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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bailey takes Amateur sweep

By John Hopkins

SHANNONVILLE, ON -- Aubrey Bailey enjoyed a perfect day in Amateur National action at Shannonville Motorsport Park on Saturday. The Parry Sound, ON rider swept both the Inside Motorcycles Amateur Sport Bike and K&N Performance Filters Amateur Superbike races on his H.T. Motorsport / ProStar / Velocity Honda CBR600RR.

The two wins came in much different fashion, however. Bailey led the Amateur Sport Bike race from start to finish, finishing 5.115 secs. up on the Garvie Racing / Kahuna Powersports Kawasaki ZX-6R of Kristopher Garvie and Samuel Proulx aboard the Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson Suzuki GSX-R600. In Amateur Superbike, however, Bailey edged Garvie by only just 0.483 secs. Jody Greening placed third on his BFE / ProStar / Sturgess Cycle Honda CBR600RR.

"I definitely wasn't expecting this going into the weekend," said Bailey. "I was just going to try and do my best and see what kind of results we could come up with.

"In the Sport Bike race the plan was to get a good jump and put in a few quick laps early. I wanted to do the same in Superbike but [polesitter] Trevor [Daley] was right on me. When I saw him off in the grass I knew someone else was right with me, and I wasn't surprised it was Garvie."

For Garvie the pair of runner-up finishes were a welcome reward after a frustrating season opener at Circuit ICAR at the end of May. There he had qualified on pole for both Amateur Nationals but crashed in the Sport Bike race, suffering a separated collarbone. The Caledon, ON racer was still feeling the effects of that injury at Shannonville and produced a gutsy effort to snag his two runner-up finishes.

In Amateur Sport Bike Garvie edged Magog, QC's Proulx and Greening in a three-bike battle behind Bailey. Fifth place went to Amzy Nawaz of Thornton, ON. Nawaz was in a battle with the Black Sheep /Elka Suspension Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-6R of Alex Coelho but the Longueuil, QC racer crashed in turn two on lap 11, bringing out a red flag and making the results official after nine laps.

Coelho was able to participate in the Amateur Superbike race later in the day on a borrowed Yamaha YZF-R1 and finished 13th. He had won the season opener at Circuit ICAR.

Behind Burlington, ON's Greening in the Amateur Superbike race the top five was filled out by Gatineau, QC's Tim Robinson on the Robinson Racing / Belko Auto Body Honda CBR1000RR and Rouyn-Noranda, QC racer Alain Lefebvre on a Suzuki GSX-R600.

Heading into Sunday's back end of the doubleheader weekend at Shannonville Garvie now leads the Amateur Sport Bike point standings with 87 points to the 81 of Proulx and Greening and Nawaz on 72. In Amateur Superbike Greening is on top with 77 points, followed by Lefebvre on 73 and Coelho on 63.

Amateur Sport Bike Results
1.Aubrey Bailey, Parry Sound, ON (Honda CBR600RR) 9 laps
2.Kristopher Garvie, Caledon, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +5.115 secs.
3.Samuel Proulx, Magog, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +6.077
4.Jody Greening, Burlington, ON (Honda CBR600RR) +6.583
5.Amzy Nawaz, Thornton, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +9.767
6.Edward Rudkowski, Toronto, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +12.704
7.Luke Bauer, Breslau, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +18.256
8.Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 25.804
9.Natalie C Provost, Laval, QC (Honda CBR600RR) +29.496
10.Riley Gage Dawe, Toronto, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +31.989
11.Raymond Gauthier, Ottawa, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +32.437
12.Jean Francois Aubin, St-Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +33.021
13.Eric Gagnon, St Jerome, QC   (Suzuki GSX-R600) +36.993
14.Etienne Deblois, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +38.172
15.Pierre Patenaude, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +39.502
16.Reiner Griese, Marmora, ON   (Triumph 675) +43.481
17.Dominic Dupont, Laval, QC    (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +46.466
18.Rob Cousineau, Aurora, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +48.239
19.Francois-Michel Belval-Lacoste, Candiac, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +52.244
20.Jordan Cardozo, Bradford, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +52.685
21.David Tremblay, Longueuil, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +53.443
22.Samantha Goyer, Ottawa, ON   (Yamaha YZF-R6) +1:01.428
23.Chris Dopke, Cambridge, ON   (Honda CBR600RR) +1:07.525
24.Joe Rodrigues, Weston, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +1:13.969
25.Luc Labranche, Mirabel, QC   (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +1 Lap
26.Jon Waggoner, Ann Arbour, MI (Honda CBR600RR) +2 Laps
27.Alex Coelho, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) -- Caused Red Flag
Did Not Finish
Stavros Grekos, Toronto, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 5 Laps

