TORONTO, Ont. – Jodi Christie will be aiming to create a little déjà vu as the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship reaches its halfway stage at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. this weekend.
Last summer the Keene, Ont. rider scored his first career national Superbike win in the feature race, edging Jordan Szoke in a thrilling duel around the storied 2.56km (1.6-mile) 11-turn circuit, and with that victory propelled himself into contention for the national title. Although Szoke ultimately secured his ninth Canadian Superbike crown at the end of the season, Christie proved at AMP he could beat the master in a head-to-head duel.
The 21-year-old Christie finds himself in a similar situation coming into this weekend’s event. The Jodi Christie Racing / Honda Canada / Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR1000RR rider has finished second to Szoke in the first two rounds of the 2014 season and trails the 35-year-old from Brantford, Ont. by 22 points in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship standings.