BOWMANVILLE, ON - Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki took a giant step towards its first Parts Canada Superbike national title at Mosport International Raceway July 21. Team rider Jordan Szoke took his Scott Miller-tuned...
BOWMANVILLE, ON - Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki took a giant step towards its first Parts Canada Superbike national title at Mosport International Raceway July 21.
Team rider Jordan Szoke took his Scott Miller-tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000 to victory in the 16-lap Superbike feature and increased his lead to 85 points at the top of the series standings with only two events remaining.
The win was Szoke's fourth in a row, a new Canadian Superbike record and his 13th career triumph, putting him alone in second place on the all-time win list behind Steve Crevier.
"This team is so good, it's almost like if you don't win you go home feeling bad," said the Brantford, ON rider after his third career Mosport victory. "Our edge was definitely with horsepower and I used that to my advantage."
Szoke's Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki teammate Francis Martin survived tire trouble to finish fourth on his GSX-R1000 and improve to third in the series standings. He is only 32 points out of second heading to the penultimate round at Halifax's Atlantic Motorsport Park Aug. 9-11.
Martin and Owen Weichel traded third spot most of the race, with Weichel finally taking the position for good just two laps from the end.
"After Owen passed me he had some better luck in traffic and I couldn't get him back," said the Sherbrooke, QC racer.
Martin did increase his lead in the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Open Sport Bike standings at Mosport, however. Against a tough field of American riders from the visiting Formula USA series, Martin proved to be one of the few Canadians able to run at the front.
He finished second to Australian Craig Connell in the first 16-lap race, which counted towards the Open Sport Bike championship, and appeared to have won the second leg, which only scored points for the Formula USA Lockhart-Phillips Superbike series. But Martin's Suzuki GSX-R1000 was found to be slightly over the 150 hp limit and he was penalized three positions, dropping to fourth.
Martin's opening race performance gave him a commanding 43-point lead over fellow Suzuki rider Clint McBain with just two rounds remaining in the series.
Coors Light Racing/Fast Company Team Suzuki is sponsored by Coors Light Racing, Suzuki Canada Inc., Fast Company, Dunlop, Akrapovic, The Mortgage Centre, Blackfoot, Stebbins, Joe Rocket, Fast Riding School, Pro Fuels, Motul, Race Tech, Ohlins, Ferodo, Steen Hansen and Body Double.
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