Mosport rounds four, five race report

SZOKE AND CREVIER TRADE WINS BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- The two most successful riders in Canadian Superbike history, Jordan Szoke and Steve Crevier traded wins in the fourth and fifth rounds of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Mosport ...

SZOKE AND CREVIER TRADE WINS

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- The two most successful riders in Canadian Superbike history, Jordan Szoke and Steve Crevier traded wins in the fourth and fifth rounds of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Mosport International Raceway Sunday.

After Brantford, Ont.'s Szoke took his Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-10R to victory in the morning race, held under sunny skies, Maple Ridge, B.C. native Crevier replied with the win in the wet afternoon race on the Team Toyota Yamaha / Fast Company Yamaha YZF-R1.

The pair leaves Mosport tied for the lead in all-time national Superbike wins with 24 apiece.

Sunday morning's race was rescheduled from Saturday afternoon after weather conditions and time constraints forced series officials to postpone it. Szoke actually finished second on the road to the Suzuki Acceleration Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Clint McBain but inherited the victory when the Cochrane, Alta. racer was penalized four positions for a jump start.

Crevier finished second, just .085 seconds behind the Kawasaki rider, with 15-year-old rookie Pro Brett McCormick placing third aboard another Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-10R.

"I wasn't really going for the win," Szoke said after his fourth Superbike victory in a row. "I had no idea Clint had jumped the start. But we've put ourselves in the right position all year and this run has been pretty cool."

The back end of the doubleheader started in heavy rain and featured a spectacular lead battle between Crevier and the Team Suzuki / Blackfoot / Picotte Performance Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Francis Martin. Martin crashed just a few corners from the finish and Crevier picked up the win.

Granby, Que.'s Pascal Picotte placed second on his Team Suzuki / Blackfoot / Picotte Performance Suzuki GSX-R1000, edging the Team Toyota Yamaha / Brooklin Cycle Yamaha YZF-R1 of Kevin Lacombe at the line.

"I don't consider myself a rain rider but I was pretty comfortable out there and the tires were working well in the rain," said the 42-year-old Crevier. "We got off to a slow start this year with the R1 but we're getting it figured out now."

Szoke was in the midst of the lead fight in the second race but crashed exiting the final turn on the wet track on lap 11 of 14. The 28-year- old defending Parts Canada Superbike champion recovered to finish seventh.

Despite seeing his win streak come to an end Szoke maintains a healthy lead in the Parts Canada Superbike standings after five of seven rounds with 236 points to the 188 of Crevier. A race win is worth 50 points. The series continues at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. Aug. 10-12.

In other action at Mosport, Nepean, Ont.'s Andrew Nelson won the Yoshimura Pro 600 Sport Bike event on his Z1 Cycletech Yamaha YZF-R6. Nelson finished second on the track to Crevier but the B.C. rider was penalized four positions for a jump start.

Sherbrooke, Que.'s Martin placed second on his Suzuki GSX-R600 and Yamaha rider Lacombe of Granby, Que. completed the podium.

Saturday's race winner Jordan Szoke of Brantford, Ont. retired with engine trouble on his Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Yanik Goudreault of Plessisville, Que. won his first career International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Amateur 600 Sport Bike Championship race on his Suzuki GSX-R600.

Points leader Paul Glenn of Keene, Ont. was second on another Suzuki and Israel Johnas of Oak Lake, Man. placed third aboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Michael Leon of Beaconsfield, Que. regained the lead of the Thunder twins championship with a victory on his Buell XB9R.

Orangeville, Ont.'s Derek Vammus and Montreal rider Martin Grande traded victories in the Suzuki SV650 National Cup races.

In the Pro Honda Oils Women's Cup Challenge event Shawna Aron of Halton Hills, Ont. won in the Expert class aboard her Yamaha YZF-R6 and Ottawa rider Bonnie Wilczynski placed first in Novice riding a Kawasaki ZX- 6R.

<pre> Results of Sunday's fourth round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship

Pos Name From Bike Lap Status 1. Jordan Szoke Brantford, Ont. Kawasaki ZX-10R 13 Running 2. Steve Crevier Maple Ridge, B.C. Yamaha YZF-R1 13 Running 3. Brett McCormick Saskatoon, Sask. Kawasaki ZX-10R 13 Running 4. Frank Trombino Vaughan, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 5. Clint McBain Cochrane, Alta. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running* 6. Andrew Nelson Nepean, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R1 13 Running 7. Pascal Picotte Granby, Que. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 8. Kevin Lacombe Granby, Que. Yamaha YZF-R1 13 Running* 9. Csaba Werner North York, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 10. Francis Martin Sherbrooke, Que. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 11. Jean-Paul Tache North Bay, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 12. Dave Young Woodstock, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 13. Ross Millson Hamilton, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 14. Chris Murray-Audain Scarborough, Ont. Kawasaki ZX10R 13 Running 15. Larry Orde Peterborough, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R1 13 Running 16. Franklyn Dominguez Santo Domingo, D.R. Kawasaki ZX-6R 13 Running 17. Sean Heydorn Stouffville, Ont. Honda CBR600RR 13 Running 18. Zenon Nelson Bowmanville, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R600 13 Running 19. Yoshi Hamaguchi Toronto, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R6 13 Running* 20. Terry Steeves Dartmouth, N.S. Kawasaki ZX-10R 12 Running 21. Alain Campagna Macouche, Que. Yamaha YZF-R6 12 Running

