The 2019 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship schedule consists of six race weekends. 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 travels to Calabogie Motorsport Park as part of the Kyle Nash Races. Then the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship 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 the CTCC Summer Challenge. Then the championship makes its third of four stops at CTMP for the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy races. The series’ final weekend of competition occurs at CTMP during the NASCAR Truck weekend.

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.

  • Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres – Trois-Rivieres
  • CTMP NASCAR Weekend – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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.

  • F1600A – This category is for newer chassis’ built between 1995 and 2019.
  • F1600B – This group is for cars constructed before 1995. They are powered by the Ford engine or the Honda with a restrictor.

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.

Not only is the year end title on the line, but the F1600A champion will be awarded a ticket to the $200,000 Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Scholarship Shootout in December. Winning the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout is the first step to a funded ride in the USF2000 series.

The penultimate weekend of the 2019 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship was held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races. Drivers would compete in three heat races around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

The first lap through Moss Corner for the final race of the weekend. Leading the field of twenty-three starters is the pole-sitter, Jonathan Woolridge, in the No. 2 Brian Graham Racing prepared Piper DL7. Behind Woolridge is the second-place starter, Zachary Vanier, driving the No. 65 Mygale SJ15. Following the leaders are Woolridge’s teammate, Matt Barry and the No. 5 Van Diemen RF99 of David Taylor.
The only driver to beat the points leader this season, Olivier Bedard, is Zahary Vanier, who bested Bedard in two rounds at Shannonville Motorsport Park. Bedard was not entered at the BARC event, which allowed Vanier to sweep the weekend, adding another three victories to his total. Wins one and two were flag-to-flag, but he had to battle with Jonathan Woolridge for first-place in the finale.
In the first race of the weekend, David Taylor delivered his best performance of the season. Taylor, driving the No. 5 Vallis Motor Sport Van Diemen RF99, was fourth fastest during the qualifying session. He traded positions with Jonathan Woolridge and made the pass for a second-place finish on the last lap. Unfortunately, Taylor did not fare as well in the next two contests. He claimed sixth and tenth-place results.
The F1600B points leader, James Lindsay, had another excellent weekend in the No. 35 Van Diemen RF91. In Saturday’s contest, Lindsay started second overall but quickly fell down the race order and just beat Steve Bodrug. The first race the next day was an easy class victory. Lindsay found the wet conditions Sunday afternoon very challenging and finished second, well behind the F1600B winner Bodrug.
Matt Barry drove the No. 4 Brian Graham prepared Piper DL7. Barry qualified third fastest for race one but lost two positions on the final lap to finish seventh. On Sunday, he would redeem himself. In the morning, Barry was gridded fifth and diced with his teammate, Jonathan Woolridge. He prevailed for a runner-up result. In the finale, Barry finished in an uncontested third place.
F1600B veteran Steve Bodrug also had a good weekend. Bodrug qualified well behind the points leader, James Lindsay, in the weekend’s first contest. However, Lindsay encountered issues in the race and beat Bodrug by a margin of 0.280-seconds. In the event’s second contest, he was outpaced by Lindsay but earned another second-place. The rain Sunday afternoon agreed with Bodrug and he claimed the win.
Jonathan Woolridge had the best results of the three Brian Graham Racing drivers. Woolridge began the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races weekend with the seventh-fastest qualifying time. A charge through the field allowed him to capture the final spot on the podium. Sunday morning, he finished third but turned the fastest race lap. Unable to hold off Zachary Vanier in the finale, Woolridge finished second.

11A-1Zachary VanierMygale SJ1512-
24A-2David TaylorVan Diemen RF9912-
37A-3Jonathan WoolridgePiper DL712-
49A-4Connor WaglandPiper DL712-
58A-5Dean BakerSpectrum 01512-
66A-6Mac ClarkPiper DL712-
73A-7Matt BarryPiper DL712-
812A-8Graham LobbanVan Diemen RF9412-
910A-9Sam BakerSpectrum 01212-
1011A-10Keith LobbanVan Diemen RF9812-
112B-1James LindsayVan Diemen RF9112-
1213B-2Steve BodrugVan Diemen RF9312-
135A-11Matt GidmanVan Diemen RF0312-
1416A-12Michael StewartPiper DF512-
1517A-13Brent McPhailVan Diemen 0312-
1614A-14Byron LeisVan Diemen RF9812-
1718B-3Bill TebbuttVan Diemen RF9012-
1821B-4Kieran MurphyVan Diemen RF9112-
1920B-5James BritnellHawke DL2A12-
2024B-6Michael McGregorLola T-44011-
2122B-7Mike LeeVan Diemen RF9210-
2223B-8Bruce KitchenVan Diemen RF929-
-19BMike DoddVan Diemen RF942Did Not Finish
-15BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90-Did Not Start

11A-1Zachary VanierMygale SJ1515-
25A-2Matt BarryPiper DL715-
33A-3Jonathan WoolridgePiper DL715-
42A-4Connor WaglandPiper DL715-
59B-1James LindsayVan Diemen RF9115-
610A-5David TaylorVan Diemen RF9915-
76A-6Mac ClarkPiper DL715-
813A-7Matt GidmanVan Diemen RF0315-
94A-8Sam BakerSpectrum 01215-
107A-9Dean BakerSpectrum 01515-
1112B-2Steve BodrugVan Diemen RF9315-
128A-10Graham LobbanVan Diemen RF9415-
1311A-11Keith LobbanVan Diemen RF9815-
1415A-12Michael StewartPiper DF515-
1514A-13Brent McPhailVan Diemen 0315-
1616B-3Bill TebbuttVan Diemen RF9015-
1722B-4Mike DoddVan Diemen RF9415-
1817A-14Byron LeisVan Diemen RF9815-
1919B-5James BritnellHawke DL2A15-
2021B-6Mike LeeVan Diemen RF9215-
2120B-7Bruce KitchenVan Diemen RF9214-
--BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF906Did Not Finish
-18BKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF914Did Not Finish
-23BMichael McGregorLola T-440-Did Not Start

12A-1Zachary VanierMygale SJ1510-
21A-2Jonathan WoolridgePiper DL710-
35A-3Matt BarryPiper DL710-
412B-1Steve BodrugVan Diemen RF9310-
513A-4Graham LobbanVan Diemen RF9410-
69A-5Dean BakerSpectrum 01510-
73A-6Connor WaglandPiper DL710-
84B-2James LindsayVan Diemen RF9110-
910A-7Sam BakerSpectrum 01210-
106A-8David TaylorVan Diemen RF9910-
117A-9Mac ClarkPiper DL710-
1216B-3Bill TebbuttVan Diemen RF9010-
1315A-10Brent McPhailVan Diemen 0310-
1420B-4James BritnellHawke DL2A10-
1514A-11Michael StewartPiper DF58-
1611A-12Keith LobbanVan Diemen RF987-
-19BMike LeeVan Diemen RF923Did Not Finish
-22BBruce KitchenVan Diemen RF923Did Not Finish
-17AByron LeisVan Diemen RF983Did Not Finish
-8AMatt GidmanVan Diemen RF03-Did Not Finish
-18BMike DoddVan Diemen RF94-Did Not Finish
-23BKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF91-Did Not Finish
-21BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90-Did Not Start
--BMichael McGregorLola T-440-Did Not Start

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