Fans and team-mates of veteran Canadian roadracing stalwart Michael Taylor are throwing a party in support of the Twice National overall Champion, badly injured during practice for the final CSBK National events of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON, on Friday, August 19. Taylor has undergone two surgical procedures on his badly damaged leg, and is looking forward to a repair for his injured shoulder, too.
Taylor is expected to be recovering for some time, with limited ability to work.
Doug Lawrence went all out, but ended up one position short of retaining his Flat Track Canada number one series plate after Saturday night’s final National of the season at Ohsweken Speedway, west of Hamilton, ON. The 30-year-old from Mississauga, ON., arrived at Ohsweken with only a slim shot at the title, such was the success of FTC points leader Steve Beattie of Petrolia, ON, over the summer of 2016.
After a strong program of great racing in the first appearance of the series at the famous open wheeled auto racing venue, “Dash for Cash” victor Beattie had to merely start the Expert Open feature to grab enough points to earn the crown. Instead Beattie, aboard his Kurt Beigger Racing Honda CRF450 “framer”, crashed on the opening lap, and with the ensuing mess including two other bikes, caused a red flag.