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Jodi Christie repeated as Pro Sport Bike national champion with a win at CTMP. Jodi Christie repeated as Pro Sport Bike national champion with a win at CTMP. By Bob Szoke

Christie repeats as Sport Bike champ

Written by  on Saturday, 25 August 2012 19:05

By John Hopkins

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Jodi Christie clinched his second straight K&N Performance Filters Pro Sport Bike title in style with his fourth win of the year on his Jodi Christie Racing / Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR600RR at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday.

The Keene, Ont. racer battled all the way with polesitter Raphael Archambault aboard the Team Archambault Racing / Picotte Motorsport / G Suspension Suzuki GSX-R600, eventually beating the Terrebonne, Que. rider by 0.444 secs.

“It was a great race,” Christie said. “I was trying to play it cool with the championship in mind. But I was going to go for the win if it was feasible to make a move safely.

“This is a huge accomplishment for me, and I can’t express how fortunate I am to be out there racing a motorcycle.”

Archambault started from pole and led the most laps of the race, but admitted a shifting problem hampered his efforts.

“I had a couple of issues with my downshifts,” he said. “On one lap I got stuck in fifth gear through corner 10 [which leads onto the front straight] and it cost me the race. I just didn’t have any drive onto the straight.”

In another exciting battle, Kleinburg, Ont.’s Frank Trombino on the Acme Slate Suzuki GSX-R600 edged the Royal Distributing / Elka Suspension Honda CBR600RR of Beaconsfield, Que. racer Michael Leon for third.

Leon made a move for the spot into the last turn on the final lap but slid wide, allowing Trombino back inside. As Leon tried to control his bike it shot sideways and actually hit Trombino’s Suzuki on the run to the flag.

Trombino now leads Archambault by just 11 points in the battle for second spot in the Pro Sport Bike standings heading into Sunday’s season finale.

In another close fight, James Collins on the Acme Slate Yamaha YZF-R6 passed the Ripley Racing Honda CBR600RR of Bill Card in the final turn to snatch fifth spot.

Race Results

Pos

No.

Name

Hometown

Total distance

Laps

Best Tm

In Lap

Diff

Make

Model/Engine

Total Tm

1

1

Jodi Christie

Keene, ON

55.398

14

1:24.651

14

Honda

CBR600RR

19:55.069

2

85

Raphael Archambault

Terrebonne, QC

55.398

14

1:24.792

14

0.444

Suzuki

GSX-R600

19:55.513

3

31

Frank Trombino

Kleinburg, ON

55.398

14

1:25.292

4

5.950

Suzuki

GSX-R600

20:01.019

4

74

Michael Leon

Beaconsfield, QC

55.398

14

1:25.038

5

6.099

Honda

CBR600RR

20:01.168

5

10

James Collins

Kaladar, ON

55.398

14

1:27.797

13

54.865

Yamaha

YZF-R6

20:49.934

6

12

Bill Card

Ripley, ON

55.398

14

1:27.771

11

55.059

Honda

CBR600RR

20:50.128

7

76

Louie Raffa

Ste-Marthe, QC

55.398

14

1:28.448

11

55.653

Honda

CBR600RR

20:50.722

8

69

Zenon Nelson

Bowmanville, ON

55.398

14

1:29.692

6

1:21.234

Suzuki

GSX-R600

21:16.303

Point Standings

1

Jodi Christie

Honda

269

2

Frank Trombino

Suzuki

179

3

Raphael Archambault

Suzuki

168

4

Louie Raffa

Honda

144

5

Michael Leon

Honda

94

6

Bill Card

Honda

56

7

James Collins

Yamaha

56

8

Richard Thompson

Suzuki

52

9

Laurent Feuiltault

Kawasaki

50

10

Kenny Riedmann

Triumph

40

11

Aubrey Bailey

Honda

38

12

Caleb Noiles

Kawasaki

37

13

Paul Whitehead

Honda

32

14

Amzy Nawaz

Kawasaki

27

15

Ron Munroe

Kawasaki

26

16

Zenon Nelson

Suzuki

23

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