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 2023 season consists of five race weekends.

  • May 19-21 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  • June 2-4 – Shannonville Motorsport Park
  • July 7-9 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  • August 4-6 – Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivieres
  • August 25-26 - ICAR

The series controls costs by limiting performance and balancing the power of different vehicles using 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 2023 Super Production Challenge season kicked off on the Victoria Day weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Drivers collected points in three races around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

The start of round three for the 2023 Super Production Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Leading the field of thirty-eight drivers are Todd Chiappino in the No. 14 Velocity Motorsports Club Honda Civic Si and the No. 03 Empire Motorsports Honda Civic Si driven by Gabrile Lacombe. Behind the leaders is the winner of the first two races, Kurt Wittmer, in the No. 66 Lombardi Racing Honda Civic Type R.
The No. 66 Lombardi Racing / Perry Performance Honda Civic Type R is driven by Kurt Wittmer. He comes from a family of racers who have enjoyed success throughout North America. Wittmer made his series debut in 2016 and along with his brother, Karl, he won the Super Production championship in 2018 and 2020. Wittmer’s 2023 quest for the title got off to a great start when he swept the weekend.
Connor Bell driving the No. 30 Digital Unity Toyota GT left the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the Production class points lead. His highlight last season was a victory in the July event at ICAR. Bell qualified ninth in class for race one but excelled in the wet conditions and grabbed the win. In the afternoon, he finished second to Sylvain Laporte and ended the weekend with a third-place result.
Capturing the first Compact victory of 2023 was Frederic Bernier driving the No. 28 Hi-Fi Racing Nissan Micra Cup. Before joining Super Production Challenge, Bernier was a regular in the Nissan Micra Cup series and had his best season in 2019, finishing eighth in the final standings. In the last two races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he finished in the runner-up position, which was enough to earn the class points lead.
Finishing behind the Super Production winner, Kurt Wittmer, in two of the three rounds at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was Gabrile Lacombe in the No. 03 Empire Motorsports Honda Civic Si. A series veteran, Lacombe debuted in 2014, finishing second in the Compact category. In Saturday’s contests, he chased Wittmer to a runner-up result. In the finale, on Sunday morning, Lacombe finished third.
Sylvain Laporte entered his first Super Production Challenge event in 2013 and became a series regular in 2015. In 2021, Laporte was the Production class champion. He has always competed in the No. 50 LAPSE Motorsports Mini Cooper Challenge. On Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Laporte earned first and second-place finishes. Unfortunately, he had an accident and retired on the first lap of round three.
Rookie Blake Kelley piloted the No. 41 Velocity Motorsports Club Honda Civic Si in the Production category. Kelley made an inauspicious debut. He started Saturday’s contest fifth in class but had an accident on the opening lap. With the car ready for the afternoon race, Kelley collected the final spot on the podium. On Sunday, he redeemed himself by winning the Production division and finishing fifteenth overall.
Mario Berthiaume is another driver with Nissan Micra Cup experience; he competed in the series from 2015 to 2021. Berthiaume started his first Super Production Challenge last season in the No. 72 M & M Racing Team Nissan Micra Cup at Calabogie Motorsports Park. This season, he qualified fourth in Compact for race one and finished second. In the next contest, Berthiaume was third and ended the event by finishing seventh.
Another rookie making a significant impact was Compact class competitor Cameron Nabert. Nabert was driving the No. 69 Fawn Group Motorsports Nissan Micra Cup. He qualified and finished third in a very wet round one at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In Saturday afternoon’s contest, Nabert scored his first series victory. On Sunday, he collected his second win and left the weekend second in the points chase by a single marker.

11Super ProductionKurt WittmerHonda Civic Type R14-
22Super ProductionGabriel LacombeHonda Civic Si14-
33Super ProductionGuillaume LabbeHonda Civic Type R14-
44Super ProductionTodd ChiappinoHonda Civic Si14-
55Super ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT8614-
66Super ProductionEric ChaputNissan 370Z14-
77Super ProductionMario CharretteNissan 370Z14-
88Super ProductionNathan BlokNissan 370Z14-
99Super ProductionArek WojciechowskiBMW 325i14-
1010Super ProductionAlex HabrichNissan 370Z14-
111ProductionConnor BellToyota GT8614-
122ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper S Challenge14-
1311Super ProductionChris BernierBMW 323i14-
143ProductionVincent DesautelsHonda Civic Si14-
1512Super ProductionNelson ChanNissan 370Z14-
1613Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI14-
174ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Si14-
181CompactFrederic BernierNissan Micra Cup14-
1914Super ProductionDominic DumaisSubaru BRZ Turbo14-
202CompactMario BerthiaumeNissan Micra Cup14-
213CompactCameron NabertNissan Micra Cup14-
224CompactZack LalondeHonda Fit13-
235CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic13-
245ProductionEthan BellToyota GT8613-
256CompactSteve MontminyNissan Micra13-
267CompactAlex DonnellyMini Cooper13-
276ProductionPerry WenerHonda Civic Si13-
288CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit13-
2915Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS13-
309CompactMaika ChamberlandHonda Fit13-
3110CompactStephane DayNissan Micra Cup13-
327ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge13-
3311CompactCindy PicotteNissan Micra Cup12-
3412CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup12-
3516Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z10Accident
368ProductionGraydon GoodridgeSubaru BRZ3Accident
3713CompactEtienne Samson LaflammeToyota Echo Cup0Accident
389ProductionBlake KelleyHonda Civic Si0Accident
--Super ProductionFrederick MagnyNissan 370Z-Did Not Start
--ProductionVincent BerthiaumeAcura TSX Type S-Did Not Start
--ProductionMarie-France GagnéToyota GR86 SC-Did Not Start
--CompactBen O'HareNissan Micra Cup-Did Not Start
--Super ProductionCharles-André BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost-Did Not Start
--Super ProductionJacques GravelBMW 330i-Did Not Start
--ProductionPatrick MichaudVolkswagen Golf GTI-Did Not Start

