Monday, August 8, 2011

Canadian Superbike Series - (Part 1)

This past weekend was a great one! My friend Luc and I traveled to Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia to watch round 5 of the Canadian Superbike Series. Neither Luc or I have been to the Superbike Series before and we went on the recommendation of one of my work colleagues/friends, JWebb (and her other half)!

We opted to travel via cage in my new 2011 Chevy Silverado rather than by bike; we just had too much gear, lawn chairs, umbrellas, coolers, get the point. I picked Luc up early Saturday am and we made the 4 hour drive to the track. Once at the track, we unloaded gear and stopped to watch some of the time trials. Saturday's schedule consisted mostly of time trials/qualifying with the big races scheduled for Sunday.

After a short walk through the pits, I texted JWebb, she said that they were in the pits as well, I texted back and said look for the two guys who look like tourists and sure enough, they found us.

It was great having JWebb and her husband Byron at the races as they are veterans at the track. They immediately adopted Luc and I, now termed "newbies" and began to show us around.

First thing they did was direct us to corner #2, from there you can see corners 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 and the back end straight away.

Click on map for full view

We made our way to corner #2, set up our chairs and had a great day watching qualifying and one of the CBR125 Challenge Races. Here are a few pics of the day (click on pics for a full view).

Luc checks out corner #2

The Kids on the CBR125's

Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series

Amateur Sportbike

The Pros

#6 Brett McCormick on his BMW S1000RR

We had a great day at the qualifying sessions on Saturday and could not wait for Sunday's final races! Next post, Canadian Superbike Series Part 2, stay tuned!

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