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.

Rounds seven, eight and nine of the 2023 Super Production Challenge series were held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the Chevrolet Grand Prix. Drivers would compete in three contests around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.

The start of the weekend’s first race for round seven of the 2023 Super Production Challenge. The No. 26 Krono Competition Ford Mustang Ecoboost of Charles-André Bilodeau is leading the field of forty-five competitors. Behind Bilodeau is Olivier Bedard driving the No. 71 Xtreme Motorsports Nissan 370Z. Beside Bedard is the Super Production points leader, Kurt Wittmer, driving the No. 66 Lombardi Racing Honda Civic Type R.
Todd Chiappino’s No. 14 Honda Civic Si is prepared by Velocity Motorsports Club, a group of Honda employees. Before the third weekend of the 2023 Super Production Challenge series, Chiappino had only finished on the podium once, which was round two at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. However, when the championship made its second visit to the track, he grabbed two victories and a second-place finish.
Winning the first race in the Production category at the Chevrolet Grand Prix weekend was rookie Alexis Jacques. Jacques drives the No. 63 Empire Motorsports Honda Civic Si with backing from TJL Transport. Incredibly, this was his first series start. Jacques earned two more podium results - a third-place result on Sunday morning and in the afternoon, he scored the final position on the class podium.
The Super Production podium for round eight of the 2023 Super Production Challenge series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Standing in the center, from the Velocity Motorsports Club, is the winner, Todd Chiappino. This was Chiappino’s second victory of the weekend. On the left is the runner-up, Oliver Bedard. The final position on the rostrum is occupied by Owen Clarke. Clarke collected two class wins at Shannonville.
Frederic Bernier joins the Super Production Challenge series from the Nissan Micra Cup. Bernier drives the No. 28 Hi-Fi Racing Nissan Micra Cup. He entered rounds seven, eight and nine with five podium finishes, one of which was a victory in the season opener. At the Chevrolet Grand Prix, he collected his second win of 2023 and another runner-up result. Bernier is currently second in the Compact standings.
Rookie competitor Cameron Nabert is dominating the Compact category. In the first six races, the No. 69 Fawn Group Motorsports Nissan Micra Cup driver has five victories. This trend would continue when the Super Production Challenge series made its second stop at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Nabert grabbed two wins and a runner-up result. He leads the class championship as well as the overall Rookie standings.
The round eight Production class podium for the 2023 Super Production Challenge series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In the center is the first driver across the finish line, Blake Kelly. Unfortunately, Kelly completed a pass under the yellow and was penalized five seconds. The win went to Sylvain Laporte, standing on the left. Kelly was moved to second place and Alexis Jacques finished in the third position.
Quebec touring car veteran Sylvain Laporte is the 2021 Production class champion. He is driving the familiar No. 50 LAPSE Motorsports Mini Cooper Challenge this season. He has collected class victories in round two and race four at Shannonville. Laporte grabbed second and third-place finishes during the Chevrolet Grand Prix weekend. And inherited a win when Blake Kelly was penalized.
Product class rookie Blake Kelly drives the No. 41 Velocity Motorsports Club Honda Civic Si. He also shares the Honda with Scott Nicol. The rookie has two wins, collected at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Shannonville. A penalty in round eight prevented Kelly from claiming another victory. Nicol was behind the wheel of the car for round nine and ended the event with a Production category win.
The No. 71 Xtreme Motorsports Nissan 370Z is piloted by Olivier Bedard. After eight rounds of the 2023 Super Production Challenge series, the two-time series champion hadn’t collected a victory. The title contender finished second in the first two events at the Chevrolet Grand Prix weekend. In the finale, Bedard was first across the finish line. However, he was disqualified, but the team filed a protest and Bedard was awarded the win.
The Compact category rostrum for round eight of the 2023 Super Product Challenge series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Standing in the center is the winner, Cameron Nabert. This was the rookie’s sixth victory of the season, which provided him with a commanding championship lead. On the left is the runner-up, Steve Montminy, another rookie. The final position on the podium belongs to Zack Lalonde.

