• Dimanche, 30 mars, 2014

Pelletier Commits to Britain West for 2014

Posted on March 28, 2014 by aherta


“Second year racer returns to Canadian-based formula car team to campaign an extended F1600 program in Ontario and Quebec.”

Brantford, Ontario – Britain West Motorsports, Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, is thrilled to announce the re-signing of open wheel racer Chase Pelletier of Brampton, Ontario. The 17-year-old athlete competed in the Quebec Formula Tour with Britain West in 2013 along with taking in several Pirelli World Challenge events. Looking to the open wheel development program in Ontario and Quebec, Pelletier is primed for a break out campaign in the resurgent Formula 1600 ranks. Hot on the heels of announcing their new partnership with Mygale North America, Britain West is excited that Pelletier is the first driver to be confirmed for the Mygale Formula 1600 Honda powered package for the upcoming season.

“I’m excited going into the 2014 season, racing with Britain West Motorsports in the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship and the new F1600 Super Series,” comments Pelletier. “With a successful first year in Formula 1600 under my belt, I’m looking forward to competing against the best in Canada and some of the American talent the Super Series is sure to attract. The organizers have really raised the bar for the level of open wheel competition in Canada.”

Along with showing leadership on the track, Chase also leads off track as an example of living successfully with Type 1 diabetes. Working closely with sponsors and leading support programs, Pelletier, also a black belt in karate, doesn’t let the challenges of diabetes slow him down. With the support of companies like Animas Canada, Camillus and Performance Physiotherapy & Wellness, Chase is able to pursue his passion and promote a positive message helping others living with diabetes.

“This year I have my sights set on podiums and championships. With the experience of Britain West Motorsports, the reliability of Honda power and the technology of the Mygale chassis, I expect to be in a great position to accomplish that,” smiles Pelletier.

With the launch of the Canadian F1600 Super Series, a joint effort between the Toyo Tires Championship and the Quebec Formula Tour, F1600 racing in Canada is growing quickly. With several young guys joining a host of seasoned experts, open wheel racing in Canada is going to be very competitive in 2014. Pelletier is looking to add his name the list of title contenders at each stop on the tour.

“We are really happy that Chase has chosen Britain West to help him develop his racing program,” states Britain West team principal David Clubine. “We had had a number of young drivers develop their careers and win championships with us over the years. Besides a great talent, Chase is also an inspiration. We are expecting some big things this year.”

Exciting developments in Canadian open wheel racing include the Canadian F1600 Super Series along with the addition of a new F2000 program that will run select races in Ontario. This gives young drivers moving into cars from karts and more seasoned pilots looking to expand their racing program a lot of options to find the racing that fits them best.

Drivers interested in campaigning the F1600 Championship, the F2000 Championship, the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship and the Quebec Formula Tour Championship should contact Britain West for details and schedules.

A fixture in the Canadian motor sports scene for nearly two decades, Britain West is the exclusive Canadian agent for Mygale Chassis, Van Diemen Chassis and Dunlop Tire. They also represent AimSport Mychron Data Systems, Penske Shocks and HANS Device. Britain West are also known as the leading engine builder for the popular Formula Ford power plant making use of an in-house machine shop, tooling and test dyno. All the staff at Britain West has an eye for detail and put customer service first.

For complete team information be sure to check out For more information on Britain West Motorsports and this news release please contact Dave Clubine at or call 519-756-1610.

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Britain West becomes official supplier of the Mygale Chassis for Canada

Posted on March 25, 2014 by aherta


Britain West Motorsports, one of Canada’s leading Formula Ford competition group, is pleased to announce the addition of the Mygale chassis to their expanded racing program.

Working with Bryan Herta Autosports of Indianapolis, Ind., owners of Mygale North America program, Britain West will be the official supplier of the Mygale program to teams and drivers across the country. With a winning record and leading designs, look for Mygale cars to top the podium through 2014.

“The addition of the Mygale chassis gives us another option for our customers and for racers across Canada,” stated David Clubine, owner of Britain West Motorsports. “We will still be supporting the Van Diemen chassis, but different racers are looking for different options, and the Mygale platform offers that. Our stable of key suppliers and manufacturers continues to grow as we support team drivers and privateers in a variety of racing series.”

