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Young holds off Szoke for thrilling win at Grand Bend Motorplex

Grand Bend, ON – June 9, 2019 – The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship continued to produce stellar racing on Sunday, just as Ben Young continued his success at the forefront of the series, winning in round two at the Grand Bend Motorplex to extend his points lead in the Mopar Pro Superbike feature class.

After losing last year’s race at Grand Bend to rival Jordan Szoke after a daring pass in the final corner, it seemed like the situation would repeat itself on the final lap on Sunday. After running into lapped traffic, Szoke had appeared to snatch the victory from Young yet again, only for the Collingwood, ON rider to emerge first out of the final corner aboard his Van Dolder’s Home Team/Scot-Build BMW S1000RR.

“It was such a great race. I had Jordan right there behind me the whole way, so I knew it was going to come down to that final corner yet again,” said Young. “The BMW was dialed in, and the Dunlop tires worked great right to the end, so it was on me to just work really hard and try to hold him off. It’s another great opportunity for the championship, so we’re all looking to keep the ball rolling and get on with round three.”

The win makes a perfect 112 points for Young through two races, having finished first in every session so far this season, as four-time defending champion Szoke now finds himself trailing by 29 points entering round three at Autodrome Ste. Eustache.

However, the Lynden, ON veteran remains confident despite the unfamiliar territory, as Szoke and the Mopar Express Lane Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja team head to arguably their best track on the calendar.

“I thought I had him at the end, and I was planning something the whole way, but I just went in a little too deep and he was able to duck underneath me,” explained Szoke. “It’s a tough break, but we made some steps and we’re scoring points. This was one of Ben’s strongest tracks, but now we go to maybe my best track from the last few years in Ste. Eustache, so we’ll keep plugging along and the wins will come.”

The win marks four-consecutive losses for Szoke in the feature class dating back to last year, the longest such streak since Brett McCormick’s championship season all the way back in 2011.

Joining the two front-runners on the podium was Fast Company/OneSpeed Suzuki GSX-R1000 rider Trevor Daley, as the Mississauga, ON native scored his best result since round three in 2015.

Daley has ground to make up in the championship after crashing and finishing 13th in round one, but was able to bounce back on Sunday after running at the front for a number of laps, setting the fastest lap of the race in the process.

“We’ve been riding really well all weekend, setting a lot of strong, consistent laps, and I had the pace early on to hang with them,” Daley said. “The Suzuki held up great, but unfortunately the tires got a little greasy towards the end which forced me to slow up a bit. But it’s been a while since I was up here [on the podium] so I can’t complain.”

Equally as impressive was local youngster Stephen Nickerson claiming his best career finish in fourth place, as the Hamilton, ON rider placed his DeWildt Honda Powerhouse CBR1000RR inside the front group early on and never looked back.

Rounding out the top five and surviving a late charge of his own was Beaconsfield, QC veteran Michael Leon, who was able to rebound from a round one crash aboard his Royal Distributing BMW despite a late effort from Peterborough, ON youngster Tomas Casas and his Parts Canada Yamaha YZF-R1, who finished sixth.

The top rookie of the day was Breslau, ON youngster Dylan Bauer, who featured prominently in the Sport Bike category but was able to finish a respectable tenth place in the Superbike class aboard his Yamaha YZF-R6.

As for the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class, it was a dramatic finish that saw Mirabel, QC rider Sebastien Tremblay win his first race of the season in unusual circumstances, having been involved in a collision with Bauer that caused a red flag stoppage and an early end to the race.

Tremblay is provisionally listed as the race winner aboard his Turcotte Performance Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja, with Bauer finishing second for his best career Pro finish, though results are subject to change from CSBK officials in the coming days.

“It’s great to be up here celebrating the win, even though you never really like to win like this,” said an injured Tremblay. “It gets us back in the championship which is huge, so you can’t really complain with the result, despite it ending in a tough way.”

Rounding out the podium was two-time defending class champion Casas, who crashed out in round one but bounced back with a strong finish aboard his Parts Canada Yamaha YZF-R6 machine.

“We managed to get some points, maybe not in the way we wanted to, but either way it helps the championship,” said Casas. “The bike felt pretty good, and the pace was definitely there, so hopefully we can keep things going at Ste. Eustache.”

Race one winner and points leader Will Hornblower just missed out on a return to the podium at his home track, but the Sarnia, ON native was still able to piece together a strong finish aboard his Yamaha and keep the title hopes intact.

The fourth race of the season in the TSN Motorcycle Experience Lightweight Sport Bike class was perhaps the most spread out, with championship leader Avery Hart extending his points hold with another dominant victory.

The Princeville, NS rider once again left his opponents early and went into cruise control, expanding his lead to 40 points aboard his WRBF Racing Yamaha YZF-R3.

“It was a perfect weekend, we scored the most total points we could get, so obviously it’s been a lot of fun,” Hart said. “It was my first time ever at this track and I won both races, so hopefully I can keep some of that magic going in round three.”

Finishing at the front of the battle for second was Strathroy, ON teenager Trevor Dion, who claimed his best ever National finish aboard his Kawasaki Ninja 400, with Alex Berthiaume and his Yamaha machine completing the podium out of Laval, QC.

Express Lane Amateur Superbike points leader Dave Natale stuck with the theme of extending his lead, winning again in round two aboard his Aprilia RSV4RR out of Markham, ON to take a commanding 33-point lead in the early going.

Meanwhile, reigning Lightweight champion Jake LeClair scored his first win since graduating to bigger machinery, as the Blackstock, ON teenager stormed to a comfortable win aboard his bLU cRU Yamaha YZF-R6 to pull himself within one point of championship leader Christian Allard, who finished fourth aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja out of Chambly, QC.

