The three-race Pro Superbike weekend at Mosport was a wild one, with a red flag in Race 3, and perhaps the most interesting lineups we saw on the grid all year. But what we expected to happen, happened: Ben Young won his second Pro Superbike championship.
Young was well in the lead in the standings going in, thanks to a win at Shubenacadie when second-place competitor Alex Dumas had a DNF. Basically, as long as Young stayed on-track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he’d win the series. As it turned out, Young did more than that; he won Race 1 on Saturday and finished second in Race 2 and Race 3 (red-flagged). That sealed the deal, and Young’s Van Dolder’s Home Team BMW also won the Team of the Year trophy. Young also sealed the Constructor’s Championship for BMW, although Suzuki pushed pretty hard, with the 1-2 punch of Alex Dumas and Trevor Daley.
Dumas won Race 2 and Race 3 at CTMP. He ends the seasons with 195.5 points, 29.5 points behind Young. Third overall in the series went to Trevor Daley with 115.5 points, and Sebastien Tremblay was close behind him, with 110 points. Fifth overall was Sam Guerin.
As expected, Tomas Casas finally returned to Pro Superbike for the CTMP races, after recovering from his pre-season injury; he earned a sixth and two fourths, which is not bad for a guy who had a summer off racing. Expect stronger finishes from him next year. Longtime Pro Superbike contender Kenny Riedmann was at CTMP and was a DNS in each race; of course, Jordan Szoke was also a non-contender, due to his ongoing recovery from a brutal pre-season MX injury.
Rennie Scaysbrook, the Aussie journo/roadracer with ties to Aprilia, was a surprise visit to the track. He had a sixth and a seventh in the first couple of races, piloting a factory Aprilia, but then had a bad crash in Race 3, causing a red flag. See his summary of the weekend on Instagram, below:
The other classes
Pro Sport Bike saw Elliot Vieira and Matt Simpson split the wins between them, but the championship went to Trevor Dion. Dion put in a convincing 2022 campaign, and will no doubt be a force in CSBK for years to come. David MacKay finished second overall, Vieira third.
In Amateur Superbike, Julien Lafortune took the championship. Top honours went to Paul Etienne Courtois in Amateur Sport Bike. Bryce DeBoer won the Amateur Lightweight Sportbike series (ex-CMGer Jacob Black was third overall, and now turns Pro). In the Pro-Am Lightweight class, Jared Walker was the winner. Rookie of the Year awards went to Anthony Bergeron.