Formula Race Promotions (FRP) is the East Coast's premiere hosting body for formula car racing. FRP was formed in 2006 and is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) - Pro Division.

FRP's fastest group consists of Formula Atlantic and Formula Continental cars.

This most popular car in the Atlantic Championship class is the Swift 016.a chassis. Swift Engineering introduced this model in 2006. The cars are powered by a 2.3-liter DOHC four-cylinder Mazda Cosworth MZR engine, which produces 300 horsepower. The transmission is a Swift/Hewland sequential shift with five forward speeds and a single reverse gear. Finally, Hoosier tires are mounted on 15" X10" front and 15" X14" rear wheels. FRP has added one of the SCCA's new classes, F1000, to this group. As a result, cars are classified into one of two classes:

  • ALT-16 – for competitors racing the Swift 016.a
  • ALT-Open – cars constructed to SCCA F1000 specifications.

The cars competing in the Formula 2000 class conform to the SCCA's Formula Continent class. They are single-seat, rear-engine, open-wheel vehicles constructed with a tube frame chassis and fitted with front and rear wings. Manufacturers producing series chassis include Radon, Mygale, Metrik, Piper and Citation, and RFR (Firman Cars), but the most popular choice is Van Diemen. The suspensions are independent – both front and rear. Shock absorbers and sway bars are adjustable. Most competitors use the Ford Zetec engine, a four-cylinder, double-overhead camshaft, fuel-injected, two-liter motor, which produces 150 horsepower. Some teams have switched to the 2.0-liter Mazda engine. A four-speed, non-synchro gearbox is used. Sequential transmissions are not permitted.

The series is supported by Hoosier Racing Tires, Parella Motorsports Holdings, Anze Suspension, Primus Racing Parts, Evolve Lubricants, RTD Media and Speedcom Communications.

The championship consists of seven doubleheader weekends. All events are contested on road courses. The season begins in March at Road Atlanta and ends with the final three races at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

  • March 21-24 – Road Atlanta
  • April 26-28 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • May 24-27 – Lime Rock Park
  • June 7-9 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex
  • June 28-30 – Road America
  • July 25-28 – New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • August 16-18 - Summit Point Motorsports Park

The second race weekend of the 2024 championship was held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Drivers would compete in two contests around the thirteen-turn 2.258-mile road course.

The pace lap through the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course's Keyhole corner for the weekend's final race. A split start was used, with the Atlantic classes receiving the green flag first. ATL-016 competitor Matthew Butson is on the pole in the No. 24 K-Hill Motorsports prepared Swift 016. Beside Butson is the No. 74 K-Hill Motorsport Swift 016 driven by Dudley Fleck. In row two is ATL-Open pole-sitter Nathan Bird in a JDR 1000 and the Swift 016 of John Mcaleer.
The weekend's first race winner was ATL-016 competitor Dudley Fleck in the No. 24 K-Hill Motorsports Swift 016. Fleck finished third in last season's championship and opened this year with a win and runner-up result. He qualified second for race one and led until lap-3, when he was passed by the pole-sitter, Matthew Butson. Butson retired on lap-11, allowing Fleck to inherit the lead and victory. On Sunday, he chased Butson to a second-place finish.
The ATL-016 podium at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Saturday's race, round three, of the FRP Atlantic championship. Standing on the top step of the rostrum is Dudley Fleck, who collected his second class win after the leader, Matthew Butson, retired. On the left is John Mcaleer, who finished in the runner-up position and benefitted from Butson's issues. Completing the rostrum and already in his street clothes is the third-place finisher. Butson.
The Formula 2000 pace lap for Sunday afternoon’s event. Ten competitors prepare to exit the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Keyhole corner and receive the Starter’s flag. On the pole is the No. 33 JT Novosielski Racing RFR F2000 of Saturday’s class winner, JT Novosielski. Gabriel Cahan is sharing the front row with Novosielski, driving the No. 11 Cahan Racing Team Van Diemen RF06. Behind the leaders are Dane McMahon and Steve Jenks.
Nathan Byrd is the points leader in the ATL-Open category, with two victories at Road Atlanta. Byrd drives the No. 39 Arrive Drive Motorsports JDR F1000. He qualified third overall and first in class for the race Saturday afternoon. He held the third position until lap 10 when he slowed due to an overheating problem. Byrd held on for the class win. He set a new lap record for the F1000 division during the race. The car was repaired for the finale, and Byrd went from flag to flag for first in class.
Saturday's rostrum at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for round three of the FRP ATL-Open category. The winner, Nathan Byrd, stands on the top step of the podium for the third consecutive time in 2024. On Saturday, he set new qualifying and race lap records for the Formula 1000 class. On the left is the runner-up, Steve Hamilton, who drove the No. 93 Hamilton Motorsports-prepared JDR F1000. On the right is the third-place finisher, Austin Holtgraewe.
The defending class champion, JT Novosielski, swept the F2000 category. This weekend, there was an added incentive for F2000 competitors. To encourage their participation, FRP announced an add-on prize find at Mid-Ohio totaling more than $7,500 in cash and tires. The driver of the No. 33 JT Novosielski Racing RFR F2000 collected $1,000 for his performance on Saturday and $1,500 the next day.
Matthew Butson, who collected first and second-place finishes during the weekend, was the ATL-016 points leader after two rounds at Road Atlanta. Butson put the No. 24 K-Hill Motorsports-prepared Swift 016 on the pole for the first race at Mid-Ohio. Despite a poor start, he was able to pass the race leader, Dudley Fleck, on lap 3. Unfortunately, his race ended eight circuits later. With repairs made for Sunday, Butson qualified on the pole and went flag-to-flag for the victory.
The F2000 podium for the weekend's first race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the center is last year's F2000 champion and class winner JT Novosielski. Novosielski missed the opening weekend of the 2024 season but earned the $1,000 reward at round three. On the left is the runner-up, Dane McMahon, and Steve Jenks completes the rostrum. The top three finishers were joined by Dave Weitzenhof, who has seven SCCA National titles, two of which are in F2000.

