The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship is an open-wheel racing series based in Ontario and sanctioned by the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs - Ontario region.

The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship calendar consists of six weekends, with each event hosting three rounds.

  • June 3-4 - SMP Cup - Shannonville Motorsport Park
  • June 16-18 - VARAC Vintage Grand Prix - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  • July 29-30 - BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  • August 19-20 - OSCC Summer Classic - Calabogie Motorsports Park
  • September 1-3 - CTMP Labour Day Weekend Sprints - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  • September 16-17 - BEMC Late Summer Trophy Races - 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 2021. There are two engine options available the Ford or Honda.
  • F1600B – This group is for cars constructed before 1995. They are powered by the Ford engine.

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.

The fifth weekend of the 2023 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series was held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the CTMP Labour Day Sprints. Drivers would compete in three races around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

The start of the weekend's first event, round sixteen of the 2023 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship. Making an excellent start and leading a field of twenty-six competitors through Canadian Tire Motorsport Park's first corner is the No. 51 Spectrum 012b driven by Sam Baker. Behind Baker is Logan Pacza in the No. 64 Britain West Motorsport Mygale SJ13. Chasing the leaders are Conner Janeteas and Callum Baxter.
With another weekend of the 2023 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, the rookie Logan Pacza has clinched the title. Pacza's record before the Labour Day Sprints included eleven podium finishes in twelve starts, of which ten were victories. During the fifth weekend of competition, the driver of the No. 64 Mygale SJ13 prepared by Britain West Motorsport collected another win and two runner-up results.
The No. 8 Van Diemen RF92 was entered in the F1600B category and driven by Sean Johnston. Johnston qualified ninth overall and second in class for the weekend's first contest at the Labour Day Sprints. An issue at the beginning of the race saw him fall to twelfth, but Johnston battled back for the F1600B victory. On Sunday morning, he collected another win. Johnston failed to sweep the event when he retired in the finale.
Callum Baxter has spent much of the season chasing his teammate Logan Pacza. Baxter won race two at Shannonville Motorsport Park and finished ahead of Pacza when he encountered issues at the BARC weekend. However, the driver of the No. 65 Mygale SJ14 would earn his best results of 2023 at the Labour Day Sprints. Baxter was victorious in races seventeen and eighteen, but Pacza prevented him from scoring a 'hat trick.'
Sunday morning and the start of the weekend's final contest. Britain West Motorsport teammates Callum Baxter and Logan Pacza occupy the front of the grid. Baxter is on the pole and in the No. 65 Mygale SJ14 and Pacza drives the No. 65 Mygale SJ13. Starting behind the leaders are Conner Janeteas in the No. 44 Spectrum 015 and the No. 51 Spectrum 012b driven by Sam Baker. Twenty-three competitors began the race.
Series veteran Steve Bodrug piloted the No. 41 sponsored Van Diemen RF91. The F1600B competitor made his first start of the season at the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races, where he won all three races. When the series stopped at Calabogie, Bodrug collected two more victories. He initially struggled at the Labour Day Sprints but earned a runner-up result and a first-place finish in the final race.
Except for a DNF in race three at Calabogie Motorsport Park, Connor Janeteas has never finished worse than seventh and has finished on the podium four times. Driving the No. 44 Spectrum 015, Janeteas qualified fourth fastest for Saturday's race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and finished third. In the afternoon, he grabbed another third place and repeated this performance Sunday morning.
Sam Baker has had a year of mixed results. In the season opener at Shannonville Motorsport Park, he had two sixth-place finishes and a DNF. However, Baker redeemed himself at the VARAC event by collecting three runner-up results. He qualified and finished second in the weekend's first race at the Labour Day Sprints. The No. 51 Spectrum 012b driver followed this up with fourth and fifth-place results.

