Jordan Szoke

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Jordan Szoke (born December 30, 1978) is a professional superbike racer from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, North America.

Racing History[edit]

2010 Jordan, running his own privateer team Waznie Racing with sponsors BMC Ciclo Werks / DeWildt Honda Powerhouse Honda, rode a Honda CBR1000RR to his seventh overall, and fifth consecutive Canadian Superbike Championship by winning 7 of 7 races, as well as riding a Honda CBR600RR to win the Pro Sportbike championship by winning 6 of 7 races.[1]

2009 Jordan & Canadian Kawasaki Motors won both the Parts Canada Superbike and the Yoshimura pro Sportbike. This was Jordan's sixth overall Superbike Championship, and fourth Superbike Championship in a row.

2008 Jordan continued with Kawasaki Canada, as their #1 rider and three time defending Champion. With a dominating incident free year, Jordan sealed the Yoshimura 600 Sportbike Championship in Schubenacadie with one round to spare, then won the last 600 race to boot and captured his third consecutive double Championship as he was once again the fastest person in Canada winning the Parts Canada Superbike Championship. Jordan has also expanded his personal business in extreme video production and continues his passion in Observed Trials. Jordan missed his fifth Trials des Nations World Championship as part of Team Canada when Kawasaki requested he fill in for the injured Roger Hayden at the last AMA Superbike race in Laguna Seca.

2007 Jordan & Kawasaki Canada Racing Team Won both the Parts Canada Superbike and the Yoshimura pro 600 Sportbike Championships for the 2nd Year in a Row Jordan and the current Team of the Year return to the Parts Canada Superbike Championship to defend Jordan’s third Canadian Superbike Championship and his first Sportbike Championship. Now wearing the #1 plate in both classes, they have pre-season tested and are very ready with both equipment and the dedication required to gain his fourth Canadian title and continue Kawasaki’s domination that started last year. Jordan also tested on the Kawasaki ZXRR MotoGP World Championship motorcycle in Valencia Spain with excellent results and continuing direct Kawasaki factory relationships. Jordan rode for Team Canada in the World Championship Observed Trials ‘Trials des nations’ held on the Isle of Man last September with an 8th-place finish for the team.

2006 Double Canadian Champion with parts Canada Superbike and Yoshimura pro 600 Sportbike Championships. Jordan returned to Kawasaki Canada, where he won his first Superbike Championship in 1998, but this time as the ‘A’ rider. He rode the new ZX-10RR in the Parts Canada Superbike and the ZX-6RR in the Hindle Sportbike classes this year to capture in a dominating fashion, both Championships. He won 10 out of 14 races. This year’s Canadian races were over seven events, returning to Mt. Tremblant Quebec, and a double header at Mosport in Ontario. Mike Crompton is the engine builder and main engineer, assisted by Haroald Surrian trackside.

2005 Jordan stays with Honda Canada as their ‘#1’ rider, but in Parts Canada Superbike only. The Honda Canada Racing team is being run by Fast Company. Crew Chief will be Scott Miller assisted by Harald Surian. Jordan continues to be supported by Joe Rocket Leathers, Shoei Helmets, painted by BK Designs, Siddi boots, Oakley Sunglasses and Blackfoot On-Line.

2004 Jordan returns to Canada to race for Honda Canada as their ‘#1’ rider. Jordan will ride the new CBR1000RR in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship and a CBR600RR in the Hindle Pro 600 Sportbike Championship. The Honda Canada Racing team is being run by Fast Company, using the same crew that helped Jordan win his last Canadian Championship. Crew Chief will be Scott Miller assisted by Harald Surian. Joining Jordan on this team will be Andrew Nelson, with Mike Crompton as his Crew Chief assisted by Ryan Gill. Jordan continues to be supported by Joe Rocket Leathers, Shoei Helmets, painted by BK Designs, Siddi boots, Oakley Sunglasses and long term supporter Blackfoot Cycle. Jordan will also ride in selected AMA events that do not conflict with his Canadian appearances.

