@benyoung_86 • @cdnsuperbike •SHANNONVILLE, Ont. - May 30, 2016 - Collingwood, Ont.’s Ben Young made an impressive Superbike debut this past weekend at the opening round of the national MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) at Shannonville Motorsport Park.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 13:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points
SHANNONVILLE, Ont. (May 29, 2016) – Defending Mopar Canadian Superbike champion Jordan Szoke picked up where he had left off at the end of the 2015 season, winning the opening round of the 2016 campaign at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Sunday.
Monday, 30 May 2016 09:30 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Montreal-based road racer Michael Leon will continue his long-standing relationship with Royal Distributing who will again be the team's title sponsor. Royal Distributing is one of Canada's leading retailers of aftermarket clothing, parts and accessories for on and off-road motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and bicycles. Royal Distributing serves customers via four superstores throughout Ontario and through their popular catalogue.
The weapon of choice will be a new 2016 BMW S1000RR with support from BMW Motorrad Canada. Last season, Michael demonstrated the BMW to be a true "turnkey" Superbike. He had multiple front row starts, several top five finishes and ended the season 6th overall, despite 2 DNFs crashing out of the lead at St-Eustache and crashing from 3rd place at Edmonton.
This season the action will be televised on TSN.
Kyle Blakely from Windmill Motorsports and Machine will continue with the team as crew chief, a role he excelled in last year. A challenge will be the working with the team's new BMW HP Datalogger, which will should greatly help to with race setup. Jonathan "Corndog" Cornwell will continue as a suspension consultant.
Other sponsors for 2016 include Shoei Helmets USA, Speed and Strength Canada, Hindle Exhaust, Armour Bodies, GianMajor Inc., MWR Airfilters, Vortex, Bickle Racing and Dave Smith.
Practice for round one begins today for Round 1 to be held on May 29th at Shannonville Motorsport Park. Come and watch the racing live! Tickets are available at http://leonracing.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dcfa8552640ff75c38bac22bc&id=12ecb4af3d&e=60efd52bdb
Friday, 27 May 2016 11:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points
To celebrate the start of the 2016 CSBK season, enjoy this onboard video of the full Ninja 300 exhibition race #1 from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, August 2015!
Friday, 27 May 2016 10:43 Published in Multimedia
TORONTO, Ont. – From CSBK.com - The path to an 11th national Superbike crown promises to be a daunting one for Jordan Szoke as the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship motorcycle road racing series opens with the Superbike Challenge 2016 at Shannonville Motorsport Park this weekend.
The 37-year-old resident of Lynden, Ont. will face one of the deepest Superbike fields assembled in several years as he tries to maintain his mastery over the Canadian series. Last year the Express Lane/Motovan BMW S1000RR rider put together the second perfect season of his career in claiming the Mopar CSBK crown. Included in that winning run was a milestone 50th career Canadian Superbike national triumph.
In addition to having won the last seven Mopar CSBK races, Szoke has also triumphed in the two most recent national rounds to be held on Shannonville’s 2.45km (1.53-mile) 11-turn ‘Pro’ layout.
This season marks the return of Mopar CSBK action to TSN, with support from Dalton Timmis Insurance. Dalton Timmis Insurance presents Mopar CSBK on TSN will consist of half-hour programs from each of the seven national rounds, beginning in June. Dalton Timmis Insurance will also be a co-sponsor of the online coverage of the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class.
Dalton Timmis Insurance is also sponsoring the Pro Superbike Qualifying Award, in which the top five qualifiers at each Mopar CSBK round will share in a $2,000 purse and a year-end top qualifier will be crowned.
Among the challengers ranged against Szoke this season will be 25-year-old Kenny Riedmann. The Belfountain, Ont. racer finished runner-up to Szoke in last year’s championship standings with three second-place finishes to his credit. For the coming season Riedmann will be aboard the latest Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja with backing from Sturgess Cycle, Liqui Moly and Speed and Strength.
