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Monday, July 11, 2011

Nawaz and Garvie trade wins

By John Hopkins
Photo by Neil Cameron / courtesy CSBK

ST-EUSTACHE, QC -- Amateur national action at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday was all about Kristopher Garvie and Amzy Nawaz. In the Inside Motorcycles Amateur Sport Bike race Garvie (pictured) beat Nawaz by just 0.047 secs. after a dramatic last turn pass, but in the K&N Performance Filters Amateur Superbike race later in the day Nawaz got his revenge, beating Garvie by 2.312 secs.

The wins were the first national victories for both riders.

A poor start left Nawaz sixth at the end of the opening lap of the 16-lap Amateur Sport Bike race but the Velocity Sportsgear Kawasaki ZX-6R rider quickly worked his way up to second and took the lead from the Tracksport Technologies / Kahuna Powersports Kawasaki of Garvie through the dogleg on lap seven. These two pulled clear of third place man Jody Greening, with Nawaz holding onto a slender lead.

On the final lap Garvie got inside of Nawaz in the final turn and managed to accelerate ahead of the Thorton, ON rider onto the front straight to take a narrow win.

"That was an awesome race; Amzy's always a pleasure to race against," said Caledon, ON's Garvie, who now leads Nawaz by 33 points in the Amateur Sport Bike standings. "I actually didn't know if it was the last lap; I didn't see the checker."

Burlington, ON's Greening was third, 8.682 secs. back on the BFE / ProStar / Sturgess Cycle Honda CBR600RR. Edward Rudkowski of Toronto, on a Suzuki GSX-R600, edged the Black Sheep / Elka Suspension Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-6R of Longueuil, QC's Alex Coelho for fifth.

Polesitter Samuel Proulx of Magog, QC led the first two laps on his Sherbrooke Harley-Davidson Suzuki GSX-R600 but then crashed out of the race.

Nawaz was on pole for the 12-lap Amateur Superbike race but Gravie led the first four laps before Nawaz took over and was able to stretch out a bit of a lead.

"I'm going to remember this for a long time," said a beaming Nawaz, "my first national victory. I knew I could do it after the Sport Bike race. I knew I had the pace. After the first two rounds I was a bit down but we've had a strong weekend and my confidence is up."

Greening was third again and continues to lead the Amateur Superbike standings by 24 points over Nawaz and 26 over Garvie.

Stephan Houle of Gatineau, QC placed fourth on the 613 Motorsports / Jim Keay Ford-Lincoln Suzuki GSX-R1000 and St-Hyacinthe, QC's Philippe Masse took fifth with the Pete's Superbike Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Amateur Sport Bike Race Results
1.Kristopher Garvie, Caledon, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 16 Laps in 12:48.332
2.Amzy Nawaz, Thornton, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +0.047 secs.
3.Jody Greening, Burlington, ON (Honda CBR600RR) +8.682
4.Edward Rudkowski, Toronto, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +11.154
5.Alex Coelho, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +11.731
6.Jean Francois Aubin, St-Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +25.261
7.Dominic Dupont, Laval, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +29.845
8.Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +30.376
9.Natalie Catherine Provost, Laval, QC (Honda CBR600RR) +30.989
10.Riley Gage Dawe, Toronto, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +39.109
11.Dominic Mongeon, St-Andre-Auellin, QC (Yamaha YZF-R6) +39.968
12.Mario Bourget, Trois-Rivieres, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +39.968
13.Eric Gagnon, St-Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +46.034
14.Eric Trudel, Ste-Thecle, QC (Honda CBR600RR) +46.544
15.David Tremblay, Longueuil, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +1 Lap
16.Etienne Deblois, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +1 Lap
17.Jean-Sebastien Perreault, Becancour, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +1 Lap
Did Not Finish
Luc Labranche, Mirabel, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 6 Laps
Samuel Proulx, Magog, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) 2 Laps
Martin Chartrand, Montreal, QC (Suzuki SV650) 2 Laps
Fastest Lap: 47.613 by Amzy Nawaz on Lap 5

