CSBK: McCormick Continues Perfect Season

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Brett McCormick continued to dominate the 2011 Canadian Pro Superbike Championship series on Sunday. The 19-year-old BMW rider won his fifth race of the season at Atlantic Motorsports Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia to keep his perfect record intact and give himself a  55-point lead over defending champion Jordan Szoke heading into the season ending double-header at Mosport in two weeks time. A win is worth 50 points.

Szoke, who won the pole position for the second consecutive round, could only manage the runner-up position in the main event. McCormick led the 22-lap race from start to finish. 

“I had a tough weekend overall,” said McCormick, after recovering from a fall during qualifying to ride his back-up bike to the win. “But the bike seems to be working so good that I can have an off weekend and still wind up on top. But Jordan didn’t make it easy for me today.”

 “It’s a disappointing day, we seem to keep getting second place,” said Szoke of his fourth straight runner-up finish of the year. “I thought we had him this weekend. I had a bad start but that didn’t seem to matter. I was making a few little mistakes here and there. I feel really comfortable. We just need to find a bit more.”

Upstart Jodi Christie, riding a Honda CBR600RR, narrowly won a heated  battle for third against Alex Welsh to grab his first ever Pro Superbike podium finish. Christie won the Sport Bike race earlier in the day and currently leads in the Pro Sport Bike championship standings. 

 “It was a pretty wild race; I certainly wasn’t expecting to get on the box,” said Christie. “I spent a lot of time waiting but I knew I needed to get by Alex and put in some strong laps.

Frank Trombino, who sits third in the Sport Bike category, rounded out the Superbike top five.

The final two rounds of the 2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship take place August 19 – 21 at Mosport International Speedway in Ontario.

2011 Atlantic Motorsports Park Pro Superbike Race Results

1. Brett McCormick, Saskatoon, Sask. (BMW S1000RR)

2. Jordan Szoke, Brantford, Ont. (Kawasaki ZX-10R) +5.829

3. Jodi Christie, Keene, Ont. (Honda CBR600RR) +8.104

4. Alex Welsh, Uxbridge, Ont. (Suzuki GSX-R1000) +8.333

5. Frank Trombino, Woodbridge, Ont. (Suzuki GSX-R600) +13.7743

6. Michael Ferreira, Mississauga, Ont. (BMW S1000RR) +36.902

7. Bodhi Edie, Warman, Sask. (Honda CBR600RR) +46.947

8. Rob Busby, Brantford, Ont. (BMW S1000RR) 1 lap

9. Ron Munroe, Beaver Bank, N.S. (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 1 lap

10. Marie-Josee Boucher, Montreal, Que. (Honda CBR600RR) 1 lap

11. Steve Walker, Carleton Place, Ont. (BMW S1000RR) 1 lap

12. Franklyn Dominguez, Hudson, Que. (Kawasaki ZX-10R) 1 lap

13. Andrew Nelson, Kars, Ont. (BMW S1000RR) 1 lap

Did Not Start

Raphael Archambault, Terrebonne, Que. (Suzuki GSX-R600)

Darren James, North Vancouver, BC (Buell 1125R)

Sylvain Dery, St-Colomban, Que. (Yamaha YZF-R6)

 

2011 Parts Canada Pro Superbike Championship Standings

1 Brett McCormick 219 

2  Jordan Szoke 173 

3 Andrew Nelson 140 

4 Michael Ferreira 128 

5 Alex Welsh 109 

6 Jodi Christie 104 

7 Franklyn Dominguez 72 

8 Francis Martin 71 

9 Rob Busby 69 

10 Marie-Josee Boucher 68 

11 Steve Walker 64 

12 Frank Trombino 52 

13 Matt McBride 50 

14 Sebastien Tremblay 40 

15 Sylvain Dery 38 

16 J-F Cyr 25 

17 Ross Millson 10 

18 Sean  Huffman 8 

19 Billy Shields 6 

20 Francois Dumas 0 

21 Jeremie Hade-Precourt 0 

22 Martin Ricard 0 

23 Raphael Archambault 0 

24 Bodhi Edie 0 

25 Bill McKay 0 

26 Vicki Schouten 0 

 

 

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