28-29 Jan. 2007--Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla(preseason testing)
9-10 Feb. 2007--MSR Houston, Angleton, Tx.(preseason testing)
7-8 March, 2007--Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Ca.(preseason testing)
Rd. 1--8 April 2007, Las Vegas
Rd. 2--15 April 2007, Long Beach
Rd. 3--22 April 2007, Houston
Rd. 4--9 June 2007, Portland race 1
Rd. 5--10 June 2007, Portland race 2
Rd. 6--24 June 2007, Cleveland
Rd. 7--1 July 2007, Mt. Tremblant
Rd. 8--8 July 2007, Toronto
Rd. 9--22 July 2007, Edmonton
Rd. 10--29 July 2007, San Jose
Rd. 11--12 August 2007, Road America
Rd. 12--19 August 2007, Denver
Here are some quotes from the principals involved.........
Vicki O'Connor, Managing Director, Atlantic Championship:
Jim Keller, VP-Marketing, Cooper Tires:We're still enjoying the exciting conclusion to the 2006 season, but we're already looking forward to the 34th year of Atlantic racing in 2007. After welcoming Mazda to the series this past season, we're excited to open up new doors with Cooper Tire coming on board as presenting sponsor of the Atlantic Championship. With some of the best venues in all of racing on the series schedule in 2007, it's bound to be one of the most thrilling seasons in Atlantic history. My sincere thanks to all of the event promoters and everyone at Champ Car for helping put together an awesome schedule for next season. With our first series-sanctioned test scheduled in late January, the Atlantics will be back on track before you know it.
Robert Davis, Director of Motorsports, Mazda North American Operations:We are excited to join forces with Champ Car Atlantic and are looking forward to a great first season. The Champ Car Atlantic Championship is a proven series and their championship speaks for itself. Cooper is confident that this partnership will boast one of the best championship combinations in racing today.
The first season of Mazda's involvement in the reborn Champ Car Atlantic Championship resulted in some of the best open-wheel racing seen in years. With the help of our partners at Cosworth, the 300hp Mazda MZR race engine was a huge success, and going into the 2007 season, the Atlantic series remains the top rung on Mazda's motorsports ladder.