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Description: The 2014 Mopar Canadian Superbike event program.

RIDE THE NIGHT TWENTY15 I FZ-07 AGGRESSIVE. AGILE. AFFORDABLE. THRASH THE STREETS WITH A NEW BREED OF SPORT. table of contents table of contents 4 Measuring stick Szoke sets the standard for Superbike hopefuls Going one better Little left for Christie to prove Rivalry renewed Nesbitt and Casas on grid together again Stepping up Starter series proving to be perfect launch pad Miller s tech talk Fast Company boss talks about bike builds Track By Track Sponsors photo by bob szoke 10 12 14 16 20 22 dunlop bonus supports amateurs his Ontario motorcycle roadracing season sanctioning groups SOAR and RACE are working together with a pair of Series race weekends. SOAR is hosting the RACE group at Grand Bend Raceway on June 13-15 while RACE returns the favour by hosting SOAR racers at Shannonville Motorsport Park June 27-29. As part of this co-promotion Dunlop racing tire distributor Pro 6 Cycle and the National Mopar CSBK organizing group have also joined up to provide a special bonus for Amateur Sport Bike class (approx. 600 cc) competitors. A two-round points-paying Series will recognize the appropriate Sport Bike-type class races at the SOAR and RACE-hosted T events determining the top rising star in that category. The racer who achieves the best combined result from the two-race Dunlop Amateur Showdown will receive a competition award sponsoring their entry for the final Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike Mopar CSBK National rounds at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Aug. 15-17. Dunlop distributor Pro 6 Cycle and CSBK will supply competitor entry and racing tires to the winner of the Dunlop Amateur Showdown for the CTMP National weekend. The entry will include both Saturday and Sunday Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike double-header rounds with the successful Amateur competitor receiving a maximum of six Dunlop DOT-type class appropriate racing tires for use during the three-day event. The winning competitor must not have held a Pro motorcycle roadracing licence nor can they have competed in more than two previous National races. SOAR and RACE organizers will be the final judges of the Dunlop Amateur Showdown and ensure that all competitors respect the structure and spirit of the bonus competition. Published by inside motorcycles inside track communications inc. 95 Trinity St. Suite 101 Toronto ON M5A 3C7 telephone 416-962-7223 Fax 416-962-7208 e-mail editor President John Hopkins john vice President Greg MacPherson greg treasurer David Weber david secretary Rob Morton rob copyright All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission of Inside Track Communications Inc. is prohibited. Program Produced by editor John Hopkins john advertising sales David Weber david Rob Morton rob Derek Rockel derek Mike Galipeau mike Production Laura Lamb Jeff Morgan Graeme Jones writers Jeremy Fleming John Hopkins PhotograPhers Colin Fraser Rob O Brien Bob Szoke 3 mopar pro superbike preview Nine national Superbike titles have not slowed down Jordan Szoke s drive for success and he will be aiming to make it three in a row and four straight for BMW in 2014. measuring stick By John Hopkins Photos by Colin Fraser t the opening round of the RACE Super Series at Shannonville Motorsport Park in mid-May John Sharrard tuner coach and sometimes patron of rising star Jodi Christie referred to defending Mopar Canadian Superbike champion Jordan Szoke as the measuring stick in the series. Indeed as Szoke sets his sights on a third straight national title and tenth overall he is the target and his level of excellence the barometer for all his rivals. While other racers have improved and shown hints of matching Szoke s performances over the past two seasons no one has displayed the consistency over an entire year to make a run at the title. Last summer Szoke got off to a fast start and won the opening two races of the year. Christie came on in the middle of the season but a crash at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park spoiled his championship hopes. Alex Welsh then took up the challenge but when the chips were down at the final race Szoke prevailed again. szoke sets the standard for superbike hopefuls A With his experience commitment and the consistency of his program from year to year the 35-year-old Szoke is an elusive target. Nine national Superbike titles and 43 career Superbike wins may make some racers complacent but Szoke has lost none of the hunger that carried him to his first national crown as a 19-year-old back in 1998. Anyone who saw his frustration after being nipped for pole by Christie at St-Eustache last year knows that. For the coming campaign the Brantford ON veteran has made few changes to the program that has been so successful the past two seasons. And why would he His homegrown Waznie Racing crew continues with the BMW S1000RR the model that has won the past three Canadian Superbike titles going back to Brett McCormick s triumph in 2011. Szoke has added sponsorship from Mopar Express Lane and Ram Trucks to go with continued backing from Parts Canada. 4 mopar pro superbike preview The one major change in Szoke s program is in the tire department thanks to the arrival of Dunlop as the new spec tire supplier. But as Szoke pointed out at Shannonville s RACE opener everybody is in the same boat with regard to making the tire switch and the defending champion professed himself very pleased with the product and with the level of support from Sandy Noce and his Pro 6 Cycle outfit. Szoke hoped to have an updated S1000RR ready by the end of May. The new bike would be lighter have a new braking system and be able to run HP4 wheels. The engine was being built by ace tuner Mike Crompton. Szoke hoped to test the bike at CTMP before the end of May. New bike or not Szoke gave an impressive display at the opening RACE regional winning the Pro Superbike feature at Shannonville by just over four seconds from Frank Trombino and Christie. Clearly Szoke s rivals still have a lot to measure up to. The rider most likely to challenge Szoke s supremacy is Christie who will continue to ride Honda equipment in his Jodi Christie Racing team with support from Honda Canada and Accelerated Technologies along with the tuning expertise of Sharrard. Last year the 21-year-old from Keene ON continued to develop as a Pro star and looked prepared to take the fight to Szoke over the course of the entire season. He claimed his first career Pro Superbike pole at the second round in St-Eustache QC and then nipped Szoke for a dramatic first career Superbike win three weeks later at Atlantic Motorsport Park. Unfortunately his fall in the first race at CTMP took Christie out of championship contention and he had to settle for third in points behind Szoke and