This coming weekend (June 21-23) the 2019 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship heads—for the final time—to the St. Eustache circuit north of Montreal. More than just the third of seven rounds this season, St. Eustache, AKA ‘The Thunder Dome’, due for redevelopment by the city at season’s end, will allow the winner the distinction of having won the final race at the circuit. Now there’s a reason to have your ducks in line.
With a podium in his back pocket from the last round in Grand Bend, rider Trevor Daley and his Fast Company Suzuki GSX-R1000 backed by Parts Canada team head to Montreal with a pair of newly sorted motorcycles and the fortification of a team with a high-profile returning guest.
From the land of endless skies and ruthless winters comes engineer, hockey player, motocrosser, recreational ambulance driver and former CSBK Superbike champion Brett McCormick. In addition to a west-of-centre perspective, Saskatoon-based Brett brings, according to Trevor, “a rider’s approach to dealing with the track and interpreting data. At the last round, Dave Weaver brought a race engineer’s approach. Brett completes the circle.”
Racing, at the top levels, can be as stressful as it is rewarding. “Brett’s humour and sly wit make a race weekend a lot more fun,” says Trevor. “A few years ago, he spent a summer in Ontario and we became close. Spent a lot of time motocrossing on weekends. Most people know how fast he was as a racer, but he’s also a really fun guy.”
While Grand Bend’s podium was heartening, the most significant development was the reduced gap to the frontrunners. “To hang in the draft of Ben [Young] and Jordan [Szoke] for most of the race let me know we were on the right path,” says Trevor. “I’ve always gone well at St. Eustache, and for this round Dave has upgraded the Suzuki’s electronics to go with the mechanical strides we made at Grand Bend. That, and further
suspension help from ace Jon Cornwell, will help the GSX-R1000 really come together as a race package.”
Race-goers are encouraged to say hello to Trever and Brett this coming weekend (full race details are at CSBK.ca), and, as always, follow Trevor on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and poutine eating tips. Onward and upwards to Montreal!
Trevor Daley @onespeedinc
Suzuki Canada @suzukicanada
Parts Canada @PartsCanada
CSBK Championship @cdnsuperbike
From a press release