Super Moto National Series
July 17, 2007
The SuperMoto national series visited the town of La Tuque, Quebec, for a downtown street race that had the thousands of spectators on their feet as they followed the intense action. Under sunny skies, Saturday was reserved for practice and qualifying. The track snaked its way past bars and restaurants, while the dirt section had the ridjump over railroad tracks in order to come back downtown! Mississauga's Adam Jabouri had his hands full as he enteers red all 3 ro classes: 250, 450, and Open! For Sunday's finals, the weather took a turn for the worse as it rained off and on all day, turning the nicely groomed dirt section into credibly slippery mud!
In the 250 race, Jabouri had a great start, and was able to keep pace with the series leaders Dave Arnold and Maxime Sylvestre, until a "spin" in the muddy turn section caused him to lose almost an entire lap. "The back end started coming around" commented Jabouri "and kept coming around, even though I was off the gas! That mud was so slippery!" Adam was able to recover and get back up to 3rd place, where he finished.
The 450 class had a shortened dirt section, as the mud was by then extremely treacherous. Jabouri pushed hard to match his best result in that class with a 5th place finish. In the Open class, Adam had his best result of the season with a strong 4th place finish on his Nexo Sports/Two Wheel Motorsport Kawasaki. A race long battle with Suzuki's Kyle Marcelli kept the crowd entertained and saw Jabouri narrowly win the battle, while keeping the lead pack close at hand. Kaizen indeed! Next up for Team Jabouri Racing is Shannonville this weekend, as Adam Jabouri gets back on his Kawasaki ZX-6RR for round 4 of the RACE super series.