After four seasons, the Canadian Automobile Sport Club Ontario Region (CASC-OR) Touring GT Championship continued to fill the void left by the demise of the Canada GT Challenge Cup.

The Touring GT Championship events are conducted at eight CASC-OR race weekends. On Saturdays, teams compete in a twenty-minute sprint event and the following day a longer forty-minute race is contested. The penultimate round of the championship will be a three-hour contest during the British Empire Motor Club’s Indian Summer Trophy Races weekend. The event will be called the War Bonnet 3-Hour.

Teams competed in one of three categories. The colour of the windshield banner identifies the groups.

  • Touring T2 - Blue – T2 if for cars with a normally aspirated six-cylinder engine not exceeding a displacement of 2.8-liters. Or, four-cylinder motors with forced induction systems are limited to a maximum displacement of 2.2-liters. Tire size combinations for this group are as follows – 205/60-13, 205/55-14, 205/50-15, 205/55-16 and 205/40-17.
  • Touring T1 – Yellow– T1 vehicles adhere to the same engine regulations as the Touring T2 category; however, they can use larger tires. The tire size combinations permitted for this category are – 225/50-15, 225/50-16, 235/45-17 and 235/40-17. The maximum rim width for Touring T1 and T2 is eight-inches.
  • Touring GT – White – GT include T class cars without a minimum weight restriction. The category also allows engine swaps and a tube frame chassis. Wheel and tire sizes are not restricted for GT vehicles.

The spec tire for all classes is the Toyo Proxes RA-1.

For the three categories, unless otherwise defined by the rules, modifications to the suspension, brakes, cooling system, exhaust, bodywork, transmission and ignition system are free.

The final event of the 2006 Ontario Touring GT Championship was held at Mosport International Raceway during the Celebration of Motorsport weekend. Entrants would compete in a twenty-minute race on Saturday and a forty-minute contest to end the season.

A field of twenty Ontario Touring GT Championship competitors enter corner ten on Saturday in anticipation of the Starter’s flag. On the pole is Touring GT competitor Sasha Anis, in the No. 114 Nissan 240SX. Sharing the front row with Anis is the Touring T1 points leader, Andrew Wojteczko, driving the No. 64 Lexus IS300. On the second row is the Honda Civic of Scott Nicol and Allan DeWolfe in a BMW 323.
While championships in the Touring GT and Touring T2 categories were wrapped up at the BEMC Indian Summer Trophy event, the Touring T1 was yet to be decided. Vying for the title were Andrew Wojteczko and Scott Nicol. Wojteczko started on the class pole both days driving the No. 64 Auto Analyzer Lexus IS300. He would win each contest, finishing first overall Saturday and secure the title by ninety-six points.
Series rookie Sasha Anis was quick, but his Nissan 240SX suffered from reliability issues. He often qualified at the front of the grid but wasn’t always there at the finish. In the final weekend of the season, with the car performing as intended, Anis showcased his talents. He started on the overall pole on Saturday and claimed the Touring GT victory. In the finale, Anis started third overall and earned another win.
Unlike Andrew Wojteczko, Alain Lauziere secured his Touring T2 championship at the BEMC Indian Summer Trophy weekend. Lauziere battled all season long for the title with Ian Madden. In race one, the two continued their fight with the No. 47 Mini Cooper S taking the honours. On Sunday, Lauziere started on the class pole, but he was third in Touring T2 at the checkered flag.
The first lap through Moss corner for the final round of the 2006 Ontario Touring GT Championship. Leading the way and demonstrating his drifting skills is the third-place starter, Sasha Anis, driving the No. 114 Nissan 240SX. Trailing Anis is the pole-sitter, Andrew Wojteczko, in the No. 64 Auto Analyzer sponsored Lexus IS300. Behind Wojteczko is the other front row starter, Scott Nicol and the BMW of Allan DeWolfe.
The David Pratte / Kenneth Lau No. 34 Honda Civic continued with the pattern they had exhibited most of the season. The team was either at the top or bottom of the Touring T2 lap chart. In the qualifying for the weekend’s first race, the Honda was tenth fastest and captured the class pole by almost 1.5-seconds; unfortunately, they did not start the race. On Sunday, the Civic began at the rear of the grid and won.
Reliability and consistency earned Steve Xiropodis the 2006 Ontario Touring GT Championship Touring GT class title. Xiropodis enlisted the help of his brother, John, to finish tenth overall and second in his category at the BEMC War Bonnet Enduro. This result was enough for Xiropodis to clinch the title before the final weekend of racing. At the Celebration event, he finished second in race one but retired from the finale.
Scott Nicol staged a season long-duel with Andrew Wojteczko for the Touring T1 honours. Entering the final weekend, Wojteczko led the standings, but Nicol and the No. 41 Honda Civic Si still had an opportunity to capture the championship. But it was not to be. He finished second to Wojteczko, who won the category on Saturday and Sunday.

