Crevier completes sweep SHANNONVILLE, ON - Steve Crevier completed a perfect weekend at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sunday, winning the opening round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship. After starting from pole position, the Maple ...
Crevier completes sweep
SHANNONVILLE, ON - Steve Crevier completed a perfect weekend at Shannonville Motorsport Park Sunday, winning the opening round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship.
After starting from pole position, the Maple Ridge, BC rider took the lead from Francis Martin on lap 5 of the restarted, 12-lap race and went on to score his 21st career national Superbike win aboard his Diablo Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Martin, from Rock Forest, QC finished second on the Coors Light Racing/Blackfoot Suzuki GSX-R1000 while his teammate Clint McBain of Calgary completed a Suzuki sweep of the podium on another GSX-R1000.
Crevier also led the most laps in the race, giving him a perfect score of 56 points to open his bid for a record seventh Canadian Superbike crown.
"I'm always happy to win but this one's for the guys on the team," said Crevier after giving Diablo its first ever Parts Canada Superbike win. "They've worked very hard all weekend."
Martin took the lead off the restart after the original race was red flagged on lap 6 due to a crash by Michael Taylor, who was unhurt. Crevier hounded Martin for four laps before making a pass entering the tight Allen's Corner, just two turns from the start/finish straight.
"I couldn't quite keep up with Francis on the backstraight but I was good coming into Allen's," said Crevier, who has won more national Superbike events than any other rider. "I managed to come through the Chicane cleanly and get a good run on him."
Martin finished 1.739 secs. behind Crevier.
"I got a good start and I stayed in front as long as I could," Martin said. "But I was a little slower than him and he passed me cleanly."
McBain overtook the Picotte Racing Yamaha YZF-R1 of Pascal Picotte on the final lap to score his best ever Parts Canada Superbike result. Picotte, from St-Cecile de Milton, QC settled for fourth while Jean-Francois Cyr of Joliette, QC was fifth on another Yamaha YZF-R1.
In other action at Shannonville, Picotte rode his Yamaha YZF-R6 to victory in the Hindle Exhaust Pro 600 Sport Bike feature. Picotte finished just under two seconds ahead of Kars, ON rider Andrew Nelson on a Z1 Cycletech Honda CBR600RR. Defending class champ McBain placed third aboard his Suzuki GSX-R600.
Dan Henri of Ottawa won the first ever International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Amateur 600 Sport Bike feature, beating fellow Ottawa rider Derek Bowker, also on a Yamaha, and the Suzuki of Rock Forest, QC's Yanick Beauregard.
The Parts Canada Superbike Championship continues at Calgary's Race City Motorsport Park June 6-8.
This weekend's event will be televised on TSN on Sunday, June 15 at 11:00 am EDT and later this year on Quebec's RDS and across Canada on the Outdoor Life Network.
For more series information, visit www.cdnsuperbike.com