The very popular Super Production Challenge, for production vehicles debuted in 2011. It 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 Auto Sport Quebec sanctions. Most races range from thirty to forty-five minutes in length.

The 2022 season consists of fourteen rounds spread over five race weekends.

  • JULY 9-10 - ICAR
  • AUGUST 27 - 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 Nankang AR-1 tires.

Drivers score points in one of three classes – Super Production, Production or Compact.

  • Super Production – Introduced in 2019, the larger displacement vehicles with no more than 300-horsepower compete in the Super Production group. The performance of these two-wheel-drive vehicles is monitored by GPS. Models in the category must have been produced within the past fifteen years. Cars commonly found in this division include the Nissan 370Z, Scion FRS, Honda Civic Si, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and BMW M235i.
  • Production – Performance is also monitored using GPS for vehicles competing in the Production division. They are also limited to models fifteen years of age or newer. The maximum horsepower output for these four or six-cylinder vehicles is 220. Four-cylinder engines up to two-liters may be turbocharged or supercharged. Cars often found in this class include Mini Cooper S, BMW 330i and Honda Civic Si.
  • Compact - The Compact class, introduced in 2012, is for vehicles with less the 100-horsepower. They are also monitored by GPS and subject to the same product year range requirement as the Super Production and Production categories. Included in this group are the Mini Cooper, Toyota Echo, Nissan Micra and Mazda 2.

The 2022 Super Production Challenge season kicked off on the Victoria Day weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The original schedule would see drivers collect points in three races around the ten turn 2.459-mile road course. However, a severe storm on Saturday afternoon damaged track property and caused power outages. Race two had to be canceled.

The opening lap of round one for the Super Production Challenge series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Leading a field of forty-three drivers through corner three is the No. 12 Hyundai Genesis of Jimmy Briere, who qualified fifth fastest. Under Super Production Challenge rules, the top ten starters are inverted. Behind Briere is the No. 6 Honda Civic Type R driven by Marc-Andre Bondages.
The only driver to sweep their category was Sylvain Ouellet in the Compact class. Ouellet drove the No. 99 Nissan Micra Cup with support from Automobile S. Ouellet. In the opening race of the season, he qualified thirty-ninth overall and fifth in Compact. At the end of the contest, Ouellet was thirtieth after just two laps. He advanced sixteen positions during Sunday's wet race to finish twenty-third overall.
With the inverted start being used by the Super Production Challenge series, the fifth-fastest qualifier, Jimmy Briere, was gridded in the same position for race one of the 2022 season. He wasted no time moving to the front and when the contest was red flagged, Briere was declared the winner. In the finale, the No. 12 Hyundai Genesis driver encountered issues and lost thirty-four positions to finish thirty-ninth.
The start of what would have been race three for the Super Production Challenge competitors. The storm Saturday afternoon resulted in the cancelation of round two. Leading the pack into Canadian Tire Motorsport Park's first corner are the front row starters, Olivier Bedard in the No. 1 SolidXperience Nissan 370Z and the No. 11 W.O. Stinson & Son BMW 330i driven by Eric Hochgeschurz.
Local racer Nelson Chan captured the Production class victory in round one of the 2022 Super Production Challenge series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Chan was piloting the familiar No. 45 Mini Cooper JCW prepared by Equipe Octane. In a race that lasted only two laps, he started seventeenth and finished twelfth overall. Chan advanced four positions and finished third in his category the next day.
Last year's Super Production champion, Olivier Bedard, returned to the series driving the No. 1 SolidXperience / SolidXperts Nissan 370Z. To no one's surprise, he qualified on the pole for Saturday's contest. With the inverted start, Bedard was gridded down the order. When the time certain race was red flagged after two laps, he finished second. The next day, Bedard led the fifteen laps from start to finish.
In round one of the season, Production competitor Alexandre Brosseau started twenty-fourth overall and finished in the twenty-first position, which earned him an eighth in class. The wet conditions on Sunday favoured the driver of the No. 86 Powersports Garage / HMS Motorsports Honda Civic Si. Brosseau started the finale in the twenty-fourth position and was eighth at the checkered flag, with the category victory.
In addition to collecting class victories, Super Production Challenge drivers Olivier Bedard, Nelson Chan and Sylvain Ouellet finished on the podium both days. The only other competitor to capture two rostrum results was Charles-Andre Bilobeau. Bilobeau contested the Super Production category in the No. 26 Dion Herbes et Epices / Krono Ford Mustang Ecoboost. He finished third in both of the weekend's events.
In the weekend's first race, the Compact driver and winner of the class, Sylvain Ouellet, gained the most positions – nine places in the two-lap contest. On Sunday, that honour went to Gabriel Lacombe. Lacombe drove the No. 03 Empire Motorsports Honda Civic Si. He advanced thirty-three positions during the fifteen-lap event to finish tenth overall and eighth in the Super Production category.