Last year’s top Quebec-based performer Sebastien Tremblay of Mirabel returns with the Laval Moto / MotoNation Kawasaki ZX-10R after finishing fourth in the 2015 series while Mississauga, Ont.’s Trevor Daley will be looking to improve on last year’s fifth-place finish with the OneSpeed/Rockstar/Motovan Yamaha YZF-R1M.
A pair of former race winners returns to the national tour this season. Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Lacombe of Granby, Que. will ride a Yamaha YZF-R1 with backing from Motosport St-Cesaire, Motovan and Kutvec Amerika. Also riding an R1 will be 20-year-old Bodhi Edie of Warman, Sask., with support coming from Trip-Dub Racing, Z1 CycleTech and Parts Canada.
Collingwood, Ont.’s Ben Young, 22, will make his national Superbike debut riding a BMW of Toronto / Tim Horton’s BMW Motorrad-supported BMW S1000RR and last year’s Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike champion Derrick Whyte of Oshawa, Ont. steps up to the Pro ranks aboard a Snow City Cycle / Lucas Oils / Z1 Cycle Tech Kawasaki ZX-10R.
This season SMP celebrates its 40th anniversary of racing competition. The first motorcycle event was held on Thanksgiving Weekend, 1976.
In addition to his Pro Superbike program, Riedmann will be bidding for a third straight crown in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike Championship. This year Riedmann will go for the title on a Kawasaki ZX-6R after claiming the 2014 and 2015 crowns for Triumph.
The Triumph challenge will be led by two-time national Superbike champion Michael Taylor of Toronto, who makes his return to racing aboard a GP Bikes / Goderich Toyota / Mr. Metal-backed Triumph Daytona 675S.
Also expected to feature in the Pro Sport Bike class will be former co-Sunoco Fuels / BCR Pro Rookie of the Year Tomas Casas. The 18-year-old from Peterborough, Ont. will ride a Peterborough Cycle Salvage / Parts Canada / BCR-backed Yamaha YZF-R6.
Action at Shannonville also features the opening rounds of the Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike class and Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike category.
This weekend’s racing also includes the resumption of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec Series. Eric Quintin of Notre Dame de l’Ile Perrot, Que. won the season opener, also at Shannonville, on May 14.
Competition begins on Friday with practice for all five national classes, plus the second round of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 series. Qualifying, including the Dalton Timmis Insurance Pro Superbike Top 10 Qualifier, goes on Saturday, along with another round for the Kawasaki Ninja 300 competitors.
Feature races in all classes will be held Sunday.
Tickets are available through the track website (www.shannonville.com) or through csbk.ca. Weekend passes can be purchased for $30 online or $40 at the gate.
Recent Shannonville Motorsport Park Superbike National Wins
2014 – Jordan Szoke (BMW S1000RR)
2013 – Jordan Szoke (BMW S1000RR)
2012 – Andrew Nelson (BMW S1000RR)
2011 – Brett McCormick / Brett McCormick (BMW S1000RR)
2009 – Brett McCormick (Suzuki GSX-R1000)
Shannonville Motorsport Park Fast Facts
…BMW enjoys a streak of five straight wins at Shannonville Motorsport Park. Aboard the venerable S1000RR, Jordan Szoke won the two most recent SMP Mopar Pro CSBK races in 2013 and 2014. Andrew Nelson was victorious in 2012 and Brett McCormick swept a doubleheader in 2011.
…Besides Szoke, Granby, Que.’s Kevin Lacombe is the only other former Shanonnville Canadian Pro Superbike winner entered for this weekend’s Mopar Pro CSBK event. Lacombe claimed his first career win in the 2002 season finale and was also victorious in 2006.
…Over the past 10 years that SMP has hosted the opening round of the Canadian Superbike series, the race winner has gone on to take the title six times. The most recent racer to do so was Szoke in 2013. He also used victory in the Shannonville opener as springboard to a title in 2000 and 2006. Others to pull of the feat were Steve Crevier in 2001 and 2003, and Francis Martin in 2005.
Friday, 27 May 2016 10:21 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Collingwood, ON CANADA – May 26, 2016 - Scottish-born Pro motorcycle road racer Ben Young is thrilled to announce famed tuner Willie Vass will work alongside chief mechanic Scott Cartier for his 2016 MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) title chase.
