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. FEL’s foray into the 2017 Toyo Tires F1600 Series as a featured sponsor 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 are participating in the FEL Motorsports 2021 Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin – Grand Touring 4 and Touring Car Canada.

  • Grand Touring 4 (GT4) – These cars are prepared to the SRO (Stephane Ratel Organisation) GT4 technical specifications. The quicker of the two groups, this class includes cars such as the Ford Mustang GT4, BMW M4 GT4, Mercedes-AMG, Audi R8 and Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Vehicles competing in this division produce between 400 - 450 horsepower and are capable of speeds over 175-mph.
  • Touring Car Canada (TCC) - This class is based on the global touring car category TCR. Vehicles racing in this group include the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, Honda Civic TCR, Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR and Audi RS3 LMS TCR. They use a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which will produce between 300 – 350-horsepower.

Each weekend consists of two forty-minute contests. The inaugural season kicks off in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the 41st VARAC Vintage Grand Prix. A month later, the series returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in conjunction with the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races. This event is followed by the championship’s only visit to Calabogie Motorsport Park. Then the series travels to Quebec to compete at ICAR Mirabel as part of the NASCAR weekend. Teams are in action again for their penultimate event, on the Labour Day Weekend, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Celebration of Motorsports at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be the series finale.

Rounds one and two of the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin were held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. During the weekend, drivers would compete in two forty minutes around the ten turn 2.459-mile road course.

The first lap through Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s Moss Corner for Sunday’s race, round two, of the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship. Leading the field is the No.22 Multimatic Motorsports prepared Ford Mustang GT4 of Marco Signoretti. Behind Signoretti is the No. 82 Mark Motors Racing Audi RS3 LMS driven by Marco Cirone. Trailing Cirone and also in an Audi is Travis Hill from TWOth Autosport.
In his rookie year of 2019, Marco Signoretti captured the Nissan Micra Cup Championship. For 2021, the experienced kart racer joined Multimatic Motorsports to drive the No. 22 Ford Mustang GT4. Signoretti dominated the opening weekend of the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship. The GT4 competitor qualified on the pole for rounds one and two and led both contests flag-to-flag.
Equally dominant in the Touring Car Canada category was Marco Cirone. Cirone brings a wealth of experience to the series. His racing resume includes multiple Masters titles in the Platinum division of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and he finished in the runner-up position in last season’s Canadian Touring Car Championship. Driving the No. 82 Audi RS3 LMS, Cirone led his class in both races from start to finish.
The No. 15 TWOth Autosport Audi RS3 LMS was driven by Nick Looijmans. Looijmans qualified seventh overall and sixth in class for the weekend’s first event. Unfortunately, his race was cut short by an incident on lap-1. On Sunday, Looijmans fared much better. He was gridded seventh and caught the battle between Louis-Philippe Montour and Bob Attrell. An error by the pair allowed Looijmans to finish second.
Louis-Philippe Montour is another driver that brings a wealth of experience to the FEL Motorsports Sports Car Championship Canada. In addition to his club racing activities, Montour has competed in the Trans Am series and IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. He started the weekend by qualifying fourth in class, driving the No. 45 VW Golf GTI and finishing second. On Sunday, a mistake resulted in a third-place finish.
TWOth Autosport entered three Audi RS3 LMS. The No. 26 Audi was raced by Travis Hill. Hill has competed in the Canadian Touring Car Championship for the last two seasons. The driver coach was third fastest in qualifying and started Saturday’s contest second in the Touring Car Canada class. During the race, he lost a position to Louis-Philippe Montour and finished third. The next day, Hill became the first retiree.

1GT4Marco SignorettiMultimatic Motorsports / Mustang GT422-
2TCCMarco CironeMark Motors Racing / Audi RS3 LMS22-
3TCCLouis-Philippe MontourKamloop / Volkswagen Golf GTI22-
4TCCTravis HillTWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS22-
5TCCConnor AttrellHyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N22-
6TCCTony MartellaMartella Motorsports / Audi RS322-
7TCCRon TomlinsonTWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS22-
8GT4Gilles NadeauEastern Township Docks / Porsche GT422-
9TCCQuinn AttrellHyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N19-
10TCCRichard BoakeBlanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS6Did Not Finish
11TCCGary KwokM&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR2Did Not Finish
12TCCBob AttrellHyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N2Did Not Finish
13TCCNick LooijmansTWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS1Did Not Finish
14TCCTom KwokM&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR0Did Not Finish

22GT4Marco SignorettiMultimatic Motorsports / Mustang GT429-
82TCCMarco CironeMark Motors Racing / Audi RS3 LMS29-
15TCCNick LooijmansTWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS29-
45TCCLouis-Philippe MontourKamloop / Volkswagen Golf GTI29-
88TCCBob AttrellHyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N29-
66TCCGary KwokM&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR29-
48TCCRon TomlinsonTWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS29-
80TCCConnor AttrellHyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N29-
86TCCQuinn AttrellHyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N29-
61GT4Gilles NadeauEastern Township Docks / Porsche GT428-
24TCCTony MartellaMartella Motorsports / Audi RS327-
84TCCRichard BoakeBlanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS9Did Not Finish
26TCCTravis HillTWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS5Did Not Finish

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