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May 6, 2002

Edmonton Round Of Canadian Superbike Championship Cancelled

From a press release:<BR><BR>EDMONTON ROUND CANCELLED<BR><BR>Parts Canada Superbike Championship officials have announced the cancellation of the third round of the 2002 season, which had been scheduled for Edmonton's Namao Airport June 15-16.<BR><BR>The Namao facility is a working Canadian Armed Forces base and security issues following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States made it extremely difficult for event and series organizers to stage the races.<BR><BR>"It's a real disappointment," said Colin Fraser of Professional Motorsports Productions, which organizes the Parts Canada Superbike Championship. "We respect the efforts of Simon Hughes and the Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association and appreciate the difficult circumstances they're in. It's very important for us to have events in western Canada."<BR><BR>PMP is provisionally planning to replace the Edmonton event with a doubleheader at Calgary's Race City Motorsports Park. The venue has hosted similar 'Big Kahuna' style events in the past. Race City is slated to stage the second round of the series June 8-9.<BR><BR>The Parts Canada Superbike Championship is Canada's premier motorcycle road racing series. The 2002 season opens at Shannonville Motorsport Park, near Belleville, ON, May 18-19 with Maple Ridge, BC's Steve Crevier trying to score his third straight series title and seventh overall.