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Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada: Edie Racing team owner Devin Edie announced today that Shawn Finn has joined the team as its management director, to oversee the management and marketing efforts of the Edie Racing Team as well as team rider and 2011 Canadian Superbike Pro Rookie of the Year, 17 year old Bodhi Edie.
“We are very pleased to have Shawn Finn join our team,” said Devin Edie. “His experience and growing knowledge of our sport makes him an ideal fit to our team as we continue to expand and develop Bodhi and Edie Racing.”
“I am very excited to have Shawn come on board and help with the management and marketing aspects of our team,” said Bodhi Edie. “We have known each other for a few years now and all of us are excited to expand the Edie Racing program allowing us to continue to be fighting for top spot.”
“I’m looking forward to taking on this new challenge and working with one of Canada’s rising young racing talents,” said Finn. “Our aim is to continue to build consistency and depth for Edie Racing allowing Bodhi to continue to mature as a rider and to be in a position to win races.”
Bodhi Edie began racing Canadian Superbike (CSBK) as a pro rider at the age of 15 on a Honda CBR600RR in 2011 earning CSBK Pro Rookie of the year. Graduating to a BMW S1000RR for 2012, Edie Racing’s privateer effort earned a 5th in the CSBK championship with his first Pro Superbike podium finish as well as winning Utah Sportbike Association’s (UtahSBA) King of the Mountain and Open Superstock races at Miller Motorsports Park. Bodhi divided his 2013 racing efforts between selected UtahSBA and WERA events at Miller Motorsports Park, winning multiple UtahSBA races and earning two WERA podiums, as well as competing in the last half of the CSBK Championship earing his first Pro Superbike win. For 2014 Bodhi Edie and Edie Racing are eager to continue to challenge for race wins.
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TORONTO, Ont. (December 31, 2013) – Five events at four venues have been confirmed for the 2014 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, with the possibility of one or two additional dates being added.
Canada’s national motorcycle road racing series will open at Shannonville Motorsport Park in Shannonville, Ont. June 6-8, and is currently slated to close with the traditional doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. August 15-17.
Races are also confirmed for Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache, Que., just north of Montreal, on July 4-6, as well as Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. July 25-27.
“We are very pleased to confirm these venues for the 2014 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship,” said Kevin Graham, founder of Frontline CSBK Inc., which organizes the national tour. “The consistency of dates and venues from year to year has always been a hallmark of our series and has helped fans and racers plan their summer travel.”
The June 7-9 season opener will mark the 50th Superbike national to be held at Shannonville. The Mopar Canadian Superbike competitors will use the 2.45km (1.53-mile) ‘Pro’ track layout, and the event will be organized with the assistance of RACE.
The series will make its 19th visit to St-Eustache, which returned to the national schedule in 2011 after a seven-year absence. Local group ASM Motorsport will assist with the round on the 1.93km (1.2-mile) circuit.
The Atlantic Roadracing League will assist with the AMP round at the end of July. The challenging 2.56km (1.6-mile) venue has hosted 30 Canadian Superbike events.
The world-renowned 3.9km (2.459-mile) CTMP facility will stage its 34th and 35th Canadian Superbike national events.
“Our race tracks offer a wide variety of challenges to our racers and bring out the best in Canadian competition,” said Colin Fraser, Director of Competition for the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. “From the technical intricacies of Shannonville, St-Eustache or AMP to the high speeds of CTMP, racers in our series must adapt to a range of tests.”
The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship intends to put the new Castrol Raceway road course in Edmonton on its schedule for 2015.
The coming season will represent the 35th year of national Superbike racing in Canadian, with the first round held in Edmonton in 1980. The 2014 season will be the third for Mopar as title sponsor.
In 2013 Jordan Szoke of Brantford, Ont. won his ninth Canadian Superbike crown in a dramatic title fight that went down to the wire. Race wins were also scored by series runner-up Alex Welsh of Uxbridge, Ont., Jodi Christie of Keene, Ont. and Bodhi Edie of Warman, Sask.
2014 MOPAR CSBK Schedule
Rd 1 June 6-8 Shannonville Motorsport Park, Shannonville, Ont
Rd 2 July 4-6 Autodrome St-Eustache, St-Eustache, Que.
Rd 3 July 25-27 Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubenacadie, N.S.
Rd 4-5 August 15-17 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ont.
Toronto, ON: Frontline CSBK has confirmed that the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Championship, an integral part of the MOPAR CSBK Series, will not continue as part of the 2014 National Road racing tour.
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the exclusive Canadian distributor for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, has decided that their XR1200 Cup will not return for a fourth season. The street-based spec class for identical, lightly modified v-twin XR1200 models has been part of the National Championship schedule for the past three years. The similar American Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Championship will continue to run in the United States as part of the AMA Pro Series Schedule, sponsored by aftermarket giant Vance and Hines.
“We’re sad to see Harley-Davidson leave the CSBK series,” explained CSBK Director of Competition Colin Fraser. “However we understand that products and corporate direction can change and we appreciate the opportunity to race with Deeley H-D Canada on the National tour. We look forward to opportunities in the future when it might be possible to resume activities on track in Canada with Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada.”
The Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup produced outstanding race action at tracks across Canada, starting with the opening event at Circuit ICAR in Quebec in June of 2011. Legendary Canadian racer Steve Crevier of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, dominated the XR1200 Cup, taking the Championship in all three seasons of competition aboard his Motosport Plus sponsored racer.
“Maybe the hardest part of losing the XR1200 Cup is the fact that so many popular, fast racers competed the category,” continued Fraser. “Besides a living legend like Crevier, we also had racers of the caliber of Michael Taylor, Darren James, Cody Matechuk, Elie Daccache, David Estok, Michael Barnes, Chris Harmon, Blaise Fougere, Olivier Spillborghs, Costa Mouzouris, Jon Cornwell and of course the late J.R. MacRae taking part at various times during the series. The XR1200 Cup was a real showcase for some top Canadian racing talent.”
Frontline CSBK is currently considering various options for a possible replacement class to take part in next year’s MOPAR-backed National Championship series, scheduled to open at Shannonville Motorsport Park’s Pro layout, near Belleville, ON., on June 6-8, 2014.