RIVERSIDE, Calif.--an. 31, 2000--The newly-formed West Coast Atlantic Racing Series announces its year 2000 race dates. The series will run in conjunction with the Historic Sportscar Racing West Group. The confirmed race dates are:

-- March 11-12, Willow Springs International Raceway, Rosamond, Calif.

-- April 22-23 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

-- June 24-25 Thunderhill Park, Willows, Calif.

-- Oct. 7-8 Willow Springs International Raceway, Rosamond, Calif.

The West Coast Atlantic Racing Series allows all Formula Atlantic cars to compete regardless of engine, chassis, or year of manufacture. Beyond the four race dates confirmed, series organizers are developing one or two additional races for 2000. The series will focus on providing a driver-friendly atmosphere featuring ample track time and minimum rulemaking. By March 2000, the The West Coast Atlantic Racing Series will also have its own Web site, www.westcoast-atlantics.com. According to series organizer Paul Crawford, "We had a good start at Willow Springs International Raceway on October 3, 1999. WCAR joined with HSR-West to present the first race in a series open to all Formula Atlantic cars. Entrants were treated to three days of events, with two track sessions per day, culminating in the final race on Sunday afternoon."

The West Coast Atlantic Racing Series presents an outstanding opportunity for sponsors to showcase their services and products: For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paul Crawford at 909/686-8607 or e-mail paulcwcar@cs.com.