Why Race in the Sports Car Championship Canada?
The Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin is paving a new road for Canadian sports car driving. This multi-class premiere racing experience is reserved for homologated sports cars only and is dictated by a global Balance of Performance, highlighting the drivers’ capabilities. This season will feature a twelve-race championship over four weekends at Canada’s largest motorsport events, including current IMSA and IndyCar circuits.
The Top Sports Car Championship in Canada
The SCCC was created to provide undeniably talented Canadian drivers with a racing platform aligned closely with the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series. The professional events prepare teams and drivers within Canada to be able to take their skills international. Comprised of three classes; GT4, TCR, and TCA, the Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin offers a fair, yet competitive playing field for drivers to test their level of professionalism against a field of experienced and up-and-coming talent.
Since it’s inception, the SCCC has attracted grids of up to 18 sports cars from a mix of manufacturers such as Audi, Hyundai, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
With the addition of the TCA class in 2023, those numbers are expected to increase! A number of SCCC drivers are now racing in international series such as Marco Signoretti (2021 SCCC GT4 Champion and Multimatic Driver, 2022 British GT Championship) and Nick Looijmans (2021 SCCC TCR 3rd Place Finish and #15, 2023 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge).
What is a GT4 race car?
GT4 class cars are factory-built race cars available to the public. However, custom-built cars based on production models can also be built by teams. All cars are test driven by the FIA and then modified so that they all have near identical performance levels. GT4 vehicles are rear wheel driven with engines that produce between 400 and 450 horsepower and speed that can reach over 250 km/h. The SRO provides the global BoP for the SCCC GT4 class by adjusting ride height, weight, power, and other variables so that different manufactures can compete on an equal level.
What is a TCR race car?
The TCR (Touring Car) class specification was introduced in 2014 and is now a globally recognized brand. This SCCC class consists of WSC TCR homologated vehicles. They are front wheel driven with engines tuned to produce 300 to 350 horsepower and speed that can reach over 225km/h. The BoP for this class is set by the WSC TCR to ensure vehicles are consistently balanced by regulations such as fuel-tank capacities, ride height, power, and other variables.
What is a TCA race car?
The TCA class is designed for homologated sports cars that are currently racing in the SRO TC America competition. These cars are positioned as a more accessible entry point into sports car racing. They are built as ready-to-race vehicles in the USA with installed roll cages and homologated factory parts. 6-speed manual and front wheel driven, the TCA class vehicles engines produce up to 220 horsepower.
Eligible TCA vehicles:
- Honda Civic Si FE1
- Hyundai Elantra N Line
- Mini JCW Hardtop
- Subaru BRZ
- Toyota GR86
This Season with SCCC
The 2023 season will consist of twelve races over four weekends and see stops across Ontario and Quebec at four of Canada’s five largest motorsport events. The racing format will get each driver 100+ minutes of track time between practice, qualifying and three races per weekend.
Sanctioned by FEL Motorsports, these high-profile event weekends are jam-packed with excitement from the competitive racing to drivers meeting draws for tires and race fuel, every driver has a chance to win at each event. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each class win prize money determined by the number of cars they place in front of in their field.
The 2023 prize package will have dedicated teams racing their hearts out for Championship prizes like the FEL Motorsports Individual Performance Scholarship Program in conjunction with Performance Prime, and the LMP Custom 2024 Driving Suits from Braidan Motorsport. This year, even drivers who don’t podium will be entered to win the grand prize draw of two tickets, two round-trip flights and accommodations at the 2023 Las Vegas Formula 1 race!
FEL Motorsports is dedicated to the growth of motorsport in Canada. We have developed sponsorship packages for teams to share with potential sponsors. We also offer customized branding and marketing materials for teams to provide their sponsors with branded real-estate at events, branded hero cards for autograph sessions, and sponsor links accessible through team profiles on the FEL Motorsports website.
New in 2023, FEL Motorsports is introducing team profiles where teams will be able to showcase their driver talent, crew, and driving/performance history. These profiles will allow teams to upload their own gallery, link to social media and websites, and give fans more information about the team.
Live Streaming: In 2023, FEL Motorsports is making a commitment to livestream a number of the SCCC races. Viewers will be able to watch the races in live time on our YouTube channel. Live streamed races will be announced in advance of the season.
Content Creation: FEL Motorsports believes the drivers should always be in the spotlight. Throughout the season, drivers will participate in short interviews designed to help fans and audiences receive a well rounded idea of who drivers are, showcase personality, and give a platform for drivers to lend advice to other Canadians looking to take the next step into professional racing.
Renting / Buying SCCC Vehicles
Homologated sports cars can be purchased through manufacturers or second hand. Cars do fall out of homologation over time, so it is essential to research your decision.
It is also common to rent a car to race in the SCCC. View from the list below of FEL Motorsports teams that have renting capabilities:
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