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2010 Canadian Superbike Race City Results

Monday, June 28, 2010
Round 2

Jordan Szoke kept his perfect Parts Canada Superbike Championship record intact with his second straight win of the 2010 season at Race City Motorsport Park on Saturday. The six-time national Superbike champion took his Waznie Racing / Ciclo Werks BMC / DeWildt Honda Powerhouse Honda CBR1000RR to a 3.052-sec. victory over St-Cesaire, Que.’s Kevin Lacombe riding the Lacombe Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Francis Martin grabbed the lead off the start but Szoke was able to outbrake him into the Bus Stop Chicane on the opening lap. The BMW rider stayed close for a few laps before starting to lose ground. Martin of Sherbrooke, Que. finished third riding the radX HD / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR, giving the new bike a top three finish in only its second Canadian Superbike race.
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“It was a very good weekend,” Martin said. “I didn’t have anything for Jordan today. The lapped traffic didn’t help me but it wouldn’t have made a difference.”

Szoke completed the 22 laps around the 3.2km (2.0-mile) track in 28 minutes, 6.855 seconds for an average speed of 150.244 km/h (93.903 mph).

“It was a tough day, these guys aren’t making things easy for me,” said Szoke after his 32nd career Canadian Superbike victory and his 10th win at Race City. “I wanted the bike to be a little bit better at the beginning of the race than it was yesterday and it was excellent.”

Szoke elected to ride his back-up Honda CBR1000RR in the race after trying it out in the morning warm-up session.

“I never rode the bike before this morning,” he said after his 31st career Canadian Superbike win and his ninth victory at Race City. “I was just supposed to break it in, but my fastest lap was faster than my qualifying time yesterday. It was awesome.”

The victory gave Szoke a perfect score of 112 points heading into Sunday’s third round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship as he bids for an unprecedented fifth straight title and seventh overall. Lacombe moved into second in the standings with his runner-up finish, 30 points behind Szoke.

Szoke survived some anxious moments early in the race. After taking the lead into turn one off the start he gave up first place to the Orion Motorsports / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR of Andrew Nelson on lap three. Nelson held the lead for two laps before Szoke reclaimed the advantage and was able to stretch out a bit of a gap.

“I knew I had to get by Andrew and open up a gap,” the 31-year-old Szoke said, “but on one lap I went in to turn one too hot and I basically crashed. I just managed to save it. As the fuel load came down the bike started to work very well.”

Lacombe passed Nelson into the Bus Stop on lap seven and found himself about a second and a half behind Szoke. But the 27-year-old was unable to close up and then had to worry about a challenge from Martin, who moved into third on lap eight.

“I lost a bit of time in traffic,” Lacombe explained. “I lost a little bit here and there. Tomorrow I have to lead with Jordan and stay on his tail. I’m missing a bit of top speed and it took me too long to get my fastest laps in.”

Martin was unable to get within a second of Lacombe and eventually finished 3.8 secs. behind the Suzuki. He backed off in the final few laps when his low fuel warning light started to flash. It was his first Superbike podium finish since a third place at Mosport International Raceway in July, 2008.

“I’ve waited a long time to get back on the podium,” said the two- time Canadian Superbike champion. “It’s nice to prove that I can still do it. Tomorrow maybe we’ll put a little more gas in the bike.”

Cochrane, Alta.’s Cody Matechuk made a big charge from 10th on the grid to finish fourth on the Acceleration Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000. The 16- year-old, who injured his left hand in a crash on Saturday, was seventh at the end of the first lap before passing the second radX HD / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR of Mike Ferreira on lap seven and then getting by both Nelson and Alex Welsh on lap 16.

“It was a really good battle,” said Matechuk, who is in his rookie Pro season. “I just kept up the pace lap by lap and was able to slowly catch Andrew. Then after I passed him he picked up the pace. It was a very good race. I had to work for that one.”

Nelson hung on to finish fifth. The Kars, Ont. racer battled over the final laps with the Competiton Systems Kawasaki Race Team Kawasaki ZX- 10R of Uxbridge, Ont.’s Alex Welsh, who settled for sixth after running as high as fourth early on.

Mississauga, Ont.’s Ferreira was seventh and six-time Canadian Superbike champ Steve Crevier of Maple Ridge, B.C. made a late pass of Calgary’s Mike Zottmann to take eighth on the Mile Zero Motorsports / Rocket Leathers Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Zottmann settled for ninth on the Majik X / Red Bull Suzuki GSX- R1000 and Keene, Ont.’s Joid Christie completed the top 10 aboard his Jodi Christie Racing / Durham Honda-backed Honda CBR600RR.

