Series officials at the Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda announced today that the grid for the season-opening race at Sebring International Raceway, scheduled for March 19, has eclipsed 10 committed drivers. Teams committed to the race include Swan Racing, Jensen Motorsports, Veach Racing, Condor Motorsports, Paladin Motorsports, U.S. Racetronics, Comprent Motorsport, Polestar Racing and Team Tonis.
This commitment from drivers and teams follows the announcement of several key programs aimed at giving back to the drivers via a new prize money system and encouraging their future growth and development.
“All of us at Cooper are excited to be contributing to the continued success of the Atlantic Championship as we head into the 2010 season,” said Chris Pantani of Cooper Tire. “The Atlantic Championship gives growth opportunities to drivers who are looking for an outlet to show off their skills to the decision makers in top-tier racing sanctions around the world and we're proud to be part of that.”