The second round of the 2017 Mopar CSBK National motorcycle road racing series at Grand Bend Motorplex, June 8-11, will feature a special Vintage Open category support event sponsored by the Goderich Toyota and Goderich Honda auto dealers. The program will include the Goderich Toyota and Goderich Honda Vintage Invitational races both Saturday, June 10 and Sunday June 11.
This event will host classic Superbike era motorcycles: air-cooled, twin-shock equipped street-based machinery made prior to 1985. There will be two classes offered, with the separate divisions scored separately and running at the same time. The first class will be for Open class bikes from this time period, while the second will be for Middleweight machines, below 650cc’s displacement.
“We’re really looking forward to providing some exciting, classic racing that will compliment the modern CSBK National action,” explained sponsor Pat Barnes, owner of Goderich Toyota and Goderich Honda car dealerships. “This is our local event, it’s a first for the west end of Ontario and for Grand Bend Motorplex, and we want to make sure this event offers lots of entertainment for our fans.
“These machines, the big air-cooled multis like the Kawasaki Z-1 Series, Honda CBs, Suzuki GS models, represent the history of Superbikes and are always entertaining to see on display, and even better when they are used in competition,” continued long-time motorcycle competitor Barnes. “I know that the addition of this class for Grand Bend will definitely add some flavour to our event.”
The debut of the Mopar CSBK tour at Grand Bend Motorplex will utilize the Technical layout with 11 turns around the 2.2 km long course. Grand Bend Motorplex has five different road course configuration choices available for track days and competition.
The support from Goderich Toyota and Goderich Honda for the Vintage Open races will allow these events to offer $2,000 in total prize money for Vintage Open, shared over the two days of racing for the two Vintage divisions.
The Mopar CSBK National round at Grand Bend Motorplex in early June will also include a RACE-sanctioned support class for Lightweight Production Bikes. Along with the opening Mopar CSBK National round at Shannonville Motorsport Park May 25-28, the Lightweight Production class will offer series points for the RACE (Racing Associates Canada Events) Ontario Regional 2017 Super Series.
The regular National classes offered at all events in the 2017 Mopar CSBK Schedule will also feature at Grand Bend in early June: Mopar Pro Superbike, Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike, Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike, Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike and the spec Kawasaki Ninja 300 Series. The first major activity of each weekend is the Dalton Timmis Insurance Superbike SuperPole sessions, establishing the grid for the Feature class race, as televised on TSN.