2003 Jordan rode for American Suzuki, on the Corona Extra Ebsco Media Team in AMA Chevy Trucks Superbike (new size format for this year) on a Suzuki GSXR1000 as the team’s solo Superbike rider. He also rode a Suzuki GSXR750 in Suzuki Accessories Superstock. Shoe helmets Siddi boots, Joe Rocket, and Dunlop supported his AMA team’s efforts this year. Blackfoot Cycle continued their personal support along with BK Designs with his helmet graphics. Jordan had a difficult year with 4 mechanical DNF’s and 1 crash that hampered his Superbike points. He concluded the year with a 10th place overall. His best finish was a 5th at Mid Ohio. Jordan elected to step back from the Superstock events with some bike preparation and race weekend schedule issues

2002 Jordan rode for American Suzuki, on the Ebsco Media/Corona Extra Team in AMA Lockhart Phillips Formula Extreme and Suzuki Accessories Superstock. Shoei helmets Siddi boots, Blackfoot Cycle joined his AMA efforts this year. Jordan’s first weekend with his new team was initiated with qualifying second, and finishing a very close second behind his teammate (.014 seconds off first place) at the season opener in Superstock at Daytona. At round 2 in Fontana California he finished 6th in Formula Extreme aboard his new bike for the first time and 3rd in Superstock moving him into a first place for the series. USA visa difficulties prevented Jordan from concluding the season in the AMA. Jordan entered the first round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at the very last minute, on a Superstock back up bike put together by Blackfoot Cycle. He finished third in this race. He followed up his opening round effort with capturing every pole position in the remaining six rounds, four lap records, 5 wins in a row, and 5 races with most laps led riding for the Coors Light Fast Company team on a full Suzuki GSXR1000 Superbike. Blackfoot Cycle and Diablo Paintballs also supported his efforts. He also rode in the FIM World Endurance Championship Suzuka Eight Hours in Japan. He finished third in class and tenth overall riding for Corona Extra Ebsco Media on a Suzuki GSXR1000 in the Super Production FIM class at this World Championship event. He also rode on the World Observed Trials, Trials des Nations team Trials event in Pacos De Ferreira Portugal for Team Canada. The Canadian Team finished eighth in group ‘B’, their best finish to date.

2001 Jordan signed with Austin/Bleu Bayou Harley Davidson Racing to ride the complete 11 event AMA Chevy Truck Superbike Series in the USA. Jordan rode Superbike only, on Harley Davidson’s VR1000. He also signed with Joe Rocket Leathers and Shoei helmets. He finished the year as the top AMA Privateer, and in between the two full Harley Davidson factory riders Mike Smith and Pascal Picotte. Consistently qualifying as top privateer, and on the same row as the Harley Davison factory riders was a good indicator that he was there as a rider, but was near the limits of equipment. At the end of the year Harley Davidson withdrew from Superbike Racing.

2000 On a Honda RC51 HRC Jordan captured the first pole using ‘transponder’ timing in Canada, plus two wins at the double header opening round in Calgary, fifth place in the rain on his CBR600F4 Sportbike used in Superbike at St. Eustache, and a third at Mosport Park, followed by a fall in Schubenacadie then back to back wins for St. Felicien then Shannonville. He won four out of the seven races for 2000, and is the dominant Canadian rider since 1999. In the Yoshimura 600 Sport Bike Championship, he finished in third for the series with one win aboard a Honda CBR600F4, worthy of note, he finished on the podium in every race.

1999 Jordan signed with Honda Canada, as their #1 rider to defend the Canadian Championship title and act as ambassador for the Honda product in Canada. He rode a Superbike spec CBR900RR Honda in (occasional) AMA Formula Extreme and (dedicated) Toyota Canadian Superbike plus a Supersport spec Honda CBR900RR in International Super Shows Canadian Open Supersport. He won three Superbike races in a row, set two lap records, and beat the eventual Champion in four out of seven races. Jordan lost the Championship because of a fall in race #1, due to the Superbike not being ready in time to develop and set up, but he recovered very well once the new bike was up to speed. Jordan has resigned with Honda for 2000, in the Toyota Superbike Championship, plus the Yoshimura 600 Supersport Championship

1998 Jordan was factory rider (#3) for Kawasaki Canada, and placed on the podium in all but one of seven races, won two rounds and the Number 1 plate plus the ’98 Toyota Canadian Superbike Championship. This makes him the youngest person to win the Canadian Superbike Championship. In the US, Jordan finished 10th 11th and 13th in the AMA Superbike Rounds, and two second-place finishes in the FUSA Superbike finale. Jordan tested and raced the Fast by Ferracci Ducati for two of the AMA Superbike and the FUSA round, setting highest trap speed in Las Vegas and the motorcycle lap record at Pocono. This gave him outstanding TV and media coverage.

