Moto ST in Daytona



Canuck Frank Trombino third in standings.

Not quite the same as Moto GP … Moto ST is the U.S. endurance racing series for twin-cylinder motorcycles. The last race of the first full season took place at Daytona last weekend, with the Suzuki SV1000S of Chris Ulrich, Cory West, and Gary Mason sharing the winning ride.

A disappointing 13th-place finish for the Aprilia U.S.A. squad still locked up the Buell SuperSport Twins SST class title for the inaugural season. Ulrich, West, and Mason beat the experienced San Jose BMW team of Brian Parriot, Nate Kern, and Richard Cooper for the win on Daytona’s high banks.

Lots of Canadian content in this series – fifth in this race and third in the final SST standings was the Valley Racing Suzuki SV1000S with RACE superbike champion Frank Trombino sharing the riding chores with David Loikits of Pennsylvania and Matt McBride of Missisauga.

In the Sport Twins (small-bore) class, the Go Big Racing SV650 of RACE regulars Paul Glenn, Ross Millson, and Karl Daigle ended up second in the series behind the Pair-A-Nines Kawasaki EX650 ridden by the unbelievable team of Jimmy Felice, Jay Springsteen, and former WSB world champion Scott Russell, in his first racing appearance in a decade. No shame to follow these guys home!

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