Ferrari Challenge North America heads to Montreal

Ferrari Challenge North America heads to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, from June 8th to the 10th.

Ferrari Challenge North America heads to Montreal

But before we get into the details of this upcoming race, here's a rundown of where everyone sits after an action-packed weekend of racing at Laguna Seca, where nearly 70 race cars took to the track. 

Trofeo Pirelli

After a victory in Race 1 at Laguna Seca, Cooper MacNeil, driving for Scuderia Corsa - Ferrari of Beverly Hills, enters the fourth round of 2018 with the championship lead in the Trofeo Pirelli division.

Peter Ludwig of Wide World Ferrari won the second race of the weekend in California and now sits second in the standings, three points shy of series of leader MacNeil.

Trofeo Pirelli-AM

In the AM division, Rob Hodes of Scuderia CAVA - Ferrari of Washington leads the way after finishes of second and third in class (ninth and 12th overall). He is trailed by Ferrari of Denver's John Boyd by 21 points in their respective title fight.

Coppa Shell

Scuderia Corsa - Ferrari of Beverly Hills' Thomas Tippl continued a remarkable run at Laguna Seca, sweeping the weekend in the Coppa Shell category and extended his streak of victories in five in succession. This allowed him to extend his championship lead over Ferrari North America's Michael Fassbender to an impressive 46 points.

Coppa Shell-AM

Ferrari of Long Island's John Megrue also enters Montreal with some momentum, having taken both class victories in the Coppa Shell-AM division at Laguna Seca (sixth and seventh overall) and extending his points lead to nine markers over Miller Motorcars' Dale Katechis.

The Ferrari Challenge 458 drivers are off and will not be present at Montreal, but will return later this year at Watkins Glen International.

Montreal's on-track action will begin early Friday morning conclude Sunday, supporting the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The stars of Ferrari Challenge North America will first take to the track on Friday for a 20-minute free practice session prior to FP1 for the Canadian GP. They will get another 20-minute free practice session later in the afternoon.

On Saturday, they will qualify just before the F1 stars get their opportunity to go for pole as well, which will immediately precede Race 1 for the Ferrari Challenge drivers.

On Sunday, Race 2 will follow Formule Tour 1600 and Porsche GT3 Cup action as the final event before the lights go out for Formula 1's Canadian GP. Each of the weekend's races will last 25 minutes.

There are 45 teams entered for this weekend's event.

Complete Ferrari Challenge schedule - Montreal

Date Session Time (local)
6/8/2018 Free Practice Session 1 (20mins) 08:55 - 09:15
6/8/2018 Free Practice Session 2 (20mins) 16:50 - 17:10
6/9/2018 Qualifying (35mins) 12:15 - 12:50
6/9/2018 Grid Formation 15:25
6/9/2018 Race 1 (25mins) 15:35 - 16:00
6/9/2018 Podium Presentation 16:00
6/10/2018 Grid Formation 10:55
6/10/2018 Race 2 (25mins) 11:05 - 11:30
6/10/2018 Podium Presentation 11:30
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Series Ferrari
Event Montreal
Location Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Author Nick DeGroot