The 2009 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires offered racers an excellent opportunity to showcase their talents at some of eastern Canada’s most widely recognized and well-established race tracks. The series provided amateur competitors with professionally organized events that would attract sponsors and fans. The success of the championship was reflected in the number of drivers who participated in race weekends. The average car count per event was twenty-nine- entries.

This 2009 schedule consists of eight race weekends at six different facilities. The format at each venue includes two races – generally, thirty-minutes in length. The season kicks off on the Victoria Day long weekend at Mosport International Raceway. This is followed by the series only stop at Shannonville Motorsports Park. In mid-June, the championship returns to Mosport as a support event for the NASCAR Canadian Tire series. Two weeks later, teams travel Quebec and compete at the ICAR Mirabel Airport circuit. Then it is back to Ontario for the series premiere event – Exhibition Place, Toronto, with the IndyCar Championship. Then teams make their only stop at Calabogie Motorsports Park in July. The final events are conducted in Quebec. The penultimate rounds take place on the street circuit at Trois-Rivieres. The last weekend is the second visit to ICAR in September.

In 2009, there would be two classes. To help fans distinguish between the groups, the cars are fitted with different coloured windshield banners.

  • Touring - (Blue Window Banner) – This is intended to be an entry-level category. Vehicles competing in this class are allowed a minimal amount of performance enhancements. Manufacturers represented in this group include the Mini Cooper S, Honda Civic, Mazda Protege, Nissan Sentra and Acura Integra.
  • Super Touring – (Yellow Window Banner) - Super Touring includes many of the same makes and models found in Touring. However, this category allows engine modifications and aerodynamic enhancements. Additional manufacturers competing in the group include BMW, Subaru and Audi.

In June, the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires made their second visit to Mosport International Raceway. There were two thirty-minute races conducted Saturday and Sunday around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

The pace lap of the weekend’s finale for round six of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires. On the pole is the No. 1 Krikorain Motorsports Subaru WRX STi of the defending Super Touring champion, Nigel Krikorian. Beside Krikorian is Andrew Wojteczko driving the No. 64 Auto Analyser Racing Lexus IS300. A total of thirty-seven competitors started the contest.
Scoring the most Super Touring points this weekend was Andrew Wojteczko, driver of the No. 64 Auto Analyser Racing Lexus IS300. Wojteczko was entered in the first weekend of the season at Mosport but failed to start both rounds. In races three and four at Shannonville Motorsport Park, he swept the weekend with wins both days. Wojteczko scored runner-up and first-place finishes, during his second visit to Mosport.
Andre Rapone didn’t start his 2009 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship campaign until rounds five and six at Mosport International Raceway. Despite missing the first four races, he was immediately on form. Rapone, driving the No. 73 Durabond Racing Acura Integra Type R failed to record a qualifying time but finished second in the Touring category. In the finale, he captured the victory by a margin of 6.046-seconds.
To date, Mathieu Audette had one podium finish to his credit – a third-place result in race three at Shannonville Motorsport Park. At Mosport International Raceway, Audette would add a couple more. He qualified and finished third in the weekend’s first race driving the No. 12 Audette Racing Acura RSX Type-S. On Sunday, Audette started in the same position and was aided by the disqualification of the Krikorian Subarus.
The other half of the Durabond Racing team was Anthony Rapone. Anthony drove the No. 72 Honda Civic Si. Unlike his brother, Andre, he had competed in every 2009 round to date. And, he had delivered some impressive results – two victories and a runner-up finish. The trend continued in round five at Mosport. On Saturday, Rapone captured the Touring win and the next day, he was only able to manage a sixth-place finish.
The short-lived Super Touring podium for round six of the 2009 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship at Mosport International Raceway. The original finishing order was Nigel Krikorian in first followed by Andrew Wojteczko and Nicholas Krikorian. During the post-race technical inspection, there was a turbocharging irregularity with the Krikorian Motorsport Subarus and they were disqualified.
The reigning Super Touring champion was Nigel Krikorian. Krikorian began the defence of his title with a couple of strong results early in the season – three podium finishes, one of which was a victory. He started the weekend at Mosport with a pole and won round five. Kirkorian repeated his performance on Sunday but was disqualified after technical issues were discovered with his car after the race.
Touring championship contender, Alain Lauziere, started his season with some excellent results. The driver of the No. 47 Mini Cooper S entered the third weekend of the 2009 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship with two class victories. Lauziere failed to post a qualifying time for the weekend’s first contest but finished third in class. In the finale, he started third in Touring and earned the runner-up position.
The success of the Krikorian Subarus resulted in the entry of a third WRX STi in the 2009 season. The No. 96 Can Jam Motorsport Subaru WRX STi was piloted by Richard Boake. The newcomer to the series started 2009 with four top-ten finishes in the Super Touring category. On Saturday at Mosport, he finished fifth in class. In the final race of the weekend, the Krikorian disqualifications promoted him to second place.
It appeared that Mosport International Raceway suited Montreal’s, Nigel Heron. Heron delivered some excellent results last season at Mosport and captured a pair of third-place finishes in races one and two of 2009. In round five, he was a distant fifth at the checkered flag. On Sunday, the driver of the No. 90 Heron Motorsports Acura Integra Type R redeemed himself with another third-place finish to add to his collection.
The Touring podium for round six of the 2009 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship at Mosport International Raceway. In the center is the defending class champion and race winner, Andre Rapone. On the left side of the rostrum is the runner-up from Mini Canada, Alain Lauziere. The final position on the podium is occupied by Nigel Heron. This was Heron’s fifth podium finish of the season.

