The final event of the VRRA season slides into CTMP August 30 - September 1 with a last opportunity to claim season points.
Three wheel drifting sidecars, zippy GP bikes, and the mighty heavyweights all vying for top honours, with a chance to see legendary Dave Roper on the ex-Agostini MV Agusta 350 triple. Sponsored by HBCycle in Lindsay, and with announcer Lindsay Thomson in the tower, it’s a great weekend to see rare bikes and rigs on the track and in the paddock.
Vendors include Ripplerockracers, Absolute Finish, GoFast Innovations, and a selection of vintage parts. Back from her cross Canada tour, Linda Brown from Don’t Drive Distracted/I Pinky Swear will be there with her pink flamed Harley. The Ganaraska section the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group sets up on Saturday, organizing and judging the Show and Shine, with awards presentation at 4 pm.
It’s a great end to the season at a top class track. Ride out and bring your friends.
Monday, 19 August 2019 08:43 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Bowmanville, ON – August 9, 2019 – Fans of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship will be forced to wait longer than expected for qualifying results from the two Pro classes, as rain temporarily halted Friday’s action in the season finale Doubleheader Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, presented by BMW Motorrad.
With rain closing in during the Mopar Pro Superbike qualifying session, riders in the feature class were forced to wait past the original start time for the subsequent Top Ten SuperPole session. The track had dried out in time for the field to settle the qualifying order before another patch of rain halted things once again, resulting in an early end to the day with qualifying yet to be completed.
CSBK officials will announce their formal qualifying plans at roughly 7:30 am ET on Saturday, with the two options being either a SuperPole restart on Saturday morning, or the original qualifying results from Friday being made official.
Qualifying was also pushed back for the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class, which will be subject to a similar announcement on Saturday.
Should the original qualifying results from Friday stand as official, it would be championship leader Ben Young starting from pole position after leading the session with a time of 1:22.405 aboard his Liqui Moly/Barrie Trim BMW S1000RR.
The Collingwood, ON native enters Saturday with a chance to clinch his first ever CSBK title regardless of the qualifying results, as he carries a commanding 59-point lead into the weekend over rival Jordan Szoke.
“We’re in a really good position, but things are far from over, and Jordan’s not going to make it easy on us,” Young said. “We just got to keep doing what we’ve done all year – I think we’ve been first in all but two or three sessions – so if we can keep that going tomorrow, regardless of how things play out, it should go well for us.”
Second-fastest on the day was Young’s veteran teammate, Jeff Williams, who could potentially tie his best qualifying result of the season after falling just 0.147 seconds behind Young aboard his Williams Paving BMW.
The Inverary, ON native and former race-winner is the oldest Superbike rider in the field at 47, but will look to cap off his resurgent campaign alongside his younger counterpart in the weekend doubleheader.
“It feels good to be at the front here, running alongside Ben and all the kids,” Williams joked. “I would have loved to get a shot at pole, but the weather got a little wild at the end and keeping everyone safe is the main thing, so we’ll at least get to save some energy tonight and try to push a little harder tomorrow.”
While Young and Williams will be among the list of names hoping that Friday’s results are made official, Szoke will be perhaps the biggest name hoping for another shot on Saturday, as the four-time defending champion struggled to eighth aboard his Mopar Express Lane Kawasaki ZX-10RR Ninja.
The Lynden, ON veteran was visibly frustrated at the end of the day with his shot at a fifth consecutive title and 14th overall on the line, but tried to keep things in perspective earlier in the afternoon as he enters CTMP in unfamiliar territory.
“Realistically, it’s going to be tough for us to come back, but anything can happen and crazier things have happened, so we just got to keep pushing,” Szoke said. “If we can end the year strong and add a couple wins, maybe things go our way, but if not at least it’s a good start for next year.”
Rounding out an all-BMW top-three was Blysk Racing’s Samuel Trepanier, who posted a time of 1:22.998 as he looks to make up for his heartbreaking trip to the East Coast in round four, when the St. Isidore, QC native lost out on his first career win by just a few feet to Young.
It was also a disappointing end to the day for the front-runners in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class, who got in very limited track time after both weather and track conditions disrupted their day. The morning practice session was cut short due to concerns about debris on the track, but once the circuit was deemed safe, the weather began to throw a wrench into the scheduled qualifying session.
As a result, majority of the class competitors were unable to produce a relevant time, including championship leader Will Hornblower, who’s best times were produced in the Superbike category aboard his Bickle Racing Yamaha YZF-R6.
“It’s been a weird day, mostly because the track wasn’t great until the weather hit, so it’s really about trying to get a good feel for things before we can put in those fast laps,” the Sarnia, ON native said. “There’s not a lot of issues to work through in terms of the bike, so hopefully things get better so we can push the pace this weekend.”
It was an equally unusual day for his rival, Tomas Casas, who was unable to post a strong time aboard his Parts Canada Yamaha machine. The two-time defending champion out of Peterborough, ON was still able to run solidly in his limited time aboard his YZF-R1 superbike, but was unable to gain any ground aboard his YZF-R6 machine as he looks to erase a 34-point deficit to Hornblower.
The lone two classes to successfully complete the scheduled qualifying on Friday were the Amateur ranks, with Samuel Guerin and Jared Walker claiming pole position in the respective categories.
Guerin, making just his second appearance in the Mopar Express Lane Amateur Superbike class out of Quebec City, QC, was able to outlast the conditions aboard his Aprilia RSV4RR and score his second pole of the year.
Meanwhile, the Oakville, ON native of Walker – also making his second appearance of the year aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja – was able to capitalize on changing conditions to secure his first ever National pole, though the attention will likely fall on third-place qualifier Jake LeClair out of Blackstock, ON.
