Stating the economic downturn as the reason, Ben Johnston, owner of the Atlantic Championship, in conjunction with team owners, decided on Tuesday afternoon to cease operations, effectively canceling the 2010 Atlantic Championship. The decision leaves many of us wondering what the future of open wheel racing will look like here in North America, as 2010 would have represented the 37th season of racing in a series known to produce open wheel stars.

Their decision, albeit unfortunate, is understandable when one considers the current economic climate, which has forced a number of racing series go under, as well as sponsorship programs to pull their funding. That, in addition to the lack of interest in open wheel racing here in the states, certainly did not help Johnston and the Mazda powered Atlantic Championship weather the storm // [comment]

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  1. There are still the US Formula 2000, Star Mazda and Indy Lights right?


    Plus SCCA PRO has Pro F2000 and a new Pro series for SCCA Enterprise cars including FE open wheel cars.

    All is not lost!