Returning drivers are set to battle with the latest set of rookies
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Drivers preparing for both the 2016 Formula Race Promotions’ seasons and a variety of other racing disciplines
As is the case with every Formula Race Promotions’ (FRP) F1600, F2000 and Atlantic weekend, the paddock enjoyed the track time on offer at Sebring International Raceway over two days of practice on Friday and Saturday, leading into exhibition races scheduled for Sunday at the historic venue.
After an action-packed Palm Beach International Raceway
With track time and race craft experience to be gained, Formula Race Promotions will conclude its two-weekend Winter Exhibition program at Sebring International Raceway this weekend, with a full three days of scheduled activities for the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championships at the historic race track.
Palm Beach is the first of two winter exhibition weekends scheduled
In Friday Formula Race Promotions practice at Palm Beach International Raceway, it was Kaylen Frederick, Dave D’Adario and Skylar Robinson setting the fastest times of the day in the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic categories respectively.
Grant has made the Atlantic category his turf, and a dominant 2015 season earned him his first Atlantic Championship
The first full-season registration for the 2016 Atlantic Championship Series season is 2015 title-winner Keith Grant, who is poised to challenge for back-to-back Championships with Polestar Racing Group in the No. 40 Swift 016/Mazda.
Conner Kearby and Gaston Kearby, in a pair of K-Hill Motorsports cars, completed the podium.
Keith Grant led from pole to checkered flags in round nine of the Atlantic Championship Series season to take the win in the first of two races of the Pittsburgh International Race Complex weekend. Grant backed up his recent victory at Mid-Ohio, making it two in a row for the Polestar Swift 016/Mazda.
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.
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.