Canadian Superbike Mosport final race report

Szoke streaks to record. BOWMANVILLE, ON - Parts Canada Superbike Championship points leader Jordan Szoke continued his dominance of the 2002 season by winning his fourth event in a row at Mosport International Raceway Sunday. Riding the Coors...

Szoke streaks to record.

BOWMANVILLE, ON - Parts Canada Superbike Championship points leader Jordan Szoke continued his dominance of the 2002 season by winning his fourth event in a row at Mosport International Raceway Sunday.

Riding the Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki GSX-R1000 the Brantford, ON racer led virtually all the way to establish a new record for consecutive race wins in a single season. He had shared the mark of three wins with Steve Crevier.

Michael Taylor finished second on his Brooklin Cycle Yamaha YZF-R1 after briefly leading Szoke on the opening lap and hounding him most of the way. The Toronto rider was 5.040 secs. behind at the finish after he was forced to back off with mechanical trouble.

"There was a ton of pressure to win this weekend," said Szoke after his 13th career national Superbike win, placing him second on the all-time list. "It's Mosport. It's the place. But we just put our head down in the race and got it done."

Huntington Beach, CA resident Owen Weichel finished third on his Canadian Kawasaki ZX-7RR after a dramatic battle with the Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Francis Martin and Kevin Lacombe's Orion Honda RC51.

Szoke picked up a perfect score of 56 points for qualifying on pole, winning and leading the most laps in Sunday's race and moved into an almost insurmountable lead in the Parts Canada Superbike point standings.

He now has 262 points to the 177 of Weichel with a total of 112 points available in the final two races of the season. The series continues at Atlantic Motorsport Park Aug. 9-11.

In other action at Mosport, Australian Craig Connell completed a perfect weekend by winning the National Pro Honda Oils/Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike race over Arclight Suzuki teammate Lee Acree.

After sweeping both legs of Saturday's Lockhart-Phillips Superbike/International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike event Connell beat Acree by 4.585 secs. on his Suzuki GSX-R600.

Coors Light Racing/Blackfoot Suzuki's Clint McBain won a wild battle for third to extend his lead in the Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike standings.

Connell's performance helped Team USA defeat Team Canada in the SUPERSHOW 2003 presents the Coors Light Canada vs. USA Match Races and gave him the "King of Mosport" crown.

This weekend's races will be televised on TSN Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 24. Start time for both shows is 11:30 am EDT. Action from Mosport will also be shown later this year on Quebec's RDS and across Canada on the Outdoor Life Network.

For more series information, visit www.cdnsuperbike.com

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Series CSBK
Drivers Jordan Szoke , Lee Acree , Craig Connell , Clint McBain , Francis Martin , Steve Crevier