The Honda Rider Will Be On Track At Historic Mosport Circuit, July 10, 11
Wayne Gretzky may be Brantford, Ont.’s most recognizable athlete, but now there is another who is dominating his sport and re-writing the record books in much the same manner, Jordan Szoke.
Szoke is doing what he was born to do – win. He has become his sport’s biggest superstar and in 2010 will look to set himself apart from every rider in Canadian Superbike history, as he chases down a record-breaking seventh series title and fifth in-a-row.
After receiving his expert motorcycle license at 15, he quickly rose through the ranks and captured his first National Championship just two short years are he first started.
The 31-year-old has racked up 12 National Championships over his illustrious 15-year career including his recent domination of the Parts Canada Superbike and Yoshimura Pro Sport Bike classes. He has won the title in both classes for the past four years and will be seeking to extend his streak to five.
Szoke started his 2010 campaign in a flawless manner. He has won all three races in both the Superbike class and the Pro Sport Bike class. His latest doubleheader sweep at Race City in Calgary, AB, on June 26, 27 has given the superstar 32 Superbike victories in his career, most by any rider in series history.
This year he has switched from the Factory Kawasaki Racing Team to a Honda CBR 1000RR. The #1 Wanzie Racing/BMC Ciclo Werks/DeWildt Honda rider will be seeking to stand alone at the top of the record books. His six Superbike titles leave him tied with Steve Crevier who last won the crown in 2001.
Not only is Szoke known for his on-track performance, he is also recognized for his off-track charity work. He regularly competes in the Wayne Gretzky Celebrity Golf Tournaments and help raise donations for the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Centre. Adding to his credentials, Szoke has also been inducted into the Brantford Sports Hall of Fame, received the Award of Merit from the Walter Gretzky Foundation and has won the Brantford Athlete of the Year honours.
The pride of Brantford will be looking to wrap-up his run for the record series championship when he and his fellow riders come to Mosport International Raceway for the Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader Weekend, July 9-11. It will be rounds four and five for the Superbike class in 2010 out of the seven total races held. Over his career Szoke has seven Superbike victories at Mosport, more than any other rider.
Friday (July 9) will feature practice sessions in the morning and then qualifying in the afternoon including the Pirelli Superpole Qualifying for the Superbikes. Saturday (July 10) will have the weekend’s first races including the Superbike and Pro Sport Bike classes. Sunday (July 11) be have the second half of the weekend doubleheader points races.
Szoke’s Wife Also Racing At Mosport
Jordan Szoke’s wife, Amy, will also be competing in front of the Mosport faithful in two classes, the Honda Oil Women’s Cup and the Armour Bodies Amateur Sport Bike. In the highly competitive Amateur Sport Bike class she has finished 18th, 11th and 10th respectively through the first three races of the season.
The 30-year-old’s best result in her 2010 campaign came in the Women’s Cup where she narrowly missed making the podium, finishing fourth overall. Currently, she sits in eighth place overall in the points standings.
She began racing in 2006 and made her debut at Mosport in 2009 in the Women’s Cup, finishing second in the back half of the doubleheader. She and Jordan were married in February 2010.
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