After coming off a dominant last season
Daniel Burkett, the nineteen-year-old Canadian born driver of the No. 4 Swift 016/Mazda from K-Hill Motorsports caught up with us on how he walked away champion of the 2014 Atlantic Championship Series.
The Atlantic Championship Series returns for 2014
Formula Race Promotions today confirmed that the Atlantic Championship Series will race in 2014, as the Series will expand to include five full event weekends with two races each, comprising a 10-round Championship calendar presented by Hoosier Racing Tire.
All cars will carry SOS decals in 2012.
SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest charity dedicated to providing homes to orphaned, abandoned and foster children, will be back as the official charity of Formula Race Promotions in 2012, supporting the F2000 Championship Series, F1600 Formula F Championship Series, and new Atlantic Championship.
“I was just so relieved that Edmonton was back on the schedule”
James Hinchcliffe probably knows as much about racing at the Edmonton Airport City Centre Circuit as anyone, so the winner of last season’s Firestone Indy Lights race there was excited to view the revised 3.61-km track layout for the first time on Tuesday.
“The chance to test for a team with the pedigree and heritage of Newman Haas Racing is incredible”
2010 Firestone Indy Lights Series Runner-Up, James Hinchcliffe, is set to test an IndyCar for the first time in his career after Newman Haas Racing announced today that the 23-year-old from Toronto will test with them at Sebring International Raceway, Florida on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th of December.
With Canadian driver David Ostella
Jensen MotorSport is pleased to announce our entry in the Firestone Indy Lights Racing Championship. The team is also pleased to announce the signing of talented young Canadian driver David Ostella to a long-term contract that will include driving one of our Indy Lights cars in the 2011 championship season.
A significant price reduction for competitors
Series Officials announced a significant price reduction for competitors in the 2010 Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. This price reduction is part of a new movement by the Atlantic Championship to help aspiring drivers onto the “Road to F1”.
Jonathan Summerton ended the season tied for the championship lead and most wins
With funding at a premium, Jonathan Summerton was determined to make the most of every opportunity in 2009. Now the year is complete, the talented Floridian can certainly look back having accomplished that, further establishing himself as one the bright young stars in formula car racing.
With Team Stargate Worlds at Buttonwillow
As the holidays rapidly approach and 2009 draws to a close, 2009 Star Mazda champion Adam Christodoulou got his first taste of the Mazda-Cosworth-powered Swift 016.a utilized in the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda in a two-day test with Team Stargate Worlds at Buttonwillow Raceway on Thursday and Friday.
With apologies to the other ladies that have leapt from the Atlantic Championship to IndyCars
Simona de Silvestro has seen stronger competition than any of her female predecessors. True, Atlantic car counts have been down, but the quality at the head of the field over the past few seasons has been formidable.
For historic season in 2010 Atlantic Championship
With the 23rd annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show as the backdrop, Zach Veach and Jensen MotorSport announced today that Veach will compete in the 2010 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. The 15-year-old driver will be the youngest in the 37-year history of the series.
“Simona has been impressive in Atlantics and could certainly have a future in IndyCar”
Team Stargate Worlds and HVM Racing will test Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro, a four-time winner in the 2009 Atlantic Championship, at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway December 8 and 9. The test will be a combined effort with Team Stargate Worlds, the group that De Silvestro finished third with in this year’s Atlantic standings.
Jensen MotorSport lead driver Markus Niemela scored seven top-fives in 2009
Owner/driver Eric Jensen has been named the 2009 Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda Team Owner of the Year. Jensen MotorSport and the Jensen name have been mainstays in the Atlantic Championship paddock for many of the series’ 36 years of competition.
Edwards wins and Summerton comes in second
In a spine-tingling performance by Newman Wachs Racing teammates John Edwards and Jonathan Summerton, they finished 1-2 for the 3rd time this season in today’s race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The duo started where they finished and with those results, actually tie for Championship points.
To season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Simona De Silvestro heads into Sunday’s 2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca looking to make one more bit of history in a history-making season as she hopes to become the first woman to win the championship in the 36-year history of America’s top open-wheel driver development series.
Vervisch will finish fourth in point standings
Genoa Racing will miss the season finale of the Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. due to budget constraints, but it can still look back on a very successful 2009 season.