Younger takes a Double Win and Pole at Shubie
After a two-year hiatus from racing on the East Coast, Ben Younger returned with a vengeance, securing the double-win and pole place at Atlantic Motorsports Park. Identical to Younger’s final go to to Shubie in 2019, the observe introduced the warmth and the drama, making for a unbelievable weekend’s racing.
The thrill kicked off on Friday with the Superpole session by which Younger and title rival Alex Dumas tied for pole place. Younger crossed the road with seconds to spare to finish a clear flying lap, and ended up placing in a 1:07.521 – matching Dumas to the hundreds of a second. Confusion ensued as this was unprecedented within the Canadian Superbike Championship. In the end, Younger and Dumas would each earn the complete 4 championship factors for pole place, and grid positions for the race would come all the way down to a coin toss. Younger received the coin toss and had his sights set on the highest of the field for the weekend’s races.
With a warmth warning in impact, the lights went out to begin race one of many premier superbike class. Younger had an awesome begin off of the road going into flip one in second place. The Van Dolder’s BMW M1000RR was strong all through the usually tough observe, and Younger placed on an awesome present for followers placing strain on first place, even swapping paint at one level. The pair had been wheel to wheel for the primary half of the race, and finally the strain was an excessive amount of for Dumas. Coming into flip 5, Dumas crashed out and Younger took first place. Younger received the race, incomes him his eighth nationwide Superbike victory and considerably rising his championship lead.
Sunday got here with no aid from the warmth, however followers can be rewarded with nice racing. The beginning of the race was barely delayed as a consequence of some spitting rain. This might proceed on and off for the race, although extra as a “psychological rain”, because it was evaporating on the tarmac as rapidly because it fell. Younger bought off the road and slotted into third place on the primary lap behind Dumas and Trevor Daley. Younger navigated his BMW by Daley and made the chase for the lead by the second lap, however needed to make up what was now a two-second hole to first place. Younger put in constant tempo and made a cross on Dumas to take first place. Regardless of the spitting rain and sizzling temperatures, Dumas stored pushing and Younger let him previous, falling into second and permitting his rival to set the tempo of the race. With two laps to go, Younger bought an awesome drive onto the again straight and retook first place. Feeling comfy, he put in a few flying laps and went on to take his second win in as many days at Shubie.
Having achieved full factors at Atlantic Motorsports Park, Younger now holds a robust 31-point benefit within the Canadian Superbike Championship going into the ultimate spherical at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in a number of weeks, the place he hopes to safe his second Championship title.
Of the weekend, Younger had this to say: “It was nice to be again East at by far probably the most technical observe we go to. We had two very completely different races with all types of conditions thrown our manner. It was nice to stroll away with one other double win this 12 months and lengthen the factors on the championship lead”
The following, and closing spherical is a triple-header held August 12-14th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport), Bowmanville, ON – a observe which at all times brings out nice racing.
Younger’s companions for his 2022 CSBK Championship season embody; BMW Motorrad Canada, Van Dolder’s House Group, Scot-Construct Developments Inc, Elements Canada, HJC Helmets, Alpinestars, Hindle Exhaust, Barrie Trim and Mouldings, Clearlite, Primitive Patterns, DP Brakes, Alpha Racing and Vass Efficiency Cycle.
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