11Super ProductionTodd ChiappinoHonda Civic Si16-
22Super ProductionOlivier BédardNissan 370Z16-
33Super ProductionKurt WittmerHonda Civic Type R16-
44Super ProductionGabriel LacombeHonda Civic Si16-
55Super ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT8616-
66Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z16-
77Super ProductionArek WojciechowskiBMW 325i16-
88Super ProductionNathan BlokNissan 370Z16-
99Super ProductionGuillaume LabbeHonda Civic Type R16-
1010Super ProductionFrederick MagnyNissan 370Z16-
1111Super ProductionCharles-André BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost16-
1212Super ProductionNelson ChanNissan 370Z16-
1313Super ProductionAlex HabrichNissan 370Z16-
141ProductionAlexis JacquesHonda Civic Si16-
152ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper S Challenge16-
163ProductionYannick LupienMini Cooper JCW16-
1714Super ProductionChris BernierBMW 323i16-
184ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Si16-
195ProductionBlake KelleyHonda Civic Si16Penalty
2015Super ProductionSylvain OuelletNissan 370Z16-
216ProductionVincent DesautelsHonda Civic Si16-
227ProductionConnor BellToyota GT8616-
238ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge16-
249ProductionVincent BerthiaumeAcura TSX Type S16Penalty
2516Super ProductionJacques GravelBMW 330i15-
261CompactFrederic BernierNissan Micra Cup15-
272CompactCameron NabertNissan Micra Cup15-
283CompactAlyssa Voyzelle-MontminyNissan Micra15-
294CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic15-
305CompactMario BerthiaumeNissan Micra Cup15-
316CompactZack LalondeHonda Fit14-
327CompactEtienne Samson LaflammeToyota Echo Cup14-
338CompactAlex DonnellyMini Cooper14-
349CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit14-
3510CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup14-
3611CompactMaika ChamberlandHonda Fit14-
3712CompactCindy PicotteNissan Micra Cup14-
3813CompactStephane DayNissan Micra Cup14-
3910ProductionNora JordanSubaru BRZ14-
4011ProductionMarie-France GagnéToyota GR86 SC13-
4112ProductionGraydon GoodridgeSubaru BRZ7Electrical
4217Super ProductionSylvain OuelletNissan 370Z6Safe Mode
4318Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI5Mechanical
4413ProductionEthan BellToyota GT862Mechanical
4519Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS1Electrical
--Super ProductionPaul MorinPontiac Solstice GXP-Turbocharger

11Super ProductionTodd ChiappinoHonda Civic Si19-
22Super ProductionOlivier BédardNissan 370Z19-
33Super ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT8619-
44Super ProductionEric HochgeschurzBMW 325i19-
55Super ProductionJacques GravelBMW 330i19-
66Super ProductionShawn BernierBMW 323i19-
77Super ProductionNathan BlokNissan 370Z19-
88Super ProductionKurt WittmerHonda Civic Type R19Penalty
99Super ProductionGabriel LacombeHonda Civic Si19-
1010Super ProductionGuillaume LabbeHonda Civic Type R19-
1111Super ProductionEric ChaputNissan 370Z19-
1212Super ProductionNelson ChanNissan 370Z19-
1313Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z19-
1414Super ProductionSylvain OuelletNissan 370Z19-
1515Super ProductionFrederick MagnyNissan 370Z19-
161ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper S Challenge19-
172ProductionBlake KelleyHonda Civic Si19Penalty
183ProductionAlexis JacquesHonda Civic Si19-
194ProductionYannick LupienMini Cooper JCW18-
205ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Si18-
2116Super ProductionAlex HabrichNissan 370Z18-
226ProductionConnor BellToyota GT8618-
237ProductionVincent DesautelsHonda Civic Si18-
248ProductionVincent BerthiaumeAcura TSX Type S18-
259ProductionEthan BellToyota GT8618-
261CompactCameron NabertNissan Micra Cup17-
272CompactSteve MontminyNissan Micra17-
283CompactZack LalondeHonda Fit17-
294CompactMario BerthiaumeNissan Micra Cup17-
305CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit17-
3110ProductionMarie-France GagnéToyota GR86 SC17-
326CompactYannick SimardMini Cooper17-
337CompactMaika ChamberlandHonda Fit17-
348CompactFrederic BernierNissan Micra Cup17-
3517Super ProductionCharles-André BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost16Accident
3618Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI16-
379CompactCyndie PicotteSubaru BRZ16-
3810CompactStephane DayNissan Micra Cup16-
3911ProductionNora JordanSubaru BRZ16-
4012CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup12Wheel Bearing
4119Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS10Electrical
4212CompactEtienne Samson LaflammeToyota Echo Cup10Mechanical
4320Super ProductionPaul MorinPontiac Solstice GXP1Turbocharger
4412ProductionGraydon GoodridgeSubaru BRZ0Electrical
--CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic-Did Not Start
--ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge-Disqualified