Made in France and imported to North America, the Mygale chassis meets all specifications and requirements for racing in the Ontario-based Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, Quebec-based Formula Tour 1600, and newly formed Formula 1600 Super Series. Founded in 1989, Mygale quickly found success at the top of the podium in 1995. Located in a state-of-the-art facility located at Circuit Nevers Magny Cours in France, the Mygale Formula F program completed an incredible 1-2-3 finish in the 2005 Formula Ford Festival.

“Mygale North America is thrilled to have Britain West as our Canadian agent,” added Steve Newey of Bryan Herta Autosports. “We realize that the competition is very tough in all the Canadian series, and we look forward to supporting all the Mygale drivers as they race for the championship.”

In their first season of racing in North America, the Mygale chassis was able to take wins and podiums in the US-based F1600 Formula F Championship Series. This new growth in to Canada will see those winning performances continue deep into the Canadian junior open-wheel scene.

“I am absolutely delighted that the Mygale chassis has a permanent home here in Canada and that Britain West is coming back to the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship on a full-time basis,” commented Jason Sharp, promoter for the Ontario series and co-promoter of the Canadian Super Series. “David Clubine and his group are a race-winning organization, and I know the collaboration between them, the Mygale factory, and Bryan Herta Autosport are going to be championship contenders right from the start of the season.”

Echoing those same great sentiments is Marcel Lafontaine, promoter of the Quebec Formula Tour and co-promoter of the Canadian Super Series.

“Adding the Mygale program is not only fantastic for Britain West, but it is also fantastic for Canadian formula car racers. There are a number of strong chassis already successful in our series and this gives racers another great option. The diversity of chassis, teams and drivers is what makes this format racing so exciting and so popular.”

Drivers interested in campaigning the F1600 Championship, Formula Tour 1600, and Super Series Championship should contact Britain West for details and schedules.

A fixture in the Canadian motor sports scene for nearly two decades, Britain West is the exclusive Mygale Chassis, Van Diemen Chassis and Dunlop Tire importer for Canada. They also represent AimSport Mychron Data Systems, Penske Shocks and HANS Device. Britain West are also known as the leading engine builder for the popular Formula Ford power plant making use of an in-house machine shop, tooling and test dyno. All the staff at Britain West has an eye for detail and put customer service first. For complete team information be sure to check out or contact Dave Clubine at or call 519-756-1610


• Vendredi, 14 mars, 2014


Je tiens à partager avec vous combien je me considère chanceux d’avoir, dans un premier temps été invité par Lisa & Jens Plougmann à être de la partie pour la course des 8 et 9 mars 2014 en Arizona sur la piste qui a accueilli Nigel Mansel lors de ses premiers essais en INDYCAR( Dans un deuxième, cela m’a permis de rencontrer et de partager mon sport favori avec des pilotes passionnés mais aussi compétitifs. J’ai pu bénéficier d’une voiture bien préparée, performante et fiable.

I wish to share with the community how lucky I am to have been invited by Lisa and Jens Plougmann to take part in the past race of March 8th and 9th 2014 in Arizona on the same track that saw Nigel Mansel( for his INDYCAR beginnings.  I also consider myself lucky for meeting and sharing my favorite sport with passionate, competitive drivers. I had the pleasure of enjoying a car that was well prepared, reliable and that performed quite well.


Eformulaford ( respire la camaraderie, l’entraide et le respect.  Ce sont des gens formidables qui savent recevoir.  Je dois remercier Jens et ses mécaniciens pour leur patience à répondre à mes demandes d’ajustement sur la SWIFT DB1.  Je dois remercier Jim Edmonds de m’avoir prêté aider à mieux comprendre la piste et m’aider pour les set up.  Je dois aussi féliciter Jim (No88) d’avoir réalisé à plusieurs reprises le meilleur temps lorsque nous étions en piste, il est un modèle de précision et de régularité BRAVO.  Que dire de Dave Purcell (No 12) un poids lourd mais combien rapide (pôle samedi matin) il m’impressionne celui-là aussi.  Jens(No10)  n’a pas pu s’exprimer sa voiture ayant des problèmes mécaniques sinon il aurait été aux avant plans.

