The 2016 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship schedule consists of six weekends.
Unlike previous years each event would be a tripleheader.
The season kicks off in May at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) during the BEMC Spring Trophy Races. In June, the series returns to CTMP as a support event for the VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix event. In mid-July, competitors race at Shannonville Motorsport Park during CTCC Summer Challenge weekend. Then the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship makes its third of four stops at CTMP for the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy races. In late August, teams travel to Calabogie Motorsports Park for rounds thirteen, fourteen and fifteen. The BEMC Indian Summer Races is the series’ final weekend of competition and determines class champions.
Series entrants are also eligible to participate in the Formula 1600 Super Series, which includes drivers from Quebec. Points toward the Super Series championship are awarded at four events.
The single-seater, open-wheel race cars in the championship are powered by one of two engine options - a four-cylinder, 1600-cc Ford engine or the 1.5-liter HPD Honda L15A7. Both motors produce approximately 120-horsepower. A mixture of European and North American chassis is used by competitors. Minimum vehicle weight is determined by the suspension design and ranges from 1050 to 1125-lbs. Teams are required to use a spec tire – the Toyo Proxes R888.
Drivers collect championship points in one of two groups.
The manufacture date for the individual car and not the model is used to determine the year split and whether a vehicle is categorized as F1600A or F1600B.
Rounds seven, eight and nine for the 2016 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship were held at Shannonville Motorsport Park during the CTCC Summer Challenge. Competitors would race in three heats around the 2.47-kilometer Pro-Track layout.
|It was a memorable event for rookie Roman De Angelis as he earned his first Toyo Tires F1600 Championship victory. De Angelis qualified third fastest for race one and followed Michael Adams to the checkered flag. However, Adams was penalized two positions for avoidable contact and De Angelis inherited the win. On Sunday, the driver of the No. 4 Brian Graham Racing Piper DL7 earned second and third-place finishes.|
|Graham Lobban was entered in the opening weekend of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship. In his first race of the season, Lobban captured the F1600B class win and would score another victory before the Shannonville weekend. He qualified fourth overall in the No. 12 Van Diemen RF94 for round seven and led the category flag-to-flag. On Sunday, Lobban started behind Stephen Adams but added two more wins to his total.|
|The F1600A championship points leader, Michael Adams, had six victories in as many starts. He qualified second for race one at Shannonville and moved into the race lead after contact with the pole-sitter, Trenton Estop. Adams was first across the finish line but penalized two positions for his part in the incident. The next day started with a win, but he was disqualified for a pass under the yellow in the finale.|
|Rookie Trenton Estep didn’t enter the series until round four at the VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix. Estep started on the pole for round seven at Shannonville Motorsport Park, but he retired after contact with Michael Adams. With repairs made for Sunday, he finished second in the morning contest. Estep crossed the finish line in second place in the finale, but he was awarded the victory after Michael Adams was disqualified.|
|Two-time Canadian Formula Ford champion Stephen Adams joined the 2016 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship driving the No. 59 Flagship Racing Services Van Diemen RF92. Adams qualified and finished behind the F1600B winner, Graham Lobban, on Saturday. He started in front of Lobban in the weekend’s final two contests but could not maintain the position and collected a pair of second-place results.|
|Formula Ford veteran Byron Leis’ racing resume dates back to the Bulova series in the 1970s. Leis joined the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship in 2013. His series high-point came earlier this season when he won the F1600B category in round one at the BEMC Spring Trophy Races. Driving the No. 54 SPH Engineering Reynard 92SF, Leis earned a third and two fourth-place finishes in his category at Shannonville Motorsport Park.|
|1||3||A-1||Roman De Angelis||Piper DL7||19||-|
|2||4||B-1||Graham Lobban||Van Diemen RF94||19||-|
|3||5||B-2||Stephen Adams||Van Diemen RF92||19||-|
|4||7||A-2||Ben Hurst||Piper DL7||19||-|
|5||2||A-3||Michael Adams||Mygale SJ13||19||-|
|6||8||A-4||Danby Crowder||Van Diemen RF05||19||-|
|7||9||A-5||Mike Lee||Lola T-540E||18||-|
|8||10||B-3||Byron Leis||Reynard 92SF||18||-|
|9||6||B-4||Keith Lobban||Van Diemen RF94||18||-|
|10||13||A-6||Sean Tomaselli||Van Diemen RF01||17||-|
|11||12||B-5||Bruce Kitchen||Van Diemen RF92||6||Did Not Finish|
|12||11||B-6||Ross Smith||Reynard 83SF||4||Did Not Finish|
|13||1||A-7||Trenton Estep||Spectrum 014||3||Did Not Finish|
|1||1||A-1||Michael Adams||Mygale SJ13||19||-|
|2||13||A-2||Trenton Estep||Spectrum 014||19||-|
|3||2||A-3||Roman De Angelis||Piper DL7||19||-|
|4||4||B-1||Graham Lobban||Van Diemen RF94||19||-|
|5||3||B-2||Stephen Adams||Van Diemen RF92||19||-|
|6||7||B-3||Keith Lobban||Van Diemen RF94||19||-|
|7||6||A-4||Ben Hurst||Piper DL7||19||-|
|8||5||A-5||Danby Crowder||Van Diemen RF05||19||-|
|9||8||A-6||Mike Lee||Lola T-540E||19||-|
|10||9||B-4||Byron Leis||Reynard 92SF||18||-|
|11||12||B-5||Ross Smith||Reynard 83SF||17||-|
|12||11||A-7||Sean Tomaselli||Van Diemen RF01||16||-|
|13||10||B-6||Bruce Kitchen||Van Diemen RF92||10||Did Not Finish|
|1||1||A-1||Trenton Estep||Spectrum 014||18||-|
|2||3||A-2||Roman De Angelis||Piper DL7||18||-|
|3||5||B-1||Graham Lobban||Van Diemen RF94||18||-|
|4||4||B-2||Stephen Adams||Van Diemen RF92||18||-|
|5||7||B-3||Keith Lobban||Van Diemen RF94||18||-|
|6||8||A-3||Danby Crowder||Van Diemen RF05||18||-|
|7||10||B-4||Byron Leis||Reynard 92SF||17||-|
|8||11||B-5||Bruce Kitchen||Van Diemen RF92||17||-|
|9||6||A-4||Ben Hurst||Piper DL7||17||-|
|10||12||B-6||Ross Smith||Reynard 83SF||16||-|
|11||9||A-5||Mike Lee||Lola T-540E||13||Did Not Finish|
|12||13||A-6||Sean Tomaselli||Van Diemen RF01||13||Did Not Finish|
|13||2||A||Michael Adams||Mygale SJ13||18||Disqualified|
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