Mosport Int'l Raceway news 2008-07-03

PARTS CANADA SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO MOSPORT FOR A DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND (BOWMANVILLE, ON -- July 3, 2008) Mosport is set to host Canada's biggest motorcycle road racing event, July 18-20, as the country's top motorcycle riders make ...

PARTS CANADA SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO MOSPORT FOR A DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND

(BOWMANVILLE, ON -- July 3, 2008) Mosport is set to host Canada's biggest motorcycle road racing event, July 18-20, as the country's top motorcycle riders make their only Toronto-area stop in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship Doubleheader Weekend.

This double-race weekend on Mosport's 4 kilometre road course, rounds three and four of national Parts Canada Superbike Championship, features many of Canada's best professional riders. Defending champion Jordan Szoke of Brantford, Ontario will face an intensely competitive field at Mosport that includes six-time champion Steve Crevier of Maple Ridge, B.C. and perennial title contenders Clint McBain of Calgary, Alberta, Francis Martin of Sherbrooke, Quebec and Kevin Lacombe of Granby, Quebec.

These veterans will be challenged by a duo of young lions - Matthew McBride, 23 of Mississauga, Ontario and teenage sensation, Brett McCormick, a 16 year-old out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Both have demonstrated that they are capable of winning on the national stage. Championship races are set for Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20.

The big twin cylinder motorcycles of the Canadian Thunder classes, like BMW, Buell and Ducati will also compete in two championship races on Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20. Current points leader Andrew Nelson (Kars, Ontario), two-time class champion Darren James (North Vancouver, B.C.) and up-and-coming riders Paul Glenn (Keene, Ontario) and Michael Ferreira (Kitchener, Ontario) are among a strong field of competitors heading to Mosport. New to the class this year is the Canadian Sport Twins division which includes machines from Buell, Ducati and BMW.

The weekend's schedule includes races in the Armour Bodies Amateur 600 Sport Bike Championship, the Suzuki SV650 Cup and the Pro Honda Oils Women's Cup Challenge.

Off track, Mosport will once again host the motorcycle lifestyle experience, BMW Motorrad Summerfest. Designed to cater to the motorcycle enthusiast, this year's Summerfest will include the BMW Marketplace, on and off-road test rides, a dirt bike skills challenge and an off-road skills course. The Summerfest area will be rocking on Saturday afternoon and evening with a live concert showcasing great Canadian music talent headlined by recording artist Thornley.

After a successful debut last year, the Yamaha Riding Academy also returns to Mosport with its free riding clinic for children ages 6 to 12. The Academy offers professional instruction that teaches youngsters the basic skills needed to ride off-road motorcycles in a safe and fun manner.

Demo rides on the latest models from top manufacturers such as Suzuki will also be available during the weekend. With the exception of the Yamaha Riding Academy (which supplies all required equipment), participants for riding activities must have a valid motorcycle license, riding gear and helmet.

A three-day SuperTicket is just $50 until July 16 ($60 at the Gate) and each ticket includes parking, paddock admission, and entrance to Saturday Night Stock Car racing at Mosport Speedway. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult admission. Single day tickets are also available.

General and family camping areas are available complete with full-service washrooms, showers and children's playgrounds. An advanced three-day weekend general camping pass is just $30 (for tents or pop-up trailers). RVs are $50 for the weekend.

For those looking to enjoy a Mosport VIP experience, tickets to the Grand Prix Club are also available for $90. The Grand Prix Club includes a three-day admission and Sunday VIP Hospitality which features a fully catered lunch and beverages, and is located trackside overlooking the start/finish straight and corner one.

For more information about Mosport ticket packages and camping, call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET) or visit online at www.mosport.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.

-credit: mosport

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Series CSBK
Drivers Andrew Nelson , Clint McBain , Kevin Lacombe , Francis Martin , Steve Crevier , Darren James