Program opens at Shannonville Motorsport Park, May 26-28, 2017
March 1, 2017
Canadian Kawasaki Motors will support a ten race, five weekend program in conjunction with the Mopar CSBK Canadian National motorcycle road racing Championship in 2017. This spec series for lightly-modified 300cc twin cylinder Ninja street-based bikes will take part in all 2017 Mopar CSBK Series events.
“The goal for all spec racing is straightforward,” explains Canadian Kawasaki Motors National Sales and Marketing Manager Bob Calwell. “The Ninja 300 is a popular, inexpensive, sporty bike, and the modifications are limited so that the racers can control costs.”
“This way, you get closer racing that offers a showcase for up-and-coming competitors. We are very confident that our new Championship will be good for both Kawasaki and Canadian road racing.”
The series includes five Mopar CSBK National event weekends, commencing at Shannonville Motorsport Park on May 26-28. The overall series Champion will be crowned at the traditional season-ending Double Header weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, on August 18-20. Each weekend will include two points and purse paying races with a total per-race purse of $1,500 for each round of the ten-race series.
Kawasaki Ninja 300 spec series competitors must possess a valid, 2017 Canadian Club racing Licence, and be a minimum of 15 years of age at the start of the season. There is no maximum age for racers, but competitors cannot have competed as Pros in the recent past (five years Regionally, ten years Nationally) – all riders in the series must be Novices or Amateurs, or older unretired Pros. Former Pros will not be eligible for prize money or Championship Series Points.
Bikes are required to be stock Kawasaki 300 models, model year 2013 or newer, and ABS equipped bikes are permitted. Maximum power permitted post-race on the Official Series Dynojet rear wheel Dynamometer, operated by Brooklin Cycle Racing, is 38 horsepower.
The bikes must remain in showroom condition, except for the following changes: 1. Dunlop Sportmax Alpha 13 race spec tires must be utilized; 2. A fluid-retaining, sealed, aftermarket race fairing with number panels must be used; 3. A brake guard protector must be installed; 4. All typical race spec fitting and fasteners must be lock wired or contained.
Optional Changes allowed include: 1. Hindle Racing aftermarket racing slip on pipe can be fitted; 2. Hindle set-back plates can be used with the stock pegs and brackets; 3. Dynojet V Power Commander and Quick Shifter can be fitted; 4. Elka racing rear shock can be utilized; 5. Restricted Front fork modification carried out by Accelerated Technologies, up to and including a K-Tech kit, are permitted; 6. Crash guards or frame sliders can be fitted. All other items must remain as delivered with the original, OE model.