2010 Atlantic Championship season

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2010 Atlantic Championship season
Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda
Season
Races 14
Start date March 19th
End date October 1st
Awards
Drivers' champion
Chronology
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2009 2011 (IL)

The 2010 IMSA Cooper Tires Atlantic Championship season was due to be the 37th Atlantic Championship season, and the second one under the sanctioning of the International Motor Sports Association. However, on March 3, 2010 — just over two weeks prior to the scheduled opening round — series personnel announced that the 2010 season had been placed on hold.[1][2]

Race schedule[edit]

A twelve-race calendar was announced on November 13, 2009.[3] Five races were due to support the American Le Mans Series, with two more supporting the Rolex Sports Car Series. The remaining five races were due to be feature or co-feature events, including both double-header weekends.[3]

Round Circuit Location Date Supporting
1 Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida March 19 American Le Mans Series
2 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California May 22 American Le Mans Series
3 Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut May 29 Rolex Sports Car Series
4 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio June 20 Rolex Sports Car Series
5 New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey June 26 Feature
6 June 27
7 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah July 10 American Le Mans Series
8 Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut July 24 American Le Mans Series
9 Autobahn Country Club Joliet, Illinois July 31 Feature
10 August 1
11 Circuit Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, Québec August 15 Co-Feature w/ Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
12 Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia October 1 American Le Mans Series

Drivers and teams[edit]

Swan Racing, Jensen MotorSport, Condor Motorsports, Paladin Motorsports, US RaceTronics, Comprent Motorsport, Polestar Racing Group and Team Tonis had announced plans to contest the championship.[4] The only driver announced prior to the 2010 season hiatus was Zach Veach, who was due to become the series' youngest ever driver.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fagnan, René (2010-03-03). "The 2010 Formula Atlantic Championship is cancelled!". Auto123 (Xprima.com Corporation). Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  2. ^ "2010 Atlantic Championship Season Placed on Hold". Atlantic Championship (Atlantic Racing Series). 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b "2010 Atlantic Championship Schedule Features North America's Classic Racing Circuits". Atlantic Championship (Atlantic Racing Series). 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic Grid for Sebring Season-Opener Filling Up Fast". Atlantic Championship (Atlantic Racing Series). 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  5. ^ "15-Year-Old Zach Veach Signs On With Jensen MotorSport for 2010 Season". Atlantic Championship (Atlantic Racing Series). 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 

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