FINISHCLASSDRIVERCAR / SPONSORLAPSRETIREMENTS
1Super TouringNigel KrikorianSubaru WRX STi / Krikorian Motorsports15-
2Super TouringAndrew WojteczkoLexus IS300 / Auto Analyser Racing15-
3Super TouringMathieu AudetteAcura RSX Type-S / Audette Racing15-
4Super TouringNicholas KrikorianSubaru WRX STi / Krikorian Motorsports15-
5Super TouringRichard BoakeSubaru WRX STi / Can Jam Motorsport15-
6Super TouringNick WittmerHonda Civic Si-R / Lombardi Racing15-
7Super TouringEtienne BorgeatBMW 330i / GT Racing15-
8Super TouringArek WojciechowskiBMW 328i / 8Legs Racing15-
9Super TouringGary KwokAcura CSX / M&S Racing15-
10Super TouringGreg PootmansBMW 330i / GT Racing15-
11Super TouringAlex HealyAcura RSX Type-S / Krikorian Motorsports15-
12Super TouringDavid BensadounBMW 328i / Aldo15-
13Super TouringEric HochgeschurzBMW 328i / 8Legs Racing15-
14Super TouringAndy WojteczkoLexus IS300 / Auto Analyser Racing15-
15Super TouringDavid CieklewiczAcura TSX / Compass 36015-
16Super TouringP.J. GroenkeSaab 93 Sport / JL Racing15-
17TouringAnthony RaponeHonda Civic Si / Durabond Products Ltd.15-
18Super TouringRob McAuleyBMW 328i / Spin2Win Racing15-
19TouringAndre RaponeAcura Integra Type R / Durabond Products15-
20TouringAlain LauzièreMini Cooper S / Mini Canada15-
21TouringTom KwokHonda Civic / M&S Racing15-
22Super TouringDean FantinBMW 330i / Amico Racing15-
23TouringNigel HeronAcura Integra Type R / Heron Motorsports15-
24TouringRéjean VincentAcura Integra Type R / Équipe 8915-
25Super TouringBob AttrellHyundai Genesis / Hyundai Racing Team15-
26Super TouringGlenn ChaplinHyundai Tiburon / Fast Wheels Racing15-
27TouringEric LaporteHonda Civic / Laporte Racing15-
28TouringBenjamin Di StauloHonda Civic Si / Di Staulo Racing15-
29TouringJocelyn FecteauToyota Corolla XRS / Media Racing Team15-
30TouringThomas BorkMazda Protege / Doc B Racing15-
31TouringRoger BowesAcura Integra Type R / Engineering Seismology15-
32Super TouringMichael Delle DonneBMW 330i / RMP Competizione15-
33TouringPieter van DoornHonda Civic / PK Racing14-
34TouringRyan BlanchetNissan Sentra / Blanchet Motorsports14-
35TouringFrank BlanchetAcura Integra Type R / Blanchet Motorsports11Did Not Finish
36Super TouringJean-François DumoulinHonda Civic Si-R / Lombardi Racing11-
37TouringPatrick SéguinHonda Civic Si / Canadian Classic Cars7Did Not Finish
38Super TouringPaul Dalla LanaBMW 330i / GT Racing0Did Not Finish
39Super TouringLee ChaplinHyundai Tiburon / Fast Wheels Racing0Did Not Finish

