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Monday, July 4, 2011

Bailey perfect again in Amateur action

By John Hopkins

SHANNONVILLE, ON -- Aubrey Bailey enjoyed another perfect day in Amateur National action at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Sunday, winning both the Inside Motorcycles Amateur Sport Bike class and the K&N Performance Filters Amateur Superbike division for the second day in a row.

As on Saturday, the Parry Sound, ON racer led all the way from pole position in the Sport Bike race on his H.T. Motorsports / ProStar / Velocity Sportsgear Honda CBR600RR, finishing 5.362 secs. ahead of the Tracksport Technologies / Kahuna Powersports Kawasaki ZX-6R of Kristopher Garvie with Jody Greening placing third on the BFE / ProStar / Sturgess Cycle Honda CBR600RR.

Bailey enjoyed a similar margin of victory in the Superbike event, winning by 5.667 secs. while Greening held off Garvie for the runner-up spot.

"We weren't even thinking of coming here until last week," admitted Bailey, who did not take part in the opening national round at Circuit ICAR on May 29. "But we had a fantastic weekend, just a huge weekend.

"The strategy was the same as yesterday. I wanted to get into the lead off the start and put in a few fast laps. It worked out in the Sport Bike race but in Superbike I didn't get the start I wanted and I had to make my way around a few guys.

"The bike was great. It was a little bit hotter than yesterday but it didn't affect me too much. Of course, the conditions are the same for everyone."

Greening held second for the first part of the Sport Bike race but was chased down by Garvie, who pulled clear in the runner-up spot. Greening meanwhile, had to contend with the Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson Suzuki GSX-R600 of Samuel Proulx, edging the Magog, QC racer for the final spot on the podium. Amzy Nawaz of Thornton, ON was fifth for the second straight day on his Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Greening and Garvie were again at it behind Bailey in the Amateur Superbike race with Greening prevailing this time. Alain Lefebvre of Rouyn-Noranda, QC was a distant fourth on a Suzuki GSX-R600 and Nawaz placed fifth again.

As on Saturday, Superbike polesitter Trevor Daley was a non-finisher on his Trevor Dailey Concepts Ducati 749.

Garvie now leads the Amateur Sport Bike standings with 129 points to the 113 of Proulx and Greening on 109. In Superbike, it's Greening on top with 119 followed by Bailey with 107 and Lefebvre on 105.

Bailey's rivals in the Amateur ranks will probably be breathing a sigh of relief that the young charger is not planning on travelling to the next round of the series at Autodrome St-Eustache this weekend, or the following races at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Nova Scotia. He indicated on Sunday night that he will stick with the SOAR and RACE regional events, leaving his perfect 2011 national record intact for now.

Amateur Sport Bike Results
1.Aubrey Bailey, Parry Sound, ON (Honda CBR600RR) 14 laps in 15:46.339
2.Kristopher Garvie, Caledon, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +5.362 secs.
3.Jody Greening, Burlington, ON (Honda CBR600RR) +7.060
4.Samuel Proulx, Magog, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +7.980
5.Amzy Nawaz, Thornton, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +16.923
6.Edward Rudkowski, Toronto, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +23.283
7.Luke Bauer, Breslau, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +26.326
8.Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +33.755
9.Alex Coelho, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +42.312
10.Natalie C Provost, Laval, QC (Honda CBR600RR) +42.367
11.Rob Cousineau, Aurora, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +53.949
12.Riley Gage Dawe, Toronto, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +1:00.979
13.Luc Labranche, Mirabel, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +1 Lap
14.Etienne Deblois, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +1 Lap
15.David Tremblay, Longueuil, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +1 Lap
16.Raymond Gauthier, Ottawa, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +1 Lap
17.Pierre Patenaude, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +1 Lap
18.Joe Rodrigues, Weston, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +1 Lap
19.Samantha Goyer, Ottawa, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +1 Lap
20.Chris Dopke, Cambridge, ON (Honda CBR600RR) +1 Lap
21.Jon Waggoner, Ann Arbour, MI (Honda CBR600RR) +2 Laps
Did Not Finish
Dominic Dupont, Laval, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 9 Laps
Jean Francois Aubin, St-Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +7 Laps
Francois-Michel Belval-Lacoste, Candiac, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) 0 Laps
Did Not Start
Eric Gagnon, St Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600)
Reiner Griese, Marmora, ON (Triumph 675)
Jordan Cardozo, Bradford, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600)
Stavros Grekos, Toronto, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R)
Fastest Lap: 1:07.526 by Aubrey Bailey on lap 3

