Toronto, ON – July 7, 2019 – The final event of the 2019 Mopar CSBK National motorcycle series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will host the “Ride With A Champion” Revs 4 Rett fundraiser on Saturday, August 10.
The event will feature a ride-in to the races at the famous Grand Prix circuit at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), as well as offer several special activities associated with the event and the charity.
Revs 4 Rett is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and their families impacted by Rett Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder. Currently, there is no known cure. Activities associated with Revs 4 Rett include advocacy, education, awareness efforts, and fundraising to support the search for a cure.
The Revs 4 Rett team raffled a Suzuki motorcycle during last winter’s motorcycle show season in Canada with the support of the factory Suzuki Superbike racing program of top National Pro Trevor Daley. Funds raised from the raffle provided support to the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association and Rettland Foundation.
The “Ride with a Champion” event at CTMP begins with a Saturday sign-up and a Continental Breakfast at Blackstock Motorsports at 3580 Byers Road in Blackstock, not far from the race venue. From there, “Ride With A Champion” participants take a scenic motorcycle ride on their equipment to CTMP.
At noon, participants take part in a parade lap around the famed 4 kilometer-long, ten turn “old Mosport” layout, the track that hosted the Canadian Motorcycle Grand Prix in 1967 and the first Canadian Superbike race in 1978.
Among the famous Canadian ex-racers hosting the ride are George Morin, Canada’s first National Superbike Champion for Kawasaki in 1980 and Clive Ng-A-Kien, a top Grand Prix, Production and Superbike racer for Yamaha in the late 1970s and 1980s. Morin has already been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and Ng-A-Kien will join the Hall during this fall’s Induction ceremony near the Toronto Airport on November 2.
“Ride With A Champion” participants will receive tickets to both days of racing for the National Championships, Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11, along with VIP paddock parking. Attendees will have a gourmet hot lunch on Saturday, with the use of an indoor viewing area, along with Door Prizes and a Silent Auction.
Monday, 15 July 2019 18:56 Published in Reports, Results & Points
“When you’re going through hell, keep going.”
The Fast Company Suzuki GSX-R1000 backed by Parts Canada team had an opening Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship weekend that left rider Trevor Daley and tuner Scott Miller profoundly disappointed and, by equal measure, profoundly thankful. A freak accident in Saturday morning practice saw Jordan Szoke’s machine tumble over the trackside wall and rip through the Daley/Miller pit, the spinning motorcycle just missing team members by inches. It could have been catastrophic. Mercifully, it wasn’t, and, miraculously, no-one was injured—at least physically.
The incident, however, cast a pall over the weekend, and a tip-over at the hairpin while running with the lead group in Sunday’s final made the weekend one to forget. But in the never-say-die spirit of Sir Winston, the team rallied around the damaged machine, got it back on track, and at the checkered flag important championship points were gained.
Keep going. Indeed.
Full marks to Ben Young for his win and a special thank-you to the fans who filled the grandstand to near capacity for their support and well-wishes. We can’t wait to see everyone at Grand Bend to—belatedly—kick our season into high gear.
Trevor Daley @Onespeedinc
Suzuki Canada @Suzukicanada
Fast Company @fastcompanyracing
CSBK Championship @cdnsuperbike
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 13:22 Published in Rider and Team Releases
Shannonville, ON – May 17, 2019 – The 2019 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship officially got underway at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Friday, and it was Ben Young pacing the Mopar Pro Superbike field ahead of reigning champion Jordan Szoke.
Young, riding a Scot-Build Barrie BMW S1000RR out of Collingwood, ON, led the morning practice session with a time of 1:06.302 before improving upon his own pace in the afternoon, sitting atop the final leaderboard with a mark of 1:05.678.
Despite posting the fastest time in both sessions, Young dealt with a mechanical issue in the afternoon that he is hoping to fix ahead of Saturday’s qualifying. Still, last year’s championship runner-up is staying optimistic after the first day of the new season.
“There’s a lot of traffic out there, and we had some shifter problems which didn’t help at the start, but the BMW is working great as always,” said Young. “If we can just figure that out and keep pushing hard, I think we’ll be hitting it out of the ballpark tomorrow.”
