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Cycle News 2021 Issue 33 August 17

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Szoke Doubles Up At Canadian SBK Tripleheader T he Canadian Superbike Championship resumed with a tripleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, where Jordan Szoke topped races two and three after bouncing back from a first-race sixth in the opener. All three races were held on Sunday, August 15, with polesit- ter Young holding off champion- ship leader Dumas for the win after a thrilling race-long duel. Suzuki rider Trevor Daley completed the podium. Daley was a little bit lucky in that he got passed on the last lap by Sebastian Tremblay then had the race red-flagged later the same lap. The race was then officially called the previous lap, giving Daley third and Tremblay fourth. One of the biggest movers— both up and down the leader- board—was reigning champion Szoke, who quickly made up for his unfortunate ninth-place qualifying position by joining the lead group early on. However, after running as high as third and briefly putting pressure on the leaders, Szoke ran into problems of his own in the closing stages, fading well off the pace and mustering only a distant sixth, his worst finish on track since 2008. However, Szoke bounced back heroically, by winning the next two races. The Canada General Warranty Kawasaki rider demonstrated why he is a 14-time national champion in race two, methodically picking his way through the lead four-rider battle before sealing the win with a pen- ultimate lap pass on Dumas. Race-one winner Young des- perately tried to catch Dumas at the line, but he ultimately settled for third. It was another thriller in race three. Dumas and Young both had their moments in the lead, but it was the veteran Szoke pulling through at the end, surviving a late attack by rookie teenager, Young, to claim back-to-back wins. Dumas was a close third. Despite going winless, Dumas maintains his lead in the champi- onship. Dumas leads Szoke by 30 points with one round, a double- header, left in the series. CN IN THE WIND P40 Jordan Szoke won two of the three races at the Canadian Superbike tripleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he but still trails Alex Dumas by 30 points in the championship with two points-paying races left.

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