CSBK: Szoke Sweeps Mosport Double-header

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Jordan Szoke continued to maintain a perfect record this season in his attempt at an unprecedented 7th Canadian Superbike title, winning both ends of a superbike double-header—not to mention both the pro sport bike races—at Mosport International Speedway over the weekend.

Szoke began Saturday’s superbike race cautiously after discovering a radiator leak on his Waznie Racing / BMC Ciclo Werks / DeWildt Honda Powerhouse Honda CBR1000RR just before the start, but moved into the lead on lap 5, holding off challenges from  Frank Trombino (ProStar Motorsports / Sturgess Cycle Honda CBR1000RR ) and Francis Martin (rad X HD / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR) to maintain his perfect win record and extend his season points lead.

“We got up to the starting line and the rad was spraying water,” said Szoke after his 33rd career national Superbike win and his eighth at Mosport. “I launched it really easy and tried to baby it. It cooled down to about 110 degrees, 80-85 is normal, and it stayed there the rest of the way.”

“Francis kept me honest right to the end,” added Szoke. “I kept pushing even though I wanted to be careful. I want to win and I know when things are OK. And there’s nowhere I want to win in the world more than Mosport.”    

Martin picked up his second straight runner-up finish, 3.371 seconds behind Szoke while Andrew Nelson placed third on the Orion Motorsports / BMW Motorrad Canada BMW S1000RR. Trombino actually crossed the line second, but the Kleinburg, ON racer was later disqualified when his bike could not complete its mandatory post-race run on the dyno, after running out of fuel. 

Sunday’s race saw little of Saturday’s drama, with Szoke leading all the way from pole position and crossing the line 6.357 second ahead of BMW’s Francis Martin. Frank Trombino had enough gas to make it to the podium this time to take the third spot.

With his double victory at Mosport, Szoke has built a 74 point lead over Martin as he heads into the season ending doubleheader at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia Aug. 6-8. A win is worth 50 points.  

“I’ve won five in a row three times now in my career and I want to win those last two,” said Szoke, who also picked up five victories in 2002 and 2006. “I’m going to do my best to do that. I want a perfect season and put my name up there.”

Parts Canada Superbike Championship Round 4 Race Results

1. Jordan Szoke, Brantford, ON (Honda CBR1000RR) 20 laps

2. Francis Martin, Sherbrooke, QC (BMW S1000RR) 20

3. Andrew Nelson, Kars, ON (BMW S1000RR) 20

4. Matthew McBride, Mississauga, ON (BMW S1000RR) 20

5. Chris Murray-Audain, Scarborough, ON (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 20

6. Jodi Christie, Keene, ON (Honda CBR600RR) 20

7. Cody Matechuk, Cochrane, AB (Suzuki GSX-R600) 20

8. Scott Rupert, Gadshill, ON (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 19

9. David Young, Woodstock, ON (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 19

10. Franklyn Dominguez, Montreal, QC (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 19

11. Dave Stokowski, Calgary, AB (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 19

12. Terry Steeves, Dartmouth, NS (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 19

13. Dean Plater, Ottawa, ON (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 19

14. Steve Walker, Carleton Place, Ont. (BMW S1000RR), 18

Did Not Finish

Kenny Riedmann, Belfountain, ON (Triumph Daytona 675) 16

Greg White, Raleigh, NC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 11

Adam Roberts, Milford, NS (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 11

Michael Ferreira, Mississauga, ON (BMW S1000RR) 9

Alex Welsh, Uxbridge, ON (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 7

Sean Huffman, Kemptville, ON (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 2

Did Not Start

Marie-Josee Boucher, Montreal, QC (Honda CBR1000RR)

Dan Henri, Ottawa, ON (BMW S1000RR)

Andrew Dunlap, Truro, NS (Kawasaki ZX-10R)

Martin Ricard, Montreal, QC (Kawasaki ZX-10R)

Stephane Chabot, Oshawa, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6)

Elie Daccache, Ottawa, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R)

Matthew Leahey, Halifax, NS (Honda CBR600RR)

Jean-Francois Cyr, Ste-Adele, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600)

Disqualified

Frank Trombino, Kleinburg, ON (Honda CBR1000RR)

Time of Race: 27:14.008 (174.359 km/h)

Margin of Victory: 3.371 secs.