While LeClair’s qualifying result will not jump off the page, the bLU cRU Yamaha YZF-R6 youngster will have a chance at erasing his 20-point deficit to championship leader Christian Allard on Saturday, after the Chambly, QC native suffered a mechanical issue aboard his Turcotte Performance Kawasaki and was unable to qualify.
In addition to the pending qualifying announcements regarding the two Pro classes, the TSN Motorcycle Experience Lightweight Sport Bike class will qualify on Saturday morning as originally scheduled.
The weekend schedule, though subject to change, can be found on the official series’ website at www.csbk.ca.
Friday, 09 August 2019 18:27 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Event Name: Superbike Doubleheader Presented by BMW Motorrad
Dates: Friday, August 9th to Sunday, August 11th
Venue: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, ON
GPS co-ordinates are 44.055472, 78.678482
The 2019 Superbike Doubleheader presented by BMW Motorrad features Canada’s top motorcycle riders competing for the national Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship- the leading road racing superbike championship in the country. Racing in other national classes will include Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Bike, Amateur Superbike, and the Lightweight Sport Bike.
BMW Motorrad and Harley Davidson Canada welcome fans to experience the ultimate superbike race weekend with their Demo Rides. Visit their booths in the CTMP Marketplace to find out more.
The Jordan Szoke Extreme Show is an adrenaline-filled freestyle motocross event showcasing riders who perform jumps over a stretch of up to 75-feet!
Grab your popcorn and spend an evening under the stars watching motorcycle- themed films at the Harley Davidson Outdoor Movie Night Presented by the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival.
Friday, August 9th: 9:00 am - 4:10 pm
Saturday, August 10th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 11th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Advanced Discount Tickets – Available until August 7th
Weekend Super Tickets $50
General Camping (tent or pop-up trailer) $40
RV`s (or hard-bodied trailers) $60
At The Gate - After August 7th
Weekend Super Tickets $60
General Camping (tent or pop-up trailer) $50
RV`s (or hard-bodied trailers) $70
(see website for details and at-gate pricing)
Toll Free: 1-800-866-1072
Twitter & Instagram: @CTMPOfficial Hashtag:#CTMPLife
The Event At-A-Glance:
The Superbike Doubleheader Presented by BMW Motorrad returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park featuring the top motorcycle riders in Canada competing for the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship.
Other national classes racing will include Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Bike, Amateur Sport Bike, and the Lightweight Sport Bike. Fans can also enjoy access to the team paddock areas and have the opportunity to meet and speak with the drivers during their Autograph Sessions.
Off-track, fans can watch the Jordan Szoke Extreme Show and the Harley Davidson Outdoor Movie Night Presented by the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival. A great selection of race souvenirs, merchandise, and more is located at the CTMP Merchandise Trailer in the Marketplace.
Camping At CTMP:
Experience world-class auto racing while enjoying the great outdoors and evenings sitting at your campfire gazing up at the stars. You’ll find all that and much more when you camp with us at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The park’s camping facilities can accommodate everything from tents and pop-up trailers to RV's. With the wide variety of locations available throughout the grounds, there is bound to be one to suit just about every taste – from a trackside spot, to open fields, to well-treed backwoods locations.
Camping rates vary from event to event. General Camping passes are good for tents and pop-up trailers, while RV Camping passes cover motorhomes and hard-bodied trailers.
Thursday, 01 August 2019 16:31 Published in News
Riedmann grabs first Superbike win, Szoke claims record 13th title in season finale at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, ON – August 12, 2018 – He may not have celebrated it from the podium, but Jordan Szoke managed to do just enough to take home his record 13th Mopar Pro Superbike title at the season finale of the Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Sunday, 12 August 2018 18:43 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Bowmanville, ON – August 11, 2018 – The first half of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season finale weekend certainly lived up to the hype on Saturday, as fan-favourite Ben Young scored his first career Mopar Pro Superbike victory in a thrilling day Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:17 Published in Reports, Results & Points
(BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Aug. 11, 2018) Clarksburg, Ontario’s Ben Young scored his first career national Mopar Canadian Superbike win Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, part of the Superbike Doubleheader weekend. Canada’s biggest motorcycle road race event continues through Sunday, August 12.
Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points
(BOWMANVILLE, Ont. – Aug. 10, 2018) The green flag flew on Friday to open Canada’s biggest motorcycle road race – the Superbike Doubleheader weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). Running through Sunday, August 12, Canada’s top motorcycle road racers will be competing for the national Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. The weekend also marks the 40th anniversary of the first Superbike race at CTMP – won by event grand marshal American John Long.
Friday, 10 August 2018 20:35 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Bowmanville, ON – August 10, 2018 – Collingwood, ON’s Ben Young will start from pole position at the final round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, after securing the top spot in the Mopar Pro Superbike class with a dominating performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Friday.
Friday, 10 August 2018 20:30 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Toronto, ON – August 7, 2018 – Three-time defending Mopar Pro Superbike champion Jordan Szoke will look to add to his historic trophy case this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, as the veteran aims to secure his record 13th Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship in the season finale doubleheader.
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:14 Published in News
(BOWMANVILLE, ON – Aug. 8, 2018) Back in 1978, John Long and his BMW R90S flat twin made history winning the first ever Canadian Superbike race at Mosport, now Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). Long and his bike return to the legendary track August 10-12, as Canada’s top motorcycle road racers compete in the Superbike Doubleheader and the national Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season finale, with Long serving as Grand Marshall for the weekend.
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 10:58 Published in News