Amateur Sport Bike Point Standings
1.Kristopher Garvie (Kawasaki) 129
2.Samuel Proulx (Suzuki) 113
3.Jody Greening (Honda) 109
4.Aubrey Bailey (Honda) 108
5.Amzy Nawaz (Kawasaki) 101
6.Edward Rudkowski (Suzuki) 94
7.Philippe Masse (Kawasaki) 86
8.Natalie Catherine Provost (Honda) 80
9.Riley Gage Dawe (Suz/Yam) 74
10.Etienne Deblois (Kawasaki) 64
11.Alex Coelho (Kawasaki) 61
12.Jean Francois Aubin (Suzuki) 56
13.Pierre Patenaude (Suzuki) 56
14.David Tremblay (Suzuki) 50
15.Luke Bauer (Yamaha) 50
16.Dominic Dupont (Kawasaki) 46
17.Francois-Michel Belval-Lacoste (Suzuki) 42
18.Jordan Cardozo (Suzuki) 41
19.Stavros Grekos (Kawasaki) 40
20.Dominic Mongeon (Yamaha) 40
21.Raymond Gauthier (Suzuki) 25
22.Rob Cousineau (Suzuki) 21
23.Eric Gagnon (Suzuki) 13
24.Luc Labranche (Kawasaki) 13
25.Reiner Griese (Triumph) 8
26.Joe Rodrigues (Suzuki) 4
27.Simon Hamel (Suzuki) 3
28.Samantha Goyer (Yamaha) 2
29.Chris Dopke (Honda) 1

Amateur Superbike Results
1.Aubrey Bailey, Parry Sound, ON (Honda CBR600RR) 14 laps in 15:52.699
3.Jody Greening, Burlington, ON (Honda CBR600RR) +5.667
3.Kristopher Garvie, Caledon, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +5.730
4.Alain Lefebvre, Rouyn-Noranda, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +18.522
5.Amzy Nawaz, Thornton, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +20.487
6.Alex Coelho, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +24.521
7.Stephan Houle, Gatineau, QC (Suzuki GSX-R1000) +26.630
8.Luke Bauer, Breslau, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +35.329
9.Jean Francois Aubin, St Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +45.876
10.Natalie C Provost, Laval, QC (Honda CBR600RR) +46.535
11.Edward Rudkowski, Toronto, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +1:03.218
12.Etienne Deblois, Longueil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +1:06.040
13.Riley Gage Dawe, Toronto, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +1:06.864
Did Not Finish
Joe Rodrigues, Weston, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) 2 Laps
Trevor Daley, Brampton, ON (Ducati 749)
Did Not Start
Reiner Griese, Marmora, ON (Triumph 675)
Eric Gagnon, St Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600)
Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R)
Stephane Couturier, Laval, QC (Ducati 1098R)
Disqualified
4.Tim Robinson, Gatineau, QC (Honda CBR1000RR) -- Illegal use of electronics
Fastest Lap: 1:07.384 by Aubrey Bailey on lap 2

Amateur Superbike Point Standings
1.Jody Greening (Honda) 119
2.Aubrey Bailey (Honda) 107
3.Alain Lefebvre (Suzuki) 105
4.Alex Coelho (Kawasaki) 90
5.Kristopher Garvie (Kawasaki) 85
6.Amzy Nawaz (Kawasaki) 76
7.Jean Francois Aubin (Suzuki) 72
8.Edward Rudkowski (Suzuki) 63
9.Natalie Catherine Provost (Honda) 53
10.Stephan Houle (Suzuki) 52
11.Luke Bauer (Yamaha) 46
12.Riley Gage Dawe (Suz/Yam) 38
13.Eric Gagnon (Suzuki) 37
14.Trevor Daley (Ducati) 36
15.Tim Robinson (Honda) 32
16.Etienne Deblois (Kawasaki) 27
17.Philippe Masse (Kawasaki) 23
18.Pierre Patenaude (Suzuki) 19
19.Eric Fiset (Suzuki) 15
20.Reiner Griese (Triumph) 15

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