Back in July, qualifying for the Canadian Superbike Championship season’s opening round landed with a thud. Over two seconds adrift from pole and eighth on the grid, the team had work to do. And they did it. Trevor, in consultation with Moto-Spec’s Jeff Laidman and systems analyst Darin Marshall, flipped his GSX-R upside down, found the missing time, and rocketed through the field to a pair of fourth-place finishes—the ship had been righted.
Round two, a tripleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, saw Trevor qualify on the front row, a scant two-tenths from pole position. A pair of fifths and a podium made for a solid haul of points, and the team decamped to headquarters to prepare for the final round of the season, a doubleheader this past weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park in the rolling hills west of Ottawa.
Calabogie rewarded with a trifecta weekend. Trevor qualified third, finished third in race one, and repeated the finish in race two. But numbers don’t entirely tell the story. Race two was a barnburner in which Trevor stalked perennial champion Jordan Szoke. Lap-after-lap Trevor looked for an advantage, but Szoke knows how to defend as well as he knows how to win. Finally, on the last lap, on the second last corner, Trevor dove beneath Szoke to seal his second successive trip to the podium. Trevor called it the most “satisfying” race of his career from a tactical standpoint, and etched his name onto the shortlist of riders who’ve beaten Szoke in the past 15 years.
But that wasn’t all. Trevor, along with newly crowned series champion Alex Dumas, accrued enough points for Suzuki Canada to win the inaugural CSBK manufacturer’s championship.
Trevor would like to offer a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to his success this season. From his sponsors, to his crew, to his family, to the fans, and to the many friendships that exist within the CSBK paddock. Let’s make a date for next year and do all over again.
With gratitude for 2021 support to:
Suzuki Canada, Liqui-Moly, Shoei Helmets USA, Moto- World.ca, Renthal, GB Racing, TEAM LTD, TM Photography, DP Brakes, Pro 6 Cycle, Excellence Automotive, Revs4Rett, M4 Exhaust, Moto Spec Software, Brooklin Cycle Racing, Mike Ferguson, Neil Graham, and Brett McCormick
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From a press release