1F1600ALogan PaczaMygale SJ13 / Honda12-
2F1600ASam BakerSpectrum 012b / Honda12-
3F1600AConnor JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
4F1600ACallum BaxterMygale SJ14 / Honda12-
5F1600AGerry KavanaughPiper DL7 / Honda12-
6F1600AHenderson KnoxVan Diemen RF02 / Honda12-
7F1600AGraham LobbanVan Diemen RF98 / Honda12-
8F1600BSean JohnstonVan Diemen RF92 / Ford12-
9F1600BBill TebbuttVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
10F1600AKeith LobbanVan Diemen RF94 / Honda12-
11F1600AAvery BakerSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
12F1600BDylan McPhersonVan Diemen RF93 / Ford12-
13F1600AByron LeisVan Diemen RF98 / Ford12-
14F1600BMike DoddVan Diemen RF94 / Ford12-
15F1600BSteve BodrugVan Diemen RF91 / Ford12-
16F1600BMichael StewartVan Diemen RF93 / Ford12-
17F1600AJames BritnellVan Diemen RF03 / Ford12-
18F1600BPercy AdlerAdler PF14 FF / Ford12-
19F1600BKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF91 / Ford12-
20F1600AAntonio CostantinoPiper DL7 / Honda12-
21F1600BKari SaloVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
22F1600BJeff BatemanCitation 84F / Ford12-
23F1600ACole JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
DNFF1600ABrent McPhailVan Diemen RF03 / Ford4Did Not Finish
DNFF1600ACalum DunbarPiper DL7 / Honda1Did Not Finish
DNFF1600BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90 / Ford1Did Not Finish

1F1600ACallum BaxterMygale SJ14 / Honda12-
2F1600ALogan PaczaMygale SJ13 / Honda12-
3F1600AConnor JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
4F1600ASam BakerSpectrum 012b / Honda12-
5F1600AAntonio CostantinoPiper DL7 / Honda12-
6F1600AGerry KavanaughPiper DL7 / Honda12-
7F1600AHenderson KnoxVan Diemen RF02 / Honda12-
8F1600AGraham LobbanVan Diemen RF98 / Honda12-
9F1600BSean JohnstonVan Diemen RF92 / Ford12-
10F1600BSteve BodrugVan Diemen RF91 / Ford12-
11F1600ABrent McPhailVan Diemen RF03 / Ford12-
12F1600BDylan McPhersonVan Diemen RF93 / Ford12-
13F1600AAvery BakerSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
14F1600BMike DoddVan Diemen RF94 / Ford12-
15F1600AKeith LobbanVan Diemen RF94 / Honda12-
16F1600BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
17F1600ACalum DunbarPiper DL7 / Honda12-
18F1600AByron LeisVan Diemen RF98 / Ford12-
19F1600BMichael StewartVan Diemen RF93 / Ford12-
20F1600AJames BritnellVan Diemen RF03 / Ford12-
21F1600BPercy AdlerAdler PF14 FF / Ford12-
22F1600BKari SaloVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
23F1600BKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF91 / Ford12-
24F1600BBill TebbuttVan Diemen RF90 / Ford10-
25F1600BJeff BatemanCitation 84F / Ford9-
26F1600ACole JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda6-

1F1600ACallum BaxterMygale SJ14 / Honda15-
2F1600ALogan PaczaMygale SJ13 / Honda15-
3F1600AConnor JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda15-
4F1600AAntonio CostantinoPiper DL7 / Honda15-
5F1600ASam BakerSpectrum 012b / Honda15-
6F1600AHenderson KnoxVan Diemen RF02 / Honda15-
7F1600ACalum DunbarPiper DL7 / Honda15-
8F1600BSteve BodrugVan Diemen RF91 / Ford15-
9F1600AGerry KavanaughPiper DL7 / Honda15-
10F1600BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90 / Ford15-
11F1600BBill TebbuttVan Diemen RF90 / Ford15-
12F1600BMike DoddVan Diemen RF94 / Ford15-
13F1600ABrent McPhailVan Diemen RF03 / Ford15-
14F1600AKeith LobbanVan Diemen RF94 / Honda15-
15F1600AAvery BakerSpectrum 015 / Honda15-
16F1600AByron LeisVan Diemen RF98 / Ford15-
17F1600BPercy AdlerAdler PF14 FF / Ford15-
18F1600BMichael StewartVan Diemen RF93 / Ford14-
19F1600BKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF91 / Ford14-
20F1600BDylan McPhersonVan Diemen RF93 / Ford10-
DNFF1600AJames BritnellVan Diemen RF03 / Ford5Did Not Finish
DNFF1600BKari SaloVan Diemen RF90 / Ford5Did Not Finish
DNFF1600BSean JohnstonVan Diemen RF92 / Ford5Did Not Finish
DNSF1600AGraham LobbanVan Diemen RF98 / Honda12Did Not Start
DNSF1600BJeff BatemanCitation 84F / Ford9Did Not Start
DNSF1600ACole JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda6Did Not Start

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