Quebec’s Super Production Challenge series for production vehicles debuted in 2011. The very popular championship has attracted large fields as the result of affordable racing, which has, in turn, generated close competition and captured the imagination of fans.

The Super Production Challenge offers amateur drivers a semi-professional environment which is sanctioned the Auto Sport Quebec. Most races range from thirty to forty-five minutes in length. The season begins the first weekend of May at Circuit ICAR. The teams travel to Ontario to compete in rounds four to seven at Calabogie Motorsport Park. Then it is back to Circuit ICAR in July for four-point scoring races. T he season ends on the final weekend of September at Circuit ICAR.

The series controls costs by limiting performance and balancing the power of different vehicles using various methods – weight, rev limiters, intake manifold restrictions and adjustments to other components. Series rules allow modifications to the engine, brakes and suspensions. All cars in the series are required to compete on Falken tires.

Drivers score points in one of two classes – Super Production or Compact. The larger displacement vehicles with no more than 220-horsepower compete in the Super Production group. Cars commonly found in this division include the Scion FRS, Honda Civic, Acura RSX and BMW 328i. The Compact class, introduced in 2012, is for vehicles with less the 100-horsepower. Included in the category are the Mini Cooper, Toyota Echo, Nissan Micra and Mazda 2.

The second weekend of the 2017 Super Production Challenge was held at Calabogie Motorsport Park. Over the two days, competitors could score points in four races – rounds four to seven. On Saturday, the series used the 2.81-kilometer Stadium layout. The longer 5.05-kilometer twenty-turn track was used for Sunday’s contests.

Jacques Gravel is a veteran of the Quebec Touring Car scene and put his experience to good use during the second race weekend of the 2017 Super Production Challenge. Entering the event, he trailed the points leader, Sylvain Laporte, by sixteen markers. The driver of the No. 1 BMW 330i would dominate the proceedings at Calabogie Motorsport Park. Gravel captured four wins and had the ‘upper hand’ in the title chase.
Ontario competitors Greg Kierstead and Greg Van Dalen split the driving duties on the No. 60 No Limits Autoparts Mazda Miata. Kierstead piloted the Mazda on Saturday and was the fastest qualifier for both races. He earned runner-up and fourth-place finishes. On Sunday, Van Dalen was not able to match his partner’s performance and captured a pair of fourth-place results.
British Columbia’s Jordan Redlin entered the Calabogie Motorsport Park event second in the Compact class standings. The first race at Calabogie was won by the points leader, Gabriel Lacombe, with Redlin finishing second. However, in the next contest, Lacombe retired on lap-5. Redlin seized the opportunity and grabbed the victory. With Lacombe ‘out of the picture’ on Sunday, Redlin claimed two more wins.
The No. 21 Equipe Lavage Concept Acura RSX Type S was driven by Sebastien Lamontagne. Lamontagne opened the season with a pair of runner-up results. He kept his momentum going at Calabogie Motorsport Park. Lamontagne earned third-place in Saturday’s first race and in the following three rounds, he captured runner-up finishes. More importantly, he left the weekend second in the championship standings.
2015 was the third season for the driver of the No. 28 Equipe CVK Honda Civic, Benoit Landry. Compact class competitor Martin Husar was another beneficiary of the mechanical issues encountered by the category points leader, Gabriel Lacombe. The Kyle Nash Memorial Races would be Husar’s first Super Production Challenge event of the season. Driving the No. 11 Momentum Racing Toyota Echo, he opened the weekend with a third-place result. But with Lacombe’s problems, he earned three second-place finishes.
Vincent Duchesne-Millette struggled with the brakes in the first weekend of the season at Circuit ICAR. During Saturday’s first race a Calabogie Motorsport Park, it appeared that his problems were following him as he finished one lap behind the leaders. However, the No. 55 Wabi-Sabi Motorsport Honda Civic ran trouble-free in the next three rounds and Duchesne-Millette captured three third-place finishes.

1SP-1Jacques GravelBMW 330i12-
2SP-2Greg KiersteadMazda Miata12-
3SP-3Sebastien LamontagneAcura RSX Type S12-
4SP-4Kurt WittmerHonda Civic Si12-
5SP-5Patrick PilonAcura Integra Type R12-
6SP-6Sylvain LaporteMini Cooper12-
7SP-7Michel ToupinHyundai Tiburon12-
8C-1Gabriel LacombeHonda Civic12-
9SP-8Crystel CharestMini Cooper12-
10C-2Jordan RedlinHonda Fit12-
11C-3Martin HusarToyota Echo12-
12SP-9Vincent Duchesne-MilletteHonda Civic11-
13SP-10Marc HerouxToyota GT861-
-SPGeorge MoutafisVW Golf GT-Engine

1SP-1Jacques GravelBMW 330i15-
2SP-2Sebastien LamontagneAcura RSX Type S15-
3SP-3Vincent Duchesne-MilletteHonda Civic15-
4SP-4Greg KiersteadMazda Miata15-
5SP-5Sylvain LaporteMini Cooper15-
6SP-6Patrick PilonAcura Integra Type R15-
7SP-7Crystel CharestMini Cooper15-
8SP-8Michel ToupinHyundai Tiburon15-
9C-1Jordan RedlinHonda Fit14-
10C-2Martin HusarToyota Echo14-
11SP-9Kurt WittmerHonda Civic Si12Fuel Pick-up
12C-3Gabriel LacombeHonda Civic5Mechanical
-SPMarc HerouxToyota GT86-Engine
-SPGeorge MoutafisVW Golf GT-Engine

1SP-1Jacques GravelBMW 330i9-
2SP-2Sebastien LamontagneAcura RSX Type S9-
3SP-3Vincent Duchesne-MilletteHonda Civic9-
4SP-4Greg Van DalenMazda Miata9-
5SP-5Kurt WittmerHonda Civic Si9-
6SP-6Michel ToupinHyundai Tiburon8-
7SP-7Crystel CharestMini Cooper8-
8SP-8Patrick PilonAcura Integra Type R8-
9C-1Jordan RedlinHonda Fit8-
10C-2Martin HusarToyota Echo8-
11SP-9Sylvain LaporteMini Cooper6Engine
12C-3Gabriel LacombeHonda Civic2Engine
-SPMarc HerouxToyota GT86-Engine
-SPGeorge MoutafisVW Golf GT-Engine

1SP-1Jacques GravelBMW 330i18-
2SP-2Sebastien LamontagneAcura RSX Type S18-
3SP-3Vincent Duchesne-MilletteHonda Civic18-
4SP-4Greg Van DalenMazda Miata18-
5SP-5Kurt WittmerHonda Civic Si18-
6SP-6Patrick PilonAcura Integra Type R18-
7SP-7Crystel CharestMini Cooper18-
8SP-8Michel ToupinHyundai Tiburon18-
9C-1Jordan RedlinHonda Fit17-
10C-2Martin HusarToyota Echo16-
11SP-9Sylvain LaporteMini Cooper6Engine
12C-3Gabriel LacombeHonda Civic2Engine
-SPMarc HerouxToyota GT86-Engine
-SPGeorge MoutafisVW Golf GT-Engine

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