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Philippe Masse won AM Sport bike and placed third in Superbike Philippe Masse won AM Sport bike and placed third in Superbike By Bob Szoke

Masse, Daley and Roche share Shannonville wins

Written by  on Monday, 25 June 2012 08:47

By John Hopkins

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. – St-Hyacinthe, Que.’s Philippe Masse and Trevor Daley of Mississauga, Ont. were the winners of the Inside Motorcycle Amateur Sport Bike and Bazzaz Amateur Superbike national features, respectively, at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Sunday.

Riding the Racingphil.com / Pete’s Superbike Kawasaki ZX-6R, Masse was in the lead of the Sport Bike race when a red flag was thrown after seven of a scheduled 14 laps for a crash in turn one. Jean-Francois Aubin of St-Jerome, Que. placed second on the Ricky Bobby Racing Suzuki GSX-R600, 1.364 secs. behind Masse, and Falmouth, N.S.’s Austin Shaw-O’Leary finished third on his Dua Motorsport / GoLo Racing Honda CBR600RR.

In a wet Amateur Superbike race, Daley took the lead on lap two of 11 and rode smoothly to a 10.479-sec. victory on his One Speed / Riders Choice Suzuki GSX-R1000. Riley Dawe of Toronto was second on the Century 21 / Track Cuts Yamaha YZF-R6 and Masse completed the podium.

Masse had qualified second in the Sport Bike class but a poor start left him fourth at the end of the opening lap and he worked hard to get by Shaw-O’Leary, Aubin and finally Dawe by the end of the sixth lap. His efforts earned him the Performance Under Gear Performer of the Race Award.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Masse after his first career national victory. “Last year was a bit hard with injuries, and I lost a motor at the end of the season.”

The race was stopped when Eric Fiset of St-Constant, Que. crashed his Team Couturier Racing Suzuki GSX-R600 in turn one while lying seventh. He was not hurt in the fall.

Late afternoon rain shortened the Amateur Superbike race from 14 laps to 11, and led to a number of falls. Daley took the lead when pole qualifier Tim Robinson ran off the end of the backstraight on his Robinson Racing / Gym-Max BMW S1000RR on lap two. By lap five the Suzuki rider had a comfortable cushion and rode steadily for his first national victory.

“I rode my own race and just tried to play it smart,” said Daley, who picked up a $1000 contingency payback from Dua Motorsport as well as a prize pack from national series title sponsor Mopar.

The win was sweet justice for Daley, who had qualified on pole for this event last season only to fail to finish.

Among the frontrunners to run into trouble in the tricky conditions besides Robinson were Aubin, who fell while running second on lap five in an incident that also caught out Shaw-O’Leary. Alain Lefebvre also held second spot but he went down on lap seven, as did Hugo Fournier, who was fourth at the time.

There were no serious injuries in the crashes.

Inside Motorcycles columnist Steve Hoffarth took fifth on his BMW S1000RR.

For the second day in a row Ryan Roche won the Honda CBR250R National Race Series round at Shannonville. The 17-year-old from Pickering, Ont. once again faced a tough challenge from 13-year-old Tomas Casas of Peterborough, Ont., and the runner-up finisher from Saturday took the lead on lap eight of the 10-lap race, only to fall in the hairpin on the final lap.

“Something told me he [Casas] was close, but I didn’t think he was that close,” said Roche, who ran in the Honda CBR125R Challenge in 2009. “I went as hard as I could in the last two corners because I thought he was still on me.”

As on Saturday, Stacey Nesbitt grabbed the holeshot but couldn’t hold off Roche or Casas on the backstraight and settled into a lonely third. That became second when Casas fell on the final lap and last year’s CBR125R champion crossed the line 15.228 secs. behind Roche.

“This gives us something to work on for the next round,” the St-Lazare, Que. racer said. “There’s still another eight races and a lot can happen. I’m not disappointed with the results but I thought I could stay with them. I wanted to try and get a better start today but the lights got me and I pulled a wheelie.”

Roche leads the Honda CBR250R standings with 108 points heading to the next pair of races at Autodrome St-Eustache July 7-8. Nesbitt is second with 80 points and Calgary’s Sean Smith third with 71.

Costa Mouzouris of Inside Motorcycles also repeated as winner of the Media Challenge and placed third overall, although he spent the race battling with the National Post’s David Booth before Booth crashed in turn three on the final lap, suffering a concussion.

Fourth overall and second in the Media Challenge was Neil Graham of Cycle Canada, with Smith fifth overall.

Amateur Sport Bike Results (7 Laps)

1. Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R), 7:59.546; 2. Jean-Francois Aubin, St-Jerome, QC, (Suzuki GSX-R600), +1.364; 3. Austin Shaw-O’Leary, Falmouth, NS, (Honda CBR600RR), +2.804; 4. Riley Dawe, Toronto, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +3.762; 5. Simon Hamel, Rosemere, QC, (Suzuki GSX-R600), +11.651;

6. Will Hornblower, Sarnia, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +12.484; 7. Nuno Almeida, Newcastle, ON, (Triumph Daytona 675), +18.030; 8. Glenn Cauley, Kemptville, ON, (Kawasaki ZX-6R), +26.140; 9. John Parkin, Kitchener, ON, (Triumph Daytona 675), +26.445; 10. David Tremblay, Longueuil, QC, (Suzuki GSX-R600), +27.618;

11. Joe Rodrigues, Weston, ON, (Suzuki GSX-R600), +28.008; 12. Chris Dopke, Cambridge, ON, (Honda CBR600RR), +29.103; 13. Jean-Sebastien Perrault, Beaconcour, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R), +29.246; 14. Chris Fehr, Kingston, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +29.450; 15. Reiner Griese, Marmora, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +33.607;