The second Classic Superbike Racing contest of the year also ran with success on Sunday, as Whitby, ON native Mike MacNeil won a tight contest aboard his 1980’s Freddie Spencer era Honda CB750 machine.

Full results from round two’s racing, as well as information regarding round three at the Autodrome Ste. Eustache on June 21-23, can be found on the series’ official website at www.csbk.ca.

Sunday, 09 June 2019 20:43 Published in Reports, Results & Points


DP Brakes Signs an Impressive Number Road Racers in 2019

BUFFALO, NY- - DP Brakes, the leader in sintered braking technology, has announced the signing of many of the top Pro and Amateur road racers in North America.

Our impressive racer lineup is as follows:
13-time Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke with wife and fellow competitor, Amy Szoke.
Runners Up Ben Young, Samuel Trepanier and Trevor Daley

Canadian Sportbike Champion Tomas Casas
Runner Up Mitch Card

Plus, the following great competitors competing in the Canadian CSBK and SOAR Series:
Kenny Riedmann, Samuel Desmarais, Mack Attack Racing’s David, Glenn and Shannon Mackay, Nicolas “Nico” Meunier, Guillaume Fortin, Slightly Stoopid’s Drew Morrisey and Sunny Park, Team Tenacious Mike Heggarty, Vincent Levillain and Connor Campbell.

Plus:
Former AMA Champion and 2019 Daytona 200 competitor – Jason DiSalvo
NHRA’s Top Fuel Racing’s – Shark Racing’s Rickey House
ASRA Super Stock, Team Challenge and F-4 National Champion Lloyd Bayley
Long Time DP Sponsored Road Racer and XSBA Long Distance Stoppie Record Holder, Ryan Cramer
WERA Superbike Expert Tyler King

“Riders will be racing with our New High Performance RDP X-Race Titanium brake pads. Results so far prove that we have a compound available to be competitive with all other brands and even show an upgrade over those. The superb initial response, incredible feel and fade free performance puts us at the top of the charts,” stated Larry Mills, President of DP Brakes and Clutches North America.

Mills added, “Not only will they experience all those features, but also receive the DP Brakes long reputation of no brake dust and quiet performance.”

Mills concluded, “We are truly honored to be part of their program for 2019 and wish them tremendous success. Their constant feedback will enable DP Brakes to be on the leading edge of sintered metal brake pad technology and further our growth in the Road Race and Sportbike market”.

RDP X-Race Titanium Brake pads are available exclusively through Parts Unlimited, Parts Canada.

For more information on the complete line-up of DP Brakes brake pads, shoes and clutch kits, contact DP Brakes North American Headquarters at 4401 Walden Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086, (716) 681-8806, or visit them on the web at www.dp-brakes.com.

 

Thursday, 30 May 2019 16:21 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Trevor Daley - 2019 CSBK Round 1 Recap

“When you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill

The Fast Company Suzuki GSX-R1000 backed by Parts Canada team had an opening Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship weekend that left rider Trevor Daley and tuner Scott Miller profoundly disappointed and, by equal measure, profoundly thankful. A freak accident in Saturday morning practice saw Jordan Szoke’s machine tumble over the trackside wall and rip through the Daley/Miller pit, the spinning motorcycle just missing team members by inches. It could have been catastrophic. Mercifully, it wasn’t, and, miraculously, no-one was injured—at least physically.

The incident, however, cast a pall over the weekend, and a tip-over at the hairpin while running with the lead group in Sunday’s final made the weekend one to forget. But in the never-say-die spirit of Sir Winston, the team rallied around the damaged machine, got it back on track, and at the checkered flag important championship points were gained.

Keep going. Indeed.

Full marks to Ben Young for his win and a special thank-you to the fans who filled the grandstand to near capacity for their support and well-wishes. We can’t wait to see everyone at Grand Bend to—belatedly—kick our season into high gear.

Trevor Daley @Onespeedinc

Suzuki Canada @Suzukicanada

Fast Company @fastcompanyracing

CSBK Championship @cdnsuperbike

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 13:22 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Trevor Daley to Race Suzuki Canada GSX-R1000R in 2019 CSBK Superbike Series

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.

Social Media:
Trevor Daley: @Onespeedinc

Suzuki Canada: @Suzukicanada

Fast Company: @Scottmiller8999

CSBK Championship: @cdnsuperbike

Saturday, 08 December 2018 15:39 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Top 10 finish for Daley and Yamaha R1M at CSBK Rd 1‏

@cdnsuperbike • #CSBK •(June 01, 2016)- With many hours spent over the latter half of the offseason in preparation for the opening round of the Mopar CSBK championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park last weekend, it was with much excitement that Trevor Daley climbed aboard his new Yamaha Canada YZF-R1M for the first time at Thursday’s Pro6 Cycle track day.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 12:12 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Trevor Daley Announces 2016 Race Program

@onespeedracing • @YamahaMotorCa •@cdnsuperbike • (April 4, 2016)- It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that Trevor Daley has officially loaded the final ‘round in the chamber’ and is ready to announce his plans for the 2016 Mopar Canadian Superbike race season.

Monday, 04 April 2016 13:09 Published in News


Canadian Roadracers Young, Garvie, Daley & Casas Enter Lupus GP Kart Race as Team Human 2.0‏

@LupusGP • Stouffville, Ontario, Canada –  September 28, 2015 – Although the motorcycle road racing season in Canada and the US has concluded for 2015, road racers Ben Young, Kris Garvie, Trevor Daley and Tomas Casas will be strapping on their helmets once more as “Team Human 2.0” to compete in the 8th Annual Lupus GP kart race fundraiser in support of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Lupus Clinic.

Monday, 28 September 2015 20:35 Published in News