Amateur Sport Bike Point Standings
1.Kristopher Garvie (Kawasaki) 181
2.Amzy Nawaz (Kawasaki) 148
3.Jody Greening (Honda) 147
4.Edward Rudkowski (Suzuki) 126
5.Samuel Proulx (Suzuki) 117
6.Philippe Masse (Kawasaki) 109
7.Aubrey Bailey (Honda) 108
8.Natalie Catherine Provost (Honda) 101
9.Riley Gage Dawe (Suz/Yam) 93
10.Alex Coelho (Kawasaki) 90
11.Jean Francois Aubin (Suzuki) 83
12.Etienne Deblois (Kawasaki) 72
13.Dominic Dupont (Kawasaki) 71
14.David Tremblay (Suzuki) 60
15.Dominic Mongeon (Yamaha) 57
16.Pierre Patenaude (Suzuki) 56
17.Luke Bauer (Yamaha) 50
18.Francois-Michel Belval-Lacoste (Suzuki) 42
19.Jordan Cardozo (Suzuki) 41
20.Stavros Grekos (Kawasaki) 40
21.Eric Gagnon (Suzuki) 26
22.Raymond Gauthier (Suzuki) 25
23.Rob Cousineau (Suzuki) 21
24.Mario Bourget (Kawasaki) 15
25.Luc Labranche (Kawasaki) 13
26.Eric Trudel (Honda) 12
27.Reiner Griese (Triumph) 8
28.Jean-Sebastien Perreault (Kawasaki) 6
29.Joe Rodrigues (Suzuki) 4
30.Simon Hamel (Suzuki) 3
31.Samantha Goyer (Yamaha) 2
32.Chris Dopke (Honda) 1

Amateur Superbike Race Results
1.Amzy Nawaz, Thornton, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) 12 Laps in 9:29.117
2.Kristopher Garvie, Caledon, ON (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +2.312 secs.
3.Jody Greening, Burlington, ON (Honda CBR600RR) +5.287
4.Stephan Houle, Gatineau, QC (Suzuki GSX-R1000) +6.472
5.Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +8.520
6.Edward Rudkowski, Toronto, ON (Suzuki GSX-R600) +16.345
7.Jean Francois Aubin, St-Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +16.854
8.Alex Coelho, Longueuil, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +17.189
9.Riley Gage Dawe, Toronto, ON (Yamaha YZF-R6) +28.707
10.Eric Gagnon, St-Jerome, QC (Suzuki GSX-R600) +29.616
11.Mario Bourget, Trois-Rivieres, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +29.743
12.Natalie Catherine Provost, Laval, QC (Honda CBR600RR) +34.037
13.Eric Trudel, Ste-Thecle, QC (Honda CBR600RR) +44.357
14.Dominic Mongeon, St-Andre-Auellin, QC (Yamaha YZF-R6) +1 Lap
15.Jean-Sebastien Perreault, Becancour, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R) +1 Lap
Did Not Finish
Stephane Couturier, Laval, QC (Ducati 1098R) 10 Laps
Did Not Start
Luc Labranche, Mirabel, QC (Kawasaki ZX-6R)
Fastest Lap: 47.066 by Amzy Nawaz on Lap 7

Amateur Superbike Point Standings
1.Jody Greening (Honda) 156
2.Amzy Nawaz (Kawasaki) 132
3.Kristopher Garvie (Kawasaki) 130
4.Alex Coelho (Kawasaki) 113
5.Aubrey Bailey (Honda) 107
6.Alain Lefebvre (Suzuki) 105
7.Jean Francois Aubin (Suzuki) 97
8.Edward Rudkowski (Suzuki) 90
9.Stephan Houle (Suzuki) 86
10.Natalie Catherine Provost (Honda) 68
11.Riley Gage Dawe (Suz/Yam) 59
12.Eric Gagnon (Suzuki) 56
13.Philippe Masse (Kawasaki) 53
14.Luke Bauer (Yamaha) 46
15.Trevor Daley (Ducati) 36
16.Tim Robinson (Honda) 32
17.Etienne Deblois (Kawasaki) 27
18.Pierre Patenaude (Suzuki) 19
19.Mario Bourget (Kawasaki) 17
20.Eric Fiset (Suzuki) 15
21.Reiner Griese (Triumph) 15
22.Eric Trudel (Honda) 13
23.Dominic Mongeon (Yamaha) 12
24.Jean-Sebastien Perreault (Kawasaki) 10

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