Burkett took the lead and pulled away at the start.Watkins Glen – Twenty-two Atlantic cars took the green flag during race one of the Watkins Glen weekend. This weekend marks the first time the Atlantic Championship Series has run the Watkins Glen International circuit. Some teams have been here before, but for many drivers, this morning’s qualifying session was the first time they had completely dry laps on this track. Due to Friday’s weather, the first practice session was rained out and the second session was done on a wet track. Teams were not able to gather much set-up information from that session, but it did allow drivers new to this track to familiarize themselves before qualifying.

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Ethan RingelWatkins Glen, NY – Rain and a power outage caused a short morning practice session for the Atlantic Championship Series runners session at Watkins Glen International on Friday. Heading into rounds three and four of the season, the weather is expected to be clear for the remainder of the weekend. Since the track conditions during the shortened morning practice session were wet, all teams elected to conserve their cars and not run, as a wet practice would not be beneficial for an expected dry weekend.

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Rain at Watkins GlenWatkins Glen, NY – Practice activity for the F2000, F1600 and Atlantic Championship Series is currently on hold at Watkins Glen International due to heavy rain and a significant power outage in the area. Scheduled morning sessions will be used for street car track orientation. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Daniel BurkettSalem, NH – The Atlantic Championship Series is headed to Watkins Glen this weekend for rounds three and four of its 10-race season. This is the first time that the Atlantic Championship Series will be running at the famed 11-turned, 3.4 mile, Watkins Glen track. The entry list for this coming weekend shows an increased car count from the inaugural series weekend at Road Atlanta. Twenty Atlantic cars, with a fairly even split of Toyota to Mazda powered engines, will take part in the weekend’s events.

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Polestar Party InviteOn Friday night in the Watkins Glen paddock, Polestar Motor Racing is hosting the 2014 Meet and Greet, a informal gathering for all participants and crew across the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic categories. 6:30pm at the Polestar rig, Friday night, May 16.

Podium CelebrationThe Atlantic Winners Circle Report lets you hear from our podium finishers in their words. Click here for race 1 interviews, and click here for race 2 interviews.

Daniel Burkett out front for K-HillBraselton, GA – The second and final race of the 2014 inaugural weekend for the Atlantic Championship Series at Road Atlanta completed with Canadian Daniel Burkett, driving a K-Hill Motorsports’ Atlantic Car, turning his second pole position into a second win in dominating fashion. Next to him on the podium was K-Hill teammate Conner Kearby, who finished second, and Polestar’s Keith Grant in third.

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