Welsh. The team has acquired a new Honda CBR1000RR for this season which Sharrard is preparing as a Mosport bike that is to say specially tuned for the high speeds of CTMP. The CBR1000RR Christie raced predominantly last year has been retained as a short track bike and will be used at Shannonville St-Eustache and AMP. The short track CBR has a strong mid-range which Sharrard hopes to use to exploit a weakness he sees in the BMW power curve which he describes as strong up top but soft in the middle. The Christie team has also found the resources to bring data acquisition specialist Andrew Trevitt to all rounds of the series. The former racer worked with the team last year but apart from the last two races was based from his BC home. Like Szoke the biggest challenge for Christie in preseason preparation was adjusting to the new Dunlop rubber but at Shannonville crew chief Sharrard professed himself impressed with how smoothly and quickly the transition was going. Despite celebrating his 41st birthday at the beginning of May Frank Trombino refuses to slow down. The popular Kleinburg ON racer has threatened to retire from racing on occasion but continues to be lured back to the track. For 2014 Trombino returns to the Superbike ranks with the distinctive Aprilia RSV1000. The Italian bike debuted with Trombino last year and he gave it a best finish of fourth on his way to a fourth place finish in the Superbike standings. Backed primarily by Royal Plumbing and also supported by Pro 6 Trombino will try to build on those results this summer. He certainly gave good account of himself and the Aprilia at the RACE season opener where he finished second in the Pro Superbike feature after boldly passing Christie on the final lap of the race. A couple of last season s top rookie Pros will aim to build on their success this summer. Kristopher Garvie picked up the 2013 Sunoco Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie of the Year Award and finished a strong fifth in the Pro Superbike standings pri- With a year of development under its belt popular veteran Frank Trombino hopes to get the Aprilia RSV1000 onto the podium this summer. (Opposite bottom) John Sharrard (r) hopes the strong midrange power of his short track Honda CBR1000RR will give Jodi Christie (l) the edge he needs at Shannonville St-Eustache and Atlantic Motorsport Park. 5 mopar pro superbike preview (Top)Last year s Sunoco Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie of the Year Kristopher Garvie will have a Honda CBR1000RR and the tuning expertise of Scott Miller for his sophomore Pro season. (Below) Second year Pro Trevor Daley plans to take a bite out of the competition with his Suzuki GSX-R1000s now tuned by Z1 Cycletech. marily using a Honda CBR600RR. For this season the Caledon ON racer has acquired a new CBR1000RR and enlisted the engine tuning help of Fast Company s Scott Miller. Garvie only got the bike a few weeks before the RACE opener at Shannonville and did not have it on the track that weekend but hoped to get a couple of test days on it before the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season opener. In addition to Honda Canada and Fast Company Garvie will run with backing from Platinum Painting. Garvie s most consistent sparring partner in the rookie wars was Trevor Daley and the Mississauga ON racer has enhanced his program for 2014. The Streetsville ON rider will be back on Suzuki GSX-R1000 equipment with sponsorship from Shoei Motovan Nexo Sports and DUA Motorsports. Z1 Cycletech is assisting with bike prep and Ohlins suspension guru Jon Cornwell will provide setup support. Daley says his two GSX-R1000s will be superior to anything he has raced in the past and he is eying a podium finish in his second Pro season. In the Shannonville RACE Super Series opener Daley scored a fourth place finish behind the battling Szoke Trombino and Christie. Longueuil s Sebastien Tremblay was the star of the Quebec contingent in 2013 and he continued to show improved pace on his MotoNation BMW S1000RR. Tremblay finished sixth in Pro Superbike points right behind Trombino and Garvie despite a DNF at AMP. Stepping up to the Pro ranks this year is Stephan Houle who took fourth in the Amateur Superbike standings last year but perhaps more significantly won the final two races. The Gatineau QC racer took part in the RACE opener in May on his Kawasaki ZX-10R and finished a creditable ninth in his Pro debut. Houle s prime competitors in the Pro Rookie of the Year battle should include Marco Sousa and Mitch Card. After finishing second in the Amateur Sport Bike standings (although tied on points with champion Card) and third in Amateur Superbike last year Sousa has acquired a BMW S1000RR for a serious 2014 national campaign. The Schomberg ON racer has enlisted the suspension help of Cornwell and Z1 is preparing his engines as well. At the opening RACE regional his first time competing on a Superbike Sousa reported the biggest challenge he was facing was traction control issues with the BMW although some help with engine maps from Szoke was proving helpful. Card emerged as the top Amateur of 2013 by claiming both the Superbike and 6 Innovations include revolutionary Carbon Fiber Technology for exceptional cornering response and feel Intuitive Response ProfileTM and MT Multi-TreadTM technology for superior performance Superb grip stability feel and longevity on the street and track Bred from Dunlop s championship-winning road-race tires I RIDE FOR TRACKS LIKE THESE Share your I RIDE story RideDunlop For more Dunlop tire information go to or call 800-845-8378. 2014 Dunlop. Performed on a closed course by professionals. Riders sponsored by Dunlop. Do not overload your tires. Never exceed vehicle load capacity found in your owner s manual. Never exceed maximum load molded on the tire sidewall. Check your tire pressure frequently and always before extended trips. Obey all traffic and safety laws. Dunlop does not endorse or encourage exceeding legal speed limits. mopar pro superbike preview Szoke s impressive performance at Shannonville in May has left no doubt of his intention to win a third straight Mopar Canadian Superbike crown. He remains the target and it will be up to the rest of the field to see if they can measure up. recent canadian superbike champions 2013 Jordan Szoke 2012 Stephan Houle (87) will be a Pro Rookie of the Year contender after finishing the 2013 Amateur Superbike season in top form while Franklyn Dominguez (711) has a new team and new bikes this year. 2011 2010 2009 Sport Bike titles on his Honda equipment. The Ripley ON racer was the first competitor to pull off the double in the short history of the two Amateur series. Although not necessarily committed to the entire series some riders with racewinning potential could swell the ranks this summer. Most notable among them is Alex Welsh who finished second in