As for Szoke, the four-time defending title holder out of Lynden, ON followed Young closely in both sessions, posting times of 1:06.546 in the morning and 1:05.890 in the afternoon aboard his new Mopar Express Lane Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja.
“We’re really happy with everything so far,” Szoke said. “Obviously Ben and Kenny [Riedmann] have picked up right where they left off, but we’re more focused on getting a good race set-up and coming out strong tomorrow.”
Riedmann, like Young, won his first career Mopar Pro Superbike race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last season, but the Belfountain, ON rider and his Sturgess Cycle Kawasaki were displaced in both sessions by Blysk BMW rider Samuel Trepanier.
The St. Isidore, QC native posted times of 1:06.645 in the morning and 1:06.012 in the afternoon, just slightly ahead of Riedmann and his times of 1:07.202 and 1:06.328.
“We tried some things this afternoon, but the morning set-up felt a lot better,” said Riedmann, despite going nearly a second quicker in the second practice session. “It just felt like the rear was getting ahead of the front, so I think we’re going to change things back for tomorrow, but other than that it felt good to be back out there.”
Szoke wasn’t the only defending Pro champion to be unseated on day one, however, as Peterborough, ON youngster Tomas Casas ran second-fastest aboard his Parts Canada Yamaha YZF-R6 in what was a tough-luck day for the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class.
After the morning session fell victim to a wet track and cold weather, the afternoon session was shortened by a red flag incident, with Mirabel, QC’s Sebastien Tremblay leading that practice aboard his DB Moto Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja with a time of 1:07.527.
Casas, meanwhile, was a distant second place with a time of 1:09.267, as he and the rest of the field will look to chase after Tremblay in qualifying on Saturday.
“It was hard because we didn’t get any laps in this morning and then the second session ended early, but overall it wasn’t too bad,” said Casas. “The bike felt great and I think things will be a lot better with some track time tomorrow.”
The second-ever season of the TSN Motorcycle Experience Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike championship also got off to an exciting start, with Blackstock, ON’s Ben LeClair leading the morning practice and Strathroy, ON’s Trevor Dion pacing the afternoon session.
LeClair, the younger brother of last year’s Lightweight champion Jake, posted a 1:17.594 aboard his Yamaha YZF-R3, while Dion bested him with a time of 1:17.061 in the afternoon aboard his Kawasaki Ninja 400.
Second-place in both sessions was last year’s runner-up Alex Berthiaume, as the Yamaha-mounted Laval, QC rider was less than three-tenths of a second off the pace in both practices.
The newly sponsored Mopar Express Lane Amateur Superbike class was led both times by Ancaster, ON’s Jordan Royds, who’s best time of the day was a 1:10.065 aboard his Yamaha YZF-R1.
As for the Parts Canada Amateur Sport Bike class, it was Jake LeClair leading a sparse group of riders in the morning session aboard his bLU cRU Yamaha YZF-R6 with a time of 1:14.678, while St. Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC’s Christian Allard bested a more crowded afternoon practice with a time of 1:10.263 aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja.
Full results from Friday’s action and the weekend schedule for round one at SMP can be found on the series’ official website at www.csbk.ca.
Friday, 17 May 2019 17:15 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Toronto, ON – February 21, 2019 – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be the title sponsor for the opening round of the 2019 Mopar CSBK Canadian National motorcycle road racing championships, May 17-19, at Shannonville Motorsport Park’s Pro layout.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is the oldest and largest Electrical Workers union in the world, founded November 28, 1891 in St. Louis Missouri. The first IBEW Local union in Canada was chartered in 1899 in Ottawa, Ontario. The IBEW represents over 775,000 members in North America and just under 70,000 here in Canada.
IBEW Canada is a diverse union that represents workers in Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Utilities, Construction, Maintenance, Motor Shops, Sign Shops, CATV, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Railroads, Shipyards, Pulp and Paper Mills, Mining, Tree Trimming, Health Care, and Government employees.
Shannonville Motorsport Park, initially Nelson International Raceway, opened with a motorcycle race on Thanksgiving weekend, 1976. The second-ever National Superbike race in Canada was held at Shannonville in September, 1980. S.M.P. has hosted more Superbike Nationals than any other circuit. The multi-purpose venue is located 15 kms east of Belleville, ON, in the Bay of Quinte tourist region.