11Super ProductionJimmy BriereHyundai Genesis2-
22Super ProductionOlivier BedardNissan 370Z2-
33Super ProductionCharles-Andre BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost2-
44Super ProductionKurt WittmerNissan 370Z2-
55Super ProductionArek WojciechowskiBMW 330i2-
66Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS2-
77Super ProductionNicolas HornbostelNissan 370Z2-
88Super ProductionChris BernierBMW 323i2-
99Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI2-
1010Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z2-
1111Super ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Type R2-
121ProductionNelson ChanMini Cooper JCW2-
1312Super ProductionAlex HabrichNissan 370Z2-
1413Super ProductionAlexandre LapierreAcura TSX Type S2-
1514Super ProductionMario CharretteNissan 370Z2-
162ProductionPaul GravelMini Cooper JCW2-
173ProductionKai DalzielSubaru BRZ2-
184ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper Challenge2-
195ProductionShawn GreelyMazda RX-82-
206ProductionGreg BellToyota GT862-
217ProductionAlexandre BrosseauHonda Civic Si2-
228ProductionNathan BlokToyota GT862-
239ProductionYannick LupienMini Cooper JCW2-
2410ProductionCarlos Tesler-MabeMini Cooper JCW2-
2511ProductionJoel WattsHonda Civic Si2-
2612ProductionSuellio AlmeidaToyota GT862-
2715Super ProductionMegan TomlinsonHonda Civic Si2-
2816Super ProductionFrederic BernierLexus IS3502-
2913ProductionMarie-France GagneToyota GT862-
301CompactSylvain OuelletNissan Micra Cup2-
312CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic2-
3214ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge2-
333CompactPatrick WittmerHonda Fit2-
344CompactEtienne Samson-LaflammeToyota Echo Cup2-
355CompactMartin HusarToyota Echo Cup2-
3617Super ProductionGabriel LacombeHonda Civic Si2-
376CompactVincent DesautelsHonda Fit2-
387CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup2-
398CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit2-
409CompactStephane DayNissan Micra2-
4118Super ProductionJaques GravelBMW 330i0Did Not Finish
4215ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT860Did Not Finish
4316ProductionChristian RaymondHonda Civic Si0Did Not Finish

12Super ProductionOlivier BedardNissan 370Z15-
24Super ProductionKurt WittmerNissan 370Z15-
33Super ProductionCharles-Andre BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost15-
45Super ProductionEric HochgeschurzBMW 330i15-
510Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z15-
67Super ProductionNicolas HornbostelNissan 370Z15-
713Super ProductionAlexandre LapierreAcura TSX Type S15-
87ProductionAlexandre BrosseauHonda Civic Si15-
911ProductionJoel WattsHonda Civic Si15-
102CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic15-
119Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI15-
1218Super ProductionJaques GravelBMW 330i15-
131ProductionNelson ChanMini Cooper JCW15-
145ProductionShawn GreelyMazda RX-815-
152ProductionPaul GravelMini Cooper JCW15-
164ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper Challenge15-
179ProductionYannick LupienMini Cooper JCW15-
1810ProductionCarlos Tesler-MabeMini Cooper JCW15-
198ProductionNathan BlokToyota GT8615-
208Super ProductionShawn BernierBMW 323i14-
2114ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge14-
2212ProductionSuellio AlmeidaToyota GT8614-
231CompactSylvain OuelletNissan Micra Cup14-
245CompactMartin HusarToyota Echo Cup14-
254CompactEtienne Samson-LaflammeToyota Echo Cup14-
2615Super ProductionMegan TomlinsonHonda Civic Si14-
276ProductionGreg BellToyota GT8614-
283CompactPatrick WittmerHonda Fit14-
296CompactVincent DesautelsHonda Fit14-
306CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic14-
317CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup14-
3211Super ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Type R14-
333ProductionKai DalzielSubaru BRZ14-
349CompactStephane DayNissan Micra14-
358CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit14-
3616Super ProductionFrederic BernierLexus IS35013-
3713ProductionMarie-France GagneToyota GT8613-
3812Super ProductionAlex HabrichNissan 370Z12-
391Super ProductionJimmy BriereHyundai Genesis4-
406Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS0-
--Super ProductionMario CharretteNissan 370Z-Did Not Start
--ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT86-Did Not Start
--ProductionPatrick MichaudHonda Civic Si-Did Not Start

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