In other action at Race City, Szoke held off Christie to take his second consecutive win in the Pro Sport Bike championship. The pair traded the lead before Szoke grabbed first place for good on lap 12 of the 16-lap race. He finished just 0.194 secs. ahead of his fellow Honda CBR600RR rider.

Matechuk took third on his Suzuki GSX-R600, claiming his first podium finish in only his second Pro start.

Raphael Archambault of St-Colomban, Que. scored his second straight win in the Amateur Sport Bike class on Saturday, taking his Archambault Racing / Centre Hamel Honda-sponsored Honda CBR600RR to a 10.056-sec. win over the Kawasaki ZX-6R of Tavistock, Ont.’s Bill McKay.

Kelowna, B.C.’s Marcel Irnie overcame a jump start penalty to finish third on his Kawasaki.

Laval, Que.’s Loic Viscasillas picked up his first career Honda CBR125R Challenge win after Ryan Appenrodt was disqualified for a technical infraction. Saskatoon racer Milan Jablan moved up to second and Calgary’s Cody Conrad was third.

2010 Canadian Superbike Race City Round 2 Results:
1. Jordan Szoke (Honda)
2. Kevin Lacombe (Suzuki)
3. Francis Martin (BMW)
4. Cody Matechuk (Suzuki)
5. Andrew Nelson (BMW)
6. Alex Welsh (Kawasaki)
7. Mike Ferreira (BMW)
8. Steve Crevier (Suzuki)
9. Mike Zottmann (Suzuki)
10. Jodi Christie (Honda)
11. Dave Stokowski (Kawasaki)
12. Franklyn Dominguez (Kawasaki)
13. Peter Meier (Suzuki)
14. Justin Knapik (Kawasaki)
DNF Greg White (Kawasaki)
DNF Scott Rupert (Suzuki)
DNS Sebastien Tremblay (Honda)

2010 Canadian Superbike Championship Points:
1. Jordan Szoke, 112
2. Kevin Lacombe, 82 
3. Francis Martin, 68
4. Jodi Christie, 62
5. Andrew Nelson, 56
6. Mike Ferreira, 54
7. Cody Matechuk, 53
8. Alex Welsh, 52
9. Steve Crevier, 23
10. Dave Stokowski, 17

Round 3

Jordan Szoke completed a perfect weekend at Calgary’s Race City Motorsport Park with victory in Sunday’s third round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship, presented by Rocky Mountain Honda Powerhouse.

The Brantford, Ont. racer took the lead on the opening lap and was unchallenged the rest of the way to score his second victory in two days on the Waznie Racing / BMC Cicloe Werks / DeWildt Honda Powerhouse Honda CBR1000RR, and his third straight to open the 2010 season.

Francis Martin of Sherbrooke , Que. finished second on his radX HD / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR, 6.667 secs. behind Szoke, and Cochrane, Alta.’s Cody Matechuk completed the podium on his Acceleration Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Szoke completed the 22-lap race around the 3.2km (2.0-mile) Race City track in 28 minutes, 10.925 seconds for an average speed of 149.882 km/h (93.677 mph).

“It was a tough day, these guys aren’t making things easy for me,” said Szoke after his 32nd career Canadian Superbike victory and his 10th win at Race City. “I wanted the bike to be a little bit better at the beginning of the race than it was yesterday and it was excellent.”

Szoke opened up a 54-point lead in his bid for a fifth straight Parts Canada Superbike title. The 31-year-old now has 164 points to the 110 of Martin, with Matechuk moving into third with 90.

St-Cesaire, Que.’s Kevin Lacombe came into the race second in the standings after a runner-up finish in Saturday’s race on his Lacombe Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000, but crashed out of Sunday’s event on lap six, just after moving into third spot.

Martin grabbed the lead off the start but Szoke was able to outbrake him into the Bus Stop Chicane on the opening lap. The BMW rider stayed close for a few laps before starting to lose ground.

The second place finish was a step up on the podium for the two-time Canadian Superbike champion, who placed third in Saturday’s race.

“It was a very good weekend,” Martin said. “I didn’t have anything for Jordan today. The lapped traffic didn’t help me but it wouldn’t have made a difference.”

As on Saturday Matechuk made a spectacular charge up from 10th on the starting grid to score his first career national Superbike podium. The 16-year-old moved into fourth on lap seven and then reeled in the Orion Motorsports / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR of Kars, Ont.’s Andrew Nelson. These two engaged in a thrilling battle, with Matechuk edging Nelson by just 0.236 secs. at the line.

