Toronto, ON – April 2, 2019 – The newly-formed Classic Superbike Racing group will host their first-ever event at round two of the 2019 Mopar CSBK Superbike Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex, June 7-9. The just-launched CSBR series, “dedicated to the preservation and racing of classic superbikes,” is focused on first-generation machinery from the late-1970s and early 1980s.
CSBR have races scheduled for on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Grand Bend’s CSBK National. The series will use the 11-turn, 2.2 km long “technical layout” of the popular multi-use venue on Ontario’s “west coast,” just minutes from the southern shores of Lake Huron.
Support for the inaugural CSBR event will come from local, sister auto dealers Goderich Toyota and Goderich Honda. Trophies and prize monies will be awarded to the top three finishers, and a special award will be offered for the “most accurately preserved and raced Classic Superbike.”
Overall, the CSBR rules structure is aimed at street-based machinery produced between 1978 and 1983, with categories for middleweight, 750cc and the featured open class: 900cc to 1100cc. Specific details are available on their web site, classicsuperbikeracing.com.
If the debut event at Grand Bend with Mopar CSBK is a success, the Classic Superbikes have a commitment to take part in the big National series finale weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, August 9-11.
The Classic Superbike Racing group is headed by Marketing Director Dean Ruston and Technical Director Ben Gartner, both veteran members of the Canadian road racing community. Former Pro National racer Stuart Nodell will serve as the Classic Superbike Racing Series Co-Ordinator at each round.
“We believe that this is the right time for a specific series geared towards these classic superbikes,” explains Ruston. “There is lots of interest in these machines, as recent events in California at Sears Point and Philip Island in Australia illustrate.
“We have the 40th anniversary of Superbikes as the main National class in Canada coming up in 2020, so this is the right time to showcase the bikes that were the first step to our modern era of racing. Fans love these machines, and we have a group of dedicated competitors who love to race them.”
Long-time early-era Superbike supporter and ProStar Motorsports owner Gartner sees the CSBR series “as the right idea whose time has come. There are some great bikes out there, and more in development – we can find the parts, and support the class with expertise.”
The main National group for all Vintage competition in Canada, the Vintage Road Racing Association, are hosting a four round 2019 series for every class of classic machine, starting with May 31 to June 2 at Shannonville Motorsport Park, near Belleville, ON.
The CSBK modern bike National tour’s new Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike division is a guest class at the second VRRA Event of 2019 at Calabogie Motorsport Park, ON, south west of Ottawa, June 28-30.
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 14:54 Published in News
Toronto, ON – February 21, 2019 – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be the title sponsor for the opening round of the 2019 Mopar CSBK Canadian National motorcycle road racing championships, May 17-19, at Shannonville Motorsport Park’s Pro layout.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is the oldest and largest Electrical Workers union in the world, founded November 28, 1891 in St. Louis Missouri. The first IBEW Local union in Canada was chartered in 1899 in Ottawa, Ontario. The IBEW represents over 775,000 members in North America and just under 70,000 here in Canada.
IBEW Canada is a diverse union that represents workers in Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Utilities, Construction, Maintenance, Motor Shops, Sign Shops, CATV, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Railroads, Shipyards, Pulp and Paper Mills, Mining, Tree Trimming, Health Care, and Government employees.
Shannonville Motorsport Park, initially Nelson International Raceway, opened with a motorcycle race on Thanksgiving weekend, 1976. The second-ever National Superbike race in Canada was held at Shannonville in September, 1980. S.M.P. has hosted more Superbike Nationals than any other circuit. The multi-purpose venue is located 15 kms east of Belleville, ON, in the Bay of Quinte tourist region.
“The IBEW has been a proud part of the Canadian labour movement for over 100 years,” explains Tom Reid, International Vice President, First District, Canada. “We have built our union on our commitment to organize and represent workers; our membership and longevity is proof of that commitment.
“Our members work, build, volunteer and play in communities all across Canada and we are proud of what they do,” continued motorcycle enthusiast Reid. “It’s not just power lines that keep the lights on, it’s not just cables that keep the communications flowing, it is people, hard-working people, our Sisters and Brothers in the IBEW.”
Jordan Szoke of Lynden, ON, will carry the number one plate into competition at the IBEW Shannonville National opener, making his debut with the Mopar Express Lane Kawasaki ZX-10RR Ninja after seven successful seasons with BMW. Szoke has been Canadian Superbike Champ 13 times, and has won the opening event of the tour the last seven years in a row.
Collingwood, ON based Ben Young, second overall in 2018, will now lead the BMW Motorrad effort with the Scot-Build S1000RR; other front-running BMW entries are expected from Michael Leon, Samuel Trepanier and Jammin’ Jeff Williams.
