Jason Byers in-car second place at 2009 SCCA Runoffs Formula Atlantic. Great front and rear views of fast and wild action! (11:53)
Formula Atlantic in Mexico City during the 1980s. Great drafting and weaving action down the long
and wide straights as a young Jacques Villeneuve overtakes Rogelio Rodriguez and is then hounded by Danny Sullivan lap after lap - gritty video in Spanish (15:18)
1993 Players Formula Atlantic at Nazareth Raceway oval track (8:40)
Formula Atlantic evolved as a true international formula with its roots in the original SCCA Formula B class of 1965-1972. At the same time as it
was developing in the U.S., the formula became popular in the U.K. as a cheaper competitor to F2 and F3. In the U.K. Formula Atlantic ran with 1600cc twin cam
Lotus and Cosworth motors until 1983. However, Formula Atlantic's true success was in North America with large fields and TV coverage in Canada and the United States.
Legendary manufacturers such as Brabham, Lotus, Chevron, March, Ralt, Reynard and Swift made their mark in the class. IMSA and the SCCA heavily promoted the series
alongside Champ Cars and Indy cars as the last step before the top echelon of open wheel racing. The cars have ground effects just like CART, Champ and IRL cars, and their
powerful Toyota and Cosworth motors produce 400+ hp. FA is currently the fastest open wheel class allowed by the SCCA.