Christie, Radisic headline support class winners on Sunday in Edmonton

The third round of the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship concluded with plenty of support class drama on Sunday, as a number of familiar names extended their title advantages at RAD Torque Raceway.

Goran Radisic held off local star Ryan Sunderman in a dramatic battle atop the AIM Insurance Amateur Superbike field, narrowly beating the Spruce Grove, Alberta native by 0.584 seconds.

The victory continues Radisic’s incredible streak of top-two finishes but more crucially extends his championship lead to 31 points at the mid-season break, with title rival Tyler Brewer having to settle for third on Sunday.

As for Sunderman, the pole-sitter would come up just short in his hopes of a national victory but will exit his home round with a strong runner-up finish, pushing the title leader right to the line in race two.

It was a similar result in the EBC Brakes Amateur Sport Bike race, as championship frontrunner Serge Boyer completed the weekend sweep to open up a 22-point lead in the standings.

Boyer had to battle with Denis Giguère in race one on Saturday but was given a slight reprieve when Giguère crashed out of race two, allowing Boyer to escape with a four-second victory over Sport Bike debutant Zaim Laflamme in second.

Championship challenger Laurent Laliberté-Girard would complete the podium for a second consecutive day, keeping his title hopes firmly alive behind Boyer.

Former national Superbike champion Jodi Christie continued his sensational return, winning another Importations Thibault Pro-AM Twins race on Sunday.

Christie capped off the perfect weekend with another comfortable victory over Dallas Reynolds, though Reynolds will take over the pro championship lead through the first half of the season.

Vincent Wilson miraculously returned to the front of the amateur Twins split just a day after a brutal crash in turn one, finishing third on-track but ahead of Sebastian Silva as the top amateur, with Nima Nassirian rounding out the top three.

The win restores Wilson’s lead atop the amateur standings after relinquishing it to Silva in race one, though by just four points as he prepares for his home round out east.

Fifteen-year-old sensation Ryan Beattie scored his fifth victory in six races of the Super Sonic Road Race School Pro-AM Lightweight class, dominating from fellow amateur Baillie Ives.

Race one winner Treston Morrison crashed out of an early duel with Beattie, allowing the championship leader to break away and extend a 63-point lead in the standings, with fellow 15-year-old Dante Bucek completing the amateur trio.

Local rider Ian Wall would finish as the pro winner and just ahead of title leader Gary McKinnon, who opens up a 43-point gap over third-place finisher Toni Sharpless.

Mack Weil continued his excellent season in the Niagara Race Crafters Ninja ZX-4RR Cup on Sunday, winning comfortably for the weekend sweep. Weil will extend a massive 66-point lead in the standings, with a chance to clinch the title as early as round three.

Full results from Sunday’s races can be found here.