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 2023 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series opening rounds were held at Shannonville Motorsport Park during the SMP Cup weekend. Drivers competed in three races on the Long Track, which incorporates the Nelson and Fabi configurations.

The pace lap for round two of the 2023 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship. The front row is occupied by Britain West Motorsport teammates. On the pole is the No. 65 Mygale SJ14 of Callum Baxter. Beside Baxter is the winner of Saturday's contest, Logan Pacza, driving the No. 64 Mygale SJ13. Starting behind the leaders are Henderson Knox in the No. 48 Van Diemen RF02 and the No. 4 Piper DL7 driven by Gerry Kavanaugh.
Rookie Logan Pacza left Shannonville Motorsport Park with the F1600A points lead. For his debut, Pacza joined the Britain West Motorsport team driving the No. 64 Mygale SJ14. He qualified on the pole for Saturday's contest and traded the lead with his teammate, Callum Baxter, before securing the victory. Pacza could not match Baxter's pace in round two and finished second. He ended the event with another win.
Callum Baxter returned to Britain West Motorsport for his second season driving the No. 65 Mygale SJ14. He qualified second fastest for round one and passed his teammate Logan Pacza late in the race, but he lost the position and finished second. On Sunday morning, Baxter started on the pole and won by a margin of 8.814-seconds. He was gridded first for the finale, but an error resulted in a ninth-place finish.
F1600B competitor Dylan McPherson dominated his category with two victories. McPherson, who finished sixth in the championship last season, drove the No. 27 McPherson Van Diemen RF93. He qualified first in class and tenth overall. On the way to the win, McPherson finished eighth. On Sunday, he collected his second victory of the weekend. In round three, McPherson finished behind the winner, Steve Bodrug.
The F1600A podium for round two of the 2023 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series at Shannonville Motorsport Park. In the center from Britain West Motorsport is the winner Callum Baxter. Standing on the left is Baxter's teammate and the runner-up, Logan Pacza. Pacza scored his first victory in his first race on Saturday. Completing the rostrum is the third-place finisher, Gerry Kavanaugh.
The weekend kept getting better for F1600A competitor Gerry Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh piloted the No. 4 Piper DL7. He qualified sixth fastest for the season opener, moved into fourth place on the opening, and held the position to the checkered. Kavanaugh started round two in the fourth spot, but the retirement of Henderson Knox led to a third-place finish. A steady drive was rewarded with a runner-up result in the last race.
The recipient of this year's Bob McCallum Sponsorship Award is Antonio Costantino. The award provides financial assistance to a new race driver under twenty-three years of age competing in one of the CASC-OR open-wheel classes. For the 2023 season, Costantino joined Brian Graham Racing driving the No. 3 Piper DL7. During the SMP Cup event, he collected third, fourth and fifth-place results in the F1600A category.
F1600B competitor Steve Bodrug made his first series start in 2007 and was the runner-up in last year's championship. Bodrug drives the No. 41 Van Diemen RF91 and qualified third in class for the weekend's first contest. However, he was unable to complete a lap. On Sunday morning, Bodrug was gridded twenty-first overall and finished third in F1600B. In the finale, he went flag-to-flag for the victory.
The F1600B podium for round two of the 2023 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series at Shannonville Motorsport Park. Claiming the top step of the rostrum for the second time this weekend is the category winner, Dylan McPherson. On the left side is the runner-up, Andrew Mason, who finished second in round one. The third-place finisher, Steve Bodrug, occupies the podium's final position.