11Super ProductionKurt WittmerHonda Civic Type R18-
22Super ProductionGabriel LacombeHonda Civic Si18-
33Super ProductionTodd ChiappinoHonda Civic Si18-
44Super ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT8618-
55Super ProductionArek WojciechowskiBMW 325i18-
66Super ProductionGuillaume LabbeHonda Civic Type R18-
77Super ProductionNathan BlokNissan 370Z18-
88Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z18-
99Super ProductionShawn BernierBMW 323i18-
1010Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS18-
1111Super ProductionSylvain OuelletNissan 370Z18-
1212Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI18-
1313Super ProductionCharles-André BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost18-
1414Super ProductionAxel HabrichNissan 370Z17-
1515Super ProductionMario CharretteNissan 370Z17-
1616Super ProductionFrederick MagnyNissan 370Z17-
171ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper S Challenge17-
182ProductionConnor BellToyota GT8617-
1917Super ProductionNelson ChanNissan 370Z17-
203ProductionBlake KelleyHonda Civic Si17-
214ProductionVincent DesautelsHonda Civic Si16-
225ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Si16-
236ProductionGraydon GoodridgeSubaru BRZ16-
247ProductionPerry WenerHonda Civic Si16-
258ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge16-
261CompactCameron NabertNissan Micra Cup16-
272CompactFrederic BernierNissan Micra Cup16-
283CompactMario BerthiaumeNissan Micra Cup16-
294CompactAlyssa Voyzelle-MontminyNissan Micra16-
305CompactZack LalondeHonda Fit16-
316CompactAlex DonnellyMini Cooper16-
327CompactEtienne Samson LaflammeToyota Echo Cup16-
338CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic16-
349CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit16-
3518Super ProductionDominic DumaisSubaru BRZ Turbo15-
3610CompactMaika ChamberlandHonda Fit15-
3711CompactStephane DayNissan Micra Cup15-
3812CompactCindy PicotteNissan Micra Cup14-
3913CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup11Mechanical
409ProductionEthan BellToyota GT862Clutch
--ProductionVincent BerthiaumeAcura TSX Type S-Did Not Start
--ProductionMarie-France GagnéToyota GR86 SC-Did Not Start
--CompactBen O'HareNissan Micra Cup-Did Not Start
--Super ProductionJacques GravelBMW 330i-Did Not Start
--ProductionPatrick MichaudVolkswagen Golf GTI-Did Not Start

11Super ProductionKurt WittmerHonda Civic Type R184-
22Super ProductionCharles-André BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost14-
33Super ProductionGabriel LacombeHonda Civic Si14-
44Super ProductionEric HochgeschurzBMW 325i14-
55Super ProductionChris BernierBMW 323i14-
66Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS14-
77Super ProductionTodd ChiappinoHonda Civic Si14-
88Super ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT8614-
99Super ProductionGuillaume LabbeHonda Civic Type R14-
1010Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI14-
1111Super ProductionMario CharretteNissan 370Z14-
1212Super ProductionEric ChaputNissan 370Z14-
1313Super ProductionNelson ChanNissan 370Z14-
1414Super ProductionAxel HabrichNissan 370Z14-
151ProductionBlake KelleyHonda Civic Si14-
162ProductionVincent DesautelsHonda Civic Si14-
173ProductionConnor BellToyota GT8614-
181CompactCameron NabertNissan Micra Cup14-
194ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge14-
202CompactFrederic BernierNissan Micra Cup14-
213CompactEtienne Samson LaflammeToyota Echo Cup14-
225ProductionMarie-France GagnéToyota GR86 SC14-
234CompactAlyssa Voyzelle-MontminyNissan Micra14-
245CompactZack LalondeHonda Fit14-
256CompactAlex DonnellyMini Cooper14-
267CompactMario BerthiaumeNissan Micra Cup14-
2715Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z14-
288CompactStephane DayNissan Micra Cup13-
299CompactMaika ChamberlandHonda Fit13-
306ProductionPerry WenerHonda Civic Si13-
3110CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup13-
3211CompactCindy PicotteNissan Micra Cup13-
337ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Si8Clutch
3416Super ProductionFrederick MagnyNissan 370Z7Accident
3512CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic7Mechanical
3617Super ProductionNathan BlokNissan 370Z5Transmission
378ProductionGraydon GoodridgeSubaru BRZ0Mechanical
389ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper S Challenge0Accident
--CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit-Did Not Start
--ProductionEthan BellToyota GT86-Did Not Start
--Super ProductionDominic DumaisSubaru BRZ Turbo-Did Not Start
--ProductionVincent BerthiaumeAcura TSX Type S-Did Not Start
--CompactBen O'HareNissan Micra Cup-Did Not Start
--Super ProductionJacques GravelBMW 330i-Did Not Start
--ProductionPatrick MichaudVolkswagen Golf GTI-Did Not Start

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