Trombino wins exciting Parts Canada Superbike Opener. May 19, 2002 Frank Trombino walked away with today's Parts Canada Superbike season opener at Shannonville Motorsport Park, leading the 18-lap feature race from start to finish on his Honda ...
Trombino wins exciting Parts Canada Superbike Opener.
May 19, 2002
Frank Trombino walked away with today's Parts Canada Superbike season opener at Shannonville Motorsport Park, leading the 18-lap feature race from start to finish on his Honda Canada RC-51 Superbike, and winning by a margin of 12.621-seconds.
The only rider who challenged Trombino very early in the race was Francis Martin. Unfortunately, Martin crashed his Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike at the end of the back straight on lap two. This left lots of room for Trombino to open a gap on the pursuing bikes of Jordan Szoke, Owen Weichel, and Mike Taylor.
The battle for second was the best race on the track. Weichel, Szoke, and Taylor took turns leading the three bike group, until Taylor crashed his Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike in turn 3 of Shannonville's Pro Track. When the riders started to work their way through lap traffic, Szoke got the better of Weichel and cruised on to a comfortable second place finish, leaving another third place finish for the day to Weichel.
Former Open Sport Bike Champion Mike Desmarais crashed his Suzuki on the first of three warm-up laps before the race had started. Desmarais joined the race four laps in to end the day with a 15th place finish.
Clint McBain, who had qualified 7th for the Superbike race, chose not to compete in order to save himself for the Open Sport Bike race at the end of the day, according to the Blackfoot team.
Pole sitter Steve Crevier did not make the start of the Superbike race this afternoon due to an injury to his right leg sustained in a practice crash this morning. <pre> Final Parts Canada Superbike Results from Shannonville:
POS Veh# Rider, City/State Veh Lap Best Time Tot Laps 1 3 Frank Trombino Kleinburg, ON Honda 3 01:05.949 19 2 101 Jordan Szoke Brantford, ON Suzuki 10 01:06.908 19 3 8 Owen Weichel Huntington Beach, CA Kawasaki 5 01:06.832 19 4 34 Kevin Lacombe Granby, QC Suzuki 4 01:08.191 19 5 2 Benoit Pilon St-Jerome, QC Yamaha 2 01:08.169 19 6 4 Jean-Francois Cyr Joliette, QC Yamaha 7 01:08.465 19 7 89 Philip Onisto Bolton, ON Suzuki 4 01:09.169 19 8 10 Darryn Wilbur Maple, ON Yamaha 3 01:08.532 19 9 74 Michael Leon Beaconsfield, QC Suzuki 13 01:09.065 19 10 11 Bruce McDonald Mt. Albert, ON Yamaha 8 01:09.976 18 11 78 Dave Young Woodstock, ON Suzuki 14 01:10.266 18 12 31 John Brundl Etobicoke, ON Honda 12 01:10.155 18 13 46 Clint Hines Burlington, ON Suzuki 7 01:10.743 18 14 57 Dave Hodge Ballinafad, ON Suzuki 17 01:13.437 18 15 12 Mike Desmarais North Bay, ON Suzuki 10 01:09.862 14 DNS 1 Steve Crevier Maple Ridge, BC Honda 0 00:00.000 0 DNS 9 Clint McBain Calgary, AB Suzuki 0 00:00.000 0 DNS 24 Jerome Plourde St-Jerome, QC Suzuki 0 00:00.000 0 DNS 27 Chris Tufford Hamilton, ON Yamaha 0 00:00.000 0 DNS 66 Victor Paiva Mississauga, ON Kawasaki 0 00:00.000 0 DNS 44 Derek Vammus Brampton, ON Honda 0 00:00.000 0 DNF 5 Ugo Levert Lorraine, QC Suzuki 0 00:00.000 0 DNF 16 Francis Martin Sherbrooke, QC Suzuki 1 01:11.740 1 DNF 171 Jim Proulx Ottawa, ON Kawasaki 3 01:10.975 4 DNF 15 Michael Taylor Toronto, ON Yamaha 5 01:06.174 14
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|Drivers||Jordan Szoke , Michael Leon , Clint McBain , Kevin Lacombe , Francis Martin , Steve Crevier , Darryn Wilbur , Frank Trombino|