David Grant (photo: Valet)Sharon, CT – After a low-key start to the Atlantic Championship Series at Road Atlanta in May, the field has expanded to 17 cars in the second-ever event for the Formula Race Promotion series as the Atlantic grid heads for Thunderbolt this weekend. David Grant, in a Swift 014/Toyota for Polestar Racing Group, completed a clean sweep at Atlanta, with two wins - but will face much stiffer competition at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

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Jason Byers (photo: Valet)Racing Series Winner Donates Winnings to SOS Children’s Villages, Jason Byers Gives Back to Help Children in Need

Sharon, CT – Race car driver Jason Byers finished third in the inaugural Atlantic Championship Series race and immediately donated his winnings to SOS Children’s Villages, the official charity of Formula Race Promotions in 2012. Byers, driving the No. 28 Swift 014/Toyota for Swan Racing, is the first driver among Atlantic, F2000 and F1600 competitors to donate his 2012 check to SOS, the world’s largest charity dedicated to providing homes to orphaned, abandoned and foster children.

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David Grant leads Jason Byers in the early stages of the race. (photo: Valet)Braselton, GA – David Grant made it two for two at Road Atlanta, leading from pole relatively uncontested for his second win in two days, and again setting fastest lap en route to the victory. Grant, driving a Swift 014/Toyota for Polestar Racing Group, stood on the top step of the podium with Bruce Hamilton finishing second and Keith Grant completing the top three.

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David Grant cruised to a victory. (photo: Valet)Braselton, GA – David Grant took the victory with ease in the first ever Atlantic Championship Series race at Road Atlanta by just under three and a half seconds in the Polestar Racing Group No. 12 Swift 014/Toyota. Grant, on his own birthday notably, led from pole uncontested for 18 laps, with brother and Polestar teammate Keith Grant finishing second in the No. 40 Swift 014/Toyota ahead of Jason Byers, in the No. 28 Swift 014/Toyota.

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David Grant took the pole. (photo: Valet)Braselton, GA – David Grant took the pole at Road Atlanta for the inaugural Atlantic Championship Series race with a lap of 1:17.570 around the 12-turn Georgia road course. Grant, driving a Swift 014/Toyota for Polestar Racing Group, will lead the field to the green for the 18 lap race alongside brother and Polestar teammate Keith Grant.

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Road Atlanta awaitsBraselton, GA – The new Atlantic Championship Series debuts for 2012 this weekend at Road Atlanta for rounds one and two of the three-weekend, six-race 2012 Series with a number of drivers, cars, chassis, engines and teams expected to kick off the Series around the 12-turn Road Atlanta circuit with Formula Drift and the F2000 Championship Series.

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The organizers of the Atlantic Championship Series will be hosting the first Atlantic Town Hall Meeting at 5:00PM on Friday May 11 at Road Atlanta to discuss the future direction of the class and the balance of the 2011 schedule.

All team principles, team managers, drivers, car owners and engineers are invited, whether or not racing in the Road Atlanta event , to attend and participate in the discussion.