Jodi Christie sliced another two points out of Kenny Riedmann's Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike lead at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Friday. Jodi Christie sliced another two points out of Kenny Riedmann's Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike lead at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Friday. Photo by Bob Szoke / courtesy CSBK

Christie cuts into Riedmann lead

Written by  on Friday, 15 August 2014 18:32

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. - Jodi Christie closed to within two points of Hindle Pro Sport Bike Championship leader Kenny Riedmann by qualifying on pole for this weekend’s pair of races as the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship wraps up at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Keene, Ont. racer turned a lap of 1:25.384 on his Honda Canada / Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR600RR to claim four points while Kenny Riedmann earned two points by setting the third best time of 1:26.806 on the Castrol Triumph 675. As a result, Riedmann goes into this weekend’s races with 101 points to Christie’s 99.

“Getting the pole was huge because every point counts,” said Christie, the three-time defending class champion. “That was 100 percent our goal. We’ve got some time on the other guys, but the draft is important here and I don’t expect to walk away in the races. It could be a dogfight and that will make it pretty exciting for the fans.”

Joining Christie and Riedmann on the front row of the grid will be Will Hornblower, who qualified second with a time of 1:26.556 on his Blue Streak Racing Yamaha YZF-R6, and Kristopher Garvie, who placed fourth with a 1:26.948 on his Honda Canada / Fast Company Honda CBR600RR and is third in the standings with 89 points.

ProStar Motorsports / One Speed Honda rider Trevor Daley, the winner of the previous round at Atlantic Motorsport Park and fourth in the standings, was injured in a crash during qualifying and taken to hospital with a suspected concussion and hand injuries.

Tony Lanni of Brampton, Ont. set the quickest qualifying time for the Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike class with a 1:27.482 on the ProStar Motorsports Honda CBR1000RR. Peterborough, Ont.’s Tomas Casas recorded the second best time on the OCM Motor Sports / Peterborough Cycle Salvage Yamaha YZF-R6 and closed to within 16 points of class leader Pedro Sousa. The Mississauga, Ont. racer qualified third aboard his Honda CBR600RR and increased his point total to 118.

Stacey Nesbitt took over the lead of the Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike class by qualifying second on Friday aboard her OCM Motor Sports / FTR / Honda Canada Honda CBR600RR. The St-Lazare, Que. rider now has 140 points to the 138 of Casas, who had set the fastest time but was put to the back of the field after his bike was unable to complete post-qualifying tech.

Casas’ misfortune put Ariss, Ont.’s James Moore on pole with a time of 1:29.551 on his Triumph 675. Moore is third in the Amateur Sport Bike standings with 113 points.

Eric Quintin increased his lead to two points in the Honda CBR250R National Race Series by qualifying fastest for this weekend’s races with a time of 1:49.708. The Notre Dame de l’Ile Perrot, Que. racer now has 274 points to the 272 of Falmouth, N.S. rider Jacob Shaw-O’Leary, who qualified second.

Feature races in all five national classes will run Saturday and Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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The official Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship website, www.csbk.ca, will have full race video coverage of both of this weekend’s Mopar Pro Superbike races, as well as Sunday’s Hindle Pro Sport Bike feature and the deciding round of the Honda CBR250R National Race Series.

Pro Sport Bike Qualifying Results

  1. 1    1      Jodi Christie                        Keene, ON                Honda          CBR600RR     10       1:25.384           10             20:39.285                            166.837        
  2. 2    47    Will Hornblower               Sarnia, ON                 Yamaha        YZF-R6            11       1:26.556           11             20:36.584       1.172                      1.172             164.578  
  3. 3    42    Kenny Riedmann             Belfountain, ON      Triumph       675                   12       1:26.806           12             20:36.489       1.422                      0.250             164.104  
  4. 4    71    Kristopher Garvie            Caledon, ON             Honda          CBR600RR     10       1:26.948           10             20:41.272       1.564                      0.142             163.836  
  5. 5    53    Elie Daccache                     Newcastle, ON        Yamaha        YZF-R6            12       1:27.190           6               19:42.034       1.806                      0.053             163.381  
  6. 6    24    Sebastien Tremblay        Longueil, QC             Yamaha        YZF-R6            12       1:28.157           12             20:43.942       2.773                      0.967             161.589  
  7. 7    18    Philippe Masse                 St-Hyacinthe, QC    Kawasaki     ZX-6R              13       1:28.853           9               20:59.755       3.469                      0.696             160.323  
  8. 8    229 Darren James                    North Vancouver, BC  Yamaha YZF-R6            13       1:28.954           13             20:44.460       3.570                      0.101             160.141  
  9. 9    85    Raphael Archambault     Terrebonne, QC      Suzuki           GSX-R600      12       1:29.032           11             20:52.984       3.648                      0.078             160.001  

10  76    Louie Raffa  Ste-Marthe, QC          Honda       CBR600RR   15  1:29.033   7         21:00.752         3.649       0.001     159.999

11  41    Amzy Nawaz                      Thornton, ON          Kawasaki     ZX-6R              8         1:29.553           8               13:24.465       4.169                      0.520             159.070  

12  117 Nuno Almeida                   Newcastle. ON        Triumph       Daytona         11       1:32.317           11             19:43.543       6.933                      2.764             154.307  

13  17    Caleb Noiles                       Upper Cloverdale, NB Honda    CBR600RR     11       1:33.650           11             21:06.567       8.266                      1.333             152.111  

14  116 Trevor Daley                      Mississauga, ON     Honda          CBR600RR     8         1:27.137           8               13:02.396       1.753                      0.189             163.480   Penalty - Did not complete post qualifying tech

15  12    Mitch Card  Ripley, ON  Honda     CBR600RR                             0                                                         -               

--From Professional Motorsports Productions

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