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Christie ends season with a win

Written by  on Sunday, 26 August 2012 19:41

By John Hopkins

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- A day after clinching his second straight K&N Performance Filters Pro Sport Bike title, Jodi Christie ran away with the season finale at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.

The Keene, Ont. racer grabbed the lead off the start on his Jodi Christie Racing / Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR600RR and was never challenged en route to his fifth win in six races this season.

Raphael Archambault of Terrebonne, Que. finished second on his Team Archambault Racing / Picotte Motorsport / G Suspension Suzuki GSX-R600, 9.477 secs. behind Christie after a racelong battle with the Acme Slate Suzuki GSX-R600 of Frank Trombino and Michael Leon on the Royal Distributing / Elka Suspension Honda CBR600RR.

“I wanted to do some fast laps at the beginning and see if I good get a good gap,” said Christie, who had edged Archambault for the win in Saturday’s race. “We had a great bike set-up and thanks to Rob Egan of Brooklin Cycle we were able to a bit more power, which helped on the back straight.”

After fighting with Christie for the win on Saturday Archambault found himself dealing with Trombino and Leon on Sunday afternoon.

“I had a good race with Frank,” Archambault said. “He was faster out of turn two and was able to get me into turn three once, but I had an advantage on the straight. It was a great battle.”

Trombino claimed third, which secured second in the final point standings for the Kleinburg, Ont. racer, while Leon crashed on the final lap, without injury.

“It was one of the most exciting races I’ve been in,” said Trombino, who announced his retirement from competition on the podium after the race. “You had to play your cards right. We were a bit down on horsepower so I knew I had to brake deep at the end of the backstraight to keep any advantage.”

Leon went down while trying to pass Trombino at the end of the backstraight when he got onto the slippery concrete.

Louie Raffa of Ste-Marthe, Que., riding the Centre Hamel Honda / Team Couturier Honda CBR600RR, edged the Acme Slate Yamaha YZF-R6 of Kaladar, Ont.’s James Collins for fourth.

Race Results

Pos

No.

Name

Hometown

Total distance

Laps

Best Tm

In Lap

Diff

Make

Model/Engine

Total Tm

Comment

1

1

Jodi Christie

Keene, ON

51.441

13

1:23.458

2

Honda

CBR600RR

18:21.186

2

85

Raphael Archambault

Terrebonne, QC

51.441

13

1:25.022

6

9.477

Suzuki

GSX-R600

18:30.663

3

31

Frank Trombino

Kleinburg, ON

51.441

13

1:24.556

2

9.692

Suzuki

GSX-R600

18:30.878

4

76

Louie Raffa

Ste-Marthe, QC

51.441

13

1:27.960

10

49.480

Honda

CBR600RR

19:10.666

5

10

James Collins

Kaladar, ON

51.441

13

1:27.313

7

49.849

Yamaha

YZF-R6

19:11.035

6

12

Bill Card

Ripley, ON

51.441

13

1:29.193

13

1:09.571

Honda

CBR600RR

19:30.757

7

69

Zenon Nelson

Bowmanville, ON

51.441

13

1:29.856

11

1:15.053

Suzuki

GSX-R600

19:36.239

8

74

Michael Leon

Beaconsfield, QC

51.441

13

1:24.807

5

9.825

Honda

CBR600RR

18:31.011

Cause of red flag incident

Point Standings

1

Jodi Christie

Honda

321

2

Frank Trombino

Suzuki

216

3

Raphael Archambault

Suzuki

210

4

Louie Raffa

Honda

176

5

Michael Leon

Honda

117

6

James Collins

Yamaha

85

7

Bill Card

Honda

83

8

Richard Thompson

Suzuki

52

9

Laurent Feuiltault

Kawasaki

50

10

Zenon Nelson

Suzuki

48

11

Kenny Riedmann

Triumph

40

12

Aubrey Bailey

Honda

38

13

Caleb Noiles

Kawasaki

37

14

Paul Whitehead

Honda

32

15

Amzy Nawaz

Kawasaki

27

16

Ron Munroe

Kawasaki

26

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