SHUBENACADIE, NS Kevin Lacombe scored his first Parts Canada Superbike Championship win of the season at Atlantic Motorsport Park on Sunday. The Granby, QC racer started from pole on the Lacombe Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 and grabbed the lead when ...
SHUBENACADIE, NS Kevin Lacombe scored his first Parts Canada Superbike Championship win of the season at Atlantic Motorsport Park on Sunday.
The Granby, QC racer started from pole on the Lacombe Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 and grabbed the lead when Steve Crevier ran into difficulties with his rear shock just past the halfway point of the race. From there Lacombe raced untroubled to his second career Parts Canada Superbike victory.
Brantford, ON's Jordan Szoke placed second on the Honda Canada / Fast Company Honda CBR1000RR, just ahead of Jeff Williams of Harrowsmith, ON on the DXS Diablo Racing Team Suzuki GSX-R1000.
"It was a perfect weekend, I'm pretty happy," Lacombe said. "Everything was just awesome this weekend. Everybody did a great job. Hopefully, we'll get it right for the next two rounds and get second in the championship."
Lacombe's win moved him from fifth up to second in the Parts Canada Superbike point standings with 216 points, four more than Szoke at 212.
Runaway series leader Pascal Picotte endured a rough outing on his Team Yamaha / Picotte Performance Yamaha YZF-R1. After initially taking the lead the defending AMP winner and series champion suffered damage to his gear shift lever and struggled to a sixth place finish.
Picotte had been trying to earn his record tying fifth straight Parts Canada Superbike race win.
The Granby, QC rider retained a strong lead in the standings, however. He now has 287 points, 61 more than Lacombe with only two rounds remaining in the season. A rider can earn a maximum of 56 points at a Parts Canada Superbike round.
Crevier finished 22nd at AMP on his DXS Diablo Racing Team Suzuki GSX-R1000 and failed to add to his point total. He slipped to fifth in the standings with 168, one less than Calgary's Clint McBain in fourth. McBain suffered a loose steering damper on the Coors Light Racing / Blackfoot Suzuki GSX-R1000.
In other action at AMP, Picotte extended his lead in the Hindle Exhaust Pro 600 Sport Bike standings with his fourth win of the season. Picotte took his Yamaha YZF-R6 past Crevier's Suzuki GSX-R600 in the run to the flag. McBain was third on a Suzuki GSX-R600.
Mississauga, ON's Rudy Raposo also added to his lead in the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Amateur 600 Sport Bike standings with his first victory of the season. The Yamaha rider came back from a morning warm-up crash. Sean Heydorn of Aurora, ON placed second on a Honda CBR600RR and Val D'Or, QC's Erick Beausejour was third riding another Honda CBR600RR.
The Parts Canada Superbike Championship resumes at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant Aug. 20-22.
This weekend's event will be televised on TSN on Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. EDT and on Quebec's RDS on Oct. 9 at 11:30 a.m EDT. The action will also appear in one-hour format this fall on TORONTO1 and A-Channel stations in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.