SHUBENACADIE, N.S. – Jordan Szoke claimed a milestone 50th career Canadian Superbike race win and closed in on his 10th national title with victory in the Pro Cycle and Honda Canada-sponsored fifth round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Atlantic Motorsport Park on Sunday.
The Lynden, Ont.-based racer took the lead from Kenny Riedmann on the 12th lap of the 22-lap race and pulled clear to win by 4.662 secs. on his Mopar Express Lane / BMW Motorrad BMW S1000RR. Riedmann placed second on the GE Capital / Sturgess Cycle Kawasaki ZX-10R and defending Mopar CSBK champion Jodi Christie settled for third after leading the first nine laps aboard his Accelerated Technologies / Honda Canada Honda CBR1000RR.
Szoke completed the 56.32km (35.2-mile) race distance in 25 minutes, 32.703 seconds for an average speed of 132.284km/h (79.370 mph).
His fifth victory of the season gives Szoke an almost unassailable lead of 91 points at the top of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship standings heading into the season finale doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park August 14-16. The 36-year-old now has 275 points to the 184 of Riedmann, who took over second spot from Christie in the title race with Sunday’s result.
There are 108 points available at CTMP, 50 points for each race win, two points in each race for leading the most laps and four points for qualifying fastest.