the Superbike standings last summer on his Suzuki GSX-R1000. The Uxbridge ON ace is expected to appear at least at CTMP where he has scored both of his career national wins including one last season. The other rider to claim a race win last year Warman SK s Bodhi Edie is focused on a US campaign with his Edie Racing team but the 18-year-old could make an appearance at CTMP where he claimed a dramatic first career victory last summer. Mississauga ON s Matt McBride has not been a regular series runner with his Riders Choice BMW S1000RR in recent years but he is a threat for victory wherever he competes. McBride is especially effective at Shannonville and CTMP and he claimed a third place finish at the latter venue last summer. The late collapse of a sponsorship deal spoiled Tim Robinson s Pro plans in 2013 but the former Amateur star finished a creditable seventh in the season finale on his BMW S1000RR and would be worth watching in any Canadian appearance. After finishing seventh in last year s Pro Superbike points Franklyn Dominguez has upgraded his program for 2014 acquiring a new Kawasaki ZX-10R and support from Montreal-based OCM Racing. Additional sponsorship comes from an online payment program. Dominguez finished seventh in his first appearance of the season with the Kawasaki in the RACE Pro Superbike opener. 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 Szoke has described the transition to Dunlop tires as very smooth thanks to the support and preparation of supplier Sandy Noce (in yellow cap) and Pro 6 Cycle. 1989 1988 Brantford ON BMW S1000RR Jordan Szoke Brantford ON BMW S1000RR Brett McCormick Saskatoon SK BMW S1000RR Jordan Szoke Brantford ON Honda CBR1000RR Jordan Szoke Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-10R Jordan Szoke Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-10R Jordan Szoke Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-10R Jordan Szoke Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-10R Francis Martin Sherbrooke QC Suzuki GSX-R1000 Pascal Picotte St-Cecile de Milton QC Yamaha YZF-R1 Pascal Picotte St-Cecile de Milton QC Yamaha YZF-R1 Jordan Szoke Brantford ON Suzuki GSX-R1000 Steve Crevier Maple Ridge BC Honda RC51 Steve Crevier Maple Ridge BC Honda RC51 Francis Martin Sherbrooke QC Kawasaki ZX-7RR Jordan Szoke Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-7RR Don Munroe Halifax NS Kawasaki ZX-7RR Michael Taylor Toronto ON Kawasaki ZX-7RR Don Munroe Halifax NS Kawasaki ZX-7R Michael Taylor Toronto ON Kawasaki ZX-7R Steve Crevier Port Coquitlam BC Kawasaki ZX-7R Steve Crevier Port Coquitlam BC Kawasaki ZX-7R Steve Crevier Port Coquitlam BC Kawasaki ZX-7R Michel Mercier Belleville ON Yamaha OWO1 Steve Crevier Port Coquitlam BC Yamaha OWO1 Rueben McMurter London ON Honda VFR750 8 SERIOUS SPORT PERFORMANCE FO The Ninja ZX-6R supersport takes on the world s ultimate proving grounds for high octane two-wheel performance. From a ravenous 636cc engine to an innovative traction control system the Ninja ZX-6R is well equipped with advanced features to take on some of the world s toughest sections of track at the Isle of Man. 14NinjaZX6Rabs 2014 Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. Always wear a helmet eye protection and proper riding apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Adhere to the maintenance schedule in your owner s manual. Professional rider on a closed course. hindle pro sportbike preview going one better little left for christie to prove By John Hopkins Photos by Colin Fraser odi Christie enjoyed an almost perfect season en route to his third straight Hindle Pro Sport Bike title in 2013. How close did he come to perfection The Keene ON rider may point to a couple of races that didn t quite go as planned or crew chief John Sharrard may highlight the odd flaw. But in terms of cold hard statistics the number was seven . That s how many points short Christie was of a perfect score. He earned 325 points of a possible 332. Aboard the Jodi Christie Racing Honda Canada Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR600RR Christie won all six races. But he was beaten to pole position in qualifying once by Frank Trombino at Shannonville and on three occasions he failed to pick up the two-point bonus for leading the most laps in a race. With that considered it will be almost impossible for Christie to improve on his 2013 Pro Sport Bike season but given the competition he will face picking up a fourth straight class title will be impressive enough. This summer s field will be as deep as any and if the 21-year-old Christie digs himself a hole he will find it J tricky to climb out. The 2014 RACE Super Series Pro 600 opener in mid-May gave a hint of how the season might go as Christie only just edged Kenny Riedmann for the win after a tremendous scrap. While Riedmann and his Triumph 675 won t be at all Canadian national rounds due to his AMA commitments south of the border there will be plenty of challengers willing to have a go at wresting the number one plate from Christie. Not that the Jodi Christie Racing team is standing still mind you. The squad has acquired a new CBR600RR which crew chief John Sharrard is working his magic on. And data acquisition specialist Andrew Trevitt will be a presence at every round rather than supplying info from his home on the west coast. Perhaps the strongest of Christie s challengers will be the evergreen 41-year-old Trombino who enjoyed a tremendous battle with Christie at last year s Shannonville season opener. The Kleinburg ON racer will be aboard a Honda CBR600RR prepared by Ben Gartner of ProStar Motorsports and finished third at the RACE opener on the bike normally campaigned by Amateur Tony Lanni. The Honda ranks also include last year s Sunoco Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie of the Year Kristopher Garvie who will race a CBR600RR with backing from Honda Canada Fast Company and Platinum Painting. The Caledon ON former Amateur Sport Bike champion has enlisted the tuning expertise of Scott Miller and chassis help from another experienced hand Jim Brooks. Garvie finished third in points last year but really came on in the second half of the season where he showed his ability to run in the front pack with the likes of Christie. Austin Shaw-O Leary saw his season get off to a slow start and after finishing a fighting second to Christie at AMP he missed the season finale due to injury. The Falmouth NS standout is now equipped with a CBR600RR supplied by Pro Cycle of Dartmouth NS and is anxious to show the form that made him an Amateur sensation two years ago. East coast representation in the Pro Sport Bike ranks will be enhanced by the addition of Caleb Noiles. The 2012 Atlantic Roadracing League Pro Sport Bike champion from New Brunswick has acquired the ex-Christie CBR600RR and has ob- 10 hindle pro sportbike preview tained backing from Capstan