The Canadian Superbike series visits Mont-Tremblant this weekend, and it should be a doozy.
One of the biggest stories will be Jordan Szoke, who’s aiming for his 40th win in the Canadian Superbike series – he’s sitting at 39 right now. Kevin Lacombe, Andrew Nelson and Jodi Christie are Szoke’s closest competition at the moment – Christie almost beat Szoke at Shubenacadie, and you can bet they’d all like to spoil his party. Nelson, the only rider to beat Szoke this season, is 35 points behind him in the standings at the moment, and taking 50 points for a win would help make up that difference.
But even if he doesn’t get his 40th victory this weekend, Szoke already holds more superbike wins in the Canadian series than anyone else; Steve Crevier, with 26 superbike wins, is next-closest to him. Of course, Crevier will also be racing in Harley-Davidson’s XR1200 series on the weekend, and if the last year and a half are any indication, he’s going to be hard to beat.
Of course, Costa Mouzouris will be racing for CMG in the CBR250R media series on the weekend as well; Team CMG has won the first six races in the quarter-litre spec series, and a couple more wins should clinch the deal.
Ryan Roche leads the main pack in the CBR250R series at the moment, but his competition will be hot on his heels in this hard-fought series. You can be sure Stacey Nesbitt would like to climb back atop the standings.
Practice for the weekend’s racing starts Friday and runs through Saturday; most races take place Sunday, except for the CBR250R double-header, which sees its first race Saturday afternoon.