Did not finish DNF Erick Beausejour Val Senneville, Que. Honda CBR1000RR 12 Accident DNF Matthew McBride Mississauga, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 12 Accident DNF Dean Plater Ottawa, Ont. Kawasaki ZX-6R 11 Pits

Did not start DNS Dany Jourdain St-Jean-Richelieu, Que. Suzuki GSX-R1000 DNS Elie Daccache Ottawa, Ont. Kawasaki ZX-10R DNS Stephane Chabot Oshawa, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS Craig Atkinson Toronto, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS Jeremy Stepper Calgary, Alta. Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS Mark MacDonald Sydney, N.S. Kawasaki ZX-6R DNS Andrew Dunlap Truro, N.S. Kawasaki ZX-6R DNS Dan Kruger Montreal, Que. Kawasaki ZX-6R

Margin of Victory: 0.085 secs. Average Speed: N/A Fastest Lap: 1:21.684 by Steve Crevier on lap 6 * -- penalized four positions for jump start

Results of Sunday's fifth round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship

Pos From Bike Lap Status 1. Steve Crevier Maple Ridge, B.C. Yamaha YZF-R1 14 85.28mph 2. Pascal Picotte Granby, Que. Suzuki GSX-R1000 14 Running 3. Kevin Lacombe Granby, Que. Yamaha YZF-R1 14 Running 4. Francis Martin Sherbrooke, Que. Suzuki GSX-R1000 14 Running 5. Clint McBain Cochrane, Alta. Suzuki GSX-R1000 14 Running 6. Brett McCormick Saskatoon, Sask. Kawasaki ZX-10R 14 Running 7. Jordan Szoke Brantford, Ont. Kawasaki ZX-10R 14 Running 8. Frank Trombino Vaughan, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 14 Running 9. Sean Heydorn Stouffville, Ont. Honda CBR600RR 14 Running 10. Jean-Paul Tache North Bay, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 14 Running 11. Ross Millson Hamilton, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 14 Running 12. Yoshi Hamaguchi Toronto, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R6 14 Running 13. Andrew Nelson Nepean, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R1 14 Running 14. Franklyn Dominguez Santo Domingo, D.R. Kawasaki ZX-6R 13 Running 15. Csaba Werner North York, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 13 Running 16. Alain Campagna Macouche, Que. Yamaha YZF-R6 13 Running 17. Terry Steeves Dartmouth, N.S. Kawasaki ZX-10R 13 Running

Did Not Finish DNF Dave Young Woodstock, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 7 Accident

Did Not Start DNS Erick Beausejour Val Senneville, Que. Honda CBR1000RR DNS Matthew McBride Mississauga, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R1000 DNS Dany Jourdain St-Jean-Richelieu, Que. Suzuki GSX-R1000 DNS Zenon Nelson Bowmanville, Ont. Suzuki GSX-R600 DNS Elie Daccache Ottawa, Ont. Kawasaki ZX-10R DNS Larry Orde Peterborough, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R1 DNS Chris Murray-Audain Scarborough, Ont. Kawasaki ZX10R DNS Stephane Chabot Oshawa, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS Craig Atkinson Toronto, Ont. Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS Jeremy Stepper Calgary, Alta. Yamaha YZF-R6 DNS Mark MacDonald Sydney, N.S. Kawasaki ZX-6R DNS Dean Plater Ottawa, Ont. Kawasaki ZX-6R DNS Andrew Dunlap Truro, N.S. Kawasaki ZX-6R DNS Dan Kruger Montreal, Que. Kawasaki ZX-6R

Margin of Victory: 3.693 secs. Average Speed: 85.28 mph Fastest Lap: 1:40.769 by Steve Crevier on lap 12

Parts Canada Superbike Championship point standings after 5 of 7 rounds

Pos Name Points 1. Jordan Szoke 236 2. Steve Crevier 188 3. Kevin Lacombe 167 4. Clint McBain 163 5. Brett McCormick 155 6. Francis Martin 125 7. Andrew Nelson 113 8. Pascal Picotte 110 9. Jean-Paul Tache 93 10. Frank Trombino 76 11. Ross Millson 66 12. Erick Beausejour 63 13. Matthew McBride 52 Sean Heydorn 52 15. Dany Jourdain 37 16. Csaba Werner 31 17. Dave Stokowski 30 18. Terry Steeves 29 19. Dave Young 27 20. Franklyn Dominguez 20 21. Yoshi Hamaguchi 17 22. Matthew Cooper 15 23. Jeremy Stepper 13 24. Chris Murray-Audain 12 25. Adam Roberts 10 Larry Orde 10 27. Steve Bourdeau 8 Karl Meema 8 Zenon Nelson 8 Alain Campagna 8 31. Andrew Dunlap 6 </pre> -credit: csbk

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Series CSBK
Drivers Jordan Szoke , Pascal Picotte , Andrew Nelson , Michael Leon , Clint McBain , Chris Murray-Audain , Kevin Lacombe , Francis Martin , Steve Crevier , Frank Trombino , Brett McCormick , Larry Orde , Jean-Paul Tache