Canadian Superbike qualifying report

Fifth pole for Szoke. shannonville, on - Brantford, on's Jordan Szoke continued his hot streak in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Saturday. The recently crowned 2002 series champion took his Coors ...

Fifth pole for Szoke.

shannonville, on - Brantford, on's Jordan Szoke continued his hot streak in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Saturday.

The recently crowned 2002 series champion took his Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki gsx-R1000 to pole position for Sunday's final round of the series with a lap at 1:45.030. Szoke claimed the mpm/Array Pole Award for the fifth time in six events this season.

Granby, qc's Kevin Lacombe was second fastest with a time of 1:45.199 on the Orion Motorsports Honda RC51 and teammate Frank Trombino of Kleinburg, on was third quickest at 1:45.743 on another RC51.

Szoke's teammate Francis Martin completes the front row of the grid for Sunday's race. The Sherbrooke, qc rider recorded a time of 1:46.021 on another gsx-R1000.

"It feels great to get another pole and continue our streak," said Szoke, who clinched the Parts Canada Superbike title at the previous round in Halifax Aug. 11. "i look forward to trying to end this fantastic season with a win."

On Sunday he will try to become the first rider to win six races in a row and in a single season in national Superbike competition.

Szoke receives a Swiss Force Carbon Fiber embellished watch from mpm/Array for claiming the pole.

In other action at Shannonville Lacombe pulled to within three points of Calgary rider Clint McBain in the Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike standings by qualifying second for Sunday's feature.

Andrew Nelson of Kars, on was fastest on his Honda CBR600F4i with a time of 1:48.168 while Lacombe turned in a 1:48.256 on the Orion Honda CBR600F4i. McBain was fifth on the Blackfoot Suzuki gsx-R600 and leads Lacombe in the standings 219-216.

Trombino was fastest in International Motorcycle supershow Open Sport Bike qualifying with a new track record of 1:46.970 on the Orion Honda CBR954RR.

Brooklin Yamaha's Jean-Francois Cyr was second with a time of 1:47.484 on a yzf-R1 and closed on class leaders Martin and McBain in the Open Sport Bike standings. Martin, who qualified fifth leads with 172 points to the 161 of McBain and Cyr's 156 heading to Sunday's race. McBain was eighth in qualifying Saturday.

Practice on Sunday begins at 8:30 a.m. with the first race scheduled at 12:15 p.m.

This weekend's action will be televised on tsn Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. edt and on Quebec's rds Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. Extended hour-long coverage will air on the Outdoor Life Network on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:00 p.m eastern.

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Series CSBK
Drivers Jordan Szoke , Andrew Nelson , Clint McBain , Kevin Lacombe , Francis Martin , Frank Trombino