Canadian Superbike Shannonville race result

Trombino wins exciting Parts Canada Superbike Opener. May 19, 2002 Frank Trombino walked away with today's Parts Canada Superbike season opener at Shannonville Motorsport Park, leading the 18-lap feature race from start to finish on his Honda ...

Trombino wins exciting Parts Canada Superbike Opener.
May 19, 2002

Frank Trombino walked away with today's Parts Canada Superbike season opener at Shannonville Motorsport Park, leading the 18-lap feature race from start to finish on his Honda Canada RC-51 Superbike, and winning by a margin of 12.621-seconds.

The only rider who challenged Trombino very early in the race was Francis Martin. Unfortunately, Martin crashed his Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike at the end of the back straight on lap two. This left lots of room for Trombino to open a gap on the pursuing bikes of Jordan Szoke, Owen Weichel, and Mike Taylor.

The battle for second was the best race on the track. Weichel, Szoke, and Taylor took turns leading the three bike group, until Taylor crashed his Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike in turn 3 of Shannonville's Pro Track. When the riders started to work their way through lap traffic, Szoke got the better of Weichel and cruised on to a comfortable second place finish, leaving another third place finish for the day to Weichel.

Former Open Sport Bike Champion Mike Desmarais crashed his Suzuki on the first of three warm-up laps before the race had started. Desmarais joined the race four laps in to end the day with a 15th place finish.

Clint McBain, who had qualified 7th for the Superbike race, chose not to compete in order to save himself for the Open Sport Bike race at the end of the day, according to the Blackfoot team.

Pole sitter Steve Crevier did not make the start of the Superbike race this afternoon due to an injury to his right leg sustained in a practice crash this morning. <pre> Final Parts Canada Superbike Results from Shannonville:

POS Veh# Rider, City/State                      Veh      Lap Best Time  Tot Laps
1   3    Frank Trombino Kleinburg, ON           Honda    3  01:05.949   19
2   101  Jordan Szoke Brantford, ON             Suzuki   10 01:06.908   19
3   8    Owen Weichel Huntington Beach, CA      Kawasaki 5  01:06.832   19
4   34   Kevin Lacombe Granby, QC               Suzuki   4  01:08.191   19
5   2    Benoit Pilon St-Jerome, QC             Yamaha   2  01:08.169   19
6   4    Jean-Francois Cyr Joliette, QC         Yamaha   7  01:08.465   19
7   89   Philip Onisto Bolton, ON               Suzuki   4  01:09.169   19
8   10   Darryn Wilbur Maple, ON                Yamaha   3  01:08.532   19
9   74   Michael Leon Beaconsfield, QC          Suzuki   13 01:09.065   19
10  11   Bruce McDonald Mt. Albert, ON          Yamaha   8  01:09.976   18
11  78   Dave Young Woodstock, ON               Suzuki   14 01:10.266   18
12  31   John Brundl Etobicoke, ON              Honda    12 01:10.155   18
13  46   Clint Hines Burlington, ON             Suzuki   7  01:10.743   18
14  57   Dave Hodge Ballinafad, ON              Suzuki   17 01:13.437   18
15  12   Mike Desmarais North Bay, ON           Suzuki   10 01:09.862   14
DNS 1    Steve Crevier Maple Ridge, BC          Honda    0  00:00.000   0
DNS 9    Clint McBain Calgary, AB               Suzuki   0  00:00.000   0
DNS 24   Jerome Plourde St-Jerome, QC           Suzuki   0  00:00.000   0
DNS 27   Chris Tufford Hamilton, ON             Yamaha   0  00:00.000   0
DNS 66   Victor Paiva Mississauga, ON           Kawasaki 0  00:00.000   0
DNS 44   Derek Vammus Brampton, ON              Honda    0  00:00.000   0
DNF 5    Ugo Levert Lorraine, QC                Suzuki   0  00:00.000   0
DNF 16   Francis Martin Sherbrooke, QC          Suzuki   1  01:11.740   1
DNF 171  Jim Proulx Ottawa, ON                  Kawasaki 3  01:10.975   4
DNF 15   Michael Taylor Toronto, ON             Yamaha   5  01:06.174   14

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Series CSBK
Drivers Jordan Szoke , Michael Leon , Clint McBain , Kevin Lacombe , Francis Martin , Steve Crevier , Darryn Wilbur , Frank Trombino