Scotsman sweeps Superbike tripleheader at Mosport race track in Clarington

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Published August 23, 2023 at 1:39 pm

Ben Young (1) fends off Sam Guerin (2) and Alex Dumas (23) in the second race Saturday at Mosport. Photo: Rob O'Brien / CSBK

A 26-point lead in the race for Bridgestone Canadian Superbike supremacy is now down to just three after Scotsman Ben Young swept all three races at Bowmanville’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this past weekend.

It wasn’t points leader Alex Dumas’ finest weekend after the defending series champion had to settle for third in all three races, with Sam Guerin taking second spot and solidifying his bronze medal placing headed into the final race of the season – also a triple header – in Shannonville.

Young, the defending series champion, cruised to victories in the first two races in the Pro Superbike class this weekend before taking the lead from the hole shot on the first lap Sunday and completing the sweep with a comfortable seven-second win.

Guerin’s excellent weekend made it tougher on Dumas, the series champion in his rookie 2021 season, who will have to battle to stay ahead of Young at Shannonville Motorsport Park (located between Belleville and Kingston) next month.

Shannonville was also the venue where Dumas started off the season with a pair of victories.

Young, who captured his first Bridgestone Canadian Superbike championship in 2019, also brought home the annual King of Mosport award for the second time in three years, scoring the most total points across the weekend.

Ben Young is the 2023 King of Mosport after sweeping the Pro Superbike class Sunday. Sam Guerin (left) and Alex Dumas also made the podium

 

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