Kawasaki caps off strong weekend with another Superbike win
July 1, 2007
Defending series champion Jordan Szoke scored his third straight Parts Canada Superbike Championship win at Race City Motorsport Park Sunday after local favorite Clint McBain crashed out of the lead a few corners from the finish.
The Cochrane, Alta. rider, riding the Suzuki Acceleration Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 was just ahead of Szoke’s Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-10R when they came upon a slower rider on the final lap. McBain tried to move under the bike but fell, leaving Szoke free to collect the win.
“I almost had Clint on the last lap,” said Szoke, who edged McBain for the victory in Saturday’s opening end of the weekend doubleheader. “It looked like he got aggressive with a lapper and I guess he hit a bump. It’s really easy to do.”
McBain still managed to rejoin the race and salvage a sixth place finish.
Szoke’s win was his 23rd career Canadian national Superbike triumph, tying him with Maple Ridge, B.C.’s Steve Crevier for the most all-time class victories.
“This is like a dream come true,” said the 28-year-old from Brantford, Ont. “As a kid you dream of winning races. I’m fortunate, and this just makes me so proud.”
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