Atlantic Grid for Sebring Season-Opener Filling Up Fast

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (February 25, 2010) -- 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 has already eclipsed ten 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 increased enthusiasm from drivers and teams comes from the announcement of several key programs aimed at giving back to the drivers and encouraging their future growth and development. Interest continues to build as drivers seek out the perfect team to field the Mazda-powered Swift 016.a chassis car that will give them a shot at the championship.

"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, Cooper Tire. "The Atlantic Championship gives growth opportunities to drivers that are looking for an outlet to show off their skill to the decision makers in top tier racing sanctions around the world and we're proud to be part of that."

The start of a new season provides a fresh start for new teams and drivers to make a race for the championship. The last few years have been exciting for the Atlantic Championship and the 2010 season opens up many new questions. Which team will field the next Driver Champion? Who will be this year's Driver's Champion? Only the future holds the answers so stay tuned to the Atlantic Championship in 2010 and see who has it in them to come out on top.

-source: atlantic championship