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CSBK in St. Eustache: wicked fun


by Pascal Bastien ,

Enthusiasts who crave performance, speed and knees-to-the-ground cornering manoeuvres certainly got their money's worth during the 4th round of the 2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Autodrome St. Eustache.

The premiere motorcycle racing event in the area produced spectacular battles on the newly-resurfaced track. In addition to practice and qualifying sessions, those on hand got to see the riders and their crews wage an all-out war during the finals, making for a fast-paced, action-filled weekend.

In Superbike Pro, Saskatoon's Brett McCormick fashionably wound up atop the podium to maintain his winning streak this season, while his arch nemesis Jordan Szoke came in second place with a ZX-10R not quite fully armed and ready yet.

Photo: Sébastien D'Amour/

In the XR1200 Series, Darren James and Cody Matechuk once again performed brilliantly but couldn't overthrow veteran champion Steve Crevier, who crossed the finish line with a commanding lead.

In the CBR125 Challenge, Shay Gauthier won the race with Stacey Nesbitt and Austin Shaw-O’Lean not too far behind. Your humble pencil-pusher (that would be me) started 9th on the grid and finished 6th with a press bike loaned by Honda Canada. I made the most of a great passing manoeuvre and mistakes by some of my opponents on lap 10.

What an awesome experience for and I in St. Eustache, not to mention all the fans in attendance. Special thanks to the organizers and the people at Honda Canada.

Don't miss our photo gallery with all the fabulous highlights from the three-day competition.

For the complete race results, go to