SCCC brings racing excitement this week to the streets of Toronto
IndyCar legend Al Unser Jr. will wave green lag as honorary starter
TORONTO, ON (July 14, 2022) – Rounds 5 and 6 of the Sports Car Championship Canada (SCCC) presented by Michelin race series will be featured with races on Saturday and Sunday this weekend at the Honda Indy Toronto. Getting the racing underway will be two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. who will wave the green flag as the honorary starter. Unser will be in town this weekend as the celebrity guest of FEL Motorsports, organizer of the SCCC race series.
“We are excited to be part of the Honda Indy Toronto,” said Chris Bye, President of FEL Motorsports. “It’s great that race fans will get to see these Canadian sports car drivers racing the same 11-turn circuit as some of the most famous names in motorsports as they share the weekend with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. And we’re very pleased to have Al Unser Jr. as our VIP guest. Little Al, from the legendary Unser racing family, is no stranger to Toronto’s street circuit where he competed many times and was the winner of the 1988 and 1990 Molson Indy races.”
The SCCC is the leading sports car championship in Canada. The series combines two internationally recognized classes – TCR and GT4. The race series consists of 12 races over six race weekends. Each race weekend includes practice, qualifying and two 40-minute sprint races. There are three podium winners from both classes for each race with points awarded from 1st to 10th place.
Showcased in the world-renowned TCR class are cars from manufacturers such as Hyundai, Audi and Honda with comparable horsepower that are required to meet strict homologated (standardized) parts in the touring car class. FEL Motorsports, with the support of IMSA, has signed a three-year deal with World Sporting Consulting (WSC) for a coveted TCR licence in Canada from 2022 to 2024, bringing the Sports Car Championship Canada into the global racing community.
There is neck and neck competition in the TCR class heading into rounds 5 and 6 of the SCCC series at the Honda Indy Toronto with teammates Jerimy Daniel and Jean-Francois Hevey tied for 1st place with 75 points each. Daniel drives the number 10 TRC Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS sponsored FIX Auto and Hevey drives the number 21 TRC Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS.
Tied for 3rd place with 54 points each are Ron Tomlinson and Richard Boake. Tomlinson drives the number 48 TWOth Autosport 2022 Audi RS3 LMS sponsored by Tomlinson Motorsports, and Boake drives the number 84 Blanchet Motorsports 2017 Audi RS3 LMS sponsored by Blanchet Motorsports, Rheem Canada and Betz Pools.
The GT4 class, in conjunction with SRO Motorsports Group, features high-performance sports cars, including McLaren, Mercedes AMG, Ford and Porsche, that are also regulated under homologation standards.
Battling for the top driver standing in the GT4 class are Zachary Vanier with 80 points, followed closely in second by Charles Robin with 70 points. Vanier drives the number 9 Pfaff Motorsports 2019 McLaren 570s sponsored by Technica Mining, and Robin drives the number 56 Rilli Racing 2020 Mercedes AMG sponsored by SH Karting, SODI.
This weekend’s SCCC races will feature a total of 10 cars in the TCR class and 6 cars in the GT4 class with a 40-minute sprint race on Saturday at 4:30 pm, and a second race on Sunday at 12:35 pm. Qualifying is scheduled for 11:15 am on Saturday.
Sports Car Championship Canada (SCCC) presented by Michelin is now in its second year as a national Canadian championship with drivers competing for prizes and money. SCCC’s race promoter FEL Motorsports is actively involved in revitalizing and reinvesting in motorsports in Canada.
For further information on FEL Motorsports, visit www.felmotorsports.com.
About FEL Motorsports
FEL Motorsports grew out of a deep base of automotive roots from FEL Automotive Learning and Promotion. FEL Motorsports is focused on growth and
sustainability in the Canadian Motorsports landscape by giving back to its teams through prizing and prize money.