Hauling and Honda dealer Toys For Big Boys for his 2014 national efforts. Another former Amateur Sport Bike national champion Raphael Archambault of Terrebonne QC is running his Suzuki GSX-R600 with tuning support from Mako Performance and sponsorship from Town and Country SBS Brakes and Mototron Racing. Mako s James Collins stripped down and redid the motor on the GSXR600 and Archambault should challenge over the full campaign. In his one national appearance at Mont-Tremblant last year Archambault battled Christie all the way for the win before settling for second at the finish. Last year s Amateur Superbike and Sport Bike champion Mitch Card of Ripley ON is ready for a move up to the Pro ranks while after finishing third in Amateur Superbike and second in Amateur Sport Bike in 2013 Schomberg ON s Marco Sousa will graduate to the Pro division with his Suzuki GSX-R600. After a sixth place finish in last year s Pro Sport Bike standings Louie Raffa is back with his Honda CBR600RR. The SteMarthe QC racer is backed again by Centre Hamel Honda as well as Honda Canada Scorpion and Hype Energy and Fast Company has worked on his motors over the off season. A dark horse in the class could be Sarnia ON s Will Hornblower who saw his 2013 season spoiled by injury but took an impressive fifth place finish at the season finale on his Yamaha YZF-R6. A fourth straight Hindle Pro Sport Bike title would put Christie in exclusive company only Jordan Szoke and Don Munroe have done better (each won five). But with each year the competition grows tougher and Christie will no doubt have his hands full again this summer. past pro sport bike champions 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Jodi Christie Jodi Christie Jodi Christie Jordan Szoke Jordan Szoke Jordan Szoke Jordan Szoke Jordan Szoke Steve Crevier Keene ON Honda CBR600RR Keene ON Honda CBR600RR Keene ON Honda CBR600RR Brantford ON Honda CBR600RR Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-6R Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-6R Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-6R Brantford ON Kawasaki ZX-6RR Maple Ridge BC Honda CBR600RR 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 Jodi Christie will be hard-pressed to match his dominant 2013 Pro Sport Bike season in which he won every race on his Honda CBR600RR. (Bottom) Former Amateur Sport Bike champ Raphael Archambault will try to build on a successful Mont-Tremblant finale last year where he led the most laps in his battle with Christie. Pascal Picotte St-Cecile de Milton QC Yamaha YZF-R6 Pascal Picotte St-Cecile de Milton QC Yamaha YZF-R6 Clint McBain Calgary AB Suzuki GSX-R600 Steve Crevier Maple Ridge BC Honda CBR600F4i Owen Weichel Toronto ON Kawasaki ZX-6R Linnley Clarke Barrie ON Yamaha YZF-R6 Don Munroe Halifax NS Kawasaki ZX-6R Don Munroe Halifax NS Kawasaki ZX-6R Don Munroe Halifax NS Kawasaki ZX-6R Don Munroe Halifax NS Kawasaki ZX-6R Don Munroe Halifax NS Kawasaki ZX-6 Steve CrevierPort Coquitlam BC Kawasaki ZX-6 Linnley Clarke Barrie ON Yamaha FZR600 Linnley Clarke Barrie ON Yamaha FZR600 Denis Royer Cap Sante QC Yamaha FZR600 Steve CrevierPort Coquitlam BC Yamaha FZR600 Gary Goodfellow Vancouver BC Honda CBR600 Mario Duhamel Montreal QC Honda CBR600 Mario Duhamel Montreal QC Suzuki RG500 11 magneti marelli amateur superbike bell helmets amateur sport bike preview rivalry renewed nesbitt and casas on grid together again By John Hopkins Photos by Colin Fraser he 2012 Honda CBR250R National Race Series was a dramatic three-way fight between eventual champion Stacey Nesbitt Ryan Roche and rookie Tomas Casas. Two of those combatants will renew acquaintances this summer as Nesbitt and Casas find themselves facing each other in national Amateur competition. Nesbitt s Honda CBR250R title was her second straight in the development class and following that success the St-Lazare QC racer spent the 2013 season running a selection of regional and national events. Casas meanwhile built on his experience from his debut CBR250R season to run roughshod over the competition last year. The Peterborough racer won all but two of the 12 races his only defeats coming when Japanese ace Hikari Okubo dropped in for the two Autodrome St-Eustache rounds. The 17-year-old Nesbitt is making a serious run at the Amateur national titles this year however. She will compete aboard a Honda CBR600RR and has technical support and backing from the same Montreal-based OCM Racing squad that is looking after Franklyn T Dominguez in the Pro Superbike class. Nesbitt showed superb racecraft in her Honda support class successes and her lack of results in last year s Amateur national events don t do her justice given her limited track time during the season. Her efforts in the first RACE Super Series regional earlier this spring are perhaps a better indicator of her potential and third place in the Amateur 600 opener and fourth in Amateur Superbike point to considerable promise. Casas emerged as a prodigious talent when he burst onto the national scene as a 13-year-old rookie in the Honda class in 2012. He was a race winner in only his fourth event and were it not for a couple of early season DNFs he might have given Nesbitt a tougher fight for the title. As it was he waited a year before annihilating the competition and proving his star potential. For his step up to the Amateur national ranks Casas has secured the support of GoLo Racing and will compete aboard a Yamaha YZF-R6. He unfortunately did not have the bike at the opening RACE regional and instead borrowed the Suzuki GSX-R600 of Vanessa Gareau-Dominguez to get some track time. He hoped to get a track day on the Yamaha before the opening Mopar national. In addition to the backing of GoLo Casas has sponsorship from Hindle Exhaust which is also doing engine work for the team. Casas is a huge fan of MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi and will ride with the No. 46 on his Yamaha. While the progress of former sparring partners Nesbitt and Casas will be intriguing to watch they will by no means be the only Amateurs in the hunt for national glory and indeed there are plenty of other names that may push Nesbitt and Casas into the background. Chief among them will be Tony Lanni the RACE Super Series star who won both Amateur Superbike and Amateur 600 in the first regional of the season on his Honda CBR600RR. The Brampton ON racer only competed at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round of last year s nationals but placed a solid sixth in the Amateur Superbike race. With the support of veteran crew chief Ben Gartner and ProStar Motorsports Lanni is ready to tackle the full tour this summer. Another Shannonville regular who should be worth watching will be Gravenhurst ON s Steve Hamer. Hamer was on the podium in both Amateur Superbike and Sport Bike at last year s Shannonville Mopar national opener before