Eformulaford inspires comradery and respect.  These are wonderful people who know how to be welcoming. I must thank Jens and his team of mechanics for their patience in regards to my adjustment requests for the SWIFT DB1. I also must thank Jim Edmonds for sharing his knowledge in helping me better understand the track and the setups.  I must also congratulate Jim (No88) on making the best time while on track; your precision and regularity is a model to follow, BRAVO. What to say about Dave Purcell (No12), heavy yet so fast (pole position Saturday morning) I was quite impressed.  Jens(No10) unable to fully exhibit performance, his car hindered by mechanical issues preventing him of being at the forefront.

Je tiens à remercier Dr Bob, David, Tim, John(5), John (7), Brady, Davud, Scott, Brian, Tom, Creg, Jeff, Mike & Savinapour votre esprit de camaraderie tout au long du weekend.

I wish to thank Dr Bob, David, Tim, John(5), John (7), Brady, Davud, Scott, Brian, Tom, Creg, Jeff, Mike & Savina for the team spirit that was shared throughout the weekend.   

Finalement, je dois aussi parler de l’efficacité du déroulement du weekend, pas de retard, cédule respectée à la minute et des cérémonies podium amicales et bien animées.  J,ai particulièrement le pris BALLET D’OR!!! Quelle belle façon de passer le message avec humour et respect.  Nous aurons plus de 5 pilotes de cette ligue qui vont se joindre à nous pour le GPF1 2014 et aussi la classique été et le GP3R 2014, la continuité de 2013 quoi.

Finally, I cannot forget to mention the efficiency with which the weekend event took place. There were no delays, scheduling was respected to a T and the podium ceremonies were friendly and lively. I especially enjoyed the GOLDEN BROOM prize. Such a clever way of sending a message with humor and respect in mind. For GPF1 2014 more that 5 drivers will join us and some will do summer classic & GP3R as well.

J’oubliais!!!! ARIZONA = PARADIS je vous le confirme 88F, ZERO HUMIDITÉ, paysages de rêves,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,je rêve à ARIZONA maintenant.

Almost forgot! ARIZONA = PARADISE I can confirm 88F, ZERO HUMIDITY, breathtaking landscapes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I dream of ARIZONA now

PS: Si vous voulez vivre une expérience unique aux USA n’hésitez pas à me contacter / For a dream ride in USA contact me

Marcel 8193509750


• Mercredi, 26 février, 2014

Le formulaire pour vous inscrire aux évènements de la série pour 2014 est maintenant disponible .  Notez qu’il y a une date limite pour vous inscrire pour GPF1,ICAR &  GP3R . Pour Tremblant, cette année la série va charger 200$ taxes inclues (payables directement a Formulatour1600) en plus des frais modeste d’environ 400$ taxes inclues (payé à tremblant) que vous versez `l’organisation de tremblant, notez que la date limite pour vous inscrire à la classique de printemps est le 16 MAI 2014 (voir ou contacter leur bureau 819-425-6363)

This is the time to register to the events of our serie for 2014, please fill this one as soon as you can.  Take a note that there is dead line for GPF1,ICAR & GP3R. For Tremblant, this year Formula tour will charge 200$ taxes (payable to formulatour directly) in over the very good price o average of 400$ taxes in charge by le circuit (payable to le circuit) also, dont forget to register on line at or contact their office center 819-425-6363) dead line is MAY 16TH 2014.

(Le seul évènement F1 au monde ou il y a F1600 / Only one F1 event in the world where there is F1600)



Inscription-registration F1600_COURSES-EVENTS_2014

Envoyer un ou des chèques post datés à votre convenance A/S: Formulatour1600 inc  345 olivier Victoriaville, Quebec Canada G6P5H3

Send one or post dated checks & registration form to : Formulatour1600 inc and send by post to 345 olivier Victoriaville, Quebec Canada G6P5H3



Note pour toutes les classiques à Tremblant l’essence utilisée est:/ fuel to be used for alls races at Tremblant is:


ULTRAMAR SUPER SANS PLOMB 1757, ROUTE 117, Mont Tremblant, QC, J8E 2X9, 819-425-6737, la station qui est au bout de la montée Ryan à la croisée de la 117 / Gaz station south of montée ryan crossing 117 rd.