11Super ProductionOlivier BédardNissan 370Z17-
22Super ProductionJacques GravelBMW 330i17-
33Super ProductionTodd ChiappinoHonda Civic Si17-
44Super ProductionGabriel LacombeHonda Civic Si17-
55Super ProductionEric HochgeschurzBMW 325i17-
67Super ProductionKurt WittmerHonda Civic Type R17-
77Super ProductionShawn BernierBMW 323i17-
88Super ProductionNathan BlokNissan 370Z17-
99Super ProductionGuillaume LabbeHonda Civic Type R17-
1010Super ProductionEric ChaputNissan 370Z17-
1111Super ProductionOwen ClarkeToyota GT8617Penalty
1212Super ProductionMichael HabrichNissan 370Z17-
1313Super ProductionNelson ChanNissan 370Z17-
1414Super ProductionAlex HabrichNissan 370Z17-
1515Super ProductionMario CharetteNissan 370Z17-
161ProductionScott NicolHonda Civic Si17-
172ProductionAlexis JacquesHonda Civic Si17-
183ProductionSylvain LaporteMini Cooper S Challenge17-
194ProductionYannick LupienMini Cooper JCW17-
205ProductionMarc-Andre BourdagesHonda Civic Si17-
216ProductionVincent DesautelsHonda Civic Si17-
227ProductionCrystel CharestMini Cooper Challenge16-
231CompactCameron NabertNissan Micra Cup16-
248ProductionConnor BellToyota GT8616Penalty
252CompactFrederic BernierNissan Micra Cup16-
263CompactAlex DonnellyMini Cooper16-
274CompactSteve MontminyNissan Micra16-
285CompactZack LalondeHonda Fit16-
296CompactRichard FoegeleHonda Fit16-
307CompactMario BerthiaumeNissan Micra Cup16-
318CompactNathan MutchToyota Echo Cup16-
329CompactCyndie PicotteSubaru BRZ16-
3310CompactMaika ChamberlandHonda Fit16-
3411CompactStephane DayNissan Micra Cup15-
359ProductionAlexandre BrosseauSubaru BRZ15-
3610ProductionEthan BellToyota GT8614Accident
3716Super ProductionPaul MorinPontiac Solstice GXP10Penalty
3811ProductionVincent BerthiaumeAcura TSX Type S10Mechanical
3917Super ProductionFrederick MagnyNissan 370Z7Mechanical
4018Super ProductionMarc HerouxChevrolet Camaro RS7Electrical
4111ProductionRichard YinSubaru BRZ5Electrical
4219Super ProductionShelby MillsVolkswagen Jetta GLI1Mechanical
4312CompactEric CoulombeChevrolet Sonic1Mechanical
--Super ProductionCharles-André BilodeauFord Mustang Ecoboost-Did Not Start
--ProductionMarie-France GagnéToyota GR86 SC-Did Not Start
--CompactEtienne Samson LaflammeToyota Echo Cup-Did Not Start

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