Photo: Bob Szoke
CSBK veteran Jordan Szoke prevailed once again on a wet weekend at St-Eustache, winning his second straight race of the season and fourth straight race at the Quebec track.
Szoke managed to get ahead of the pack in the third lap of the Pro Superbike race and led most of the rest of the way, finishing 6.477 seconds ahead of second-place Jodi Christie. Sebastien Tremblay was third in the shortened 10-lap affair.
The race was red-flagged in the seventh lap after Reiner Griese crashed, and re-started. Michael Leon and Tremblay were contending for the lead after the restart, but Szoke got in front and Leon only managed a short time in the lead on the fifth lap before crashing.
Kenny Riedmann was fourth, Franklyn Dominguez fifth, Tomas Casas sixth, Kris Garvey seventh, Stacey Nesbit eighth, and Trevor Daley was ninth.
Louie Raffa took the win in Pro Sport Bike, ahead of Jodi Christie and third-place Darren James. Kenny Riedmann was fourth, Tomas Casas fifth, Stacey Nesbitt was sixth and Will Hornblower was seventh.
The next race weekend will be double-header in Edmonton, July 10-12 at Castrol Raceway. The Edmonton track will be new to many of the CSBK racers, even longtime pros. Although the various series seem to be settling down into the usual pattern (Szoke leads the Superbike standings, Christie leads the Sport Bike standings while pressing Szoke hard in Superbike), the track out west could throw a wrench into the familiar.
Along with the new track, racers from the Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club will also be in the mix. This will be the first time many of the CSBK pros have raced with them, and the word is that the westerners are pretty fast – maybe fast enough to upset the standings a bit.
You can see the video results of the St-Eustache Pro Superbike race below. The standings follow the video link.
Pro Superbike standings
Pro Sport Bike Standings