Aug 20

Szoke victorious again as canada’s Biggest Motorcycle Road Racing event of the year comes to a close

Held off challengers Kenny Riedmann and Samuel Trepanier

CTMP Victory Circle CSBK Pro SuperbikeLynden, Ontario’s Jordan Szoke capped off another championship-winning season with a victory in the final Mopar Pro Canadian Superbike race of 2017 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The checkered flag flew on Sunday afternoon to close out the Superbike Doubleheader weekend, Canada’s biggest motorcycle road racing event of the year.

Szoke, piloting the No. 1 BMW S1000RR, headed a five-rider battle at the front of the pack in the closing stages of the race and held off challengers Kenny Riedmann (Belfountain, ON) on the No. 42 Kawasaki ZX-10R, and Samuel Trepanier, (St-Isidore-de-Laprairie, QC) riding the No. 14 BMW S1000RR. For Szoke, it’s his 6th win of the season and 65th career victory.

Sunday’s action also saw Jean-Francois Aubin of St-Jerome, QC, riding the No. 99 Suzuki GSX-R600, clinch the Rider’s Championship in the Shoei Premium Helmets AM Sport Bike class, after finishing second in the division’s Round 6 race; Oakville, Ontario’s Cameron Walker (No. 112 Kawasaki ZX-6R) won for the second straight day.  Ripley, Ontario’s Mitch Card secured his second win in as many days piloting the No. 12 Yamaha YZF-R6 in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike division. Jared Walker of Oakville, ON (No. 14 Kawasaki Ninja 300) and Jason Thoms of Ottawa, ON (No. 36 BMW S1000RR) both won for the second straight day respectfully in the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Magneti Marelli AM Superbike classes.

Next on the CTMP schedule is the Chevrolet Silverado 250 weekend, September 1-3, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Discount Weekend Super Tickets and Race Day Sunday tickets are available until August 30. Limited Reserved Camping sites located trackside (some of the best seats in the house), General & RV camping sites, and VIP Hospitality packages (for those who would like to be closer to the action in style) are also still available. For more information, please visit canadiantiremotorsportpark.com.

Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event.

source: Dave Drimmie, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ctmpark.com, Photo: John Walker, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park