1F1600ALogan PaczaMygale SJ13 / Honda12-
2F1600ACallum BaxterMygale SJ14 / Honda12-
3F1600AConnor ClubineMygale SJ15 / Ford12-
4F1600AGerry KavanaughPiper DL7 / Honda12-
5F1600AAntonio CostantinoPiper DL7 / Honda12-
6F1600ASam BakerSpectrum 012b / Honda12-
7F1600AConnor JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
8F1600BDylan McPhersonVan Diemen RF93 / Ford12-
9F1600ACalum DunbarPiper DL7 / Honda12-
10F1600BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
11F1600AHenderson KnoxVan Diemen RF02 / Honda12-
12F1600BJason SharpeVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
13F1600BPercy AdlerAdler PF14 FF / Ford12-
14F1600BBill TebbuttVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
15F1600AByron LeisVan Diemen RF98 / Ford12-
16F1600AKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF91 / Ford12-
17F1600BChris EvansVan Diemen RF92 / Ford11-
18F1600ACole JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda10-
19F1600BMike LeeVan Diemen RF92 / Ford8-
20F1600BMichael StewartVan Diemen RF93 / Ford7-
21F1600AKeith LobbanVan Diemen RF94 / Honda0Did Not Finish
22F1600BSteve BodrugVan Diemen RF91 / Ford0Did Not Finish
-F1600BKari SaloVan Diemen RF90 / Ford-Did Not Start

1F1600ACallum BaxterMygale SJ14 / Honda12-
2F1600ALogan PaczaMygale SJ13 / Honda12-
3F1600AGerry KavanaughPiper DL7 / Honda12-
4F1600AAntonio CostantinoPiper DL7 / Honda12-
5F1600AConnor JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
6F1600ASam BakerSpectrum 012b / Honda12-
7F1600ACole JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda12-
8F1600ACalum DunbarPiper DL7 / Honda12-
9F1600BDylan McPhersonVan Diemen RF93 / Ford12-
10F1600BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
11F1600BSteve BodrugVan Diemen RF91 / Ford12-
12F1600BPercy AdlerAdler PF14 FF / Ford12-
13F1600AKeith LobbanVan Diemen RF94 / Honda12-
14F1600BBill TebbuttVan Diemen RF90 / Ford12-
15F1600BMichael StewartVan Diemen RF93 / Ford12-
16F1600BJason SharpeVan Diemen RF90 / Ford11-
17F1600AByron LeisVan Diemen RF98 / Ford11-
18F1600AKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF91 / Ford11-
19F1600BChris EvansVan Diemen RF92 / Ford11-
20F1600BMike LeeVan Diemen RF92 / Ford6-
21F1600BSean JohnstonVan Diemen RF92 / Ford2Did Not Finish
22F1600AHenderson KnoxVan Diemen RF02 / Honda0Did Not Finish
-F1600AConnor ClubineMygale SJ15 / Ford-Did Not Start
-F1600BKari SaloVan Diemen RF90 / Ford-Did Not Start

1F1600ALogan PaczaMygale SJ13 / Honda10-
2F1600AGerry KavanaughPiper DL7 / Honda10-
3F1600AAntonio CostantinoPiper DL7 / Honda10-
4F1600AConnor JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda10-
5F1600ACole JaneteasSpectrum 015 / Honda10-
6F1600BSteve BodrugVan Diemen RF91 / Ford10-
7F1600ACalum DunbarPiper DL7 / Honda10-
8F1600BDylan McPhersonVan Diemen RF93 / Ford10-
9F1600ACallum BaxterMygale SJ14 / Honda10-
10F1600BAndrew MasonVan Diemen RF90 / Ford10-
11F1600AKeith LobbanVan Diemen RF94 / Honda10-
12F1600AHenderson KnoxVan Diemen RF02 / Honda10-
13F1600BMike LeeVan Diemen RF92 / Ford10-
14F1600BJason SharpeVan Diemen RF90 / Ford10-
15F1600BBill TebbuttVan Diemen RF90 / Ford10-
16F1600BSean JohnstonVan Diemen RF92 / Ford10-
17F1600BPercy AdlerAdler PF14 FF / Ford10-
18F1600AKieran MurphyVan Diemen RF91 / Ford10-
19F1600AByron LeisVan Diemen RF98 / Ford10-
20F1600BChris EvansVan Diemen RF92 / Ford10-
21F1600ASam BakerSpectrum 012b / Honda3Did Not Finish
22F1600BMichael StewartVan Diemen RF93 / Ford1Did Not Finish
-F1600AConnor ClubineMygale SJ15 / Ford-Did Not Start
-F1600BKari SaloVan Diemen RF90 / Ford-Did Not Start

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