“I really enjoyed the event, it was good for us overall. It’s not that I’m not happy – but sure, it could have ended better.” So said Ben Young following his strongest race so far in his two year plus two races-old Mopar CSBK Superbike career. Young led most of the last lap but wound up second, .171 of a second behind winner Jordan Szoke.
Young did win the delayed Dalton Timmis Insurance SuperPole session, and his 100% Eyewear Award, aboard his Scot Build/ACF-50 backed BMW S1000RR. Over the weekend at Grand Bend, Young fought for top time throughout each Feature class session with reigning Champ Szoke’s Mopar Express Lane/Motovan BMW. The race was no different.
Szoke, searching for his record 13th Mopar Pro Superbike title in 2018, started his Mopar Express Lane BMW Motorrad S1000RR from second – a rare occurrence in itself – after Collingwood, ON's Ben Young secured pole position earlier in the day.
However, Szoke managed to snatch the holeshot from the Scot-Build BMW of Young, and seemed poised to stretch his lead before quickly being reeled back in by a group consisting of Young, St. Isidore, QC's Samuel Trepanier, and local fan-favourite Steven Nickerson out of Hamilton, ON.