CSBK – Round 2 – Autodrome St-Eustache

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

Pos No. Rider Motorcycle Qual. Race Qual. Race Qual. Race Race Qual. Race Qual. Race Race Total
1 101 Jordan Szoke BMW 3 52 4 52 111
2 1 Jodi Christie Honda 4 42 3 42 91
3 24 Sebastien Tremblay Kawasaki 0 37 2 37 76
4 42 Kenny Riedmann Kawasaki 0 27 0 32 59
5 711 Franklyn Dominguez Kawasaki 0 19 0 29 48
6 46 Tomas Casas Yamaha 0 17 0 27 44
7 116 Trevor Daley Suzuki 0 15 0 21 36
8 316 Stacey Nesbitt Honda 0 12 0 23 35
9 74 Michael Leon BMW 1 32 1 0 34
10 777 Sean Huffman BMW 2 29 0 0 31
11 39 Ross Millson Suzuki 0 25 0 0 25
12 71 Kristopher Garvie Honda 0 0 0 25 25
13 171 Jim Proulx Yamaha 0 23 0 0 23
14 265 Chris Murray-Audain BMW 0 21 0 0 21
15 113 Reiner Griese BMW 0 13 0 0 13

Pro Sport Bike Standings

Pos No. Rider Motorcycle Qual. Race Qual. Race Qual. Race Race Qual. Race Qual. Race Race Total
1 20 Jodi Christie Honda 4 52 4 42 102
2 76 Louie Raffa Honda 0 27 2 52 81
3 1 Kenny Riedmann Triumph 1 42 1 32 76
4 229 Darren James Yamaha 0 32 0 37 69
5 46 Tomas Casas Yamaha 0 25 0 29 54
6 316 Stacey Nesbitt Honda 0 21 0 27 48
7 18 Philippe Masse Kawasaki 2 37 0 0 39
8 53 Elie Daccache Yamaha 3 29 0 0 32
9 47 Will Hornblower Yamaha 0 0 3 25 28
10 711 Franklyn Dominguez Yamaha 0 23 0 0 23
11 17 Caleb Noiles Honda 0 19 0 0 19
12 314 Hugo Fournier Yamaha 0 17 0 0 17

9 thoughts on “CSBK – Round 2 – Autodrome St-Eustache”

  1. And St. Eustache is marginal for club racing – it’s not place for superbikes. With lap times of 45 seconds, it’s not a racetrack, it’s an access road around a warehouse.

    1. At least with less than a dozen bikes on the track at a time the opportunity for physical contact is minimized…?

  2. They don’t pay Frank Wood enough. Trying to make that race exciting would tax anyone’s abilities. Although I could use a few fewer references to “The Shaker” Tremblay. 🙂

  3. Oops – sorry I didn’t realize those were points standings.

    11 entries in Superbike and 9 in Sportbike ???

    Jokebook… 🙁

      1. I’m afraid so, not to mention grandstands full of fans and big bucks cigarette, beer and oil company sponsors to share the load.
        And don’t get me started about a farm system – why is there no lightweight sportbike or supermoto style class, something akin to the old 400 Production ?
        The costs of doing business in the larger sportbike and superbike classes are ridiculous.
        Honda’s attempts with the CBR125 and 250 Challenge Series is to be applauded, but it had a very limited influence.
        You gotta put bums in the seats.

  4. ” 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) ”

    Canadian roadracing has turned into professional wrestling, the most honest spectator sport ever – everything that’s supposed to happen does. Without a major sponsor/cash infusion nothing will change. 15 riders in a Pro Superbike final and 12 in Pro 600 Sportbike? That’s sad.

    Bring on the flames…

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