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Vicki Schouten gets fourth

A light turnout (normal for mid-August when people are broke, fixing crash damage, on holiday, or explaining to spouses why they can’t afford a holiday — see reason 2) didn’t compromise the quality of racing at Shannonville last Sunday, August 17, as many races were settled by tenths of a second.

Both Pro Superbike and Pro 600 titles are still in contention with only two races left; the national Parts Canada round in September also counts for the RACE series. In Superbike, Karl Daigle of Roxton Pond, Quebec, took his Larousse-sponsored ZX-6 to a narrow win over Shannonville specialist and crowd favourite Frank Trombino, and rode the same bike to second behind Andrew Nelson’s R6, only 2/100 of a second behind. Nelson was a close third in the Superbike contest while Trombino followed Daigle home for the final podium spot in Pro 600.

Jodi Christie, in his first pro season, captured fourth in both races.

In amateur competition, likewise four names topped the results in bothy Superbike and 600 — Efram Ellenbogen and Sebastien Tremblay traded wins with Bill Shields and Vicki Schouten capturing third and fourth in both contests.

The next round is September 6 with the national series; the final RACE round with all the regional classes (a much better show if you like to watch racing) comes up on September 27.

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