On December 18 Mopar CSBK announced the Canadian National Motorcycle Road Racing championship tour dates for the upcoming 2019 season.
The series will open slightly earlier than in previous seasons, with the first round set for the Victoria Day long weekend in May.
The 2019 Mopar CSBK National Schedule
Round One Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON. – Pro Track May 17 – 19
Round Two Grand Bend Motorplex, Lake Huron, ON. – Technical June 7 – 9
Round Three Autodrome St-Eustache, Montreal, QC. June 21-23
Round Four Atlantic Motorsport Park, Halifax, N.S. July 18-21
Round Five Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON. August 9-11
A special 2019 round for the new-in-2018 Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike category, in conjunction with the VRRA’s Vintage Classic at Calabogie Motorsports Park, ON, has already been announced for June 28-30. The traditional Pro Cycle-backed east coast trip in July will again feature double headers for both Pro categories, Mopar Pro Superbike and Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike, with support from the Society of the Atlantic Racing League. The 2019 Series finale at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, or “old Mosport,” will continue as an all-class double header, including Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike and Parts Canada Amateur Sport Bike too.
In nine of the past 14 years, the winner of the Shannonville Pro Superbike feature round has gone on to earn the overall National Championship and number one plate. Seven of those times, the rider doing that double was Jordan Szoke of Lynden, ON, the 13 time overall Canadian National Superbike Champ.
In 2019, Szoke will be 40 years old, and rejoin Kawasaki to compete on a Mopar Express Lane-backed ZX-10RR Ninja superbike. For the previous seven years, Szoke has raced for BMW with the successful S1000RR, winning the Championship six of those times.
Prior to CSBK’s 2019 start, the RACE organization will offer several warm-up events at Shannonville Motorsport Park, including a Test weekend April 20-21 and the first “Super Series” Regional May 10-12, the weekend prior to the opening National round. Official spec Dunlop tire supplier Pro6 will host a Test Day on the Thursday prior to the start of 2019 National action at Shannonville.
Over the course of the 2019 summer Canadian road race season, series organizers’ Professional Motorsport Productions of Toronto will begin preparations for a busy off season of 2019-2020. The tour will begin celebrations surrounding the 40th anniversary (red ruby) for the Championship in 2020.