TrackWorthy - Coverage of Pirelli World Challenge at CTMP 2016

TrackWorthy Covers Pirelli World Challenge at CTMP

by TrackWorthy,

It was another big Pirelli World Challenge weekend as all of the race classes headed north of the border to run at the challenging high speed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), in Bowmanville, Ontario as part of the Victoria Day Speedfest weekend.

The Pirelli World Challenge is a North American racing series that is sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). The World Challenge series was born in 1990, and celebrated its 25th anniversary season in 2014. The series consists of seven driver classifications and six classes of vehicles. Each season consists of approximately 12 event weekends and between 14-20 rounds of racing. Each race has a maximum 50 minute time limit.

Manufacturers represented in the series include Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Below, check out our highlight reel from the day, interviews with two of the most popular and talented drivers, and shorts featuring some of our favorites cars from the day!

Day’s Highlight Reel

Interview: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car Driver, Valerie Chiasson


We spent some time with Valerie Chiasson at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park during the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend. Valerie travels the globe fulfilling her racing commitments but calls Mont-Tremblant, Quebec home.

Like most professional race car drivers, Valerie started her racing career in go-karts and has worked her way up the racing ladder.

Rarely seen without a smile on her face, Valerie is one of motorsport’s most naturally engaging and entertaining characters, making her a fan favourite. This year, Valerie is racing in Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama and the Nissan Micra Cup.

Interview: BMW Z4 GT3 and M6 GTLM Race Car Driver, Kuno Wittmer


Kuno Wittmer is a BMW of North America factory driver and recently joined Mills Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX series driving a BMW Z4 GT3. Kuno, a 33-year-old Canadian from Montreal, is the current third driver of the #100 BMW Team RLL M6 GTLM in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

In the first year that the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM Series merged to form the United SportsCar Championship, Wittmer won two races and claimed six podium finishes on his way to the inaugural GTLM title in 2014. Kuno achieved a prestigious class victory at the opening round of the 2015 season, winning the legendary Rolex 24 at Daytona twice.

Kuno, whose father and grandfather were also race car drivers, claimed his first victory in the North American Street Stock Championship at the age of 16. In 1999 he was crowned “Rookie of the Year” in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship. He later switched to sports cars where, after a brief guest appearance in the 2011 ADAC GT Masters, his race outings have included the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Short Feature Clips


  • Short Feature: Porsche 911
  • Short Feature: Audi R8
  • Short Feature: Nissan GT-R
  • Short Feature: Porsche Cayman
  • Short Feature: McLaren 650S
  • Short Feature: Aston Martin Vantage

Short Feature Clips


  • Short Feature: Porsche 911
  • Short Feature: Audi R8
  • Short Feature: Nissan GTR
  • Short Feature: Porsche Cayman
  • Short Feature: McLaren 650S
  • Short Feature: Aston Martin Vantage

Race Results


GT RD. 08

1 GT 58 Patrick Long Porsche 911 GT3 R
2 GT 87 Andrew Palmer Bentley Continental GT3
3 GT 43 Ryan Eversley Acura TLX-GT

GT RD. 09

1 58 Patrick Long Porsche 911 GT3 R
2 GT 87 Andrew Palmer Bentley Continental GT3
3 GT 2 Kyle Marcelli Audi R8 LMS GT3

GTA RD. 08

1 GTA 16 Michael Schein Porsche 911 GT3 R
2 GTA 07 Martin Fuentes Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
3 GTA 96 Bret Curtis BMW M6 GT3

GTA RD. 09

1 GTA 16 Michael Schein Porsche 911 GT3 R
2 GTA 07 Martin Fuentes Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
3 GTA 66 Frankie Montecalvo Mercedes AMG SLS GT3

GT CUP RD. 07

1 GT CUP 17 Alec Udell
2 GT CUP 20 Sloan Urry
3 GT CUP 00 Corey Fergus

GT CUP RD. 08

1 GT CUP 09 Chris Green
2 GT CUP 17 Alec Udell
3 GT CUP 20 Sloan Urry

GTS RD. 07

1 GTS 10 Lawson Aschenbach Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2 GTS 13 Brett Sandberg KTM XBow GT4
3 GTS 07 Max Riddle Aston Martin Vantage GT4

GTS RD. 08

1 GTS 07 Max Riddle Aston Martin Vantage GT4
2 GTS 19 Parker Chase Ginetta GT4
3 GTS 14 Nate Stacy Ford Mustang Boss 302

SPRINTX RD. 01

1 GT 46 Michael Mills / Kuno Wittmer BMW Z4 GT3
2 GT 69 David Ostella / Dion Von Mottke Audi R8 LMS Ultra
3 GT 14 Colin Braun / Brent Holden Porsche 911 GT3 R

SPRINTX RD. 02

1 GT 46 Michael Mills / Kuno Wittmer BMW Z4 GT3
2 GT 14 Colin Braun / Brent Holden Porsche 911 GT3 R
3 GT 69 David Ostella / Dion Von Mottke Audi R8 LMS Ultra

SPRINTX RD. 01

1 GTS 07 Max Riddle / Kris Wilson Aston Martin Vantage GT4
2 GTS 09 Derek DeBoer / Jason Alexandridis Aston Martin Vantage GT4
3 GTS 45 Chris Beaufait / James Vance SIN R1 GT4

SPRINTX RD. 02

1 GTS 07 Max Riddle / Kris Wilson Aston Martin Vantage GT4
2 GTS 09 Derek DeBoer / Jason Alexandridis Aston Martin Vantage GT4
3 GTS 45 Chris Beaufait / James Vance SIN R1 GT4

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