Jul 02

Rounds 5 & 6 to be fought at the Jiffy Lube 100 at Circuit ICAR

Experience the rush of touring car racing!

CTCC logoThe Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire is proud to participate at the Jiffy Lube 100 that will be held at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel (QC) on July 6th and 7th.

During the event, Rounds 5 & 6 will be fought and competitors will have to show their strengths as this race track is known to be very fast and technical.

Competitors will get on the track Saturday morning for a practice session and again for qualifying in the early afternoon, Round 5 will be contested later that day at 5:10 pm. On Sunday morning the schedule is very tight as the drivers will be on track around 9:30 am for a warm-up session in order to get ready for Round 6, scheduled for 11:30 am.

With the two first events behind them, drivers will be highly competitive but mindful of not losing their position in the Point Standings. In Super Class, ahead by 87 points, Montreal driver Benjamin Distaulo (Lombardi Honda Racing) has a very comfortable lead ahead of Barrie driver Scott Nicol (Velocity Motorsports Club) and Amhurstberg driver Josh Fantin (Amico Racing).

In Touring Class, the fight for the championship started at the first round’s green flag and has resulted in a tie going into this event between Tottenham driver Damon Sharpe (Blanchet Motorsports) and Bécancour driver Jocelyn Hébert (89 Racing Team). Roxton Pond driver Michel Sallenbach (Team Octane) is in third and will be looking to take advantage of a mistake from either one of these opponents if he wants to take the lead in the standings. Behind him, Markam driver Tom Kwok (M&S Racing) and Lorraine driver Eric Lacouture (Team Octane) are not too far away and could get even closer after this event.

For Rounds 5 and 6, no B-Spec Class competition is scheduled for this event.

CTCC’s last race event was challenging due to the changing weather conditions, this weekend, drivers hope for sun and are ready to attack the track and fight for first place.

The CTCC points leaders are as follow:

Super Class
Driver Car Points
Benjamin Distaulo Honda Civic Si 451
Scott Nicol Honda Civic Si 364
Josh Fantin BMW 330i 321


Touring Class
Driver Car Points
Damon Sharpe Honda Civic Si 440
Jocelyn Hébert Honda Civic Si 440
Michel Sallenbach Mini Cooper S JCW 428


B-Spec Class
Driver Car Points
Karl Wittmer Honda Fit 465
Normand Boyer Mazda 2 427
Nigel Heron Honda Fit 217

Tickets to attend the event are available at www.circuiticar.com.

Fans can follow all of the action on their computers, tablets or phones wherever they are via the link to live-timing (www.livetiming.net/ctcc).

For more details about CTCC, visit www.touringcar.ca or follow CTCC on Facebook touringcar.ca and Twitter @touringcar_ca.

About CTCC

The Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire is the only truly Canadian professional road racing series and showcases race cars based on their stock street version in three different categories (Classes). The entry-level B-Spec Class is the category for sub-compact cars with stock engines and strictly controlled suspension modifications; Touring Class features cars with minimal engine modifications, while Super Class machines have powerful and heavily modified engines and advanced aerodynamics. All three classes compete at the same time on the track and challenge for supremacy in their class.

Experience the rush of touring car racing!

source: touringcar.ca