We’re in the thick of it now. The summer is half over, and so is the Canadian Superbike season, with Round 3 of the four-round schedule running at Atlantic Motorsport Park this weekend!
So what can we expect at Shubenacadie? Hopefully, a whole lot of excellent racing. AMP is a twisty, turny, hilly track, and anything can happen. For years, you could generally bet money on Jordan Szoke winning, but he won’t be there this time, as he recovers from his pre-season injuries.
This season looks like a battle between Ben Young and Alex Dumas, who are 1-2 in the Pro Superbike standings, but only separated by a single point! Young probably has the edge at the Nova Scotia track, as he’s ridden there a few times, and Dumas has only run there once—but his run there came last weekend, so he’s better-acquainted with current track conditions. CSBK didn’t race in Nova Scotia in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID-19, so it’s been a couple of years since Young or the other front-runners ran at Shubie.
Whoever has the edge, Shubenacadie is always full of action, and we’re looking forward to seeing how it plays out in the premier series. But maybe the Pro Sport Bike and Lightweight races will be the best of the weekend anyway—Atlantic Motorsport Park has seen some amazing duels in the 600 category, and the 250-400 category (where locals often use their track knowledge to hose the competition from central Canada).
For a full schedule of the weekend, check out CSBK.ca. Advance tickets are available at Pro Cycle in Halifax, or online through CSBK here. Pricing is $45 for a three-day pass (Fri-Sun); a single-day pass is $15 for Friday, and $25 for Saturday or Sunday.