Former Yoshimura Suzuki rider Ben Spies put it bluntly when talking about success and the motorcycle racer. He said that unless your finishing position allows you to see the winner cross the finish line, you’re not in the same race. Applying Spies’s dictum to the just-completed 2019 Mopar CSBK season, it’s clear that this was the year in which Trevor Daley resoundingly joined the race.
The season ended, as it has for years, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park northeast of Toronto. A hallmark of CTMP is wildly unpredictable weather, and this year was no different. Trevor was just getting up to speed when rain dashed his hopes of a good qualifying position, which meant each of the weekend’s two races would be contested from 11th on the starting grid. Despite a gaggle of riders in front of him, Trevor passed more riders than anyone else on the grid in race one and finished a solid fifth, less than three seconds behind the winner. Sunday’s race two saw Trevor was even closer to the front—a mere two seconds from the winner.
“I’ve so many people to thank for this season,” says Trevor. “Suzuki Canada and Paul Shantz were instrumental in getting me back on GSX-R1000s, and Parts Canada outfitted me with the industry’s best in safety gear with HJC helmets and Alpinestars leathers. Tuner Dave Weaver, suspension whiz Jon Cornwell, technician Jen Groh, and electronics man Mike Ferguson were hugely important. Thanks also to Fast Company, DP Brakes, GB Racing, Renthal Moto, Yoshimura R&D USA, Liqui Moly, Katie Shaw Realty, Boo’s Pub and Grill House, Forsaken Motorsports, Mikey-Moto, Revs-4Rett, Tim McGill motorsports photography, TEAM LTD and Excellence Auto Collision.
“I’d also like to thank all my fans for cheering me on and everyone who follows me on social media for coming along for the ride. Finally, my congratulations to series champion Ben Young.” With the season over, Trevor’s focus switches back to his One Speed Inc. and customer custom motorcycles—that is until winter rolls around and preparations begin for a fortified run at the top in 2020.
Trevor Daley @onespeedinc
Suzuki Canada @suzukicanada
Parts Canada @PartsCanada
From a press release