• Mercredi, 26 février, 2014



Inscrivez-vous à la série via le formulaire suivant: INSCRIPTION AU CHAMPIONNAT 2014_francais

Vous recevrez une fois inscrit:

  • Carte de membre rigide formula tour
  • Coupon rabais de 100$ (pour les 30 premiers inscrits)
  • Tous les autocollants et badges des commanditaires
  • Reservation de votre numéro de compétiteur

Faire parvenir le cheque & formulaire A/S: Formulatour1600 inc et poster à 345 olivier Victoriaville, Quebec Canada G6P5H3


SUPER SERIES: (important prenez le temps de bien lire et n’hésitez pas à me joindre 8193509750)

Si vous désirez participer à une des deux courses du championnat Ontarien qui comptent pour la SUPER SERIE :

  1. Prenez le temps de cocher la case à cet effet dans le formulaire et FORMULATOUR1600 va payer votre inscription à la série TOYO TIRES 1600 & remplir le formulaire série Ontarienne associé.  
  2. Cependant,  pour profiter de cette option vous devez obligatoirement vous inscrire à au moins une des deux courses de SUPER SERIE qui se dérouleront en Ontario.
  3. Si vous avez participés aux deux séries en 2013, votre numéro de compétiteur sera le même. 
  4. Si vous n’étiez pas inscrits en Ontario nous demanderons de réserver le même numéro mais si il est déjà réservé nous vous demanderons de mettre le 1 (un) devant votre numéro existant pour les courses en Ontario. 
  5. Il en sera de même pour les pilotes Ontariens qui viendront courir aux deux (2) courses de super série au Québec).

Calendrier Super serie ; (Système de pointage et règlements techniques identiques Ontario/Québec et conforme à SCCA)

Mai 17/18       Mosport with NASCAR (Compte pour le championnat TOYO TIRES F1600 aussi)

Juin 7/8/9      F1 Montreal  (Compte pour le championnat FORMULATOUR1600 OKI aussi)

Juillet 19/20      Indy Toronto  (Compte pour le championnat TOYO TIRES F1600 aussi)

Aout 8/9/10      GP3R   (Compte pour le championnat FORMULATOUR1600 OKI  aussi)


Register to formulatour serie by using following document:

You will receive upon reception of your registration form:REGISTRATION FORM 2014_english

  • Hardcard formulatour
  • Coupon rebate of 100$ (first 30 premiers register)
  • All sponsors stickers and badges
  • Car number reservation

Send check & registration form to : Formulatour1600 inc and send by post to 345 olivier Victoriaville, Quebec Canada G6P5H3


SUPER SERIES: (important and very easy to follow, do not hesitate to call me at 8193509750)

If you are planning to participate at one of the 2 Ontario Races weekend include into TOYO TIRES F1600 and also SUPER SERIE 2014:

  1.  Take time to notify that when you will fill FORMULATOUR1600 serie registration form and FORMULATOUR1600 will pay TOYO TIRES 1600 registration 2014 fee’s and fill form associated for you.
  2. However , if you want use this advantage, you must participate at least at one of the 2 race weekend in Ontario who will part of SUPER SERIE 2014.
  3. If you where register both series in 2013, you will keep same car number. 
  4. If you are  register for the first time at FORMULATOUR1600 we will give same number if not yet reserve. 
  5. If reserve , you will have to add 1 (one) before your car number.  It will the same for drivers register in Formulatour1600 vs TOYO TIRES 1600.

