Sharon, CT - Formula Race Promotions today announced it has suspended the Atlantic Championship Series for the 2013 race season, releasing the following statement:

"We regret to announce that the Atlantic Championship Series will not take place in 2013. It was in our every intention to expand from a three weekend to five weekend format based on the 2012 season. However, challenges, from lack of entry support to scheduling issues based on aquiring acceptable race dates of premiere road courses suitable for Atlantic race cars on realistic dates at realistic pricing prevented the creation of an adequate schedule. It is our intention to work during the coming months to establish a robust Atlantic Championship Series in 2014.

"Other Formula Race Promotions operated Championships, F2000 and F1600, will continue in 2013 with schedules already announced."

b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_atlantics12_summit_C9E06FCEB183-.jpgTo say that David Grant and his Polestar Swift had a strong season is an understatement. Asked about the low point of was his season, he says, “Not winning Summit Point.”  After winning the first four events, all he did at Summit was to come home second on Saturday to clinch the championship.

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Kasemets led on the final lap, ahead of a fast-closing Dole. (photo: Valet)Summit Point, WV – Tonis Kasemets crossed the start/finish line under the checkered flag first, but Series officials slapped the Atlantic Championship Series veteran with a one-minute penalty for blocking, handing the season finale victory to John Dole in a No. 6 Swift 016/Mazda, who was the only car on slick Hoosiers on a drying track at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

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Kasemets easily won at Summit Point (photo Valet)Summit Point, WV – Tonis Kasemets led every lap from pole in his No. 96 Swift 014/Toyota for K-Hill Motorsports at Summit Point Motorsports Park to easily cruise to a win over Polestar Racing Group’s David and Keith Grant. David Grant, however, wrapped up the 2012 Atlantic Championship Series title with a solid second place drive in West Virginia.

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Tonis Kasemets won pole in the No. 96 Swift 014/Toyota. (photo: Valet)Summit Point, WV – Tonis Kasemets flew to the Atlantic Championship Series pole at Summit Point Motorsports Park in the No. 96 K-Hill Motorsports Swift 014/Toyota. Kasemets, an Atlantic veteran, ran laps in the first practice before skipping two sessions and then easily took pole by seven tenths of a second over Connor Burke, driving a Swift 014/Toyota for Company Motorsports.

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Grant leading in New Jersey (photo: Valet)Sharon, CT – The inaugural Atlantic Championship Series season will conclude with a doubleheader at Summit Point this weekend, with David Grant, winner of all four races thus far, looking to take the title in his Swift 014/Toyota for Polestar Racing Group.

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David Grant remained perfect. (photo: Valet)Millville, NJ – David Grant made it four wins in four Atlantic Championship Series starts this year, leading every lap from pole and going under the existing Atlantic track record at New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt circuit. Grant took his second win in two days, finishing ahead of brother Keith Grant while Paul LeCain stood on the final step of the podium driving the No. 90  Ralt RT-41/Toyota.

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