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. As a featured sponsor, FEL’s foray into the 2017 Toyo Tires F1600 Series 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 participate in the FEL Motorsports 2022 Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin – GT4 and TCR.
There are six events and each race weekend consists of two forty-minute contests.
Rounds five and six of the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin were held at Toronto's Exhibition Place. During the weekend, drivers would compete in two races around the eleven-turn 1.755-mile temporary street circuit.
The 2022 FEL Sports Car Championship Canada opened their season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. On Saturday, a severe storm moved through the area forcing FEL Officials to cancel rounds one and two after several cars would not be able to compete.
There were more problems for series competitors in the weekend's final race at Toronto's Exhibition Place. The contest was red flagged after some cars blocked the track. Series Officials assessed penalties to those contributing to the incident and the outcome of round six was not published until three days after the event.
|The GT4 pace lap a Toronto's Exhibition Place for round six of the 2022 FEL Sports Car Championship Canada. Saturday's winner, Gavin Sanders, is on the pole in the No. 8 Sports Car Boutique Mercedes AMG GT4. Sharing the front row with Sanders is the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports McLaren 570s driven by the points leader, Zachary Vanier. Behind the leaders is Charles Robin in a Mercedes and the Mustang of Anthony Polito.|
|Making his series debut in Toronto was Gavin Sanders. Sanders had been competing in the Nissan Micra and Sentra Cup for the previous three seasons. His best result last season was sweeping the opening weekend. In 2022, Sanders drove the No. 8 Sports Car Boutique Mercedes AMG GT4. He made his presence felt immediately with a victory in Saturday's contest and was awarded the win in round six.|
|The GT4 points leader was Zachary Vanier. Vanier dominated both races at Calabogie in the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsport McLaren 570s. Vanier was the 2020 TCR Canadian Touring Car Champion. At Toronto, he finished second in round five and led on Sunday when the event was red flagged. He was penalized five seconds in Sunday's contest and classified with a fourth in class but still led the title chase.|
|A split start was used, with the faster GT4 competitors receiving the Starter's flag first, followed by the TCR group. On the TCR pole for round six is the category points leader, Jerimy Daniel, driving the No. 10 TRC Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS. Beside Daniel is the No. 48 Blanchet Motorsports Audi RS3 LMS of Saturday's class winner, Richard Boake. The second row is occupied by the Audi of J-F Hevey and Bob Attrell in a Hyundai.|
|In 2022, Richard Boake made his first appearance in the FEL Sports Car series. Boake is a veteran of the Touring Car class, having won several races in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. This season he was campaigning the No. 84 Blanchett Motorsports Audi RS3 LMS in the TCR category. In round five, Boake collected his first victory of the year. However, he was one of the drivers penalized on Sunday and classified in fifth place.|
|After the round six penalties were levied, Connor Attrell was declared the TCR winner. This was Attrell's first series victory. On Saturday in Toronto, the driver of the No. 80 Hyundai Canada Hyundai Veloster N was gridded ninth overall and would start and finish sixth in class. In the finale, Attrell qualified in the same position and before adjustments were made to round six results, he finished third in class.|
|Charles Robin competed in last year's Radical Invitational and won both rounds. This year, he replaced the Radical with the No. 56 SH Karting / SODI Mercedes AMG. Robin collected two runner-up results in the GT4 category in rounds three and four at Calabogie Motorsport Park. In the opening race at Toronto, he qualified and finished third. Robin started third in round six and earned another second place.|
|Entering rounds five and six, there was a tie at the top of the TCR point standings. Jerimy Daniel and J-F Hevey entered Toronto with the same record. Daniel, who drove the No. 10 TRC Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS, would start on the class pole in race one and finish second. He earned another pole for the finale and crossed the finish line first. However, Daniel received a 65-second penalty but still led the TCR standings.|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||ENTRANT / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||GT4||Gavin Sanders||Sports Car Boutique / Mercedes AMG GT4||27||-|
|2||GT4||Zachary Vanier||Pfaff Motorsports / McLaren 570s||27||-|
|3||GT4||Charles Robin||Rilli Racing / Mercedes AMG GT4||27||-|
|4||TCR||Richard Boake||Blanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS||27||-|
|5||TCR||Jerimy Daniel||Fix Auto / Audi RS3 LMS||27||-|
|6||TCR||Jean-Francois Hevey||HD Maintenance / Audi RS3 LMS||27||-|
|7||TCR||Bob Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N||27||-|
|8||TCR||Quinn Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N||27||-|
|9||TCR||Dean Baker||Baker Racing / Audi RS3 LMS||27||-|
|10||GT4||Anthony Polito||Polito Racing / Ford Mustang GT4||26||-|
|11||TCR||Connor Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N||26||-|
|12||GT4||Vince Partap||Sports Car Boutique / Mercedes AMG GT4||26||-|
|13||TCR||Edward Killeen||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||26||-|
|14||TCR||Ron Tomlinson||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||26||-|
|5||TCR||Justin Di Benedetto||Di Benedetto / Audi RS3 LMS||5||-|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||ENTRANT / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||GT4||Gavin Sanders||Sports Car Boutique / Mercedes AMG GT4||13||-|
|2||GT4||Charles Robin||Rilli Racing / Mercedes AMG GT4||13||-|
|3||TCR||Connor Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N||13||-|
|4||GT4||Anthony Polito||Polito Racing / Ford Mustang GT4||13||-|
|5||TCR||Ron Tomlinson||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||13||-|
|6||GT4||(*) Zachary Vanier||Pfaff Motorsports / McLaren 570s||14||-|
|7||TCR||Quinn Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N||13||-|
|8||GT4||Vince Partap||Sports Car Boutique / Mercedes AMG GT4||13||-|
|9||TCR||Edward Killeen||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||13||-|
|10||TCR||(*) Richard Boake||Blanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS||13||-|
|11||TCR||(*) Jerimy Daniel||Fix Auto / Audi RS3 LMS||13||-|
|12||TCR||(*) Jean-Francois Hevey||HD Maintenance / Audi RS3 LMS||13||-|
|-||TCR||Dean Baker||Baker Racing / Audi RS3 LMS||7||Did Not Finish|
|-||TCR||Bob Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N||0||Did Not Start|
|-||TCR||Justin Di Benedetto||Di Benedetto / Audi RS3 LMS||0||Did Not Start|
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