Two time and reigning Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike middleweight class National Champ “T.V. Tommy” Casas from Peterborough, ON will join the feature class with 1000cc R1 backed by Yamaha Canada. One of the major moves of the off-season sees Trevor Daley of Mississauga, ON, fourth overall last season, lead the Parts Canada-backed Suzuki Canada entry, with bikes built by Fast Company.
The official National season kicks off with a Pro6 Test Day at Shannonville on Thursday, May 16, hosted by the National series spec tire Dunlop supplier. Practice takes place Friday, with Qualifying Saturday and the opening National events for five classes of races on Sunday, May 19.
To learn more please visit www.ibewcanada.ca , or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.
Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:29 Published in News
Jordan Szoke, the winningest racer in National Canadian Superbike History signs a two year deal to run his Mopar Express Lane backed super bike team with brand new equipment for the next two seasons. Szoke will defend his Mopar Canadian Superbike National Title with the redesigned 2019 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R backed by Blackfoot Motosports.
Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:29 Published in Rider and Team Releases
Toronto, December 8, 2018 - With much excitement we announce Trevor Daley will be campaigning the 2019 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard a Suzuki Canada GSX-R1000RR prepared by Scott Miller’s Fast Company. After a fantastic 2018 season, Daley is ecstatic to be back aboard a Suzuki. On December 7, 2018, Daley finalized a partnership with Suzuki Canada’s Bill Porter and Paul Shantz to see the Mississauga, Ontario, rider aboard the benchmark GSX-R1000RR for the upcoming season.
The Suzuki GSX-R has carried Daley to his best career results, and as he threw a leg over the new model while at Suzuki Canada’s new state-of-the-art facility in Barrie, Ontario, he couldn’t help but notice the esthetic refinements and anticipate the performance upgrades the new bike has to offer.
“The bike is very sleek and compact over previous models,” Daley said. “The narrower fuel tank feels very comfortable and natural. With Brembo brake calipers and Brembo T-drive rotors as standard equipment, you can tell this bike is built to perform.”
2018’s CSBK championship saw the maturation of Daley’s naturally aggressive riding. Additionally, Daley formed an off-track relationship with long-time bike-building powerhouse Scott Miller of Fast Company. Miller will soon begin to prep a pair of superbikes that he’ll maintain trackside during the 2019 season, ensuring Suzuki will once again become a force in Canadian roadracing.
“Having been heavily involved in the preparation and technical aspect of my own race bikes means that Scott and I speak a common language,” Daley said. “I’m very excited for us to work together in 2019. My confidence is at an all-time high and Scott’s expertise applied to the already fantastic GSX-R will be amazing.”
Daley is looking forward to pre-season testing on the new bike, as well as participating in off-season Suzuki and CSBK series promotional events. With the 2019 race season looming, Daley encourages enthusiasts to follow his and Suzuki Canada’s social media feeds to keep up-to-date on the latest events, new product information, and to learn details on where you can meet Daley—and pick up your own GSX-R1000RR—prior to the upcoming season.
Trevor Daley: @Onespeedinc
Suzuki Canada: @Suzukicanada
Fast Company: @Scottmiller8999
CSBK Championship: @cdnsuperbike
Saturday, 08 December 2018 15:39 Published in Rider and Team Releases
August 24, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – The honour of winning the very first Yamaha bLU cRU Factory Ride Award in the discipline of road racing has gone to Mopar CSBK Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike champion Jake LeClair. LeClair, age 16, was presented the award at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park after claiming the class title on his Yamaha YZF-R3.
Friday, 24 August 2018 14:42 Published in Rider and Team Releases
Riedmann grabs first Superbike win, Szoke claims record 13th title in season finale at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, ON – August 12, 2018 – He may not have celebrated it from the podium, but Jordan Szoke managed to do just enough to take home his record 13th Mopar Pro Superbike title at the season finale of the Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Sunday, 12 August 2018 18:43 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Bowmanville, ON – August 11, 2018 – The first half of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season finale weekend certainly lived up to the hype on Saturday, as fan-favourite Ben Young scored his first career Mopar Pro Superbike victory in a thrilling day Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:17 Published in Reports, Results & Points
(BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Aug. 11, 2018) Clarksburg, Ontario’s Ben Young scored his first career national Mopar Canadian Superbike win Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, part of the Superbike Doubleheader weekend. Canada’s biggest motorcycle road race event continues through Sunday, August 12.
Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points
(BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Aug. 10, 2018) The green flag flew on Friday to open Canada’s biggest motorcycle road race – the Superbike Doubleheader weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). Running through Sunday, August 12, Canada’s top motorcycle road racers will be competing for the national Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. The weekend also marks the 40th anniversary of the first Superbike race at CTMP – won by event grand marshal American John Long.
Friday, 10 August 2018 20:35 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Bowmanville, ON – August 10, 2018 – Collingwood, ON’s Ben Young will start from pole position at the final round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, after securing the top spot in the Mopar Pro Superbike class with a dominating performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Friday.
Friday, 10 August 2018 20:30 Published in Reports, Results & Points