Canadian Superbike St-Eustache Superbike preview

Szoke streaks into St-Eustache. TORONTO, ON - Brantford, ON's Jordan Szoke is the man to catch as the Parts Canada Superbike Championship reaches its halfway point at Autodrome St-Eustache this weekend. The Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team...

Szoke streaks into St-Eustache.

TORONTO, ON - Brantford, ON's Jordan Szoke is the man to catch as the Parts Canada Superbike Championship reaches its halfway point at Autodrome St-Eustache this weekend.

The Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki rider holds a 29-point lead over Canadian Kawasaki's Owen Weichel after three races in the seven-round series.

After originally planning to spend his summer on the U.S. Superbike tour Szoke has made a stunning return to the Canadian scene. The 1998 national champion won the two most recent races at Calgary's Race City Motorsport Park June 8-9.

But the 23-year-old Szoke will be hard pressed to keep his winning streak intact on the tight 1.2-mile St-Eustache circuit.

Chief among his rivals will be Huntington Beach, CA resident Weichel, who finished second in both Calgary races after challenging Szoke relentlessly for the lead.

Another threat will be Szoke's own Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki teammate Francis Martin. The Sherbrooke, QC racer has won two of the last three Parts Canada Championship rounds at St-Eustache and is still the circuit lap record holder.

Orion Motorsport Honda rider Frank Trombino, winner of the opening race of the season will try to regain his form at St-Eustache after a disappointing weekend in Calgary that dropped him to fourth in points.

The Kleinburg, ON rider will have a new teammate as Granby, QC's Kevin Lacombe moves over from the Diablo Suzuki squad. After an impressive start to the season that sees him third in points, Lacombe replaces two-time defending champion Steve Crevier, who is still recovering from a knee injury sustained at the opening round.

Yamaha's effort in the feature class is led by Brooklin Cycle riders Jean-Francois Cyr and Michael Taylor, who sit sixth and seventh in points respectively.

Action at St-Eustache will also feature the third rounds of the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike and Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike national support classes.

Blackfoot Suzuki rider Clint McBain of Calgary is unbeaten in both divisions and leads the points in each coming to St-Eustache.

Practice in all three national classes will begin Friday with the grids set in Saturday afternoon qualifying. Feature races run Sunday afternoon.

Action from this weekend's races will be televised on TSN Sunday, Aug. 4 at 1:00 pm EDT. They will also be shown later this year on Quebec's RDS and across Canada on the Outdoor Life Network.

-www.cdnsuperbike.com-

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Series CSBK
Drivers Jordan Szoke , Clint McBain , Kevin Lacombe , Francis Martin , Steve Crevier , Frank Trombino