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Jordan Szoke celebrates his 40th career Superbike victory at Mont Tremblant Jordan Szoke celebrates his 40th career Superbike victory at Mont Tremblant From a Press Release from Waznie Racing; Photo courtesy of Bob Szoke

Szoke on Cusp of Historic Feat

Written by  on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 07:34

Jordan Szoke went down in Canadian superbike history during the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at the famed Le Circuit de Mont Tremblant during a dramatic weekend with unpredictable weather conditions.

Szoke clinched his 40th superbike career victory in 12 laps around the 4.26km circuit in 21 minutes and 31.853 seconds with an average speed of 142.456km/hr. Szoke's third straight victory gives him a commanding 66 point lead going into the double header at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park finale.

"I'm used to a wet, dry, then wet again weekend at Mosport!" laughed Szoke. "Weekends like this one are particularly stressful, there was a limited supply of rain tires and the weather was changing [constantly]. When you're responsible to set up two motorcycles with a small amount of track time it can be nerve-wracking." 

Szoke almost claimed the holeshot, but settled into a comfortable third position on lap one. "I tucked in behind McBride and Lacombe and let them set the pace,” he said. “I was thinking about what I needed to do for the championship, but Cornwell [John] set up my bike so perfectly I just couldn't help it but to go for the win." 

Jordan Szoke is well on his way to an unprecedented eighth National Canadian Superbike title, a feat obtained by no other, on August 24-26 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Come watch the action in person, or follow Jordan on Twitter.

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