his campaign was cut short. He was second to 12 magneti marelli amateur superbike bell helmets amateur sport bike preview (Opposite) After a year of limited national appearances former Honda CBR250R champ Stacey Nesbitt is ready to challenge for an Amateur crown. (Top) Last year s Honda CBR250R titlist Tomas Casas (46) will be on a Yamaha when the new season begins joining Steve Hamer (77) who started off last season s national schedule in fine form. (Inset) RACE ace Tony Lanni (576) will run a Honda prepared by ProStar Motorsports while 2013 national frontrunner Pedro Sousa (32) is back on a Suzuki. Lanni in Amateur 600 and third in Amateur Superbike in May s 2014 RACE opener aboard his Yamaha YZF-R6. Other stars of Amateur action in the Shannonville RACE opener included Pedro Sousa who was second in Superbike on his Suzuki and Rob Cousineau who took fifth in Superbike also on a Suzuki. Quebec riders to watch for should include Martin Ricard who placed seventh in both the Superbike and Sport Bike Amateur national classes last year and Mickael Roy who was ninth in Superbike and 11th in Sport Bike. Of course the drama of Amateur competition is that a previously unheralded rider at the start of the season can emerge as a superstar by the end. Such was the case with Mitch Card last summer who was considered an outside shot for an Amateur title in the preseason and finished an undistinguished eighth in Superbike and fifth in Sport Bike at the Shannonville season opener only to emerge as champion in both divisions by the end of the campaign. past amateur superbike champions 2013 Mitch Card Ripley ON Honda CBR600RR CBR1000RR 2012 Trevor Daley Mississauga ON Suzuki GSX-R1000 Honda CBR600RR 2011 Jody Greening Burlington ON Honda CBR600RR Yamaha YZF-R1 past amateur sport bike champions 2013 Mitch Card Ripley ON Honda CBR600RR 2012 Philippe Masse St-Hyacinthe QC Kawasaki ZX-6R 2011 Kristopher Garvie Caledon ON Kawasaki ZX-6R 2010 Raphael Archambault St-Colomban QC Honda CBR600RR 2009 Cody Matechuk Cochrane ON Suzuki GSX-R600 2008 Jodi Christie Keene ON Yamaha YZF-R6 2007 Paul Glenn Keene ON Suzuki GSX-R600 2006 Karl Daigle Granby QC Honda CBR600RR 2005 Mark Douglas Warkworth ON Yamaha YZF-R6 2004 Dominic Lavoie Levis QC Kawasaki ZX6-RR 2003 Jeremy Leduc Keremeos BC Yamaha YZF-R6 13 honda cbr250r national race series preview stepping up By John Hopkins Photos by Rob O Brien he proof they say is in the pudding and if you want to evaluate the success of Honda s contribution to the development of Canadian road race talent look no further than the riders who have graduated on to bigger and better things. Of the 16 racers who have finished in the top three in year-end points in the Honda CBR125R Challenge which ran from 2008-11 or the CBR250R National Race Series which was introduced in 2012 eight can be expected to compete in some form in national competition this season. And what s more all eight can be expected to be contenders in whichever class they contest. The perfect starting point quite literally is Raphael Archambault of Terrebonne QC. He swept all five race wins in the inaugural season for the CBR125R national series and this year will be a challenger for the Hindle Pro Sport Bike crown on his Suzuki GSX-R600. Interestingly along the way Archambault won the Suzuki SV650 National Cup in 2009 and was Amateur Sport Bike champ in 2010. The runner-up in the 2009 CBR125R starter series proving to be perfect launch pad Fifteen-year-old Tomas Casas makes the next step up the ladder this summer after being almost unbeatable in last year s Honda CBR250R National Race Series. T Challenge was Warman SK youngster Bodhi Edie who became the first Honda class graduate to win a Canadian Superbike national when he triumphed at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last August. Edie plans to focus his racing efforts south of the border this summer but will be an instant contender whenever he chooses to run up here. In 2010 Will Hornblower finished third in the Honda started class and now the Sarnia ON racer is considered a darkhorse for the Pro Sport Bike title. He showed good form late last year after missing time due to an injury. The 2011 Honda CBR125R Challenge featured a great title battle between Stacey Nesbitt of St-Lazare QC and Falmouth NS s Austin Shaw-O Leary which finally went to Nesbitt. With the switch from the CBR125R to the CBR250R for the starter class Nesbitt was allowed to defend her title which she did in 2012. This year she will be a contender for Amateur national honours. Shaw-O Leary meanwhile followed up an impressive Amateur season in 2012 with a promising Pro debut last summer and he will be a main challenger to Jodi Christie for the Hindle Pro Sport Bike crown this year. The most recent graduate is last year s CBR250R champ Tomas Casas who steps up to the Amateur ranks this season. It all makes for a pretty strong track record for the Honda class and fans should keep an eye on the competitors running at the front of the CBR250R field. Odds are they will be regular names in national competition down the road. past honda cbr125r 250r champions 2013 Tomas Casas Peterborough ON Honda CBR250R 2012 Stacey Nesbitt St-Lazare QC Honda CBR250R 2011 Stacey Nesbitt St-Lazare QC Honda CBR125R 2010 Ryan Appenrodt Quesnel BC Honda CBR125R 2009 Steven Nickerson Hamilton ON Honda CBR125R 2008 Raphael Archambault St-Colomban QC Honda CBR125R 14 15 tech update miller s tech talk fast company boss talks about bike builds By Jeremy Fleming Photos by Colin Fraser cott Miller grew up in the Kitchener area of Ontario building and riding motorcycles. From humble beginnings as an apprentice mechanic at the famed Cy-Jo Cycle Palace Miller s racing hobby grew to become Fast Company one of North America s premier bike builders. Miller got seriously involved with the Canadian National series preparing Honda CBR600F2 machinery for what is now Sport Bike class action for famed privateer Mark Kowalski. By the mid-1990s he was building Yamaha Superbikes for Neil Jenkins with a famous side trip to Pocono for a Formula USA all-out series win with Fritz Kling at the controls. In the late 1990s Jenkins and Miller switched to the brand new liquid-cooled fuel-injected Suzuki GSX-R750 spearheading Suzuki Canada s all-out return to racing. When Jenkins moved to Kawasaki in 2000 Miller stayed with Suzuki building winning machines for Linnley Clarke Francis Martin and Jordan Szoke. Miller took the Parts Canada Superbike Championship crown with Szoke a last minute addition to his team in 2002. Then Szoke and Miller teamed up for some strong efforts in the US for the Corona Beer backed squad. Eventually the pairing returned to Canada to handle the works Honda squad S in 2004 and 2005 as the CSBK series switched to more production based rules. Miller opted to shift to Yamaha when Szoke went to Kawasaki eight years ago. Miller s R1 