“We regret that this was a decision we were forced to make. We examined all of our options very carefully and could not find a workable business model. We do support the merge and see it as the only path to preserving open wheel racing in the U.S.," said Diane Kottke, Team Owner.
The Atlantic Series that remains is no longer attractive to sponsors. It will be difficult to secure funding in this and future seasons.
“We no longer see the Atlantic Championship as being the premiere ladder series. Our goal has always been to race with uncompromising quality – to our team, our drivers and our fans. In the current scenario we cannot meet that goal," commented Richard Raeder, Team Manager.