Szoke, won Round 5 of the 2017 season to secure the championship.
Piloting the No. 1 BMW S1000RR, Szoke started from pole for the 20-lap feature, but relinquished the lead on the first lap to Samuel Trepanier of St-Isidore-de-Laprairie, QC. Trepanier, riding the No. 14 BMW S1000RR, ran up front for most of the race with Szoke pursuing in second. Then on lap 19, Szoke passed Trepanier through turn 2 and held on to win by 0.251 seconds. Trepanier crossed the line ahead of Bodhi Edie, of Warman, SK, on the No. 5 Yamaha YXF-R1 who finished third.
Saturday also featured a championship race in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike division. Tomas Casas, of Peterborough, ON, on the No. 46 Yamaha YZF-R6 finished second in the class’ Round 5 race, securing the points to lock up the Rider’s Championship – Ripley, Ontario’s Mitch Card, piloting the No. 12 Yamaha YZF-R6 won the race. Other race winners included Ottawa, Ontario’s Jason Thoms (No. 36 BMW S1000RR; Magneti Marelli AM Superbike), Oakville, Ontario’s Cameron Walker (No. 112 Kawasaki ZX-6R; Shoei Helmets Amateur Sport Bike) and Jared Walker of Oakville, Ontario (No. 14 Kawasaki Ninja 300; Kawasaki Ninja 300 class).
Tickets are still available at the gate for Sunday’s action, featuring the finale races of the 2017 season including Round 6 of the Mopar Pro Superbike class. Off-track, fans can watch Jordan Szoke’s Extreme Show presented by GP Bikes – the show features a talented team of Extreme Show riders performing a high-adrenaline freestyle motocross show. For more information on tickets and the event visit online at canadiantiremotorsportpark.com.
Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event.
From: Dave Drimmie, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park