015 at Road Atlanta
Keith Grant, driving the No. 40 Swift 016/Mazda from Polestar, took fastest lap during Atlantic Championship Series practice on Friday with a time of 1:18.108; behind him was K-Hill driver Conner Kearby, and then third for the day was Comprent’s Richard Zober.
The 2015 Atlantic Championship season will kick off with unofficial testing starting on Thursday
With the first race of the season but a few days away; the grid for the Atlantic Championship Series is looking strong, and is sure to make the now 14 race, seven weekend schedule as competitive as ever as teams and drivers fight for the Championship, starting at Road Atlanta.