equipment almost took Steve Crevier to another SBK Championship. After Crevier Fast Company looked after Yamahas for Kevin Lacombe. Then Szoke and Miller reteamed with Honda in a last minute deal for 2010. That program was near flawless earning both Sport Bike and Superbike National titles as well as scoring the first ever perfect season in Superbike Szoke winning all seven races. So Miller has raced with many prominent manufacturers a host of star racers and a variety of rules. He built some of the most aggressive machines from the era of minimal restrictions and now builds Honda equipment for rising star and second-year Pro Kris Garvie. When we spoke with Miller for this tech story we interrupted detail work on Garvie s cylinder head Miller was adjusting the compression by miniscule amounts to reach the exact spec he desired. After that Miller explained that I hope that s the last time I have to pull this engine down for quite a while. Miller likes to start with brand new bikes where possible since he believes that the parts with the best tolerances and most accurate balance from part to part go into brand new equipment. I m a firm believer that the second best parts go in the parts bin the best stuff goes in the new bikes says Miller of the reality of sourcing engine internals. As far as building new bikes for both the Sport Bike and Superbike categories Miller sees good in the designs of all the leading manufacturers although his efforts are primarily with the Japanese brands. They really are all pretty good although I know everyone thinks that s a cop out laughs Miller. The Honda is very durable it is a really good platform but it might take a little more effort with the engine. But I feel like overall there is more meat on the bone with the Honda over time I ve become comfortable with the bike and finding the setup at the track. If you want performance with a limited budget I would probably go with the Kawasaki. The heads on the Kawasakis are really good especially the 600 Ninja they are excellent as stock. The combustion chamber design and execution is awesome - it takes a lot of work to make even a small gain. The BMW is clearly a great design and the faster the track the better it seems to work. I think that as stock it isn t necessarily the best in terms of acceleration but the advantage with the BMW is you don t really have to do any work on the engine to be competitive. With the BMW you can just order the suspension and the bodywork and go rac- 16 tech update (Opposite) Scott Miller (l) will have his fingerprints on the Hondas ridden by Kris Garvie and Louie Raffa this season. The veteran tuner describes the Hondas as durable and providing a good platform. (Inset) Bill Hornblower does some shock work for racer Will s Yamaha. Miller thinks suspension options have improved dramatically in recent years. (Top) Scott Miller walks the TSN crew of David Hatch (l) and Colin Fraser around the then-new fuel-injected Suzuki GSX-R750 in 1997. Despite the challenges of those early days Miller says the advent of fuel injection has been the most important technical development in the sport over the past 25 years. 17 tech update important to have access to quality service whatever components you choose. When pushed Miller confirms that bad setup is an epidemic or at least it can seem like that at the track For instance the stock ride height is pretty good for a starting point you shouldn t begin by changing things to a crazy degree. People love to turn the clickers (compression and rebound damping adjustments) and that is fine tuning they are really fine adjustments. A lot of top riders hardly ever adjust those clickers it s all about the attitude of the bike how it s sitting at different points on the circuit under different loads. Rake and trail swingarm angle these are really important items to keep on top of. Miller hasn t spent much time working with traction control and says he looks forward to getting more involved with modern electronics. However the switch to fuel injection is the most important change he has observed in the last 25 years even if the beginning of FI development could be a challenge. The first new era GSX-R came with fuel injection and Miller nearly had a heart attack when he learned the updated works Keihin parts recommended for racing would cost 30 000 We tried to work to a budget as best we could and initially it was awful admits Miller of his guinea pig duties at the dawn of FI. The transition on off at the throttle was just too hard on the rider. We just couldn t get the kit to work. So we drove the bike down to California rented Willow Springs and Neil Jenkins rode around for two days and an engineering guy from Japan burned new chips for us we kept at it until we got it sorted. Now I think the FI systems are just awesome and I wouldn t thank you for a set of the best flat slide carburetors. Good fuel injection is almost as good as TC because the driveability is so good. The Fast Company Suzuki squad and rider Francis Martin in 2001. Miller had some great years with the Suzuki GSX-R1000. ing and that s really hard to knock. It s impressive that BMW builds a bike that is capable of winning Amateur and Pro races and you haven t even removed the head. Over the years Miller has taken many brand new bikes out of their shipping crates and turned them into racers at Fast Company. He prefers to do it this way if possible but he admits that it is a lot of work especially with a first year new model. You can build a chassis in three weeks if you have most of the parts you need ahead of time but that is loads of work it s like killing yourself really admits Miller. I don t really want to work crazy hours like that anymore not if I don t have to The older you get the more particular you are and that can take time. But knock on wood I have never missed a deadline yet. If you re doing the rolling chassis the triple clamps the forks shock all the detailing you can get that done in three weeks. Then there is the engine all the details once you have decided what you want to do or at least what you can afford. If you have the good stuff not just stock parts and you have to work out all the details then the engine could be around a month. That would usually involve a little rushing near the end While explaining the time frame for engine construction Miller makes it clear that while it is sometimes desirable to use aftermarket parts such as rods and pistons as often as not he is satisfied with the stock components as a starting point. It really depends on the machine in question and the rules for the class the bike will compete in. As far as chassis setup is concerned Miller believes that it isn t just about the components chosen but that it really comes down to getting the pilot comfort- able at each track. I know what I like and I have a good idea of how things work says Miller of adjustments