16. Brian Madeley, Kingston, ON, (Ducati 748), +33.943; 17. Luc Labranche, Mirabel, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R), +36.823; 18. Jamie Young, North York, ON, (Honda CBR600RR), +42.110; 19. Paul Hollister, Windsor, ON, (Honda CBR600RR), +47.265; 20. David Buckland, London, ON, (Honda CBR600RR), +49.739;

21. Eric Fiset, St-Constant, QC, (Suzuki GSX-R600), +17.234*; 22. Jon C. Waggoner, Ann Arbour, MI, (Honda CBR600RR), +1 lap

Did Not Finish

Hugo Fournier, St-Eugene de Lamartine, QC, (Yamaha YZF-R6), 2 laps; Pierre Patenaude, Vaudreuil, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R), 0 laps

*--Involved in race-stopping incident

Fastest Lap: 1:08.382 by Philippe Masse on lap 7

Amateur Sport Bike Standings

1. Philippe Masse, 53; 2. Jean-Francois Aubin, 46; 3. Austin Shaw-O’Leary, 38; 4. Riley Dawe, 36; 5. Simon Hamel, 29; 6. Will Hornblower, 27; 7. Nuno Almeida, 25; 8. Glenn Cauley, 23; 9. John Parkin, 21; 10. David Tremblay, 19;

11. Joe Rodrigues, 17; 12. Chris Dopke, 15; 13. Jean-Sebastien Perrault, 13; 14. Chris Fehr, 12; 15. Reiner Griese, 10; 16. Brian Madeley, 8; 17. Luc Labranche, 6; 18. Jamie Young, 4; 19. Paul Hollister, 2; 20. David Buckland, 1

Amateur Superbike Race Results (11 laps)

1.Trevor Daley, Mississauga, ON, (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 13:59.575; 2. Riley Dawe, Toronto, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +10.479; 3. Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R), +18.479; 4. Simon Hamel, Rosemere, QC, (BMW S1000RR), +34.813; 5. Steve Hoffarth, Orangeville, ON, (BMW S1000RR), +50.466;

6. Brian Kamp, Woodstock, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R1), +50.570; 7. Will Hornblower, Sarnia, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +51.435; 8. Luc Labranche, Mirabel, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R), +1:00.400; 9. John Parkin, Kitchener, ON, (Triumph Daytona 675), +1:02.692; 10. Nuno Almeida, Newcastle, ON, (Triumph Daytona 675), +1:03.780;

11. Tim Robinson, Gatineau, QC, (BMW S1000RR), +1:04.800; 12. Reiner Griese, Marmora, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +1:14.774; 13. Jamie Young, North York, ON, (Honda CBR600RR), +1:18.157; 14. Chris Fehr, Kingston, ON, (Yamaha YZF-R6), +1 lap; 15. Jean-Francois Aubin, St-Jerome, QC, (Suzuki GSX-R600), +1 lap

Did Not Finish

Alain Lefebvre, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 6 laps; Hugo Fournier, St-Eugene de Lamartine, QC, (Yamaha YZF-R6), 6 laps; Austin Shaw-O’Leary, Falmouth, NS, (Honda CBR600RR), 4 laps

Did Not Start

Glenn Cauley, Kemptville, ON, (Kawasaki ZX-6R); Jean-Sebastien Perrault, Beaconcour, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R); Paul Hollister, Windsor, ON, (Honda CBR600RR); Pierre Patenaude, Vaudreuil, QC, (Kawasaki ZX-6R); David Buckland, London, ON, (Honda CBR600RR); Jon C. Waggoner, Ann Arbour, MI, (Honda CBR600RR)

Fastest Lap: 1:14.960 by Tim Robinson on lap 9

Amateur Superbike Standings

1.Trevor Daley, 55; 2. Riley Dawe, 42; 3. Philippe Masse, 37; 4. Simon Hamel, 34; 5. Steve Hoffarth, 29; 6. Brian Kamp, 27; 7. Will Hornblower, 25; 8. Luc Labranche, 23; 9. Tim Robinson, 21; 9. John Parkin, 21;

11. Nuno Almeida, Newcastle, ON, (Triumph Daytona 675), 19; 12. Reiner Griese, 15; 13. Jamie Young, 13; 14. Chris Fehr, 12; 15. Jean-Francois Aubin, 10; 16. Austin Shaw-O’Leary, 1

Honda CBR250R Race Results (10 laps)

1.Ryan Roche, Pickering, ON, 12:08.874; 2. Stacey Nesbitt, St-Lazare, QC, +15.228; 3. Costa Mouzouris, Montreal, QC, +35.422*; 4. Neil Graham, Toronto, ON, +50.382*;

6. Sean Smith, Calgary, AB, +57.371; 7. Derreck Roemer, Toronto, ON, +1:01.712*; 8. Alex Cookes, Toronto, ON, +1 lap*

Did Not Finish

Tomas Casas, Peterborough, ON, 9 laps; David Booth, Toronto, ON, 9 laps*

Fastest Lap: 1:19.926 by Ryan Roche on lap 10

*--Media Challenge

All riders aboard Honda CBR250R motorcycles

Honda CBR250R Standings

1.Ryan Roche, 108; 2. Stacey Nesbitt, 80; 3. Sean Smith, 71; 4. Tomas Casas, 45

Media Challenge

1.Costa Mouzouris, 107; 2. Neil Graham, 81; 3. Derreck Roemer, 70; 4. Alex Cookes, 61; 5. David Booth, 46

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