Shannonville: Race report

Crevier Wins On Last Lap SHANNONVILLE, ON Steve Crevier of Maple Ridge, BC passed Pascal Picotte just two turns from the finish to win the opening round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sunday. Riding...

Crevier Wins On Last Lap

SHANNONVILLE, ON Steve Crevier of Maple Ridge, BC passed Pascal Picotte just two turns from the finish to win the opening round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sunday.

Riding the DXS Diablo Racing Team Suzuki GSX-R1000 the six-time national champion dove down the inside of Picotte entering Allen's Corner to snatch the lead, then hung on to claim his record extending 22nd career Canadian Superbike win.

Calgary rider Clint McBain took advantage of the drama to also pass Picotte in the last turn and claim second on his Coors Light Racing / Blackfoot Suzuki GSX-R1000, just 0.489 secs. behind Crevier. Picotte settled for third on the Team Yamaha / Picotte Performance Yamaha YZF-R1.

"Pascal was on and the pressure from Clint behind me was enormous," Crevier said. "But I've always been strong in Allen's. I'm going to do it in Allen's come hell or high water."

Granby, QC's Kevin Lacombe placed fourth on his Lacombe Racing / Brooklin Cycle Yamaha YZF-R1 and Frank Trombino of Kleinburg, ON completed the top five finishers aboard the Brooklin Cycle Yamaha YZF-R1.

Picotte had qualified on pole for the 18-lap race and the defending Parts Canada Superbike champ opened up an early lead before both Crevier and McBain chased him down. Crevier and Picotte traded the lead on the backstraight on lap 12, then Crevier took over first place in Allen's Corner a lap later. He stayed in front for four laps before Picotte regained the advantage on the 17th tour, setting up the last lap fireworks.

Crevier leads the Parts Canada Superbike Championship series standings with 52 points. McBain is second with 45 and Picotte third on 43.

In other action at Shannonville, Andrew Nelson of Kars, ON scored his first career national event win in the Hindle Exhaust Pro 600 Sport Bike feature. Riding the Honda Canada / Fast Company Honda CBR600RR Nelson edged the Coors Light Racing / Blackfoot Suzuki GSX-R600 of McBain by less than a second in the 15-lap race.

Defending class champion Picotte placed third on the Team Yamaha / Picotte Performance Yamaha YZF-R6.

Thomas Macsanszky of Richmond Hill, ON won the first round of the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Amateur 600 Sport Bike Championship on his Z1 Cycletech Yamaha YZF-R6 after Eric Warren fell on the final lap. Mississauga, ON rider Rudy Raposo placed second on the Matt McBride Racing Yamaha YZF-R6 and Warkworth, ON's Mark Douglas was third on his Brooklin Cycle Yamaha YZF-R6.

The Parts Canada Superbike Championship resumes with a doubleheader weekend at Calgary's Race City Motorsport Park July 2-4.

Television coverage of this weekend's opening round will premier on TSN on Saturday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. It will also be shown later this year on Quebec's RDS.

-www.cdnsuperbike.com

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Series CSBK
Drivers Pascal Picotte , Andrew Nelson , Clint McBain , Kevin Lacombe , Steve Crevier , Frank Trombino