The opening event of the 2018 Mopar CSBK Canadian National Championship will take place at Shannonville Motorsport Park’s “Pro Circuit” May 25-27, 2018. For the third straight season, the National motorcycle road racing tour will begin at the famous S.M.P. venue located just east of Belleville in south eastern Ontario.
Shannonville Motorsport Park first hosted motorcycle racing with it’s debut event on Thanksgiving weekend, 1976, and since then has established a reputation as one of Canada’s most popular competition venues. Formed in 1981, Shannonville-based event organizers RACE host the Regional “Super Series” Championship on various versions of the S.M.P. track.
The entire landscape of the R.A.C.E. SuperSeries championships changed last weekend at Shannonville Motorsport Park. In one split second, with one tiny mistake, the entire season and the hunt for another #1 plate was lost to Royal Distributing sponsored Michael Leon. While leading the Open Sprint contest earlier in the day, Leon lost an edge and tumbled heavily off track in corner 3, sending the reigning champion to the hospital. While Leon sat in the emergency department, his championship dreams came to an end, as did his chance to race and try to recapture the series Pro Superbike championship.