29 December 2011
Sharon, CT – Formula Race Promotions has announced the formation of the Atlantic Championship Series for SCCA-legal Formula Atlantic race cars. The Series will be run in conjunction with the highly successful F2000 Championship Series and F1600 Formula F Championship Series, sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. A six-round, three-event Championship is planned for 2012.
The year will open May 10 – 12 at Road Atlanta with F2000 and Formula Drift, followed by a trip to New Jersey Motorsports Park, June 29 – July 1, with ARCA, TransAm, F2000 and F1600. The season will wrap up at Summit Point, August 24 – 26, with CCS Motorcycles, F2000 and F1600.
“We are responding to numerous requests from inside the Atlantic community and are pleased to offer this spectacular class of race cars a dedicated series. While the car counts are not currently in the F2000 or F1600 league, we feel there are sufficient enthusiastic teams and drivers that, if offered a compelling program, will respond with their entry and participation,” said Michael Rand, managing director.
“As a five year competitor in Atlantic, and its immediate predecessor, Formula B, in the dark ages of the early 1970s, I am personally very excited to see this develop in 2012 and beyond,” Rand said.
Formula Race Promotions will bring in dedicated technical staff just for the Atlantic Championship Series, while utilizing the existing Timing and Scoring, Chief Stewards and Registration personnel of the F2000 and F1600 Championships.
All cars will be required to run Hoosier Racing Tires, 13” diameter bias ply or 15” diameter radials. Sizes, compounds and purchase details are to be announced at a later date. Meanwhile, all chassis and motor rules are per the 2012 SCCA GCR.
Registration fees will be $950, and include a permanent number, participation in the points championship, participation in any and all contingency programs that may be instituted, and SCCA Pro Racing driver and crew licenses.
Each event entry fee (double race weekend) is $1,250.
All events feature two races per weekend, six races in total, and a driver’s best-five results will count toward the 2012 title. Points will be awarded per the established Formula Race Promotions table, as utilized by both F2000 and F1600.
Purses are yet to be announced, but each race winner will receive, at a minimum, the equivalent of the event entry fee in the form of a check or products.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each race, plus the top four in the season-ending points, counting the best five of six results.
More information will be available soon on www.AtlanticChampionshipSeries.com