Amateur rider Chris Dopke was named the 2019 recipient of the Parts Canada Hard Charger Award, showing the most improvement in qualifying to race times over the course of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season.
Dopke, riding a Honda CBR600RR out of Cambridge, ON, put together a near 27-second improvement in lap time over the final weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park after wet conditions in qualifying, placing him into a tie with fellow Honda rider Andy Chilton for the overall points lead at year’s end.
Turcotte Performance Kawasaki youngster Nicolas “Nico” Meunier has been named the recipient of the Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie of the Year award for 2019, clinching the title with a strong finish to his Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The 17-year old Verdun, QC phenom entered the Pro ranks with high expectations in 2019 after becoming just the eighth rider ever to graduate from the Amateur ranks at age 16 or younger, a list that includes fairly historic company with the likes of 13-time National champion Jordan Szoke, former World Superbike rider Brett McCormick, and X-Games gold medallist Cody Matechuk, amongst others.
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