The Waznie Team arrived at Circuit ICAR
in Mirabel Quebec for Round #1 of the Canadian National Championships and were rewarded with 30+ degree weather for the weekend. For the first time, Szoke debuts his own Honda Race Team: “I’ve put all my savings, my earnings, and mortgaged my house to do this,” Szoke said. “My expectations are high”.
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Jordan and the Fast Company crew were not disappointed, as he not only topped the charts throughout the weekend in practice, but also claimed the Pole Position award in Superbike. “I honestly think I could have beaten the lap record; if we had been allowed to use sticky qualifying tires like last year.” says Szoke.
Not to be outdone, Szoke also took his CBR600RR to a new Sport Bike lap record during qualifying for that race. “My goal for the season is to go faster on my new Hondas at every track than I did last year. We’re off to a good start.”
Szoke led all 18 laps of the Superbike race and scored perfect points for the weekend, hopefully on his way to a record seventh Canadian Superbike Crown, and fifth straight title. Szoke also got in his bid for a fifth straight Pro Sport Bike championship with another victory after leading every lap of the race.
Jordan’s wife Amy Szoke also shook down her infamous pink CBR600RR in the AM600 and Women’s Cup Championships. “It was my first time on a bike since September, and I wanted to brush the rust off.” says Amy “We had a new bike, a new track, a new team, and a new crew chief. There was a lot of “new” in there, but I was really happy with what we were able to accomplish with set up.” Amy finished 4th in Women’s Cup on Sunday and 18th in AM600.
It was a perfect weekend for Szoke and his Fast Company crew. Watch for Szoke defending his points lead at Round #2/3 of the Canadian National Championships in Calgary AB Canada on June 24 - 27.