Border battle set to go. BOWMANVILLE, ON - Canada's top motorcycle racing stars face off against some the best talent in the United States in this weekend's Coors Light Canada vs. USA Match Races at Mosport International Raceway. The event ...
Border battle set to go.
BOWMANVILLE, ON - Canada's top motorcycle racing stars face off against some the best talent in the United States in this weekend's Coors Light Canada vs. USA Match Races at Mosport International Raceway.
The event features the fourth round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship as well as the fourth event in the Formula USA Lockhart Phillips Superbike series.
The Lockhart Phillips Superbike class will run a two-leg feature Saturday afternoon in conjunction with the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike national support category.
The Parts Canada Superbike class will run Sunday afternoon. Many of the visiting U.S. riders are expected to compete in that event as well.
Canadian and U.S. racers will also go head-to-head in a combined Pro Honda Oils 600 Sport Bike and Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike race Sunday.
"It's good for our Canadian series," said Parts Canada Superbike points leader Jordan Szoke of Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki. "Americans know Canadians are the fastest riders. This will prove it."
Szoke comes to Mosport gunning for his fourth consecutive Parts Canada Superbike win. No one has ever won four in a row in a single season.
The Brantford, ON rider leads the series standings with 206 points to the 138 of Canadian Kawasaki's Owen Weichel. Kevin Lacombe of Orion Motorsports Honda is third with 123 points.
Szoke's teammate Francis Martin leads the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike standings with 130 points to the 108 of Coors Light Racing/Blackfoot Suzuki's Clint McBain.
McBain is first in Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike with 150 points. He is followed by Lacombe on 133.
Millenium Suzuki's Shawn Higbee leads the Lockhart Phillips Superbike standings with 72 points. Michael Barnes of Hooters Suzuki is second with 64.
Barnes leads the Pro Honda Oils 600 Sport Bike rankings with 37 points.
Qualifying for the combined Lockhart Phillips Superbike and International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike event will take place Friday at 5:30 pm. Saturday's action also includes qualifying for the Parts Canada Superbike class, as well as the combined Pro Honda Oils 600 Sport Bike and Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike division.
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.