The Canadian road racing season opened with a bang at Shannonville Motorsports Park May 3, with a near-record turnout for an opening round. Cool but sunny weather made for superb track conditions and at least a dozen new lap records around the technical Fabi Track part of Shannonville.
The Pro Superbike race featured a superb battle between veterans Frank Trombino and Andrew Nelson, with Trombino squeaking out a 2/100’s of a second win, taking Nelson by less than half the diameter of the front wheel; spectacular stuff. Trombino had earlier also taken the Pro 600 victory, showing that his move to the GoLo Racing Team for this year is paying off.
Nelson announced that he’s been accepted as an entrant for the World Supersport race at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah in June, and that he’s desperately looking for help to offset what he expects will be a $10,000–15,000 tag for the weekend. Interested parties can get in touch with Andrew via the Cherrypicker forum or via his Facebook site.
Efram Ellenbogen was equally impressive in the Amateur ranks, taking both the Superbike and 600 wins. The 600 victory was particularly amazing, as he had to start at the back of the grid due to a penalty for a qualifying infraction, and scythed through the field in remarkable fashion for the win.
Next series event is May 16-17.