Strong Start for Kawasaki at the CSBK Season Opener in Shannonville

May 29, 2017

Kawasaki Riders finished strong at the Canadian Superbike Championship Season Opener in Shannonville Motorsports Park on May  26-28 with podium finishes across the board. Kenny Reidmann, focusing on the Pro Superbike class this year, debutted his new Ninja ZX-10RR.  After an aggressive race in which he battled for the lead with rival and defending champion, Jordan Szoke, Reidmann claimed a respectable 2nd place finish.  The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R performed well in the Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Sport Bike and Amateur Superbike Classes. Kristopher Garvie, aboard his Ninja ZX-6R, raced to a second place finish in the Pro Sport Bike Class. For the Amateur Series, Samuel Desmarais was the man to beat. He claimed two race victories, one in the Superbike and one in the Sport bike aboard the same powerful Ninja ZX-6R. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec series returned to the CSBK for a third season with Shannonville marking the first double header of the series. After an impressive...

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May 9, 2017

Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac entered the final round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Championship just nine points out of the championship lead.  For the final 450SX Main Event of the year, Tomac made an aggressive pass in the final lap that resulted in him surrendering the lead to finish second place. Tomac's relentless effort guided him to second overall in the 2017 450SX Championship standings. For the 250SX Main Event, Kawasaki came into Round 17 with the Western Regional Championship already wrapped up and only one point down in the Eastern Regional Championship. When the gate dropped on the 250SX Main Event and the fastest 250SX class racers from both coasts came together for the first time this season, there was no stopping the No. 36 machine, Cianciarulo, as he led wire-to-wire for his second victory of the season with a five-margin victory over Kawasaki’s Western Regional Champion, Justin Hill.  Cianciarulo finished second in the 250SX Eastern...

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John Parker Racing ready for 2017 flat track season with Dave Pouliot

May 2, 2017

It was a busy winter for John Parker Racing, dealing with the restructuring of the Canadian Kawasaki Motors backed team and getting the Kawasaki KX450s ready for the 2017 season. Dave Pouliot, who with support from Parker Racing claimed second place in the Pro 450 Championship and fourth in Pro Open last year, will be the team’s featured rider. Team owner John Parker, who announced his retirement from pro racing at the end of the 2016 season, intends to enter only a few selected Veteran races at Welland County Speedway, his home track. In addition to that, he will be heading south of the border to Medina, NY, to defend his TT Flat Track Scrambles Championship.   Parker will be gunning for his sixth title in the five-round series.  “It seems like I’ve been living in my shop this past winter and well into spring, getting the equipment built and taking care of all the other tasks it takes to run a competitive flat track team,” Parker said. During the off...

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