Regional racing series are the
grassroots of racing, providing the proving grounds for up-and-coming
Despite Quebec once being a hotbed of motorcycle road racing,
producing riders like Pascal Picotte, Francis Martin, Kevin Lacombe
and the legendary Duhamels among others, the province has been
without a regional race series for the last five years.
ASM, the former regional race series
owned by Alan Labrosse, who is also a shareholder of Autodrome
St-Eustache, has recently folded, thus allowing the introduction of
the TFR racing series, headed by Céline Gignac. Gignac began
organizing TrackFever track days two years ago, based out of Circuit
ICAR, in Mirabel, Quebec, and the absence of a racing series in the
province prompted her to take the next step.
Gignac’s TrackFever Racing will hold
a five-race series, at three racetracks in the province: Circuit
Ste-Croix near Quebec City; Autodrome St-Eustache, a former national
venue; and Circuit ICAR, a current national series venue.
The series’ formula is unique in that
the races will be one-day events, with practice, qualifying and
finals taking place on a Sunday. All race days will be preceded by a
Saturday track day, where racers can perform bike setup and practice
among other track day users.
Holders of current race licences are
eligible, though a TFR race licence must be purchased before or at
the event. Also eligible are riders who have completed an accredited
race school, or former racers if they can provide the proper
Race classes include Pro and Amateur
Superbike, Pro and Amateur 600, Open Novice, Lightweight, and
combined Pro/Am SV650 and Pro/Am Supermotard. Also on the schedule is
a non-championship, season-ending four-hour endurance race.
More info, including track day and race
school schedules can be found at trackfever.ca .
June 13 – St-Eustache, round 1
July 25 – St-Eustache, round 2
August 8 – Ste-Croix, round 3
August 22 – ICAR, round 4
September 19 – ICAR, round 5
October 3 – St-Eustache, endurance