In 2021, FEL (Franczak Enterprises Ltd.), an automotive learning and promotion company, expanded its presence in Canadian motorsports.
FEL saw an opportunity to revitalize and reinvest in Canadian car racing. FEL’s foray into the 2017 Toyo Tires F1600 Series as a featured sponsor resulted in fields growing from twelve to fifteen entries to over thirty cars in just three years.
The company was now ready to make its mark in the Touring and Sports Racer categories. The new FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship Canada is for vehicles prepared to GT4 and TCR specifications. Various models of the purpose-built Radical SR3 sports racers compete in the FEL Cup Canada.
Two classes are participating in the FEL Motorsports 2021 Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin – Grand Touring 4 and Touring Car Canada.
Each weekend consists of two forty-minute contests. The inaugural season kicks off in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the 41st VARAC Vintage Grand Prix. A month later, the series returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in conjunction with the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races. This event is followed by the championship’s only visit to Calabogie Motorsport Park. Then the series travels to Quebec to compete at ICAR Mirabel as part of the NASCAR weekend. Teams are in action again for their penultimate event, on the Labour Day Weekend, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Celebration of Motorsports at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be the series finale.
Rounds one and two of the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin were held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. During the weekend, drivers would compete in two forty minutes around the ten turn 2.459-mile road course.
|The first lap through Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s Moss Corner for Sunday’s race, round two, of the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship. Leading the field is the No.22 Multimatic Motorsports prepared Ford Mustang GT4 of Marco Signoretti. Behind Signoretti is the No. 82 Mark Motors Racing Audi RS3 LMS driven by Marco Cirone. Trailing Cirone and also in an Audi is Travis Hill from TWOth Autosport.|
|In his rookie year of 2019, Marco Signoretti captured the Nissan Micra Cup Championship. For 2021, the experienced kart racer joined Multimatic Motorsports to drive the No. 22 Ford Mustang GT4. Signoretti dominated the opening weekend of the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship. The GT4 competitor qualified on the pole for rounds one and two and led both contests flag-to-flag.|
|Equally dominant in the Touring Car Canada category was Marco Cirone. Cirone brings a wealth of experience to the series. His racing resume includes multiple Masters titles in the Platinum division of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and he finished in the runner-up position in last season’s Canadian Touring Car Championship. Driving the No. 82 Audi RS3 LMS, Cirone led his class in both races from start to finish.|
|The No. 15 TWOth Autosport Audi RS3 LMS was driven by Nick Looijmans. Looijmans qualified seventh overall and sixth in class for the weekend’s first event. Unfortunately, his race was cut short by an incident on lap-1. On Sunday, Looijmans fared much better. He was gridded seventh and caught the battle between Louis-Philippe Montour and Bob Attrell. An error by the pair allowed Looijmans to finish second.|
|Louis-Philippe Montour is another driver that brings a wealth of experience to the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship Canada. In addition to his club racing activities, Montour has competed in the Trans Am series and IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. He started the weekend by qualifying fourth in class, driving the No. 45 VW Golf GTI and finishing second. On Sunday, a mistake resulted in a third-place finish.|
|TWOth Autosport entered three Audi RS3 LMS. The No. 26 Audi was raced by Travis Hill. Hill has competed in the Canadian Touring Car Championship for the last two seasons. The driver coach was third fastest in qualifying and started Saturday’s contest second in the Touring Car Canada class. During the race, he lost a position to Louis-Philippe Montour and finished third. The next day, Hill became the first retiree.|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||ENTRANT / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||GT4||Marco Signoretti||Multimatic Motorsports / Mustang GT4||22||-|
|2||TCC||Marco Cirone||Mark Motors Racing / Audi RS3 LMS||22||-|
|3||TCC||Louis-Philippe Montour||Kamloop / Volkswagen Golf GTI||22||-|
|4||TCC||Travis Hill||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||22||-|
|5||TCC||Connor Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N||22||-|
|6||TCC||Tony Martella||Martella Motorsports / Audi RS3||22||-|
|7||TCC||Ron Tomlinson||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||22||-|
|8||GT4||Gilles Nadeau||Eastern Township Docks / Porsche GT4||22||-|
|9||TCC||Quinn Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N||19||-|
|10||TCC||Richard Boake||Blanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS||6||Did Not Finish|
|11||TCC||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR||2||Did Not Finish|
|12||TCC||Bob Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N||2||Did Not Finish|
|13||TCC||Nick Looijmans||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||1||Did Not Finish|
|14||TCC||Tom Kwok||M&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR||0||Did Not Finish|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||ENTRANT / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|22||GT4||Marco Signoretti||Multimatic Motorsports / Mustang GT4||29||-|
|82||TCC||Marco Cirone||Mark Motors Racing / Audi RS3 LMS||29||-|
|15||TCC||Nick Looijmans||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||29||-|
|45||TCC||Louis-Philippe Montour||Kamloop / Volkswagen Golf GTI||29||-|
|88||TCC||Bob Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N||29||-|
|66||TCC||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR||29||-|
|48||TCC||Ron Tomlinson||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||29||-|
|80||TCC||Connor Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N||29||-|
|86||TCC||Quinn Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N||29||-|
|61||GT4||Gilles Nadeau||Eastern Township Docks / Porsche GT4||28||-|
|24||TCC||Tony Martella||Martella Motorsports / Audi RS3||27||-|
|84||TCC||Richard Boake||Blanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS||9||Did Not Finish|
|26||TCC||Travis Hill||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||5||Did Not Finish|
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