Well, folks, it came and it went. With three—count ’em—races in one weekend at the spectacular Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, there was no shortage of drama. And no shortage of fans, either, which turned the weekend from a race into an event.
Trevor’s weekend got off on the right foot Friday when he qualified on the front row. And then, in Saturday’s race one, Trevor fought his way up to third position and then set about working his way toward the leaders. But when you have a whisker less than 200 horsepower, the challenge is to make progress without shredding the rear tire. Pushing his braking to the limit and preserving the tire worked until an untimely lowside in turn three undid his forward march. Unfortunately, Trevor’s GSX-R made like a Holstein and buried itself head first in a hay bale. Which meant the crew had a very late night putting things right again.
But three races mean redemption is only the next race away, and Trevor, on a mishmash of bits from his A-bike and his B- bike, delivered when it counted in race two. Battling with the strongest field of the season, Trevor nailed-down a podium in third, a result Trevor called “the least I could do for the team’s work.”
Race three—the season finale—was an odd one. With bikes flying off the track like it had a thin crusting of black ice, the race was called after a paltry four laps, with Trevor languishing in fifth. But frustration at an early end to the race and the
season was offset by concern for the riders that went down, because, after all, racers are as much fraternity as foe.
Despite the weekend not entirely going to plan (racing, of course, never goes to plan) Trevor’s season was a resounding success. He finished on the podium a career-best five-times and ended the season third in the overall standings.
Kudos must be given to fellow Suzuki rider Alex Dumas and newly crowned CSBK champion—and good friend—Ben Young. The pair pushed the field to a record-setting pace and forced Trevor to up his game to stay in the draft.
Finally, racing requires the efforts of friends, family, sponsors and crew. And Trevor is indebted to everyone who gave of their expertise and time to make the 2022 season one of which to be proud.
With gratitude for support in 2022 to:
Suzuki Canada, Shoei Helmets, Moto-World.ca, GB Racing, TM Photography, Motovan, M4 Exhaust, DP Brakes, Brooklin Cycle Racing, MotoSPEC Software, TCX Boots, Five Gloves, Vortex, EK chain, and Eyerise sunglasses
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From a press release