Garth Rickards, Swift 016/MazdaSalem, NH – Formula Race Promotions today announced a format change for the 2016 Atlantic Championship Series season. The field will be split into two groups, the Atlantic Championship Series for Swift 016/Mazda and Honda entries, and the Atlantic Challenge for all other Atlantic cars.

Examples of cars eligible for the Atlantic Challenge include the Swift 014, Swift 008, Ralt RT-41 and Ralt RT-40 among others. The format change will help drive cost savings and increase competition.

In addition, both the Atlantic Championship Series and Atlantic Challenge will have separate overall podium ceremonies for the top three finishers, as well as a trophy for the first place Masters Class driver (ages 50 and older).