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Jun 25, 2001

Crevier Re-gains Points Lead In Canadian Superbike Series

Defending Superbike Champion re-gained the series points lead with a win in round three of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship Sunday, June 17 on the temporary course at Namao Airport in Edmonton, Alberta. Crevier launched his Honda RC51 from the pole position and led all 16 laps of the race to beat 1999 Canadian Superbike Champion Francis Martin riding a Suzuki GSX-R1000. Martin chased Crevier closely for 10 laps before slipping backwards. Kawasaki Canada's Owen Weichel finished third on a ZX-7RR despite a freshly injured thumb to go with his week-old ankle injury. <BR><BR>RESULTS<BR>PARTS CANADA SUPERBIKE:<BR>1. Steve Crevier, Honda RC51<BR>2. Francis Martin, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>3. Owen Weichel, Kawasaki ZX-7RR<BR>4. Brian Nielsen, Yamaha YZF-R1<BR>5. Ben Pilon, Yamaha YZF-R1<BR>6. Greg Boki, Yamaha YZF-R1<BR>7. Jeff Williams, Honda CBR929RR<BR>8. Kevin Lacombe, Yamaha YZF-R1<BR>9. Andrew Nelson, Honda CBR600F4i<BR>10. Tim Easton, Yamaha YZF-R1<BR><BR>Weichel came into the third round of the series leading Crevier in the points 106 to 96. Crevier now leaves Edmonton leading Weichel 156-143.<BR><BR>POINT STANDINGS (After 3 of 7 rounds, all 7 count):<BR>1. Crevier, 156 points<BR>2. Weichel, 143 points<BR>3. Martin, 120 points<BR>4. Pilon, 81 points<BR>5. Jean-Francois Cyr, 71 points<BR>6. Michael Taylor, 67 points<BR>7. Nelson, 55 points<BR>8. Nielsen, 53 points<BR>9. Williams, 52 points<BR>10. Boki, 50 points<BR><BR>Crevier also won the Yoshimura 600cc Sport Bike race at Namao Airport on his Honda CBR600F4i and enjoys a comfortable point lead in that class. Suzuki GSX-R600-mounted Clint McBain finished second ahead of Jeff Williams.<BR><BR>In International Motorcycle Supershow Open Sport Bike action, class points leader Frank Trombino crashed out of second place early in the race. Martin came through for the win on his GSX-R1000 in front of Jeff Williams, riding a Honda CBR929RR, and Ben Pilon, on a Yamaha YZF-R1.<BR><BR>The Parts Canada Superbike Championship will next be in action July 5-8 at Autodrome St-Eustache. For more information about the Canadian premier road racing series, visit www.cdnsuperbike.com.<BR>;