“It was a really good battle,” said Matechuk, who is in his rookie Pro season. “I just kept up the pace lap by lap and was able to slowly catch Andrew. Then after I passed him he picked up the pace. It was a very good race. I had to work for that one.”

Behind Nelson in fourth, Mississauga, Ont.’s Michael Ferreira passed Alex Welsh of Uxbridge, Ont. on the final lap to take fifth on the second radX HD / BMW Motorrad Canada entry, equaling his best career Superbike finish.

Welsh settled for sixth on the Competition Systems Kawasaki Race Team Kawasaki ZX-10R after briefly running as high as fourth early in the race.

Calgary’s Dave Stokowski was seventh riding the Blackfoot Motosports / Canadian Kawasaki Motors / Pro-Power Engines Kawasaki ZX-10R. Six-time Canadian Superbike champion Steve Crevier placed eighth on the Mile Zero Motorsports / Rocket Leathers Suzuki GSX-R1000 and .

Jodi Christie of Keene, Ont. was ninth on his Jodi Christie Racing / Durham Honda-backed Honda CBR600RR.

In other action at Race City, Szoke also completed a sweep of the Pro Sport Bike class with another close fought win over Christie. As in Saturday’s race, the two Honda CBR600RR riders fought tooth and nail for the win, with Szoke getting the verdict by 0.128 secs.

Matechuk took his second straight third place finish on his Suzuki GSX-R600.

Szoke now leads Christie by 32 points in the standings, 164-132, with Matechuk third on 105 points.

St-Colomban, Que.’s Raphael Archambault fought back from fourth place to win his third straight Amateur Sport Bike race on the Archambault Racing / Centre Hamel Honda-sponsored Honda CBR600RR.

Marcel Irnie of Kelowna, B.C. took second riding a Kawasaki ZX-6R and Magog, Que.’s Samuel Proulx claimed third on the Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson / Motovan Suzuki GSX-R600 after a great battle with Warman, Sask.’s Bodhi Edie aboard the Edie Racing / Meidl Honda Powerhouse Honda CBR600RR.

Archambault now enjoys a 62-point lead in the Amateur Sport Bike standings with 161 points to the 99 of Jeremie Hade Precourt and Edie’s 90.

Ryan Appenrodt of Quesnel, B.C. bounced back from a disqualification on Saturday to win the fourth round of the Honda CBR125R Challenge. Appenrodt moved from third to first on the last lap and held off St-Lazare, Que.’s Ryan McCormick by 0.668 secs. Loic Viscasillas of Laval, Que. was third, one second behind the winner.

Viscasillas still leads the CBR125R Challenge standings with 177 points to Appenrodt’s 163 heading into Monday’s race at the Varsity Chrysler Speed Park adjacent to Race City.

Brantford, Ont.’s Robert Busby turned the tables on Geoff Gerbrandt of Martensville, Sask. in the K&N Filters Sport Twins class. After placing second to Gerbrandt’s Suzuki SV650 in Saturday’s race, the Buell XB12R rider beat Gerbrandt by 3.625 secs. on Sunday.

White Rock, B.C.’s Olivier Spilborghs completed the podium on a Buell XB9R.

Busby leads Spilborghs in the point standings, 152-105.

2010 Canadian Superbike Race City Round 3 Results:
1. Jordan Szoke (Honda)
2. Francis Martin (BMW)
3. Cody Matechuk (Suzuki)
4. Andrew Nelson (BMW)
5. Mike Ferreira (BMW)
6. Alex Welsh (Kawasaki)
7. Dave Stokowski (Kawasaki)
8. Steve Crevier (Suzuki)
9. Jodi Christie (Honda)
10. Franklyn Dominguez (Kawasaki)
11. Scott Rupert (Suzuki)
12. Justin Knapik (Kawasaki)
13. Greg White (Kawasaki)
DNF Mike Zottmann (Suzuki)
DNF Kevin Lacombe (Suzuki)
DNS Sebastien Tremblay (Honda)
DNS Peter Meier (Suzuki)

2010 Canadian Superbike Championship Points:
1. Jordan Szoke, 164
2. Francis Martin, 110
3. Cody Matechuk, 90
4. Andrew Nelson, 88
5. Jodi Christie, 83
5. Mike Ferreira, 83
7. Kevin Lacombe, 82
8. Alex Welsh, 79
9. Steve Crevier, 46
10. Dave Stokowski, 42

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