Go West, Young Man! CSBK Returns To Edmonton This Weekend

Alex Dumas will be racing a Ducati in Edmonton this weekend, after previously running a Suzuki in CSBK. PHOTO CREDIT: Colin Fraser/CSBK

Get your Stetson hat and Justin boots, because Canadian Superbike is headed west! This weekend, Canada’s national roadracing series finally returns to Edmonton, with a doubleheader at Rad Torque Raceway. And judging by all the PR out of the CSBK organization this week, it should be a doozy.

First off, Alex Dumas is set to return to CSBK this weekend. In 2021, Dumas became the youngest Canadian Pro Superbike champion in history, and he pressed for the title hard in 2022 and 2023, ending runner-up to Ben Young both years. This year, Dumas missed the first two weekends of the year because he was racing in New Hampshire. Now he’s back in Canada, and is reportedly racing for Economy Lube Ducati. This could get exciting; despite their recent dominance in Euro racing (MotoGP and World Superbike), Ducati hasn’t done much in Canada’s racing scene in years. If Dumas campaigns a Ducati V4 the rest of this year, he might play spoiler to some other fast guys’ plans!

Torrin Collins is also set to race this weekend, in his CSBK debut. Collins has been racing in legit competition outside CSBK for years, running in the British Talent Cup, European Talent Cup and JuniorGP World Championship, then shifting to MotoAmerica Supersport in 2023—where he bagged a third and fourth at COTA, riding a Suzuki. He’s currently 14th overall in MotoAmerica’s series this year, with his highest finish a 7th at Road America. He’s got loads of talent, and if he’s got himself and his Kawasaki ZX-10R dialed in this weekend, we expect his first CSBK race (he’s entering the Pro Superbike series) could be a stunner.

Sebastien Tremblay leads Will Hornblower at Mosport in 2019. Tremblay has put his time in through CSBK’s last decade, and is poised to reap some rewards from that experience when he finally returns to Edmonton this weekend. PHOTO CREDIT: Rob O’Brien/CSBK

While it seems unlikely to expect all of the support class riders to make the expensive trip out west, the ones who are keenest for championship points are going to be there, and that includes Sebastien Tremblay, who’s gunning hard for that Pro Sport Bike title. Tremblay raced at Edmonton back in 2015, but how much that will help him now, almost a decade later, is up for debate—especially considering he will be battling against local hotshots. But what most certainly will help him is the fact that Zoltan Frast (currently second overall) and Trevor Daley (who also raced at Edmonton in 2015) will not be headed west to race in Edmonton.

The Edmonton race weekend will follow the usual schedule, with races on Saturday and Sunday. For more details, check out CSBK’s website here, where you can also follow links to purchase tickets.

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