Super serie calendar: (Same scoring and tech rules for Ontario & Québec and as per  SCCA rules book)

May 17/18       Mosport with NASCAR (Include into TOYO TIRES F1600 Ontario championship)

June 7/8/9      F1 Montreal  (Include into TOYO TIRES Formulatour1600 OKI championship)

July 19/20      Indy Toronto  (Include into TOYO TIRES F1600 Ontario championship)

Aug 8/9/10      GP3R (Include into TOYO TIRES Formulatour1600 OKI championship)



CARTE DE MEMBRE CLUB FORMULATOUR 2014 (obligatoire pour demande de licence ASQ/ASN/CASC/ CLUB FORMULATOUR MEMBER CARD FORM 2014 (mandatory to whom want to get driver licence ASQ/ASN/CASC  Formula Tour club 2014_membership

Coût: 50$ faire chèque à Club FormulaTour1600 (pas de taxes applicables) et envoyer à 345 olivier Victoriaville G6P 5H3, / Cost: 50$ check to formulatour1600 social club (no taxes applicables) and send to 345 olivier Victoriaville G6P 5H3




• Lundi, 24 février, 2014

Jason Sharpe directeur TOYO TIRES F1600 Ontario  & moi allons gérer la SUPER SÉRIE 2014, nous sommes actuellement à finaliser les derniers détails et nous allons vous en informer d’ici quelques jours.  Nous pouvons cependant vous confirmer nos calendriers respectifs ainsi que celui de la SUPER SERIE.  /  Jason Sharpe director of TOYO TIRES 1600 Ontario and I will manage SUPER SERIE 2014, we are working on détails and you will be advive within next couples of days.  We can confirm 2014 calendar and Ontario & Québec calendars as well;


Super serie calendar:( officiel)

May 17/18       Mosport with NASCAR

June 7/8/9      F1 Montreal

July 19/20      Indy Toronto

Aug 8/9/10      GP3R


Formulatour1600 calendar (Officiel)

May 24/25       Tremblant

June 6/7/8      F1 Montreal

July 5/6                NCATS ICAR

July 26/27      Tremblant

Aug 8/9/10      GP3R

Sept 26/27/28Tremblant


TOYO TIRES F1600 calendar

May 3/4         Mosport

May 17/18       Mosport with NASCAR

June 21/22      Mosport

July 19/20      Indy Toronto

Aug 23/24       Calabogie

Sept 13/14      Mosport


• Mercredi, 05 février, 2014

FORMULATOUR1600 est heureux d’annoncer que le système de pointage qui sera utilisé sera identique à celui qui est actuellement en force en Ontario pour le championnat TOYO TIRES F1600.  Par la même occasion cela va faciliter la gestion de la SUPER SERIE .

Notez que;  Plus de points pour participation et pôle


FORMULATOUR1600 is pleased to announce that scoring system that it will be used for 2014 will same as one use for TOYO TIRES 1600 series.  At the same time this will facilitated scoring for SUPER SERIE.

Note that:  No more points for participation and for pole position

Pos Points
1 100
2 88
3 78
4 70
5 64
6 60
7 56
8 52
9 48
10 44
11 40
12 36
13 34
14 32
15 30
16 28
17 26
18 24
19 22
20 & - 20
• Mardi, 28 janvier, 2014

tour-f1600-logoCalendrier OKI/HGregoire/ 2014/ 2014 calendar OKI/HGregoire

FINAL: (programme double/two races per weekend)

  • CLASSIQUE PRINTEMPS , Tremblant les 24/25 mai / may

  • GRAND PRIX FORMULE UN , Montréal les 6/7/8 juin /june 

COMMUNIQUÉ-F1600-v1  /  RELEASE-F1600-v1

  • ICAR, SUN DOWN, Mirabel les 5/6 juillet / july

  • CLASSIQUE ÉTÉ , Tremblant les 26/27 juillet/july

  • GP3R, TROIS-RIVIÈRES les 8/9/10 août / august 

  • CLASSIQUE AUTOMNE, Tremblant les 26/27/28 septembre


Au total 12 courses sur 6 weekends (moyenne une course/mois) sur les plus belles pistes au Québec / 12 races on 6 races weekend( average of 1 race weekend/month) on the most beautiful Quebec  race track

Merci infiniment à OKIDATA Canada, Hgregoire, Toyo Tires Canada & HPD racing pour leur support et aussi leur confiance.  Je dois aussi remercier Francois Dumontier/ GPF1, Dominique Fuguere/ GP3R, Vince Loughran/ Le Circuit & Marc Arsenault / Icar qui acceptent de nous recevoir encore cette année.

