Atlantic graduates shine in All-Star Karting Classic

15.12.2008: While the PRI Show is the world’s largest motorsports industry trade show, one of the unique features of the annual PRI show is the Stars of Karting Performance Racing Industry All-Stars Karting Classic, which features a “Who’s Who” of racing talent each

Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda

While the PRI Show is the world’s largest motorsports industry trade show, one of the unique features of the annual PRI show is the Stars of Karting Performance Racing Industry All-Stars Karting Classic, which features a “Who’s Who” of racing talent each year. Much of that talent came through the Atlantic Championship and this year’s race was no exception.

The “Masters Division” featured Atlantic experience aplenty, with drivers such as Dan Wheldon, A.J. Allmendinger, Joey Hand, Alex Tagliani, Buddy Rice, Michael Valiante and Ryan Hunter-Reay while the “Karters Division” featured several drivers who will likely move into Atlantic at some point over the next few years as well as one Atlantic veteran, Aaron Justus.

The final featured an exciting battle for second place between Allmendinger, Hand and 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Scott Speed, which was a throwback to similar battles enjoyed by the same threesome earlier this decade. On the final lap, Hand managed to wrestle the second spot away from Allmendinger and Speed also made his way past for third. IndyCar driver Jay Howard won the race.



- Nate Siebens -

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15.12.2008 / MaP

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