FINISHCLASSDRIVERCAR / SPONSORLAPSRETIREMENTS
1Super TouringAndrew WojteczkoLexus IS300 / Auto Analyser Racing20-
2Super TouringRichard BoakeSubaru WRX STi / Can Jam Motorsport20-
3Super TouringMathieu AudetteAcura RSX Type-S / Audette Racing20-
4Super TouringEtienne BorgeatBMW 330i / GT Racing20-
5Super TouringAlex HealyAcura RSX Type-S / Krikorian Motorsports20-
6Super TouringJean-François DumoulinHonda Civic Si-R / Lombardi Racing20-
7Super TouringGary KwokAcura CSX / M&S Racing20-
8Super TouringArek WojciechowskiBMW 328i / 8Legs Racing20-
9Super TouringPaul Dalla LanaBMW 330i / GT Racing20-
10Super TouringEric HochgeschurzBMW 328i / 8Legs Racing20-
11Super TouringNick WittmerHonda Civic Si-R / Lombardi Racing15-
12Super TouringGreg PootmansBMW 330i / GT Racing20-
13Super TouringDean FantinBMW 330i / Amico Racing20-
14Super TouringRob McAuleyBMW 328i / Spin2Win Racing20-
15Super TouringDavid CieklewiczAcura TSX / Compass 36020-
16TouringAndre RaponeAcura Integra Type R / Durabond Products19-
17TouringAlain LauzièreMini Cooper S / Mini Canada19-
18Super TouringP.J. GroenkeSaab 93 Sport / JL Racing19-
19Super TouringLee ChaplinHyundai Tiburon / Fast Wheels Racing19-
20Super TouringBob AttrellHyundai Genesis / Hyundai Racing Team19-
21TouringNigel HeronAcura Integra Type R / Heron Motorsports19-
22TouringBenjamin Di StauloHonda Civic Si / Di Staulo Racing19-
23TouringEric LaporteHonda Civic / Laporte Racing19-
24TouringAnthony RaponeHonda Civic Si / Durabond Products19-
25TouringThomas BorkMazda Protege / Doc B Racing19-
26TouringRoger BowesAcura Integra Type R / Engineering Seismology19-
27TouringJocelyn FecteauToyota Corolla XRS / Media Racing Team18-
28Super TouringMichael Delle DonneBMW 330i / RMP Competizione18-
29TouringPatrick SéguinHonda Civic Si / Canadian Classic Cars18-
30TouringRyan BlanchetNissan Sentra / Blanchet Motorsports18-
31TouringPieter van DoornHonda Civic / PK Racing15-
32Super TouringDavid BensadounBMW 328i / Aldo13-
33TouringTom KwokHonda Civic / M&S Racing8-
34Super TouringAndy WojteczkoLexus IS300 / Auto Analyser Racing7-
35TouringRéjean VincentAcura Integra Type R / Équipe 894-
-Super TouringNigel KrikorianSubaru WRX STi / Krikorian Motorsports20Disqualified
-Super TouringNicholas KrikorianSubaru WRX STi / Krikorian Motorsports20Disqualified
-Super TouringGlenn ChaplinHyundai Tiburon / Fast Wheels Racing0Did Not Start
-TouringFrank BlanchetAcura Integra Type R / Blanchet Motorsports0Did Not Start

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