The 2018 Mopar CSBK Canadian National motorcycle road racing series will include five weekends next year, all at venues established with the National tour.
The season opens with the 54th National roadracing event at Shannonville Motorsport Park, just East of Belleville, ON, May 25-27. The S.M.P. venue has hosted National rounds on three separate versions of the multi-use circuit originally called Nelson International when the facility opened in the fall of 1976.
Mopar CSBK will once again use the perimeter “Pro Circuit” layout, with ten turns over 2.47 kilometers in length. In 12 of the past 15 years, the Pro racer who has won the CSBK opening race has gone on to win the overall Canadian number one plate.
Reigning Mopar CSBK National Champ Jordan Szoke travelled to Buffalo, New York earlier this week, just a short trip across the border to the US from his home in Lynden, Ontario, to visit the plant where his Dunlop race tires are produced.
Almost one hundred years old, the Dunlop facility, actually in Buffalo suburb Tonawanda near Niagara Falls, produces a wide range of tires for Dunlop motorcycles as well as cars and trucks. Auto tires are produced under the Falken brand, part of the overall American production of owner Sumitomo Rubber U.S.A.