“The IBEW has been a proud part of the Canadian labour movement for over 100 years,” explains Tom Reid, International Vice President, First District, Canada. “We have built our union on our commitment to organize and represent workers; our membership and longevity is proof of that commitment.
“Our members work, build, volunteer and play in communities all across Canada and we are proud of what they do,” continued motorcycle enthusiast Reid. “It’s not just power lines that keep the lights on, it’s not just cables that keep the communications flowing, it is people, hard-working people, our Sisters and Brothers in the IBEW.”
Jordan Szoke of Lynden, ON, will carry the number one plate into competition at the IBEW Shannonville National opener, making his debut with the Mopar Express Lane Kawasaki ZX-10RR Ninja after seven successful seasons with BMW. Szoke has been Canadian Superbike Champ 13 times, and has won the opening event of the tour the last seven years in a row.
Collingwood, ON based Ben Young, second overall in 2018, will now lead the BMW Motorrad effort with the Scot-Build S1000RR; other front-running BMW entries are expected from Michael Leon, Samuel Trepanier and Jammin’ Jeff Williams.
Two time and reigning Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike middleweight class National Champ “T.V. Tommy” Casas from Peterborough, ON will join the feature class with 1000cc R1 backed by Yamaha Canada. One of the major moves of the off-season sees Trevor Daley of Mississauga, ON, fourth overall last season, lead the Parts Canada-backed Suzuki Canada entry, with bikes built by Fast Company.
The official National season kicks off with a Pro6 Test Day at Shannonville on Thursday, May 16, hosted by the National series spec tire Dunlop supplier. Practice takes place Friday, with Qualifying Saturday and the opening National events for five classes of races on Sunday, May 19.
To learn more please visit www.ibewcanada.ca , or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.
Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:29 Published in News
Toronto, December 8, 2018 - With much excitement we announce Trevor Daley will be campaigning the 2019 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) aboard a Suzuki Canada GSX-R1000RR prepared by Scott Miller’s Fast Company. After a fantastic 2018 season, Daley is ecstatic to be back aboard a Suzuki. On December 7, 2018, Daley finalized a partnership with Suzuki Canada’s Bill Porter and Paul Shantz to see the Mississauga, Ontario, rider aboard the benchmark GSX-R1000RR for the upcoming season.
The Suzuki GSX-R has carried Daley to his best career results, and as he threw a leg over the new model while at Suzuki Canada’s new state-of-the-art facility in Barrie, Ontario, he couldn’t help but notice the esthetic refinements and anticipate the performance upgrades the new bike has to offer.
“The bike is very sleek and compact over previous models,” Daley said. “The narrower fuel tank feels very comfortable and natural. With Brembo brake calipers and Brembo T-drive rotors as standard equipment, you can tell this bike is built to perform.”
2018’s CSBK championship saw the maturation of Daley’s naturally aggressive riding. Additionally, Daley formed an off-track relationship with long-time bike-building powerhouse Scott Miller of Fast Company. Miller will soon begin to prep a pair of superbikes that he’ll maintain trackside during the 2019 season, ensuring Suzuki will once again become a force in Canadian roadracing.
“Having been heavily involved in the preparation and technical aspect of my own race bikes means that Scott and I speak a common language,” Daley said. “I’m very excited for us to work together in 2019. My confidence is at an all-time high and Scott’s expertise applied to the already fantastic GSX-R will be amazing.”
Daley is looking forward to pre-season testing on the new bike, as well as participating in off-season Suzuki and CSBK series promotional events. With the 2019 race season looming, Daley encourages enthusiasts to follow his and Suzuki Canada’s social media feeds to keep up-to-date on the latest events, new product information, and to learn details on where you can meet Daley—and pick up your own GSX-R1000RR—prior to the upcoming season.
Trevor Daley: @Onespeedinc
Suzuki Canada: @Suzukicanada
Fast Company: @Scottmiller8999
CSBK Championship: @cdnsuperbike
Saturday, 08 December 2018 15:39 Published in Rider and Team Releases