The top guns of the Mopar CSBK National motorcycle roadracing championship series will be heading to the downtown Toronto Motorcycle Show this Saturday for a 1 PM autograph session at the CSBK Booth, right beside the Dunlop/Pro 6 Display. Fresh off the announcement of the 2017 program for the Dalton Timmis Insurance presents Mopar CSBK on TSN, the front running racers in the Pro Superbike class will be meeting with race fans at the annual Show.
The Motorcycle Show takes place this weekend in Toronto, Friday February 17 through Sunday, February 19, at the Enercare Centre in Exhibition Place, on the Toronto lakeshore west. The show hours are Friday, Noon to 9 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 8 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM.
As well as hosting his own Extreme Show and Trails Demo during the Show, reigning Mopar CSBK Champion Jordan Szoke will be part of Saturday’s fan event. Unbeaten in Superbike action over the past two seasons, Szoke will be aiming to earn his 12th career overall National number one plate for his Express Lane/Motovan-backed BMW Motorrad squad.
Second in last year’s final Pro Superbike National points standings and once again winner of the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike middleweight support division, Kenny Riedmann will join arch-rival Szoke at the CSBK event, hosted by long-time series announcer Frank C. Wood. Backed by Sturgis Cycle of Hamilton, ON, Riedmann will pilot the brand new Kawasaki ZX-10RR Ninja in the upcoming seven race Canadian Superbike schedule.
Third overall in CSBK 2016, Ben Young had a strong debut for BMW, earning the Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie of the Year Award. Along with Riedmann, Young will be joining Szoke at the event. The young guns will also be aiming to break Szoke’s stranglehold on the top step of the Winner’s rostrum, and break through to score their first career Superbike win on the National tour.
2015 Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike National Champ Derrick Whyte also had a great Pro debut tour in 2016, winding up eighth overall in the final CSBK Series points standings even though he suffered a bike crash on the final day of race action last August at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON. This coming season, a fully-recovered Whyte will have a new Snow City/Lucas Oil supported Kawasaki to work with as he continues to build his Superbike program.
As well as these four aces, one or two additional front runners are expected to join the festivities on Saturday at the Toronto Show. The first National event for the Pros and Amateurs of the Mopar CSBK Series takes place at Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON, just east of Belleville, May 26-28.