Atlantic Championship Series Expands for 2015 Season
Salem, NH – The Atlantic Championship Series, operated by Formula Race Promotions, will expand to a full 14-race/seven-weekend schedule for the 2015 season based on growth and customer demand seen in 2014.
Atlantic competitors will visit Road Atlanta to start the season in April, followed by Watkins Glen International in May and VIRginia International Raceway in June. Then it’s on to Mid-Ohio on July 4th weekend, a trip to the new 2.9-mile Pittsburgh International Race Complex in late July, before New Jersey Motorsports Park at the end of August and circling back to Pittsburgh in mid October, on what is shaping up to be a state-of-the-art road course.
Both F2000 and F1600 made inaugural visits to the “short track” at Pittsburgh in 2014, which will now be incorporated into a flowing high-speed road course with significant elevation changes, a natural habitat for the down-force happy Atlantic cars.
What started as a three-weekend trial in 2012, and turned into a five-weekend season in 2014 is now going full bore, joining F2000 and F1600 at all their points-paying events for 2015.
In 2012, it was David Grant winning the title for Polestar, before moving to F2000. 2014 Champion Daniel Burkett dominated the season for K-Hill Motorsports, and won the majority of races over his closest rivals Jimmy Simpson and Ethan Ringel.
Beyond the 2015 14-race schedule, Formula Race Promotions has also entered into a contract to operate a non-points weekend at the end of the year at the new Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Virginia. A date and weekend format will be announced in the first quarter of the new year.
2015 Atlantic Championship Series Schedule:
April 10-12 – Road Atlanta
May 15-17 – Watkins Glen
June 5-7 – VIR
July 3-5 – Mid-Ohio
July 31-Aug. 2 – Pittsburgh
August 28-30 – New Jersey
October 16-18 – Pittsburgh
All events are doubleheader race weekends joining F2000 and F1600. Thursday promoter test days will be announced.