Lacombe wins final round. SHANNONVILLE, ON - Kevin Lacombe dominated the final round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sunday. The Granby, QC rider grabbed the holeshot at the start of the 15-lap race...
Lacombe wins final round.
SHANNONVILLE, ON - Kevin Lacombe dominated the final round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sunday.
The Granby, QC rider grabbed the holeshot at the start of the 15-lap race and was never challenged en route to his first ever national Superbike win on his Orion Motorsports Honda RC51.
Huntington Beach, CA's Owen Weichel placed second on the Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-7RR, 5.714 secs. behind Lacombe. Outgoing class champion Steve Crevier of Maple Ridge, BC took third on an Orion Honda RC51.
"I was so focused on the start, just waiting for the green light," said the 19-year-old Lacombe. "Then I put my head down every lap and kept pushing."
Brantford, ON's Jordan Szoke had already clinched the Parts Canada Superbike crown. But the Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki rider saw his bid for a record sixth straight race win end when he crashed unhurt on lap 5 while lying third.
Weichel's runner-up finish assured him of second place in the final standings. His closest rival, Sherbrooke, QC's Francis Martin, fell on lap 10 while lying fifth. The Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki GSX-R1000 rider rejoined to finish 14th.
Frank Trombino was another of the frontrunners to hit trouble. The Kleinburg, ON rider crashed his Orion Honda RC51, without injury, on lap 10 while running third.
Benoit Pilon of St-Jerome, QC took advantage of the attrition to finish fourth on his Paquin Yamaha YZF-R1 ahead of Kars, ON's Andrew Nelson on a Honda CBR600F4i.
In other action at Shannonville, Martin claimed the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike title with a sixth place finish in the feature race. He edged Calgary's Clint McBain on the Blackfoot Suzuki and the Brooklin Yamaha of Joliette, QC rider Jean-Francois Cyr, who placed fourth and third, respectively, in the 12-lap event.
Trombino led all the way to win the race aboard his Orion Honda CBR954RR. Nelson was second on his Honda CBR600F4i.
McBain clinched the Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike title with a sixth place finish at Shannonville Sunday. He was assured the crown when Lacombe crashed his Orion Honda CBR600F4i on lap 2.
Weichel won the race on the Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-6R. Lorraine, QC rider Ugo Levert was second on a Diablo Suzuki GSX-R600 and Szoke placed third on a second Blackfoot Suzuki GSX-R600.
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.