1ATL-016Dudley FleckSwift 01618-
2ATL-016John McaleerSwift 01618-
3ATL-OpenNathan ByrdJDR F100018-
4ATL-OpenSteve HamiltonJDR F100017-
5F2000JT NovosielskiRFR F200017-
6F2000Dane McMahonVan Diemen Elan17-
7F2000Steve JenksMetrik ZF217-
8F2000Jonathan FarmerRadon RN1017-
9ATL-OpenAustin HoltgraeweJDR F100017-
10F2000Robert WrightElan DP0817-
11F2000Dave WeitzenhofCitation 95SFZ16-
12F2000John DoleCitation F200016-
13F2000Carter SheetsVan Diemen F200016-
14ATL-016Matthew ButsonSwift 01611-
-F2000Gabriel CahanVan Diemen RF06-Did Not Start
-ATL-OpenTim PierceJDR F1000-Did Not Start
-ATL-OpenPaulie GattoJDR F1000-Did Not Start
-F2000Joe ColasaccoVan Diemen FC-Did Not Start
-F2000Paul FarmerRadon RN10-Did Not Start
-F2000Jake PollackLigier JS F4-Did Not Start
-F2000Athan SterlingLigier JS F4-Did Not Start

1ATL-016Matthew ButsonSwift 01617-
2ATL-016Dudley FleckSwift 01617-
3ATL-016John McaleerSwift 01618-
4ATL-OpenNathan ByrdJDR F100017-
5F2000JT NovosielskiRFR F200017-
6ATL-OpenSteve HamiltonJDR F100017-
7ATL-OpenPaulie GattoJDR F100016-
8F2000Gabriel CahanVan Diemen RF0616-
9F2000Dane McMahonVan Diemen Elan16-
10F2000Steve JenksMetrik ZF216-
11F2000Robert WrightElan DP0816-
12F2000Jonathan FarmerRadon RN1016-
13ATL-OpenAustin HoltgraeweJDR F100016-
14F2000Carter SheetsVan Diemen F200016-
15F2000Dave WeitzenhofCitation 95SFZ16-
16F2000Athan SterlingLigier JS F415-
17F2000Paul FarmerRadon RN102-
-F2000John DoleCitation F2000-Did Not Start
-ATL-OpenTim PierceJDR F1000-Did Not Start
-F2000Joe ColasaccoVan Diemen FC-Did Not Start
-F2000Jake PollackLigier JS F4-Did Not Start

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