After a successful 2021 season, and with an ever-growing number of participants, the Super Production Challenge (SPC) series is undergoing a new and important evolution in 2022.
From now on, SPC will be known as the Super Production Challenge powered by Nankang thanks to a partnership with the Taiwanese tire manufacturer, who is now the exclusive supplier of tires for the series.
The 2022 SPC season begins in May with a record number of drivers registered, and organizers wanted to maintain the affordability and sustainability of the series for its teams and drivers.
“Welcome to Nankang and Nankang Motorsport International,” said SPC series promoters. “We are very proud of this three-year contract with Nankang, which is already involved in various major motorsport events and championships, including the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the BMW Compact Cup, the CityCar Cup in England and in a multitude of drift events.”
For the organizers of the Super Production Challenge, the new partnership guarantees accessible and exciting races for at least the next three seasons, with identical Nankang AR-1 tires for all drivers depending on their category and regardless of weather conditions.
“We would like to thank BF Goodrich, which has been our tire partner for the past seven years – in particular, its director Peter Calhoun – as well as Touchette Motorsports and Manuel Solis for their support. The Nankang company has clearly proven to be the best in terms of the product to offer our drivers.”
Nankang tires will be distributed by Perry Performance & Competition, who is also returning as an associate partner for the Rookie of the Year award.
“We immediately subscribed to this partnership because it offers competitors an affordable and quality tire,” said Carl Wener of Perry Performance & Competition. “It allows us to continue to be involved as a company that supports motorsport series. We are increasing our partnership with the series to keep participation costs accessible.”
The 2022 championship will see the series kick off at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, ON as part of the annual Victoria Day SpeedFest on May 20-22. Two weeks later, the series will head to Calabogie Motorsports Park, southwest of Ottawa, on June 4-5.
The season will continue with three events in Quebec, starting on July 9-10 at ICAR in Mirabel, then August 5-7 at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) before returning to ICAR on August 27, as part of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series weekend. The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Calabogie and GP3R events will be tripleheaders. ICAR will host two races on August 27 while the July 9-10 ICAR date will feature two or three races, bringing the season total to 13 or 14 races in 2022.
From Dominic St-Jean/ SPC