Kawasaki re-ups its CSBK contingency program

Tough luck for faithful Canadian roadracing backers Kawasaki this season, as Jordan Szoke, the company’s sponsored Pro Superbike star, is badly injured. Szoke is still in a wheelchair, and seems unlikely to race this summer, although he is hoping to appear at this weekend’s Grand Bend race to sign autographs and interact with fans.

That’s right—the first race of the 2022 Canadian Superbike season, the Grand Bend opener, runs this weekend. And although Kawasaki’s lost its top Pro rider, it’s still in the CSBK game, offering contingency programs again this year across all classes. See the company’s presser below:

Press release

Canadian Kawasaki Motors Announces 2022 CSBK Contingency Awards

June 9th, 2022 – Canadian Kawasaki Motors (CKM) is pleased to announce its 2022 road racing
contingency program. CKM will be offering contingency to support Kawasaki riders across the Pro
Superbike, Pro Sport Bike, AM Superbike, AM Sport Bike, and Pro/AM Lightweight classes of the
Canadian Superbike Championship series (CSBK).

Contingency is available to riders who finish the season in the top 3 of the championship in their
respective CSBK classes. Racers competing on Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles sporting both the Ninja
and Kawasaki logo are eligible to win.

The impressive Ninja ZX-10R, Ninja ZX-6R, and Ninja 400 are all eligible for championship

Canadian Kawasaki Motors is excited to support professional and amateur road racing in Canada
and reward its riders with these championship contingency payments.

2022 Canadian Superbike Championship Contingency Prizes are: 

Champion Second Third
Pro Superbike $5,000 $2,500 $1,500
Pro Sport Bike $3,000 $2,000 $1,000
AM Superbike $750 $500 $250
AM Sport Bike $750 $500 $250
Pro-AM Lightweight $500 $250 $100
AM Lightweight $500 $250 $100


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