Szoke Sits in Second after Grand Bend
Mopar® Canadian Superbike Round 2 was hosted at Grand Bend Motorplex this past weekend. This would be Jordan Szoke's first weekend back from a horrific crash at the opening round at Shannonville Motorsports Park. Szoke returned to the second round of racing with a freshly built ZX10 for competition as his “A bike” was damaged badly.
Szoke started off the line in the front row after narrowly missing out on pole position during Saturday’s Superbike Qualifying session. Szoke held top spot until just minutes left in the session when he was bested by Ben Young of Collingwood, Ontario.
“It’s frustrating, but the bike felt really good, and everything was a little more comfortable today," said Szoke. "There’s always some changes to be made, so hopefully we make the right ones and come out stronger in the race tomorrow.”
Sunday’s race boasted arguably the most thrilling racing to date as Szoke attempted a last-lap pass diving into the carousel. The dash to the checkered flag was a tight one, with Szoke slipping to secure second spot on the podium.
“I thought I had him at the end, and I was planning something the whole way, but I just went in a little too deep and he was able to duck underneath me,” explained Szoke. “It’s a tough break, but we made some steps and we’re scoring points. This was one of Ben’s strongest tracks, but now we go to maybe my best track from the last few years in Ste. Eustache, so we’ll keep plugging along and the wins will come.”
Catch the Szoke in Mopar Canadian Superbike action for Round 3 held at Autodrome St-Eustache on June 21-23.