Amateur Sport Bike Point Standings
1.Kristopher Garvie (Kawasaki) 87
2.Samuel Proulx (Suzuki) 81
3.Jody Greening (Honda) 72
4.Amzy Nawaz (Kawasaki) 72
5.Edward Rudkowski (Suzuki) 67
6.Philippe Masse (Kawasaki) 63
7.Natalie Catherine Provost (Honda) 61
8.Riley Gage Dawe (Suz/Yam) 59
9.Jean Francois Aubin (Suzuki) 56
10.Aubrey Bailey (Honda) 56
11.Etienne Deblois (Kawasaki) 52
12.Pierre Patenaude (Suzuki) 50
13.Dominic Dupont (Kawasaki) 46
14.Francois-Michel Belval-Lacoste (Suzuki) 42
15.Jordan Cardozo (Suzuki) 41
16.Stavros Grekos (Kawasaki) 40
17.Alex Coelho (Kawasaki) 40
18.Dominic Mongeon (Yamaha) 40
19.David Tremblay (Suzuki) 40
20.Luke Bauer (Yamaha) 25
21.Raymond Gauthier (Suzuki) 17
22.Eric Gagnon (Suzuki) 13
23.Reiner Griese (Triumph) 8
24.Rob Cousineau (Suzuki) 4
25.Simon Hamel (Suzuki) 3

Amateur Superbike Results
1.Aubrey Bailey, Parry Sound, ON (Honda CBR600RR)
2.Kristopher Garvie, Caledon, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R)
3.Jody Greening, Burlington, ON (Honda CBR600RR)
4.Tim Robinson, Gatineau, QC (Honda CBR1000RR)
5.Alain Lefebvre, Rouyn-Noranda, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600)
6.Stephan Houle, Gatineau, QC (Suzuki GSX-R1000)
7.Edward Rudkowski, Toronto, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600)
8.Luke Bauer, Breslau, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6)
9.Amzy Nawaz, Thornton, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R)
10.Jean Francois Aubin, St Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600)
11.Natalie C Provost, Laval, QC (Honda CBR600RR)
12.Reiner Griese, Marmora, ON (Triumph 675)
13.Alex Coelho, Longueuil, QC (Yamaha YZF-R1)
14.Riley Gage Dawe, Toronto, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6)
15.Eric Gagnon, St Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600)
Did Not Finish
Trevor Daley, Brampton, ON (Ducati 749)
Joe Rodrigues, Weston, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600)
Etienne Deblois, Longueil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R)
Did Not Start
Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R)
Stephane Couturier, Laval, QC (Ducati 1098R)

Amateur Superbike Point Standings
1.Jody Greening (Honda) 77
2.Alain Lefebvre (Suzuki) 73
3.Alex Coelho (Kawasaki) 63
4.Aubrey Bailey (Honda) 55
5.Jean Francois Aubin (Suzuki) 51
6.Kristopher Garvie (Kawasaki) 48
7.Amzy Nawaz (Kawasaki) 47
8.Edward Rudkowski (Suzuki) 46
9.Eric Gagnon (Suzuki) 37
10.Trevor Daley (Ducati) 36
11.Natalie Catherine Provost (Honda) 34
12.Tim Robinson (Honda) 32
13.Stephan Houle (Suzuki) 27
14.Riley Gage Dawe (Suz/Yam) 25
15.Philippe Masse (Kawasaki) 23
16.Luke Bauer (Yamaha) 23
17.Pierre Patenaude (Suzuki) 19
18.Eric Fiset (Suzuki) 15
19.Reiner Griese (Triumph) 15
20.Etienne Deblois (Kawasaki) 12

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