Tomas Casas (c) won his fourth CBR250R race of the year from Stacey Nesbitt (l) and Baillie Ives (r). Tomas Casas (c) won his fourth CBR250R race of the year from Stacey Nesbitt (l) and Baillie Ives (r). By Bob Szoke

Casas completes CBR250R sweep

Written by  on Monday, 13 August 2012 14:10

By John Hopkins

MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. – Tomas Casas pulled off a sweep of the Honda CBR250R National Race Series races at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Sunday, grabbing his second win in two days on the Peterborough Cycle Salvage-backed entry.

The Peterborough, Ont. racer grabbed the lead on lap seven of the 10-lap race and held off regular sparring partners Stacey Nesbitt and Ryan Roche at the line. Nesbitt finished second for the Powersports Canada team, just 0.284-secs. behind Casas, with Roche only 0.441 secs. behind at the line.

Roche had been forced to start from the pit lane after missing the warm-up lap and charged through the field to battle for the win. But the Pickering, Ont. rider was judged to have illegally passed riders on the outside of the chicane when he joined the race and he was penalized 10 seconds, which dropped him to fourth in the race order.

The penalty carried added significance, as it means that Nesbitt takes over the lead of the CBR250R point standings heading to the season-ending doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park August 24-26. The St-Lazare, Que. rider now has 360 points to the 356 of Brooklin Cycle-backed Roche.

Despite his sweep of the Mont-Tremblant race wins Casas is a longshot for the title thanks to a pair of DNFs and sits 72 back of Nesbitt with 288. The youngster has shown his pace, however, and has now won four of the last five races in his first year of national competition.

Roche’s penalty promoted Baillie Ives of Halifax to third in the official results after an impressive performance. The Pro Cycle-backed rider held off Roche for four laps as the Pickering, Ont. rider tried to make his charge up from the back.

Costa Mouzouris of Inside Motorcycles maintained his perfect record in the Media Challenge portion of the CBR250R series, taking his sixth win of the season (he did not travel to Atlantic Motorsport Park). As usual, the Montreal rider was able to mix it up with Casas, Nesbitt and Roche, before settling back to allow the overall championship contenders to resolve matters amongst themselves.

Pascal Bastien from Moto 123 was runner-up for the second straight day and Neil Graham of Cycle Canada took third.

Race Results

Pos

No.

Name

Hometown

Total distance

Laps

Best Tm

In Lap

Diff

Make

Model/Engine

Total Tm

Comment

1

10

Tomas Casas

Peterborough, ON

42.600

10

2:13.204

9

Honda

CBR250R

20:14.760

2

1

Stacey Nesbitt

St-Lazare, QC

42.600

10

2:13.164

10

0.284

Honda

CBR250R

20:15.044

3

7

Costa Mouzouris

Montreal, QC

42.600

10

2:13.794

9

2.266

Honda

CBR250R

20:17.026

4

4

Baillie Ives

Halifax, NS

42.600

10

2:14.419

8

8.042

Honda

CBR250RR

20:22.802

5

386

Ryan Roche

Pickering, ON

42.600

10

2:12.353

9

10.441

Honda

CBR250R

20:25.201

Penalized 10 seconds for passing ouside chicane

6

2

Pascal Bastien

Laval, QC

42.600

10

2:15.662

8

30.524

Honda

CBR250R

20:45.284

7

195

Sean Smith

Calgary, AB

42.600

10

2:17.491

8

36.522

Honda

CBR250R

20:51.282

8

19

Neil Graham

Toronto, ON

42.600

10

2:17.272

5

36.597

Honda

CBR250R

20:51.357

9

38

Connor Warnell

Dartmouth, NS

38.340

9

2:24.733

9

1 Lap

Honda

CBR250R

20:21.754

10

3

Alex Crookes

Toronto, ON

38.340

9

2:30.940

9

1 Lap

Honda

CBR250R

20:59.351

11

18

Matt Chandler

Oak Ridges, ON

38.340

9

2:41.371

7

1 Lap

Honda

CBR250R

22:39.598

DNF

11

Dominic Aubry

Ste-Victoire, QC

29.820

7

2:17.285

3

DNF

Honda

CBR250R

13:52.824

DNF

6

David Booth

Toronto, ON

8.520

2

0

DNF

Honda

CBR250R

20:12.718

DNS

12

Bertrand Gahel

Longueuil, QC

-

0

DNS

Honda

CBR250R

Point Standings

1

1

Stacey Nesbitt

360

2

386

Ryan Roche

356

3

10

Tomas Casas

288

4

195

Sean Smith

250

5

4

Baillie Ives

134

6

38

Connor Warnell

121

7

18

Matt Chandler

50

8

2

Leah MacInnis

27

 

 

 

Media Challenge

1

7

Costa Mouzouris

323

2

3

Alex Crookes

225

3

2

Pascal Bastien

173

4

19

Neil Graham

147

5

4

Rob Harris

108

6

6

Jean-Pascal Schroeder

76

7

6

David Booth

73

8

11

Derreck Roemer

70

9

4

Didier Constant

56

10

12

Bertrand Gahel

40

11

11

Dominic Aubry

33

12

11

Eric Moffette

32

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