Fastest Lap: 1:21.375 by Jordan Szoke on lap 18

Lap Leaders: Frank Trombino 1, Francis Martin 2-4, Jordan Szoke 5-20

Parts Canada Superbike Championship Round 5 Race Results

1. Jordan Szoke, Brantford, ON (Honda CBR1000RR) 20 laps

2. Francis Martin, Sherbrooke, QC (BMW S1000RR) 20

3. Frank Trombino, Kleinburg, ON (Honda CBR1000RR) 20

4. Andrew Nelson, Kars, ON (BMW S1000RR) 20

5. Michael Ferreira, Mississauga, ON (BMW S1000RR) 20*

6. Alex Welsh, Uxbridge, ON (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 20

7. Jodi Christie, Keene, ON (Honda CBR600RR) 20

8. Chris Murray-Audain, Scarborough, ON (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 20

9. Matthew McBride, Mississauga, ON (BMW S1000RR) 20

10. Scott Rupert, Gadshill, ON (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 20

11. Franklyn Dominguez, Montreal, QC (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 20

12. Cody Matechuk, Cochrane, AB (Suzuki GSX-R600) 20*

13. Sean Huffman, Kemptville, ON (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 20*

14. David Young, Woodstock, ON (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 20

15. Dave Stokowski, Calgary, AB (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 19

16. Terry Steeves, Dartmouth, NS (Suzuki GSX-R1000) 19

17. Steve Walker, Carleton Place, Ont. (BMW S1000RR) 19

18. Dean Plater, Ottawa, ON (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 19*

* — penalized five seconds for jump start

Did Not Finish

Greg White, Raleigh, NC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 11

Stephane Chabot, Oshawa, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) 9

Did Not Start

Kenny Riedmann, Belfountain, ON (Triumph Daytona 675)

Adam Roberts, Milford, NS (Kawasaki ZX-6R)

Marie-Josee Boucher, Montreal, QC (Honda CBR1000RR)

Dan Henri, Ottawa, ON (BMW S1000RR)

Andrew Dunlap, Truro, NS (Kawasaki ZX-10R)

Martin Ricard, Montreal, QC (Kawasaki ZX-10R)

Elie Daccache, Ottawa, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R)

Matthew Leahey, Halifax, NS (Honda CBR600RR)

Jean-Francois Cyr, Ste-Adele, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600)

Time of Race: 27:18.682 (173.862 km/h)

Margin of Victory: 6.357 secs.

Fastest Lap: 1:21.084 by Jordan Szoke on lap 3

Lap Leaders: Jordan Szoke 1-20

2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship Standings

1.Jordan Szoke, 268

2. Francis Martin, 194

3. Andrew Nelson, 157

4. Jodi Christie, 135

5. Cody Matechuk, 130

6. Mike Ferreira, 112

7. Alex Welsh, 106

8. Kevin Lacombe, 82

9. Scott Rupert, 71

10. Franklyn Dominguez, 70

11. Frank Trombino, 69

11. Dave Stokowski, 69

13. Matt McBride, 53

14. Chris Murray-Audain, 52

15. Steve Crevier, 46

16. Dave Young, 33

17. Justin Knapik, 27

18. Terry Steeves, 23

19. Mike Zottmann, 21

20. Jean-Francois Cyr, 19

21. Steve Walker, 18

22. Kenny Riedmann, 17

22. Dean Plater, 17

24. Marie-Josee Boucher, 15

25. Peter Meier, 13

25. Sean Huffman, 13

25. Ross Millson, 13

25. Greg White, 13

 

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