Vass, owner of Vass Performance Cycle, is considered to be the unsung tuner extraordinaire of Alberta. He has previously worked with notable riders such as Canadian Chris Peris when he raced with Team Iron Horse BMW/ESP in the AMA, Erik Buell Racing’s Aaron Yates, and CSBK fans will recognize Vass and his extraordinary talents from the years he worked with Alex Welsh.
“This is going to be an exciting season for Canadian Superbike fans. I look forward to helping Ben maximize his BMW S1000RR and seeing him battle for podium finishes and the championship,” said Vass.
Vass, along with Cartier, will utilize MotoSPEC chassis software for tuning Young’s BMW Motorrad S1000RR’s suspension and chassis geometry. MotoSPEC has been developed in Canada, and allows tuners to accurately and quickly evaluate chassis setup options. It is used in paddocks around the world, including MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike and MotoAmerica, and has contributed to numerous championships. When not working and assisting various teams internationally in WSB and BSB, MotoSPEC developer Jeff Laidman will join Cartier and Vass trackside at upcoming Canadian Superbike Championship races this season.
"I am so glad to see Ben return to race in Canada, and looking forward to working with him, Willie and Scott. I am sure he will be fighting at the front and be a strong addition to the Canadian Superbike field. It is nice to see the series attracting more top riders," said MotoSPEC’s Jeff Laidman.
A rider with tremendous international experience, including the Scottish Nationals, US Red Bull Rookies Cup tryouts, British Superbike and a Grand Prix wildcard, Young’s racing career has been extensive for any rider of his age. In 2014, he split his time between racing British Superstock in the UK and AMA Daytona SportBike in America, scoring solid results in both. Young spent the 2015 season racing in the US with the RoadRace Factory team in the MotoAmerica Supersport championship. Young earned his first MotoAmerica podium at Road America along with several top 5 finishes. Last season, he also achieved two podium finishes at home in Canada during a one-off race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
“I’m really excited to work with the vastly experienced Willie Vass and to collaborate with Jeff Laidman in addition to Scott Cartier this season. I feel with the K-Tech Suspension and the BMW S1000RR chassis will be a solid package and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve this weekend at the opening round at Shannonville,” said Young.
Young’s partners for his 2016 CSBK season include BMW Motorrad Canada, Tim Hortons – Sudbury, Scot-build Developments, AXO Racing, Arai Helmets, Hindle Exhaust, KarmaComa Studio, Woodcraft, Human 2.0, Core Power high protein milkshakes, Epic Racewear, Vortex Racing and K&N Filters.
The 22-year-old pilot of the #86 BMW S1000RR is also a proud Laps for Muscular Dystrophy (Laps4MD) rider who’s pledged to donate $1 for every lap he leads this season. These donations go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by a neuromuscular disorder.
Opening round of the Canadian National MOPAR Superbike Championship series gets underway at Shannonville Motorsport Park May 27-29, 2016. Full events details are available at www.CSBK.ca
To keep up-to-date on Ben Young throughout the year visit; www.BenYoungRacing.com, www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and on Twitter and Instagram: @benyoung_86.
Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:09 Published in Reports, Results & Points
The 2016 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Official Series Program is available now for viewing for free!
Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:34 Published in Industry News
#shoei •@cdnsuperbike •TORONTO, Ont. (May 11, 2016) – Premier helmet manufacturer Shoei and sole Canadian Shoei distributor Motovan Corporation are now the title sponsors the 2016 and 2017 Amateur Sport Bike Championship in the Mopar CSBK National motorcycle road racing tour.
Thursday, 12 May 2016 07:17 Published in News
@HindleExhaust •@cdnsuperbike • (April 20, 2016)- Hindle Exhaust Systems is proud to offer sponsorship and contingency for racers for the 2016 race season in Canada.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:10 Published in News
@CanadaKawasaki • @cdnsuperbike • (April 11, 2016)- Canadian Kawasaki Motors will support a ten-race, five-weekend program in conjunction with the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship in 2016.
Monday, 11 April 2016 13:10 Published in News