While Jodi Christie (1) romped to the race win, Kenny Riedmann (42) clinched the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike title with a second place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park While Jodi Christie (1) romped to the race win, Kenny Riedmann (42) clinched the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike title with a second place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Photo by Bob Szoke / courtesy CSBK

Riedmann wraps up Pro Sport Bike crown

Written by  on Sunday, 17 August 2014 20:16

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- Kenny Riedmann clinched his first Pro title with a second-place finish in the final round of the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.  The Belfountain, Ont. rider finished the season with 193 points to the 151 of Jodi Christie, who vaulted from fifth to second in the point standings with a dominant win in Sunday’s race.

Riding his Honda Canada / Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR600RR, Christie finished the 12-lap race 8.046 secs. ahead of Riedmann on the Castrol Triumph 675. Riedmann was at the head of a fraught six-rider battle for the runner-up spot, with Amzy Nawaz of Thornton, Ont. completing the podium in third place on his Blue Streak Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R.

“That was the longest 12 laps of my life,” Riedmann said. “I wanted to hang with Jodi but he took off and I didn’t have the confidence to go with him right away. I came into this race thinking I would win if I could, but Jodi was just so fast, and the championship means more so I hung back. I’m pretty happy to at least get second. And I got to do my first ever burn out on the victory lap!”

The win was the first of the season for Christie, who saw a string of three straight Pro Sport Bike championships come to an end.

A third place finish was enough to give Pedro Sousa the Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike title. Riding his Honda CBR1000RR, the Mississauga, Ont. racer finished behind the OCM Motor Sports / Peterborough Cycle Salvage Yamaha YZF-R6 of Peterborough, Ont.’s Tomas Casas and Brampton, Ont.’s Tony Lanni aboard the ProStar Motorsports Honda CBR1000RR in the 12-lap race, but that gave him the title by 10 points over Casas, 199-189.

Casas did take the Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike crown thanks to an impressive ride from 21st spot on the starting grid to the victory in the 10-lap race on Sunday. Casas finished 9.332 secs. clear of the OCM Motor Sports / FTR / Honda Canada Honda CBR600RR of St-Lazare, Que.’s Stacey Nesbitt, and beat her by 13 points in the championship, 232-219.

Longueuil, Que.’s Alex Coelho finished third in the race on the Black Sheep Racing Kawasaki ZX-6R.

In special awards in the Amateur Sport Bike class, Ottawa’s Samuel Dutrisac got the Dion Device Hard Luck Award for Saturday’s race after crashing out and Elmsdale, N.S.’s Geoff Cole received it on Sunday after his engine blew and brought an early end to his weekend.

The Ipone Award for presentation went to North York, Ont. Honda CBR600RR rider Jamie Young on Saturday and London, Ont.’s Phillip Leckie, aboard a Suzuki GSX-R600, on Sunday.

In a dramatic turn of events Jacob Shaw-O’Leary clinched the Honda CBR250R National Race Series title at CTMP on Sunday. Notre Dame de L’Ile Perrot, Que.’s Eric Quintin came into the weekend with the points lead but crashed out of Sunday morning’s race while leading, turning over the advantage to Shaw-O’Leary. The Falmouth, N.S. racer then wrapped up the title with a third place finish in the season finale later in the day, which was won by Quintin.

Cameron Walker of Oakville, Ont. won the day’s opening race and finished second in the finale.

Shaw-O’Leary ended the season with 351 points to the 328 of Quintin and Walker’s 311.

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 final round of the Honda CBR250R National Race Series.

Pro Sport Bike Race Results

Pos

Name

Hometown

Make

Model/Engine

Laps

Diff

Comment

1

Jodi Christie

Keene, ON

Honda

CBR600RR

12

2

Kenny Riedmann

Belfountain, ON

Triumph

675

12

8.046

3

Amzy Nawaz

Thornton, ON

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

12

8.18

4

Kristopher Garvie

Caledon, ON

Honda

CBR600RR

12

8.487

5

Darren James

North Vancouver, BC

Buell

1125

12

8.926

6

Philippe Masse

St-Hyacinthe, QC

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

12

10.537

7

Trevor Daley

Mississauga, ON

Yamaha

YZF-R6

12

14.591

8

Louie Raffa

Ste-Marthe, QC

Honda

CBR600RR

12

23.838

9

Nuno Almeida

Newcastle. ON

Triumph

Daytona

12

01:14.2

10

Ron Munroe

Beaver Bank, NS

Kawasaki

ZX-6R

11

1 Lap

DNF

Mitch Card

Ripley, ON

Honda

CBR600RR

10

DNF

DNF

Raphael Archambault

Terrebonne, QC

Suzuki

GSX-R600

6

DNF

DNS

Will Hornblower

Sarnia, ON

Yamaha

YZF-R6

DNS

DNS

Sebastien Tremblay

Longueil, QC

Yamaha

YZF-R6

DNS

DNS

Caleb Noiles

Upper Cloverdale, NB

Honda

CBR600RR

DNS

DQ

Elie Daccache

Newcastle, ON

Yamaha

YZF-R6

12

DQ

Penalty - Failure to accept inspection - On Probation

Pro Sport Bike Standings

1

Kenny Riedmann

Triumph

193

2

Jodi Christie

Honda

151

3

Kristopher Garvie

Honda

148

4

Trevor Daley

Honda/Suzuki

131

5

Will Hornblower

Yamaha

101

6

Raphael Archambault

Suzuki

98

7

Louie Raffa

Honda

89

8

Elie Daccache

Yamaha

86

9

Darren James

Yamaha/Buell

78

10

Caleb Noiles

Honda

71

11

Philippe Masse

Kawasaki

69

12

Amzy Nawaz

Kawasaki

66

13

Ron Munroe

Kawasaki

59

14

Nuno Almeida

Triumph

36

15

Matt Covey

Honda

32

16

Jean-Francois Cyr

Triumph

29

17

Frank Trombino

Yamaha

28

18

Marco Sousa

Suzuki

25

19

Sebastien Tremblay

Yamaha

25

20

Brent Strong

Yamaha

23

21

Mitch Card

Honda

17

22

Hugo Fournier

Yamaha

15

--From Professional Motorsports Productions

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