ASN Canada FIA
) is Canada's national motorsport authority, as delegated by the FIA
The organization was founded in 1990, after Canada's original National Sporting Authority, Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs
(CASC), was expelled from the FIA. In a then-unprecedented motion, the country's sporting authority was entrusted completely to a single person, Benoit Mailloux.
The expulsion ensued after legal battles between the nation's top breweries over sponsorship rights to the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix
. The 1987 Canadian Grand Prix was cancelled as part of this dispute, which stemmed from FOCA
's demands for increased fees for Formula One teams.
Circumstances surrounding the process were detailed in Terry Lovell
's 1999 biography of Bernie Ecclestone, Bernie's Game: Inside the Formula One World of Bernie Ecclestone
(ISBN 1-84358-086-1); and in CASC historian David A. Charters' book, The Chequered Past: Sports Car Racing and Rallying in Canada 1951-1991
ASN Canada FIA's national-level motorsport championships currently feature the National Karting Championship, and the Canadian Touring Car Championship.