Race Review 2012
It was an exciting year for Parts Canada and all of our sponsored racers. A big congratulations to all of the riders we support at every level. We get involved in many programs, some through dealer support and some with direct support, and we’re very proud to be part of the success that comes from the dedication and determination that each and every rider carries through their racing season. In addition we would like to congratulate our National level riders for a tremendous year of racing. Jordan Szoke took back his title claiming his 8th National Road- racing Championship. Alex Welsh grabbed his first National Superbike Series win at Mosport in the final round of the season. A perfect finish to a tough season! Donald Taylor gave up an attempt at recovering the title for the National Dirt Track Championship in exchange for an opportunity to put his leathers on the national road racing circuit with the XR1200 Cup Series. We’re very proud to have been part of all of the outstanding results of the dirt track races he participated in, along with the National XR1200 series he was quick to learn (sometimes the hard way!). Congratulations to Ethan Barkley who took his 13th CMDRA Champio-nship with record breaking times and a perfect season. And to the Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Team and riders Matte Georke, Teddy Maier Kyle Beaton and Tyler Villopoto, a big congratulations for a huge season winning the Canadian National MX1 and MX2 title, and sweeping both titles at the Monster Energy Supermotocross in Montreal. What a season! We can’t wait for next year!
Parts Canada would like to welcome two new District Sales Reps to our great team of professionals. Pascal Houde will become familiar face with dealers through the Quebec region and anyone out in the Winnipeg area will be sure to bump into Ryan Gilmore. Both Pascal and Ryan bring great experience and enthusiasm to the team and we’re very excited to have them on board!
We are very excited to announce changes to our show schedule for the upcoming season. For the first time you can find us in our Drag Specialties booth at the North American International Motorcycle Supershow, January 4-6, 2013. We are looking forward to meeting you there to show you what’s new with ICON, Alpinestars, HJC, Z1R, Vance & Hines, Memphis Shades, Hog Tunes, Kuryakin, Saddlemen, and of course Drag Specialties. Parts Canada will also be showcasing all the latest at the Calgary Motorcycle Show, Jan 4-6, the Edmonton Motorcycle Show, Jan 11-13, the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, Jan 17-20 and the Montreal Motorcycle Show, February 15 – 17. Also new is our Parts Canada-Dealer Show Participation. Look for Parts Canada at the Markham Outdoor Power booth and at the GP Bikes booth and A Vicious Cycle booth at the Toronto Motorcycle Show. Check into our website for all upcoming event schedules as they become available.