at the circuit. I believe that if you can work one-on-one with a rider you can eventually get each bike working well. It gets harder if you re trying to help 30 people at a time because it is never really simple and it is so easy to go off on a wild goose chase. You have to get to a comfort level with the rider and learn to ask the right questions. For instance with Kevin Lacombe he needed to get to a good lap time early to aid his confidence. At that time with the Yamahas we were always working to find traction and a new tire was a band aid. But that was a mistake in terms of learning to ride with worn tires late in a race. We should have spent more time working on the set-up with partially worn tires. Miller is a big fan of the new generation of pressurized front suspension as well as the direct damping designs for rear shocks. However the initial shock offerings sometimes produced a struggle and Miller thinks it took a while for the best technology to trickle down from World Championship racing. Now there are several very good types of suspension for the general consumer continues Miller. Most of my first hand experience is with Ohlins and K-Tech but clearly there are several good choices it is 18 The World s Premier Protection NITREX EVO - Patented This technology offers protection evenly across its surface. Other protectors performance will vary and be inconsistent. You never know where the impact will strike FLEXIBILITY AND 3D MOULDING REPEAT PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY REPEAT PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY The specialized materials used offer Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) allowing multiple impacts with no loss of protective performance. 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Centre St. Magrath AB T0K 1J0 Dealer enquiries can be made to syl track by track round 1 shannonville motorsport park tickets 1-800-959-8955 613-969-1906 info Website location SMP is located on the north side of Highway 2 just south of Highway 401. Coming from the west take the Shannonville Road exit and go South to Highway 2. Then turn left (east). The track will be on your left (north). Coming from the east take the Marysville Road exit from Highway 401 and go South then turn right (west) on to Highway 2 and proceed to the track on your right. track stats track length (Pro track) 1.53 miles 2.45km (11 turns) national superbike events 49 national lap records Pro superbike 1 03.795 (Brett McCormick Suzuki GSX-R1000 Sep 5 2009) Pro sport bike 1 04.590 (Brett McCormick Suzuki GSX-R600 Sep 5 2009) ShannOnVille On June 6-8 2014 Xr1200 cup 1 10.402 (Steve Crevier Harley-Davidson XR1200 Jun 23 2012) am superbike 1 07.384 (Aubrey Bailey Honda CBR600RR Jul 3 2011) am sport bike 1 07.050 (Cody Matechuk Suzuki GSX-R600 Sep 5 2009) honda cbr250r 1 19.926 (Ryan Roche Honda CBR250R Jun 24 2012) why you should go As the number of national events held there attests Shannonville Motorsport Park has a long and storied history of hosting major motorcycle events. The track was designed with motorcycle racing in mind and features a wide variety of challenges for racers. For spectators it offers excellent viewing opportunities. Almost the entire layout is visible from the main grandstand. Motorcycle nationals at Shannonville always tend to draw a large and knowledgeable crowd. round 2 autodrome st-eustache tickets (450) 472-6222 or (514) 591-4388 website location From Montreal take Highway 15 North to Exit 21 (St-Eustache) to Highway 640 West. Take exit 11 (Arthur-Sauve Blvd) north on Highway 148 West. The track is located 5 km on your left. From Quebec take Highway 40 West to Exit 96 (St-Eustache) to Highway 640 West. Take exit 11 (Arthur-Sauve Blvd) north on Highway 148 West. The track is located 5 km on your left. track stats track length 1.2 miles 1.93km (10 turns) national superbike events 18 national lap records Pro superbike 45.012 (Brett McCormick BMW S1000RR Jul 10 2011) Pro sport bike 45.872 (Jodi Christie Honda CBR600RR Jul 11 2011) Xr1200 cup 49.696 (Michael Taylor Harley-Davidson XR1200 Jul 6 2013) ST-euSTache Qc July 4-6 2014 am superbike 46.989 (Eric Gagnon BMW S1000RR Jul 7 2013) am sport bike 47.386 (Philippe Masse Kawasaki ZX-6R Jul 7 2012) honda cbr250r 56.729 (Hikari Okubo Honda CBR250R Jul 6 2013) why you should go Its tight and technical nature have traditionally guaranteed extremely close racing at Autodrome St-Eustache. There is very little margin for error and it is difficult to break away from the pack. The venue has a history of throwing up surprise results. Marco Ferland Benoit Pilon and Jean-Francois Cyr all scored their only career national Superbike wins at St-Eustache. Under the supervision of the Labrosse family the venue has enjoyed a bit of a revival and with Montreal not far away a full house usually produces an electric atmosphere. round 3 atlantic motorsport park tickets (902) 758-2237 (track) (902) 499-3610 (Atlantic Roadracing League) admin website or location From Highway 102 take Exit 9 or 10 to the town of Shubenacadie. Follow signs to McPhee s Corner. Proceed up North Salem Rd. to Creighton Rd. Atlantic Motorsport Park is at the end of Creighton Rd. track stats track length 1.6 miles 2.56km (11 turns) national superbike events 30 national lap records Pro superbike 1 06.031 (Brett McCormick Suzuki GSX-R1000 Aug 8 2009) Pro sport bike 1 06.905 (Brett McCormick Suzuki GSX-R600 Aug 8 2009) Xr1200 cup 1 12.202 (Michael Taylor Harley-Davidson XR1200 Jul 27 2013) Shubenacadie nS July 25-27 2014 am superbike 1 09.878 (Austin Shaw-O Leary Honda CBR600RR Jul 21 2012) am sport bike 1 09.292 (Austin Shaw-O Leary Honda CBR600RR Jul 21 2012) honda cbr250r 1 20.618 (Tomas Casas Honda CBR250R Jul 22 2012) why you should go Atlantic Motorsport Park packs a lot into its 2.56 km with uphills and downhills tight corners and sweeps. The backstraight is dubbed The Rollercoaster for good reason All this makes AMP a great venue for spectators to see exciting racing and many vantage points give an excellent view of a broad expanse of the track. Races here tend to be tightly contested and go down to the final turn. The venue may have shed some of its wild tendencies after dark but it is hard not to have a good time on the east coast. The hospitality has to be experienced to be believed. round 4&5 canadian tire motorsport park tickets 1-800-866-1072 or 905-983-9141 info website location Northeast of Oshawa approx. 