Thank very much to OKIDATA Canada, HGregoire, TOYO TIRES Canada & HPD racing for their support and also their confident.  I must also thank Francois Dumontier /GPF1, Dominique Fuguere /GP3R, Vince Loughran /Tremblant & Marc Arseneault / ICAR willing to receive us again this year.

Finalement, je tiens à remercier tous les pilotes& équipiers qui participent à nos évènements et qui se présentent avec des monoplaces bien préparés afin d’assouvir leur passion tout en donnant un spectacle de très haute qualité

Finally, I want to thank all the drivers & teams who participate to our great season 2014 who present with well-prepared cars to satisfy their passion while giving a performance of high quality.

Soyez prêt pour le grand départ en mai / Be ready for great season start in may


President Formula Tour 1600

• Lundi, 27 janvier, 2014

Règles pour classe MASTER:

À la lumière de la saison 2013 et aussi du sondage que nous avons effectués auprès des pilotes qui roulent avec châssis 1999 et moins avec le kent  qui ont participés à cette classe et aussi ceux qui pouvaient avoir un intérêt  , la direction de FORMULATOUR1600 a pris les décisions suivantes quant à cette classe.

Voici ces décisions;

  1. Cette classe est réservé aux pilotes de 40 ans et plus
  2. Un master qui termine dans les 3 premiers overall, va revenir aussi pour le podium master (idem USF1600 Pro)
  3. Pas de limitation pour année du châssis et moteurs (Kent 1600cc & Honda Fit 1500cc)
  4. Poids 1125 lbs
  5. Classement Master sera maintenu par FORMULATOUR1600
  6. Les pilotes de 40 ans et plus vont aussi figurés dans le classement GÉNÉRAL et il n’y a plus de classe PRO.
  7. Lors du banquet annuel FORMULATOUR1600 2014, les 5 premiers seront honorés.


Master Class rules:

Based on 2013 season and also the survey done with actuals and potentials Master drivers who run 1999 chassis and older with Kent engine , FORMULATOUR1600 direction have made their decision for 2014 for MASTER CLASS:

Here the decision:

  1. Class reserve to 40 years old and up
  2. A master can be on both podium, overall standing as much as master podium for one race (idem USF1600 Pro)
  3. No limitation for chassis years & engines (Kent or Honda Fit)
  4. Weight 1125 pounds
  5. Master standing will be manage by FORMULATOUR1600
  6. Drivers of 40 years old and up will figure also on general standing and PRO class will be abandon.
  7. At annual banquet, drivers who finish top 5th will be reward


Direction FORMULATOUR1600

• Mercredi, 15 janvier, 2014

Le membership CLUB FORMULATOUR1600 vous permet de faire votre demande de licence auprès de ASQ, CASC et aussi ASN  /  Membership of CLUB FORMULATOUR1600 will allow you to have your race car driver licence from ASQ, CASC or ASN

Formula Tour club 2014_membership

Remplir ce formulaire et faire parvenir par courriel à : ou par courrier à Club Formulatour1600 345 olivier Victoriaville G6P5H3


• Mardi, 31 décembre, 2013


La direction de Formula Tour 1600 désirent souhaiter à tous ses membres et supporteurs qui qu’ils soient une année 2014 remplie de succès et de plaisir au travers cette passion qui nous animent tous.

Santé, bonheur et prospérité et les meilleurs moments avec les personnes qui vous sont chers!


 Le calendrier final va être publié le 28 janvier 2014  et vous ne serez pas décu.

Formula Tour 1600 édition 2014


Direction of Formula Tour 1600 wishes a year 2014 to members and fans all of success and pleasure trough this passion that we have in our blood.

Health, happiness and prosperity to all of you guys

Final 2014 calendar will be published  january 28th 2014 and you will not be disappointed.


Formula Tour 1600 édition 2014