The 2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda will feature a $1 million prize to the series champion as part of $3 million in prize money, series officials announced today.
The $1 million champion’s prize is the most lucrative championship payout in a North American open-wheel driver development series. The driver who finishes second in the 2009 Atlantic Championship will receive $500,000, with the remaining $1.5 million to be paid out in per-event race purses.
“This is a significant prize package that should attract top drivers from all over the world to the Atlantic Championship this season,” said Atlantic Championship President Ben Johnston. “The $1 million champion’s prize…Â More infoÂ
Situated in Wellingborough, Northants Santa Pod Raceway is a popular destination for motorsport fans and attracts people of all ages to its central location in England. Known to be the home of European Drag Racing, Santa Pod is suitably sponsored by one of the worldâ€™s leading turbocharger companies, Turbo Dynamics.
The renowned company, also known as TD, has sponsored the raceway since January 2008 and has a presence at a number of the events with staff and TD girls. As well as designing bespoke hybrid turbos for drag, race and rally applications, the company also supply standard turbos for all car makes and service, upgrade and modify turbos…Â More info…
Stuttgart based sports car maker Porsche is a little more than seven decades old now, ever since the first car to bear the name â€œPorscheâ€ was unveiled back in spring 1948; the Porsche 356 â€œNo. 1â€ Roadster. But way before that, about the time when Austrian Ferdinand Porsche unveiled the ever so significant Volkswagen Beetle to the world, the great automotive engineer was already building cars since the year 1900 when he developed an electrical hub drive which actually powered the worldâ€™s first vehicle with a hybrid gasoline-electric propulsion system.
Ferdinandâ€™s son, Ferry Porsche also continued his fatherâ€™s work as he operated Porsche AG in Stuttgart, Germany. To help highlight Porscheâ€™s achievement as a company, and to give enthusiasts today a glimpse of Porscheâ€™s glorious past, the auto maker made available a museum which only offered a total of 20 exhibits, which wasnâ€™t enough to allow visitors to fully appreciate the brand.Â Â More Info…