12Touring T1Andrew WojteczkoLexus IS30012
23Touring T1Scott NicolHonda Civic12
31Touring GTSasha AnisNissan 240SX12
45Touring GTSteve XiropodisVolkswagen Scirocco12
54Touring T1Allan DeWolfeBMW 32312
68Touring T1Chris Swinwood / Paul SwinwoodBMW 318is12
716Touring T2Alain LauziereMini Cooper S12
815Touring T2Ian MaddenVolkswagen Golf12
912Touring T1John Lockhart / Len ClueSaab 9312
1018Touring T2Perry IannuzziNissan Sentra XE12
1111Touring T2Chris CapowskiHonda Civic11
12DNQTouring GTKarl ThomsonNissan Sentra XE11
1317Touring T1Cliff DaleyVolkswagen Golf 1.8T11
147Touring GTGunter Schmidt / Steve KentChevrolet Camaro11
1514Touring T2Howard ChinVolkswagen Scirocco11
166Touring T1Nicholas Krikorian / Nigel KrikorianAcura RSX Type S11
1719Touring T2Andrew BearssHonda Civic11
1820Touring T2Pat Harrison / Victor SimoneNissan 200SX11
1922Touring T2T. Bork / F. SwaiderMazda Protoge ES11
2023Touring T2Richard BoakNissan Sentra11
2124Touring T2Keith GreinerHonda Civic11
2225Touring T2Norman EberschlagNissan Sentra10
239Touring GTMike Dolan / Ted RanceMazda RX-710
24DNQTouring GTMarco CironeChevrolet Corvette10
Did Not Finish21Touring T1Andrew ElliottVolkswagen Corrado2
Did Not Start13Touring GTPeter KolerosBMW M3-
Did Not StartDNQTouring GTFrank EvangelouBMW 325is-
Did Not Start10Touring T2David Pratte / Kenneth LauHonda Civic-

13Touring GTSasha AnisNissan 240SX23
21Touring T1Andrew WojteczkoLexus IS30023
32Touring T1Scott NicolHonda Civic23
49Touring GTKarl ThomsonNissan Sentra XE23
56Touring T1Allan DeWolfeBMW 32323
618Touring GTMike Dolan / Ted RanceMazda RX-723
715Touring T1Nicholas Krikorian / Nigel KrikorianAcura RSX Type S23
85Touring T1Chris Swinwood / Paul SwinwoodBMW 318is23
912Touring GTGunter Schmidt / Steve KentChevrolet Camaro23
1026Touring GTMarco CironeChevrolet Corvette23
1119Touring T2David Pratte / Kenneth LauHonda Civic22
128Touring T2Ian MaddenVolkswagen Golf22
1321Touring GTPeter KolerosBMW M322
147Touring T2Alain LauziereMini Cooper S22
1511Touring T2Chris CapowskiHonda Civic22
1613Touring T1Cliff DaleyVolkswagen Golf 1.8T21
1714Touring T2T. Bork / F. SwaiderMazda Protoge ES21
1823Touring T2Perry IannuzziNissan Sentra XE21
1922Touring T2Andrew BearssHonda Civic21
2016Touring T2Richard BoakNissan Sentra20
2124Touring T2Pat Harrison / Victor SimoneNissan 200SX20
2217Touring T2Keith GreinerHonda Civic20
2320Touring T2Norman EberschlagNissan Sentra17
Did Not Finish4Touring GTSteve XiropodisVolkswagen Scirocco13
Did Not Finish10Touring T1John Lockhart / Len ClueSaab 939
Did Not Finish25Touring T2Howard ChinVolkswagen Scirocco5
Did Not Start-Touring T1Andrew ElliottVolkswagen Corrado-
Did Not Start-Touring GTFrank EvangelouBMW 325is-

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