Photos: Steven Rose
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Jordan Szoke completed yet another perfect season (his third, and second in a row), doubling up victories at the final double-header round of the Canadian Superbike series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) August 21. In the final race, Szoke (1) traded the lead with Italian Claudio Corti (71), coming out on top of a eight-lap final, shortened due to time constraints after a red-flagged accident after the start of the race.
Corti, a regular in the MotoAmerica series south of the border, said, “I’m so mad because I lost the chance to fight with this guy [Szoke],” after an electronics glitch slowed him for a moment and let Szoke into the lead. “But I enjoyed my chance to try the series and visit a new track.”
Third went to Ben Young, who recovered from a nasty crash while leading Saturday’s race to squeeze ahead of Kenny Riedmann and Matt McBride. That gained him enough points to put him third overall in the final standings just behind Riedmann and ahead of Michael Leon and Trevor Daley, who finished sixth and seventh on the day.
Mitch Card also doubled up in the Pro Sport Bike series, taking wins both days. Riedmann, second in both races, had clinched the series title in Saturday’s contest.
Montreal’s Jean-Marc Bilger clinched the Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike title with a third-place finish in the final round on Sunday, while Mississauga, Ont.’s pro dirt-tracker Doug Lawrence completed a weekend sweep on his Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja, with Ottawa’s Jason Thoms placing second with a BMW S1000RR.
The Amateur Sport bike race went to Jacob Shaw-O’Leary, but Ottawa’s Chris Brent took the series title.
The Ninja Cup win again went to Oakville’s Jared Walker, which gave him third overall in the inaugural running of this spec series using Kawasaki 300s. Brandon Pemberton of Windsor, N.S. took the overall title, with Eric Quintan of Ile Perrot, Que., coming in third in the race and second in the series.
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