1997 Jordan in his second year with Pennzoil and Honda racing in the Canadian National 600 Yoshimura Supersport Series, was picked up by Canadian Kawasaki to test an older 750cc Superbike in the last few Toyota Superbike races, securing a third place finish at the last National on his second ride with a full Superbike. Jordan finished in tenth place for the Toyota Canadian Superbike Series, with one-third-place finish on a Superbike and the balance of the season on a 600 Supersport bike. He also won the RACE Super Series Superbike Championship, the youngest person to do so. Jordan had two first place, two second-place finishes in the RACE Super Series. Jordan wore the number one plate at all RACE Super Series events in 1998. He finished in second for the RACE Pro 600 and in third for the Pro Open Sportbike classes in the RACE Super Series aboard the Honda. Jordan was again awarded the John McCaw Memorial Trophy as the outstanding teenage rider of the year, for an unprecedented third year in a row.

1996 a step up to the full Canadian National series running the impressive Tigcraft/MuZ 680cc single in Lightweight GP, plus a Honda/Dealer support ride aboard a 1996 CBR600F3, both under the Pennzoil colours was a big step for Jordan and the team. Eventually winning all Lt. Wt. GP poles and finishing in first place in all but one race (3rd), winning his first National Championship at the age of sixteen and finishing consistently in the top ten for Pro 600 was typical of his year. This plus a win in Pro 600 and Superbike at the season end RACE regional against Honda’s #1 rider gave Jordan the confidence that he can not only run with the fast guys, but also beat them. Jordan’s results gave him a supported ride with Honda aboard a ‘97 Honda CBR600F3 under the Pennzoil colours.

1995 Jordan continued his winning streak in 1995, his rookie pro year, securing the RACE Professional Unlimited Twins Championship, RACE Professional 125 Grands Prix Championship, third place in RACE Professional Club Cup, second place WERA Expert Grand National Championship, again winning the John McCaw Memorial Trophy and the Champion Spark Plug Rookie Professional of the year award, along with establishing two class lap records during regular racing. This was Jordan’s first season on a dedicated road race bike, a Tigcraft/MuZ 680cc single cylinder GP bike. Jordan tested factory 600 Super Sport bikes from Yamaha late in the season.

1994 Jordan successfully gained his motorcycle road-racing license in May 1994 at the age of 15. He was awarded his professional license for 1995 after only one year of road racing, becoming Canada’s youngest professional road racer. Jordan began his racing career competing in 125GP riding a Honda (modified) CBX250. Jordan's results of the 1994 season include podium finishes in every 125GP race he entered except one, (he fell while in third place) including two first-place finishes, capturing a second-place finish for the Amateur Championship. He also competed in additional classes, Twins and 250GP, usually finishing within the top seven. He was asked to ride some bikes in the last race of the season, for trial and experience, usually developing lap times faster than the regular rider does. He rode a very competitive Honda RS125 GP in the last 250GP race to within 1.5 seconds of the 125GP-lap record, with only the warm up lap for practice on a bike he never even sat on before. He was awarded the John McCaw Memorial Trophy as the season’s most outstanding teenage rider of the year.

Canadian Superbike results[edit]

  • Canadian Championships: 7 (superbike), 3 (pro 600)
  • Race wins: 26

2007 season[edit]

Superbike[edit]

  • Round 1 (Mount-Tremblant): 1st place
  • Round 2 (Race City): 1st place
  • Round 3 (Race city 2): 1st place
  • Round 4 (Mosport): 2nd place
  • Round 5 (Mosport 2): 7th place
  • Round 6 (Shubenacadie): 4th place
  • Round 7 (Shannonville): 4th place

Season standing: Champion

Pro600[edit]

  • Round 1 (Mount-Tremblant): 1st place
  • Round 2 (Race City): 1st place
  • Round 3 (Race City 2): 2nd place
  • Round 4 (Mosport): 1st place
  • Round 5 (Mosport 2): DNF:Mechanical
  • Round 6 (Shubenacadie): 1st place
  • Round 7 (Shannonville): 1st place

Season standing: Champion

2006 season[edit]

Superbike[edit]

Season standing: Champion

Pro600[edit]

Season standing: Champion

2005 Season Results[edit]

Superbike[edit]

Season standing: 4th

2004 Season Results[edit]

Superbike[edit]

Season standing: 2nd

Pro600[edit]

Season standing: 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan Szoke". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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