The Edmonton Motorcycle Racing Association staged rounds three and four of their 2015 Honda Extreme Alberta Regional motorcycle roadracing Championship Series at Castrol Raceway July 4 and 5, and local aces proved that they are ready to face the Nation’s top riders next weekend at the debut of the Mopar CSBK National tour at the same venue.
In Sunday’s Riverside Motorsports Expert Superbike Feature race, reigning EMRA Champ Justin Knapik of Edmonton battled all-out with unretired Mike Zottmann of Calgary throughout the ten lapper. Both Pros were mounted on 1000cc Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja Superbikes.
Echo Cycle and Dunlop backed Knapik lead early, while Zottmann worked his way through the lead group aboard his Bow Cycle and Vortex supported entry. By mid-race, they were trading position for the point in the western, technical section of the year old, 13 turn (with the addition of the new “Bus Stop”) Castrol road course. On the penultimate lap, Zottmann used traffic to his advantage, pulling clear to win from Knapik, usual front runner Ian Wall (Suzuki GSX-R1000) and impressive rookie Pro Shane Caravan (Yamaha YZF-R1).