10 miles north of Bowmanville. From Highway 401 go North on Highway 35 then exit at Highway 20 and go west. CTMP is just south of Highway 20. Watch for signs. track stats track length 2.459 miles 3.9km (10 turns) national superbike events 33 national lap records Pro superbike 1 20.866 (Brett McCormick BMW S1000RR Aug 19 2011) Pro sport bike 1 22.653 (Jordan Szoke Kawasaki ZX-6R Jul 17 2009) Xr1200 cup 1 30.974 (Jon Cornwell Harley-Davidson XR1200 Aug 10 2013) bOWManVille On auGuST 15-17 2014 am superbike 1 24.240 (Tim Robinson BMW S1000RR August 20 2011) am sport bike 1 25.166 (Cody Matechuk Suzuki GSX-R600 July 19 2009) honda cbr250r 1 48.480 (Tomas Casas Honda CBR250R August 26 2012) why you should go This event has always been one of the biggest of the year and a popular double-header for fans and racers alike. This is a legendary Canadian venue that has literally seen it all including Canada s only twowheeled Grand Prix and World Superbike races. Racers love the challenges the track throws up and there are a number of great vantage points for fans to see the masters at work. The Mosport name may be gone but the pride and tradition carry on. 20 sponsors mopar After starting its involvement with Canada s national road racing series in 2011 Chrysler Canada s Mopar brand expanded its involvement to become title sponsor for the 2012 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship and continues in that role for 2014. Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC s service parts and customer-care brand. Mopar distributes approximately 280 000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram Truck vehicles. hindle exhaust systems Hindle Exhaust Systems a worldwide leader in aftermarket exhausts will continue as title sponsor for the Pro Sport Bike division in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship in 2014. Lang Hindle was a top tier road racer in his own right having earned the coveted number one plate and overall Pro Canadian Championship during the 1981 season. While Hindle had done much fabrication and pipe building since he started racing in 1970 Hindle Exhaust began operation as a full blown company in 1982. Hindle retired from active Pro competition at the end of that season and since then he and his family have concentrated on their Canadian-built state-of-the-art business. dunlop Dunlop has been named the official tire of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. Goodyear Canada Inc. will supply tires for all classes of Canada s national motorcycle road racing series. The Dunlop brand has a long and proud history with motorcycle racing around the world and particularly in Canada. The company s affiliates are also spec tire suppliers to the AMA Pro Road Racing Series in the United States and enjoy strong involvement with the American-based WERA regional racing series and the Australian Superbike Championship. Pro 6 Cycle Inc. of Etobicoke ON the Canadian Dunlop motorcycle race tire distributor will handle supply and service for racers on the national tour and attend all rounds of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. design Junkies Design Junkies returns as the Official Large Format Digital Imaging Partner of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. Its goal this season is to help make the series and riders look their best and at the same time make the race experience a memorable one for the fans. Design Junkies is a large format imaging and graphic design company located in Toronto. It specializes in helping clients meet their digital content needs from concept to completion. Its services include posters stickers banners vehicle graphics to full team graphics programs. Large Format Imaging and Graphic Design kimpex Bell Helmets through its Canadian distributor Kimpex will be sponsor of the 2014 Amateur Sport Bike class in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship national road race series. The class will be officially titled the Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike class. Based in Drummondville Que. Kimpex has been a Canadian leader in the distribution of parts and accessories for recreational vehicles for more than 40 years. Bell Helmets was founded in California by Roy Richter in 1954. Kimpex has recently added Shorai batteries and Supersprox sprockets to its line-up. honda canada The Honda Canada spec CBR250R National Series will return this year. The Honda small cc spec series has routinely provided some of the closest action in Canadian racing and has proven to be a breeding ground for future Canadian race stars. Honda came to Canada in 1969 and began with motorcycles and power equipment. In 1986 the company built a manufacturing facility in Alliston ON. In 1998 Honda Canada built a second plant at that same site and in 2008 completed the construction of a third facility a 154-million engine plant. Today Honda employs more than 19 000 Canadians. inside motorcycles Inside Motorcycles magazine returns as a sponsor of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship for 2014. Since 1998 Inside Motorcycles has been Canada s source for motorcycle news. With its in-depth coverage of Canadian competition and industry news Inside Motorcycles has become an indispensable resource for riders and racing enthusiasts across the country. Through its parent company Inside Track Communications Inside Motorcycles is the official media partner of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship producing the souvenir program and providing media services at each series round. magneti marelli Famed Italian aftermarket manufacturer Magneti Marelli has confirmed its sponsorship support for the 2014 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. The versatile and innovative company remains the title sponsor for the Amateur Superbike National Championship Series as well as the presenting sponsor for the Magneti Marelli Pro Superbike SuperPole Award. Magneti Marelli Aftermarket N.A. is responsible for the Magneti Marelli Offered by Mopar All Makes Parts Program. Magneti Marelli Aftermarket N.A. is a business line of Magneti Marelli. Founded in Italy in 1919 Magneti Marelli is a leader in component manufacturing in electronics and in the production of other technologically advanced products for today s automakers and for the aftermarket. Pro Cycle of Dartmouth N.S. continues its association with the East Coast motorcycle road racing scene and the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship in 2014. Pro Cycle is a partner in the national series website and online entities as well as putting support behind the Society of the Atlantic Roadracing League and the July national at Atlantic Motorsport Park. Pro Cycle was formed in 1983 and has since grown to over 30 employees. They take competition seriously and do their very best to provide the most competitive pricing and service in the industry. pro cycle 22 S1000RR 17 650 The Ultimate Riding Experience. THE EVOLUTION OF A SUPERBIKE. The S1000RR continues to deliver pure adrenaline and performance beyond imagination. With an output of 193 horsepower the motorcycle feels even stronger and lighter thanks to its more linear torque curve cleaner throttle response and improved suspension geometry. 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