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.
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.
The final two rounds of the FEL Sportscar Championship Canada were held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the CASC Celebration of Motorsports weekend. Drivers would compete in two forty-minute races around the ten turn 2.459-mile road course.
|Fourteen Sportscar Championship Canada drivers enter Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s turn nine for the penultimate round of the 2021 season. On the pole is the GT4 competitor, Marco Signoretti, in the No. 22 Multimatic Motorsports prepared Ford Mustang GT4. On the outside of Signoretti is the fastest Touring Car Canada qualifier, Louis-Philippe Montour driving the No. 45 Kamloop Volkswagen Golf GTI.|
|Marco Signoretti racked up another pair of wins at the CASC Celebration of Motorsports weekend. Although Signoretti was expected to be challenged by Zachary Vanier, the 2020 Canadian Touring Car TCR champion, in rounds nine and ten, he scored twelve victories in as many starts. The driver of No. 22 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 was recognised for his efforts and earned the CMHF Rising Star award.|
|Touring Car Canada competitor Louis-Philippe Montour entered the final weekend second in the standings – forty-three points behind the championship leader, Travis Hill. Montour ‘pulled out all the stops’ and put the No. 45 Volkswagen Golf GTI on the class pole. He won race one and moved to within twenty-seven markers of Hill. Montour was leading the finale when contact with Bob Attrell led to his retirement.|
|The 2021 FEL Sportscar Championship Canada GT4 champion, Marco Signoretti, leads a field of fourteen starters through corner two for the season finale. Behind Signoretti is the Touring Car Canada pole-sitter and title contender, Louis-Philippe Montour, driving the No. 45 Kamloop Volkswagen Golf GTI. Trailing Montour is the Hyundai of Elantra of Bob Attrell and Marco Cirone driving an Audi RS3 LMS.|
|The 2019 Canadian Touring Car TCR champion, Gary Kwok, drove the No. 66 M&S Racing Honda Civic TCR. Kwok started round eleven in the ninth position but wasted little time moving forward and finished third in class. On Sunday, he was gridded ninth again. By lap-20, Kwok had caught the category leaders and when there was contact between Montour and Attrell, he moved into the top spot and captured the victory.|
|The first caution period for Saturday’s contest occurred when Tom Kwok encountered an oil fire on lap-1. Kwok qualified the No. 55 M&S Racing Honda Civic TCR sixth overall and fifth in the Touring Car Canada division but during the race only made it as far as turn nine. He was gridded in the same position the following day and finished one lap behind the leaders in the eleventh position.|
|The Touring Car Canada points leader, Travis Hill, took a more conservative approach than his main rival for the title, Louis-Philippe Montour. The driver of the No. 26 TWOth Autosport Audi RS3 LMS qualified fourth in class for round eleven and finished the race three spots behind Montour. Hill used the same strategy in the finale and earned a second place and the championship when Montour retired and Attrell was penalized.|
|Canadian touring car veteran Bob Attrell had some challenges with the No. 88 Hyundai Elantra early in the season. Once they were sorted, Attrell visited the podium regularly. In the penultimate race of 2021, he was gridded third and finished in the same position. On Sunday, Attrell had a terrific battle with Louis-Philippe Montour. However, contact between the two resulted in a penalty for Attrell.|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||ENTRANT / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||GT4||Marco Signoretti||Multimatic Motorsports / Ford Mustang GT4||21||-|
|2||TCC||Louis-Philippe Montour||Kamloop / Volkswagen Golf GTI||21||-|
|3||TCC||Bob Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N||21||-|
|4||TCC||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR||21||-|
|5||TCC||Travis Hill||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||21||-|
|6||TCC||Marco Cirone||Mark Motors Racing / Audi RS3 LMS||21||-|
|7||TCC||Quinn Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N||21||-|
|8||TCC||Connor Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N||21||-|
|9||TCC||Eddie Killeen||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||21||-|
|10||TCC||Mac Clark||Blanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS||21||-|
|11||GT4||Gilles Nadeau||Eastern Township Docks / Porsche GT4||21||-|
|12||TCC||Fareed Ali||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||21||-|
|13||TCC||Nick Looijmans||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||11||Did Not Finish|
|14||TCC||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR||1||Did Not Finish|
|FINISH||CLASS||DRIVER||ENTRANT / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||GT4||Marco Signoretti||Multimatic Motorsports / Ford Mustang GT4||26||-|
|2||TCC||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR||26||-|
|3||TCC||Travis Hill||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||26||-|
|4||TCC||Bob Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra N||26||-|
|5||TCC||Connor Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Veloster N||26||-|
|6||TCC||Quinn Attrell||Hyundai Racing Canada / Hyundai Elantra i30N||26||-|
|7||TCC||Nick Looijmans||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||26||-|
|8||TCC||Eddie Killeen||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||26||-|
|9||GT4||Gilles Nadeau||Eastern Township Docks / Porsche GT4||25||-|
|10||TCC||Fareed Ali||TWOth Autosport / Audi RS3 LMS||25||-|
|11||TCC||Gary Kwok||M&S Racing / Honda Civic TCR||25||-|
|12||TCC||Louis-Philippe Montour||Kamloop / Volkswagen Golf GTI||21||Did Not Finish|
|13||TCC||Marco Cirone||Mark Motors Racing / Audi RS3 LMS||14||Did Not Finish|
|14||TCC||Mac Clark||Blanchet Motorsports / Audi RS3 LMS||12||Did Not Finish|
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